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WMR
09-13-2009, 04:12 PM
:lol:

WMR
09-13-2009, 04:15 PM
Looks like our offensive and defensive lines--esp. offensive--are just as bad as we feared.

Joseph
09-13-2009, 04:16 PM
Complete and total embarrassment out there today aren't they?

Carson Palmer may have lost any hope he had to claim he was an upper echelon QB.

When do the Cats start?

CTA513
09-13-2009, 04:23 PM
This is a pass first offense that is for some reason trying to be a run first offense.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Defense has played well unfortunatley the offense has forgotten to show up today.

Reds4Life
09-13-2009, 04:27 PM
Defense has done fine. How many dropped balls have there been in this game? It's unreal.

Redhook
09-13-2009, 04:28 PM
This team makes me want to break everything in sight.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 04:31 PM
Defense is playing pretty great (I don't like the missed tackles I keep seeing) but the offense has totally let them down today. Never thought I'd say that about the Bengals....:eek:

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Defense has done fine. How many dropped balls have there been in this game? It's unreal.

I think at one point the broadcast said 7, Coles had 3 of those I saw. Nothing breaks up offensive rythym more than drops.

Offense needs scrapping, why is Brat still here again?

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Possibly game saving sack there!

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:36 PM
Great defensive stand to make the Bronco's punt. Palmer has to put this team on his shoulders and will them to a win here. A nice 6:00 min TD drive is in order.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:37 PM
10 1st downs for the Bengals today. Uggggh!

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:38 PM
I think Brat thinks we have the lead.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Benson FINALLY gets a hole to run through!

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Ocho having a good game. Palmer needs to step up and orchestrate a TD drive right now. I can't ever recall him just putting the team on his back to win a game.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:44 PM
Game is winable for this team. Will they wilt or thrive? I would look for Henry soon in the endzone.

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Wow, thought that should be a TD.

Also, gotta give Palmer credit, he looked like the All Pro everyone considers him to be on this drive(so far).

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Ball at the 6, 4 down time. Ball now at the 1 yd line. Bengals need the TD.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 04:48 PM
His butt was in the endzone, LOL :lol:

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:48 PM
Ball at the 1 ft line. 4x's to score. Get it in folks!

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:48 PM
TOUCHDOWN!!

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 04:49 PM
TOUCHDOWN!! :jump:

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Will we miss the XP or just give up a miracle drive? These are the Q's you ask as a Bengals fan.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:50 PM
WHHHHHOOOOOHHHOOOO!!!!

20 seconds left on the clock???? Bronco's 1 timeout.

WMR
09-13-2009, 04:52 PM
Hahahaahahaha!!!

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:52 PM
Be smart on this return. The Bronco FG kicker has a cannon for a leg.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:53 PM
91 yard TD drive executed by Palmer and company.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 04:57 PM
How the heck did they mess up the time that bad?! :eek:

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 04:57 PM
38 seconds put on the clock now. Gives the Bronco's at least 4 plays.

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:58 PM
WOW what a screwup by the return man!

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 04:59 PM
oh my god

RBA
09-13-2009, 04:59 PM
whoa!

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 04:59 PM
WHAT.THE.HECK. :eek:

MrCinatit
09-13-2009, 04:59 PM
LOL - you have to be kidding me.
What a catch by the Broncos, if the play holds.

RBA
09-13-2009, 05:00 PM
That is just &^^%ed up.

CTA513
09-13-2009, 05:00 PM
That should tell us the kind of season we should expect.

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 05:00 PM
only the bengals, dude...

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Someone in Denver owes someone something VERY big. :eek:

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 05:01 PM
OHHH my GOD!

WMR
09-13-2009, 05:01 PM
The Bengals truly are cursed.

Joseph
09-13-2009, 05:01 PM
You are kidding....

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 05:01 PM
Will we miss the XP or just give up a miracle drive? These are the Q's you ask as a Bengals fan.

THIS is how predictable being a Bengals fan is...

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 05:02 PM
Only the Bengals could lose in this way.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 05:03 PM
The Bengals truly are cursed.

THIS.

I'm still stunned even though I shouldn't be by now being a long time Bengals fan. :(

RedsBaron
09-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Inexcusable game by an embarassing team

flyer85
09-13-2009, 05:05 PM
only the Bengals ... roy williams is an idiot

Playadlc
09-13-2009, 05:05 PM
I'm done with sports. Seriously. It's simply not worth it.

Joseph
09-13-2009, 05:05 PM
only the Bengals ... roy williams is an idiot


It's a team full of idiots pal.

GIDP
09-13-2009, 05:07 PM
You have to be kidding me.

MrCinatit
09-13-2009, 05:08 PM
When does spring training start?

Gotta admit, Stokley made one of the better plays in the game. A simply remarkable play.
Of course, the fact that the offense didn't take the field for most of the game helped, as well.

Playadlc
09-13-2009, 05:09 PM
When does spring training start?

Gotta admit, Stokley made one of the better plays in the game. A simply remarkable play.
Of course, the fact that the offense didn't take the field for most of the game helped, as well.

What the hell was so remarkable about what Stokley did? The ball bounced right to him. Pure luck.

WMR
09-13-2009, 05:10 PM
only the Bengals ... roy williams is an idiot

He truly is an idiot. Just stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

GIDP
09-13-2009, 05:11 PM
What the hell was so remarkable about what Stokley did? The ball bounced right to him. Pure luck.

Seriously why doesnt that ball go out of bounds like it would every other time. instead it pops right up and falls where the 1 bronco is rather than fall where 6 bengals are. UGH.

traderumor
09-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Ok, Bengals and Buckeyes fans, I cannot recall being kicked in the stomach on consecutive days like this weekend, ever. Losing, I can take, been well trained in that one with my teams. Losing in the fashion that both teams did, gonna take time to digest.

CTA513
09-13-2009, 05:12 PM
I hope the Bengals figured out they are a past 1st offense.

LouisvilleCARDS
09-13-2009, 05:13 PM
LOL .. worst franchise in the NFL. They need to just move out of Cincy.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 05:13 PM
What the hell was so remarkable about what Stokley did? The ball bounced right to him. Pure luck.

Seriously. They got lucky that they won this game. Any other team playing Denver and the other team wins but no, the ball goes their way and the Bengals have to lose in the most crappy way possible. Absolutely horrible. :eek:

Ibleedblue
09-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Between the Bengals, and the miracle hail mary by LSU against my cats a few years ago, I'm thinking maybe you shouldn't tip a bill UP in the air, either go for the INT or KNOCK IT STRAIGHT THE EFF DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nate
09-13-2009, 05:19 PM
Wow.

Of all the games I've seen, that was one of them.

traderumor
09-13-2009, 05:21 PM
I'll be the guy. Of course, the way they lost was awful, but not as awful as scoring 7 points on your home field. The D was encouraging, which is completely overshadowed by the fluke play at the end. Nothing like Game 1 testing the character of the team to rally and work harder to get better or whether they'll give up and fall apart.

I am rethinking being a fan. I spent 8 hours of my weekend to watch what I could have predicted without watching a play.

GIDP
09-13-2009, 05:22 PM
I'll be the guy. Of course, the way they lost was awful, but not as awful as scoring 7 points on your home field. The D was encouraging, which is completely overshadowed by the fluke play at the end. Nothing like Game 1 testing the character of the team to rally and work harder to get better or whether they'll give up and fall apart.

They certainly dominated the Broncos the whole game but I'll be fine to let them prove that it was just Palmer being hurt in the preseason. Coles looked bad so I blame that.

:D

SunDeck
09-13-2009, 05:24 PM
LOL .. worst franchise in the NFL. They need to just move out of Cincy.
As long as the ownership remains involved, moving to Mars won't make a difference.

Joseph
09-13-2009, 05:24 PM
2-5 at the bye, if we're lucky. No, sorry, if THEY'RE lucky. I don't want any ownership of this team.

RedsBaron
09-13-2009, 05:30 PM
The game should not have come down to that play. The Bengals should have defeated Denver by at least a couple of TDs.

Redsfaithful
09-13-2009, 05:38 PM
That hurt less than I would have expected. I'm guessing they'll win 6-7 games this year now, most of those in the second half of the season like always, and we'll get to see that Denver play for the rest of our lives.

Neither the Reds or Bengals are ever going to be consistently good again. I honestly give up.

GIDP
09-13-2009, 05:50 PM
Honestly I saw a good team out there. :dunno:

TC81190
09-13-2009, 05:57 PM
Anyone care to explain the losing play for me?

I didn't bother to watch because, as a 19 year old and only having been a serious fan since like '03, this team has already made me expect them to lose every game in some kind of ridiculous fashion.

Yachtzee
09-13-2009, 05:57 PM
The Columbus Crew and the Cleveland Cavs seem like the only Oho pro sports teams worth a darn.

traderumor
09-13-2009, 06:01 PM
Bengals score with :20 remaining to go up 7-6, which was then revised to :38 because the Bengals challenged the previous play with :41, which they lost and should have been charged a timeout and the clock should not have started until the ball was snapped. The refs huddled for five minutes to decide they screwed up. Jonathon Joseph intercepted the ball on the first play, but he was correctly ruled out of bounds. The next play, Orton throws a desperation sideline pass with three defenders in the area, comes up short, Leon Hall tips the ball, it goes straight up in the air right to another Denver receiver in the area. Our safety was busy putting a hit on another receiver in the area, so no one was back and Stokely races to the end zone with :11.

CTA513
09-13-2009, 06:01 PM
Anyone care to explain the losing play for me?

I didn't bother to watch because, as a 19 year old and only having been a serious fan since like '03, this team has already made me expect them to lose every game in some kind of ridiculous fashion.

Orton tried to throw the ball to a WR and the Bengals tipped it away only to have it go right to Stokley who ran it in for a TD.

BuckeyeRedleg
09-13-2009, 06:25 PM
Anyone think that INT right before Denver's winning play should have at least been challenged (that he caught it in bounds)?

GIDP
09-13-2009, 06:30 PM
Anyone think that INT right before Denver's winning play should have at least been challenged (that he caught it in bounds)?

The one they reviewed earlier in the game was called a catch when the guy didnt even have his hands on the ball, then the about 10 seconds later the guy caught the ball and had it stripped and it was called a incomplete. Both of those plays were bogus in my opinion.

cincinnati chili
09-13-2009, 06:33 PM
The Bengals outplayed the Broncos but got hurt by dropped passes, bad luck, and horrible play calling. Does anyone remember the reverse that was called on a 2nd and 2? That was malpractice.

I was actually encouraged by a lot of things I saw from the Bengals, but I'm not sure they're mentally tough enough to recover from this.

traderumor
09-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Anyone think that INT right before Denver's winning play should have at least been challenged (that he caught it in bounds)?No, his second foot was clearly OOB and it happened right in front of the coaches.

PedroBourbon
09-13-2009, 06:41 PM
Anyone think that INT right before Denver's winning play should have at least been challenged (that he caught it in bounds)?

I totally saw that and agree. Coach's can't challenge in the final minute or two right? That should've been an automatic review from the officiating staff. I thought he had it in bounds on the one replay I saw.

hebroncougar
09-13-2009, 06:53 PM
How can you add time to the clock, because the ref forgot to charge the Bengals with a TO like 5 plays before? I thought in the NFL, once a play is ran, nothing can change from that point on, challenge wise, and time wise? I know it shouldn't come down to that, but geeze, I'm puzzled over that one.

HeatherC1212
09-13-2009, 07:05 PM
How can you add time to the clock, because the ref forgot to charge the Bengals with a TO like 5 plays before? I thought in the NFL, once a play is ran, nothing can change from that point on, challenge wise, and time wise? I know it shouldn't come down to that, but geeze, I'm puzzled over that one.

I've been puzzling over that one too. I'm honestly still not sure how all of that happened because it wasn't explained very well by the announcers. :confused:

paintmered
09-13-2009, 07:09 PM
I just saw the reply of the infamous play. Horrendous luck for the Bengals, and it happens time and time again.

Who was the announcer with the call on CBS? That was amateur.

nate
09-13-2009, 07:19 PM
I just saw the reply of the infamous play. Horrendous luck for the Bengals, and it happens time and time again.

Who was the announcer with the call on CBS? That was amateur.

Gus Johsnon.

reds1869
09-13-2009, 07:24 PM
I just saw the reply of the infamous play. Horrendous luck for the Bengals, and it happens time and time again.

Who was the announcer with the call on CBS? That was amateur.

I agree, he was awful. Not just at the end, but the entire game.

GIDP
09-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Nothing was worse than the color guy dropping Bungles on a broadcast. I'm guessing they would never drop a Bilicheat during a game.

nate
09-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Nothing was worse than the color guy dropping Bungles on a broadcast. I'm guessing they would never drop a Bilicheat during a game.

That was Dan Fouts.

reds1869
09-13-2009, 07:29 PM
Nothing was worse than the color guy dropping Bungles on a broadcast. I'm guessing they would never drop a Bilicheat during a game.

I agree, it was totally classless. Are they going to talk about Ron Mexico, too?

Caveat Emperor
09-13-2009, 07:44 PM
I agree, he was awful. Not just at the end, but the entire game.

He's the worst play-by-play man working on any of the major networks -- totally second rate and on about the same quality as a home-team radio announcer for a D-3 school. He's absolutely awful during CBS's NCAA coverage in March as well.

hebroncougar
09-13-2009, 07:47 PM
Wonder if Fouts was thinking that during the Freezer Bowl?

WMR
09-13-2009, 07:47 PM
Gus seems to believe that TALKING LOUD AND ADDING EMPHASIS TO CERTAIN WORDS somehow equates to quality pbp. He's very, very mistaken.

mlh1981
09-13-2009, 07:59 PM
This team makes me want to break things, and it makes me want to drink.

Newport Red
09-13-2009, 08:46 PM
With the Bengals' long, proud tradition of losing, I'm surprised this is their first time losing like this.

Oh well. My new adopted team the Dolphins didn't fair well either.

Tony Cloninger
09-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Why are people calling Roy Williams stupid? He was going for the WR that the ball was thrown at....... that play, if done another 10 times....the ball falls every other way but to the Bronco WR. The DB would have been better off leaving it alone beacuse it was not going to be caught by the other Denver WR.

I have seen the bengals lose games in the last minute during the regular season before (3 times in 1974 they lost with less than a minute to go which cost them a playoff spot) and once in 1978 against New Orleans...I saw John Leypoldt kick a FG that hit the upright twice and went through for an 18-17 loss. Usually they have not been this close to lose one in that horrific fashion.

TC81190
09-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Bengals score with :20 remaining to go up 7-6, which was then revised to :38 because the Bengals challenged the previous play with :41, which they lost and should have been charged a timeout and the clock should not have started until the ball was snapped. The refs huddled for five minutes to decide they screwed up. Jonathon Joseph intercepted the ball on the first play, but he was correctly ruled out of bounds. The next play, Orton throws a desperation sideline pass with three defenders in the area, comes up short, Leon Hall tips the ball, it goes straight up in the air right to another Denver receiver in the area. Our safety was busy putting a hit on another receiver in the area, so no one was back and Stokely races to the end zone with :11.
Ugh. I wish I hadn't been told now. That's just a bad feeling.

WMR
09-13-2009, 08:59 PM
Why are people calling Roy Williams stupid? He was going for the WR that the ball was thrown at....... that play, if done another 10 times....the ball falls every other way but to the Bronco WR. The DB would have been better off leaving it alone beacuse it was not going to be caught by the other Denver WR.

I have seen the bengals lose games in the last minute during the regular season before (3 times in 1974 they lost with less than a minute to go which cost them a playoff spot) and once in 1978 against New Orleans...I saw John Leypoldt kick a FG that hit the upright twice and went through for an 18-17 loss. Usually they have not been this close to lose one in that horrific fashion.

The receiver was already covered by 2 guys. Roy's responsibility is to make sure something like what ended up happening doesn't happen.

Reds Fanatic
09-13-2009, 09:07 PM
How can you add time to the clock, because the ref forgot to charge the Bengals with a TO like 5 plays before? I thought in the NFL, once a play is ran, nothing can change from that point on, challenge wise, and time wise? I know it shouldn't come down to that, but geeze, I'm puzzled over that one.

I was as at the game and that confused me too. They ref before that had told them to put the clock at 20 seconds after the TD run that gave the Bengals the lead. After the extra point is kicked someone with a headset (maybe someone that has to do with the timekeeeping?) comes over to the ref and the officials huddle and decide before the kickoff to put the time back to 38 seconds. I guess it was because they did not charge a timeout after I guess the Bengals challenged the pass play to the 1 to see it should have been a TD. Now I know that was a mistake but how you go back to 2 plays ago realize you should have charged a time out and after a play is run they go back and change time. If you noticed the mistake before a play was run I would understand it but I have never seen officials add time after another play was run for an earlier mistake.

Other than that the play at the end was just a freak thing. You could run that play thousands of times and it would come out like that maybe once but you would know it would happen to the Bengals.

For the rest of the game. The defense played well and deserved a win. The offense never really got into any rhythm except for the last drive. Palmer looked rusty basically probably caused by only playing a quarter this preseason with the ankle injury. The offensive line is still a mess and Bratkowski is still one of the most predictable play callers in the NFL.

cincinnati chili
09-13-2009, 09:53 PM
I just saw the reply of the infamous play. Horrendous luck for the Bengals, and it happens time and time again.

Who was the announcer with the call on CBS? That was amateur.

Bengals fan? I think that most neutral observers would say his exuberance was justified. I mean, how often does stuff like that happen? As for the rest of the game, I think he and Fouts did a pretty decent job of keeping people interested in what was pretty much a horrible game to watch.

paintmered
09-13-2009, 10:25 PM
Bengals fan? I think that most neutral observers would say his exuberance was justified. I mean, how often does stuff like that happen? As for the rest of the game, I think he and Fouts did a pretty decent job of keeping people interested in what was pretty much a horrible game to watch.

Yes, disaffected Bengals fan. He called that play like it was a walk-off home run in the 7th game of the World Series and a golden goal of the World Cup Final all rolled into one.

I don't mind an announcer reflecting the urgency and emotion of a play. Many out there do it very well. He didn't have to go all ZOMG!!!1!!!!ONE!! on the play and he shouldn't have.

In an announcer, I want someone who won't overshadow the play on the field. Gus Johnson is one of the worst violators of that rule.

nate
09-13-2009, 10:32 PM
Yes, disaffected Bengals fan. He called that play like it was a walk-off home run in the 7th game of the World Series and a golden goal of the World Cup Final all rolled into one.

I don't mind an announcer reflecting the urgency and emotion of a play. Many out there do it very well. He didn't have to go all ZOMG!!!1!!!!ONE!! on the play and he shouldn't have.

In an announcer, I want someone who won't overshadow the play on the field. Gus Johnson is one of the worst violators of that rule.

I thought he was pretty bad the entire game.

paintmered
09-13-2009, 10:33 PM
I thought he was pretty bad the entire game.

I don't doubt it. I didn't watch the game today and only saw a reply of the final play.

Hoosier Red
09-13-2009, 10:57 PM
The receiver was already covered by 2 guys. Roy's responsibility is to make sure something like what ended up happening doesn't happen.

I don't know WMR, he came off his guy as soon as the ball was thrown which would make sense, by the time Hall tipped it, I don't think he would have been able to reverse himself even if he wanted to.

SeeinRed
09-13-2009, 11:01 PM
Well, I'm not in a mood to be down on everything so I'll point out some positives I saw. The defense seems to be a lot quicker and seem to hit harder than any in recent memory. I do think Carson looked rusty out there, but you can't expect that bad of execution the whole season on offense (I hope). Coles dropped 3 passes for first downs by my count. The scoring drive by the Bengals was impressive considering the situation.


Unfortunately, the Broncos aren't exactly the greatest team. The play calling on offense was absolutely pitiful. I really enjoyed the defense though. Its just one game, and although it wasn't one that inspires hope I don't think it should be over-analyised. I too doubt it does get better because it is the Bengals, but I try to look at it optomistically.... Man its hard being a Cincinnati professional sports fan.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 11:14 PM
Tough loss especially for many of us who have suffered over the years. Looking on the bright side the D played really well, when was the last time we had 3 sacks in a game.

Williams got a little aggressive on the last play but he did have some really good hits.

Rey Rey was a beast on special teams and on defense. Both he and Rivers will be fun to watch.

Ocho Cinco looked like he turned the clock back several years and had several key receptions. He has to cut down the penalties though.

Benson ran the ball well. He squared his shoulders and ran down hill most of the day. Seemed like the team went away from what was working though.

Whitworth played well looked faster than he did in previous attempts at LT. Pretty happy with his performance.

The Bengals have some work to do over the next week. I just can't see the offense being this poor for the entire season. I can however see the defense being this good. I am still hoping to steal the game in GB.

traderumor
09-13-2009, 11:19 PM
The funny part is that I figured they'd screw up the extra point. At least they made that.

I agree with the positives on D, but then a Kyle Orton led offense might not be a good evaluative tool for the strength of your D. Rey Rey looks like a difference maker, and he and Rivers are already feeding off each other. One of my main complaints the last few years on D has been the lack of such players. Now they seem to have 3-4 guys playing really fast and creating havoc on D.

KoryMac5
09-13-2009, 11:26 PM
It's a top ten D if the offense can get it going. If not they might get tired pretty quick from all the three and outs.

DTCromer
09-13-2009, 11:37 PM
Again, if your defense gives up only 6 points the entire game at home, you should win 100% of the time. No excuses. The Bengals deserved to lose this game.

acredsfan
09-14-2009, 12:41 AM
I was at the game, and even though I was impressed with the defense, the problem to me seems to be the pretty conservative play calling. I dont know if that should be attributed to Brat or Carson with his audibles, but they have to open up the field or they won't be successful. The D played a tough, smashmouth game you have to have in the AFC North. In the end though, you have to score points to win. A team with the play makers that Cincinnati has can't be that conservative and win.

Spazzrico
09-14-2009, 01:11 AM
Again, if your defense gives up only 6 points the entire game at home, you should win 100% of the time. No excuses. The Bengals deserved to lose this game.

I agree, but unfortunately they gave up 12. :D

gilpdawg
09-14-2009, 07:25 AM
I must be the only one who likes Gus Johnson. And I thought his call was great. You're only going to see a play like that once every 20 years. It's ok to get excited on a play like that.

But, I'm not a Bengals fan, so there ya go. I'm happy for Brandon Stokley. He was one of my favs when he played for the Colts (my team since I was 7, so I'm not one of those sickening Manning-era front-runners that I see constantly) and he's had some injury problems the past few years.

DTCromer
09-14-2009, 07:54 AM
I must be the only one who likes Gus Johnson. And I thought his call was great. You're only going to see a play like that once every 20 years. It's ok to get excited on a play like that.

But, I'm not a Bengals fan, so there ya go. I'm happy for Brandon Stokley. He was one of my favs when he played for the Colts (my team since I was 7, so I'm not one of those sickening Manning-era front-runners that I see constantly) and he's had some injury problems the past few years.

Gus Johnson seems to overreact on everything on purpose. So much so, that most of my friends and I love the guy because it's so funny with him going over the top all the time. He's a legend where I come from.;)

GAC
09-14-2009, 08:03 AM
I haven't read over this entire thread, so maybe it has already been brought up; but I was down at my brothers watching the game, and when the Bengals scored the TD and were kicking the XP, there was 20 seconds on the clock. Having Directv, we even rewound it to verify that.

So how come they put the clock back to 38 seconds? I'm still perplexed by that.

DTCromer
09-14-2009, 08:52 AM
Anyone have quotes/video from Marvin? I saw his little grin from ear-to-ear on the sideline after the Bengals scored. I would've loved to see his face after Stokely took it to the house.

gilpdawg
09-14-2009, 08:53 AM
I haven't read over this entire thread, so maybe it has already been brought up; but I was down at my brothers watching the game, and when the Bengals scored the TD and were kicking the XP, there was 20 seconds on the clock. Having Directv, we even rewound it to verify that.

So how come they put the clock back to 38 seconds? I'm still perplexed by that.
The clock operator was asleep at the switch. He forgot to stop the clock after the TD. I didn't watch the game, but that's what somebody said over @ the footballguys board.

Hoosier Red
09-14-2009, 10:33 AM
Here's what I've heard on the great clock debate. After Caldwell's catch the Bengals called timeout but no one caught it because the replay booth stopped the clock to review if he got in or not. When they ruled he hadn't the official started the clock the Bengals ran it down to 23 seconds, and then Benson ran into the endzone stopping the clock.
After the touchdown, McDaniels was complaining because he was missing 18 seconds or so, than after the PAT the officials decided to put the time back on the clock.

traderumor
09-14-2009, 11:31 AM
Here's what I've heard on the great clock debate. After Caldwell's catch the Bengals called timeout but no one caught it because the replay booth stopped the clock to review if he got in or not. When they ruled he hadn't the official started the clock the Bengals ran it down to 23 seconds, and then Benson ran into the endzone stopping the clock.
After the touchdown, McDaniels was complaining because he was missing 18 seconds or so, than after the PAT the officials decided to put the time back on the clock.The odd thing is that I remember seeing :38 on the clock and couldn't figure out where the :20 came from.

traderumor
09-14-2009, 11:32 AM
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GIDP
09-14-2009, 11:36 AM
That's a classy post there.

I received an infraction for a similar post. Hope you are luckier than I am.

hebroncougar
09-14-2009, 11:50 AM
Here's what I've heard on the great clock debate. After Caldwell's catch the Bengals called timeout but no one caught it because the replay booth stopped the clock to review if he got in or not. When they ruled he hadn't the official started the clock the Bengals ran it down to 23 seconds, and then Benson ran into the endzone stopping the clock.
After the touchdown, McDaniels was complaining because he was missing 18 seconds or so, than after the PAT the officials decided to put the time back on the clock.

How can you put time back on the clock after a play is run? That's my question.........I've always been told, and heard, and believed once a play is run..........it's run.

DTCromer
09-14-2009, 11:52 AM
That's a classy post there.

What's wrong with it?

joshnky
09-14-2009, 11:54 AM
What's wrong with it?

Read the rules at the bottom of the page.

traderumor
09-14-2009, 03:52 PM
How can you put time back on the clock after a play is run? That's my question.........I've always been told, and heard, and believed once a play is run..........it's run.I don't know if it makes a difference that it was a non-timed play that followed it, which was the extra point.

Sea Ray
09-14-2009, 04:37 PM
Again, if your defense gives up only 6 points the entire game at home, you should win 100% of the time. No excuses. The Bengals deserved to lose this game.

That's the problem. The defense gave up 12. If they'd just given up 6 the Bengals would have won

KoryMac5
09-14-2009, 09:04 PM
Zimmer comments on the miracle play and the criticism that resulted:


Safety Chris Crocker, one of the defensive leaders, knows his Bengals teammates are watching guys like him respond. And no one was madder about Sunday's 87-yard Impossible Reception.

Unless it was defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer hearing the pundits blame his secondary for what happened.

"Some of the things I'm hearing are ridiculous," Zimmer said Monday. "Like, 'you've got to keep a guy back in case he tips it.' That's just stupid. Every safety is taught since he was in sixth grade to go after the receiver in a Cover Two. We could have gone Prevent, but their kicker had hit it from 50 and 48. So we went with what had worked pretty damn well for 50 plays. If they're going to blame somebody, blame me, don't blame the players. They played their butts off."

I do like Mike Zimmer he gives this D attitude and swagger.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Mike Zimmer is awesome and he's right, the defense played a pretty solid game overall. I have no real complaints about the defense yesterday and if the offense could have actually put some points on the board, that last play wouldn't be such a big deal.

traderumor
09-14-2009, 11:24 PM
The Bills could find no one to perform the Heimlich manuever as they choke in dramatic fashion in their own right. Up 24-13 with 5 to play, NE gets a TD with just over 2 min left, elect to kick off, the Buffalo return man decides to run it out from 2 yards deep in the end zone with the "hands" team in the event of an onside kickoff, gets popped at the 30 yd. line, then held up for the strip better than any mugging in Central Park. Three plays later, Brady hits the TE deep in the end zone, the same TE that had dropped an easy pass earlier when it looked like the Pats were going to lose.

Tough call on the bigger 1st week snatch of defeat from the the jaws of victory.

Boston Red
09-18-2009, 11:11 AM
Sorry if this is too painful for Bengals fans, but it is an amazing Tecmo Bowl re-enactment of Sunday's events: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E09_jVpVitc

SeeinRed
09-18-2009, 11:55 AM
Sorry if this is too painful for Bengals fans, but it is an amazing Tecmo Bowl re-enactment of Sunday's events: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E09_jVpVitc

Is there ever anything too painful for a Bengals fan? We put up with a lot as it is. We are pretty tough by now. :D

Sea Ray
09-18-2009, 04:06 PM
Sorry if this is too painful for Bengals fans, but it is an amazing Tecmo Bowl re-enactment of Sunday's events

That's fine except for the conversion. This video shows the Broncos successfully kicking it. Don't know why they'd go through the trouble of reenacting every step of the TD and then forget what actually happened where the conversion is concerned

MrCinatit
09-18-2009, 04:19 PM
That's fine except for the conversion. This video shows the Broncos successfully kicking it. Don't know why they'd go through the trouble of reenacting every step of the TD and then forget what actually happened where the conversion is concerned

My guess is this: Tecmo was released in 1991, while the two-point conversion was not adapted by the NFL until 1994.

cincrazy
09-19-2009, 09:35 AM
Ok, Bengals and Buckeyes fans, I cannot recall being kicked in the stomach on consecutive days like this weekend, ever. Losing, I can take, been well trained in that one with my teams. Losing in the fashion that both teams did, gonna take time to digest.

What he said.

goreds2
09-21-2009, 08:29 PM
I am a Steelers fan but respect the Bengals because of my "Reds ties". I have friends that like the Bengals. It should be a great game this Sunday for the division lead.

gosteelers2

deltachi8
09-21-2009, 08:39 PM
I am a Steelers fan but respect the Bengals because of my "Reds ties". I have friends that like the Bengals. It should be a great game this Sunday for the division lead.

gosteelers2

Same here, Steelers fan who has a respect for the Bengals because of the Reds fans that root for them.

I think if the Bengals win this weekend they should win the division. It's a perfect opportunity as Pittsburgh's defense is still good, but is open for big plays with Troy out and the Steelers run game which use to roll over the Bengals is not much of a threat.

I can easily see a Bengals win this week.

OSUredsFAN
09-21-2009, 09:00 PM
I am a Steelers fan but respect the Bengals because of my "Reds ties". I have friends that like the Bengals. It should be a great game this Sunday for the division lead.

gosteelers2

What about the Ratbirds, they are 2-0 at this point

macro
09-22-2009, 02:17 AM
I saw one publication that predicted the Stealers at 14-2. :laugh:

To do that, they're going to need to go 13-1 the rest of the way, and if not for the Titans kicker missing two field goals, they'd be 0-2. When was the last time a Super Bowl champ went 14-2 or even close? It's bizarre that so many of the "power ratings" have them #1 despite their two poor showings. Not saying that the Bengals are going to win this weekend, but Pittsburgh won't be "all that" this season, regardless of what happens this weekend. The "experts" are being blinded by last year's title.

GIDP
09-22-2009, 02:37 AM
Well if the Bengals when they they might get more air time on ESPN than a few moments of someone calling them the Bungles

Tommyjohn25
09-22-2009, 10:55 AM
I saw one publication that predicted the Stealers at 14-2. :laugh:

To do that, they're going to need to go 13-1 the rest of the way, and if not for the Titans kicker missing two field goals, they'd be 0-2. When was the last time a Super Bowl champ went 14-2 or even close? It's bizarre that so many of the "power ratings" have them #1 despite their two poor showings. Not saying that the Bengals are going to win this weekend, but Pittsburgh won't be "all that" this season, regardless of what happens this weekend. The "experts" are being blinded by last year's title.

Not saying they'll be 14-2, but to counter your argument if Jeff Reed hadn't missed two field goals last week, they'd be 2-0. It goes both ways.

traderumor
09-22-2009, 11:20 AM
Not saying they'll be 14-2, but to counter your argument if Jeff Reed hadn't missed two field goals last week, they'd be 2-0. It goes both ways.Tomlin ball = Tressel ball.

Tommyjohn25
09-22-2009, 11:56 AM
Tomlin ball = Tressel ball.

There isn't another coach in football I'd rather have than Mike Tomlin.

bucksfan2
09-22-2009, 04:28 PM
There isn't another coach in football I'd rather have than Mike Tomlin.

Not a big Tomlin fan. Don't get me wrong, he is a good coach, there is just something about him I don't like.

I would rather have Belichick, Fisher, Cowher, Parcells, and Whisenhunt. Those are just a few I came up with off the top of my head.

goreds2
09-22-2009, 10:55 PM
What about the Ratbirds, they are 2-0 at this point

Ahhhh! You had to mention them. :p:

macro
09-23-2009, 08:53 AM
Not saying they'll be 14-2, but to counter your argument if Jeff Reed hadn't missed two field goals last week, they'd be 2-0. It goes both ways.

Excellent point, and a point well taken.



Not a big Tomlin fan. Don't get me wrong, he is a good coach, there is just something about him I don't like.

I don't know much about Tomlin and haven't heard him speak a whole lot, but he "appears" cocky on the sidelines. Again, I don't know him, though.

goreds2
09-29-2009, 02:35 AM
I am a Steelers fan but respect the Bengals because of my "Reds ties". I have friends that like the Bengals. It should be a great game this Sunday for the division lead.

gosteelers2

Nice game by the Bengals (I did not want to get into the Bengals vs Steelers thread - ;) )

I called a couple of my Bengals fan friends and told them congrats. They were kind of shocked I called. Hopefully, we can return the favor in Pittsburgh later this season.

gosteelers2,

goreds2
10-13-2009, 05:49 PM
Just an FYI to Columbus area fans that the Bengals game will not be on local television this Sunday.

http://www.10tv.com/live/content/sports/2009_nfl.html?sid=102

Updated: Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:27 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio On Sunday, CBS Sports presents the Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game at 1 p.m..

This is followed by Tennessee vs. New England at 4:15 p.m..

Cincinnati vs. Houston will not be seen.

Based on viewer demand, WBNS-10TV has had a policy of showing the Ohio teams when they play Pittsburgh. We project to air the Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh game on Nov. 15.

Central Ohio is one of the most difficult markets in the U.S. to program for the NFL, since there are so many fans of the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The three teams often play at the same time on Sundays and, since CBS and the NFL only allow us to show just one game at a time, it presents some scheduling problems.

Bookmark this page throughout the NFL season to see the list of games you'll see on 10TV. We'll update this each Sunday evening after the season starts, leading up to Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010.

Reds Fanatic
10-13-2009, 05:55 PM
The game may not be seen in the local area either unless it sells out in the next 2 days.


Updated: October 13, 2009, 12:13 PM ET
Bengals short of sellout vs. TexansComment Email Print Share By James Walker
ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Bengals, in first place in the AFC North and one of the NFL's biggest surprises with a 4-1 record, are facing a blackout for Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans.



According to the Bengals, they will need "a significant increase" in the pace of ticket sales this week to avoid being blacked out.


By league rule, if Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game is not sold out by Thursday afternoon, home television markets in the Cincinnati area will not be able to show the broadcast of the Bengals, who are on a four-game winning streak. The Texans are 2-3.

There is a chance the team could get a 24-hour extension to avoid the blackout.

The Bengals have sold out 46 straight home games in the regular season and playoffs, but Ohio has been one of the hardest-hit areas during the economic recession.

Coincidentally, the previous Bengals home game that did not sell out also was against Houston, on Nov. 9, 2003, when both teams were 3-5.

Blimpie
10-13-2009, 09:40 PM
Isn't this usually when the local CBS television station steps up and buys the remaining tickets so that they will be allowed to air the game? As opposed to, say, airing reruns of "Who's the Boss"

Buy the ducats. Donate them to charity.

Win-Win for everybody, right?

SeeinRed
10-13-2009, 10:21 PM
Isn't this usually when the local CBS television station steps up and buys the remaining tickets so that they will be allowed to air the game? As opposed to, say, airing reruns of "Who's the Boss"

Buy the ducats. Donate them to charity.

Win-Win for everybody, right?


IF that happens, it would have to be a lot closer to a sell out than it is right now. Kroger and somebody else bailed them out for the Denver game, but they'll let it go down to the last minute before they step in anyway. I don't remember the figures from last time, but for this to work, there still needs to be a lot more people purchasing tickets.

guttle11
10-14-2009, 12:44 AM
I get a strong "BS" meter reading from the Bengals press release. Methinks that's Mike Brown's idea of marketing...throw out vague terms like "significant", hit them with the "blackout" word, and hope the minions panic.

Keep in mind that not every seat has to be sold to meet the NFL's definition of a sellout. It's a percentage thing, and I believe you can be as many as a couple thousand short and still hit the number. I remember reading about Tampa's opener being called a sellout with people still being able to buy entire rows of seats online.

It'll be ok.

CTA513
10-14-2009, 12:52 AM
One of the local tv stations (channel 12?) made it sound like the tickets the Bengals have left are mainly the upper level tickets.

guttle11
10-14-2009, 12:55 AM
One of the local tv stations (channel 12?) made it sound like the tickets the Bengals have left are mainly the upper level tickets.

Did a quick search on Ticketmaster and that's all that comes up when you hit best available. You can still buy them in blocks of 20 in section 307, Row 26.

Sounds bad, but you could still buy seats to the Denver game in blocks of 10 in the lower level the Wednesday before that game. I'm not worried yet.

cincrazy
10-14-2009, 08:38 AM
Question: If the game is blacked out, does the blackout extend to Columbus? I know the Browns game is supposed to be on this Sunday, but I was thinking a sports bar in Columbus would have the game on at the least. I live in Springfield, and although I go to OSU, I'm not familiar with the blackout policy for the Bengals in Columbus. Any help would be appreciated, because if the game gets blacked out but Columbus still carries the game, I know where I 'll be Sunday!

reds1869
10-14-2009, 08:41 AM
Question: If the game is blacked out, does the blackout extend to Columbus? I know the Browns game is supposed to be on this Sunday, but I was thinking a sports bar in Columbus would have the game on at the least. I live in Springfield, and although I go to OSU, I'm not familiar with the blackout policy for the Bengals in Columbus. Any help would be appreciated, because if the game gets blacked out but Columbus still carries the game, I know where I 'll be Sunday!

The blackout applies to anywhere within a 75 mile radius of the stadium. Columbus proper would be exempt, as would all of its immediate suburbs.

As for Sunday Ticket, I would think the Bengals are always blacked out in Columbus, correct? When I lived in Columbus we were considered to be in the "home territory" of both the Bengals and Browns.

cincrazy
10-14-2009, 08:48 AM
The blackout applies to anywhere within a 75 mile radius of the stadium. Columbus proper would be exempt, as would all of its immediate suburbs.

As for Sunday Ticket, I would think the Bengals are always blacked out in Columbus, correct? When I lived in Columbus we were considered to be in the "home territory" of both the Bengals and Browns.

Thanks, that's good news then. I'll be able to catch the game regardless of whether it's blacked out or not.

Blimpie
10-14-2009, 09:21 AM
IF that happens, it would have to be a lot closer to a sell out than it is right now. Kroger and somebody else bailed them out for the Denver game, but they'll let it go down to the last minute before they step in anyway. I don't remember the figures from last time, but for this to work, there still needs to be a lot more people purchasing tickets.Has anyone leaked appoximately how many tickets are still needing to be sold? Also, didn't the NFL aready extend the Thursday deadline once this year (citing the economy)?

SeeinRed
10-14-2009, 11:04 AM
Has anyone leaked appoximately how many tickets are still needing to be sold? Also, didn't the NFL aready extend the Thursday deadline once this year (citing the economy)?

I don't think that they have given a hard number yet but Joe Reedy speculates that it was around 7K yesterday morning. There were around 5k at that point in week one. The Bengals did get a 24 hour extension, but the ticket sales have to be within range of a sellout. Last time I think there were around 2-3K left when they got the extension if I remember right. I think they'll get the sellout though. If I didn't have other things I had to do, I'd be buying a ticket. One thing for sure, they've made the games exciting this year.

goreds2
10-14-2009, 11:08 AM
Yesterday, Dan Patrick's national radio talk show was even talking about the Bengals sellout issue. I think he is from Dayton though and probably got the scoop from a local.

hebroncougar
10-14-2009, 11:45 AM
I don't think the fact that it is not sold out is amazing, or shocking. I think the fact that they have sold out that many in a row while being awful most of the time is the shocker to me. I think it's amazingly stupid for some national people to sit there and say........Cincy finally has a good team, and the ycan't sell out. Heck, Bengals fans have been beaten down for the most part of 20 years, and still supported the team.

camisadelgolf
10-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Yesterday, Dan Patrick's national radio talk show was even talking about the Bengals sellout issue. I think he is from Dayton though and probably got the scoop from a local.
He's from Mason iIrc.

Chip R
10-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Tickets to these games aren't exactly cheap. Yeah, it looks bad that a 4-1 first place team can't sell out the stadium but the economy isn't very good right now and, while I'm no Bengals fan, if I were one, I have better things to do with my $50 or however much it costs to go to a game than spend it on a game.

SunDeck
10-14-2009, 12:43 PM
If I lived in town I wouldn't buy a ticket, and it has nothing to do with not being a fan. It's just too expensive and the experience is just not very much fun, what with tripping over drunks and the fights I regularly see in the stands. And there's no way I would take my kids, given the new vocabulary they would probably pick up.
I used to love going to Bengals games, but it's just not worth it to me any more.

cincrazy
10-14-2009, 12:59 PM
Tickets to these games aren't exactly cheap. Yeah, it looks bad that a 4-1 first place team can't sell out the stadium but the economy isn't very good right now and, while I'm no Bengals fan, if I were one, I have better things to do with my $50 or however much it costs to go to a game than spend it on a game.

I've been looking online, and $50 would be cheap in comparison to the prices I've seen. It's utterly ridiculous.

camisadelgolf
10-14-2009, 02:41 PM
After all the fees, parking, etc., each ticket is going to cost at least $80. That's also not to mention the concession prices. I'm a big Bengals fan, but I'm not paying that much money for a non-playoff game unless it's historic or has something epic about it (i.e. the final game of the season that determines whether the Bengals make it to the playoffs).

Chip R
10-14-2009, 03:04 PM
After all the fees, parking, etc., each ticket is going to cost at least $80. That's also not to mention the concession prices. I'm a big Bengals fan, but I'm not paying that much money for a non-playoff game unless it's historic or has something epic about it (i.e. the final game of the season that determines whether the Bengals make it to the playoffs).


Which goes to the point that because fans don't want to spend their discretionary income on a football game, it is perceived from both in the area and outside the area that Cincinnati fans aren't good fans. It's much easier to throw stones at fans for not going to games than it is to analyze the reasons why.

I'm no Bengals fan but if the Reds had made the playoffs and World Series, I might have been able to afford to go to a playoff game and a World Series game. I have no idea what tickets would be but I know for sure they wouldn't be selling the $5 tickets.

Of course I've said for years that if people want to go to something badly enough, concert, game, play, what have you, that they will find a way to do so.

Redsfaithful
10-14-2009, 03:07 PM
Bengals games are never blacked out in Columbus, and Sunday Ticket always has the games that are not shown locally. I purchase Sunday Ticket every year for the weeks like this one when they get bumped for the Browns (and because I watch a lot of football in general).

Yachtzee
10-14-2009, 04:53 PM
If I lived in town I wouldn't buy a ticket, and it has nothing to do with not being a fan. It's just too expensive and the experience is just not very much fun, what with tripping over drunks and the fights I regularly see in the stands. And there's no way I would take my kids, given the new vocabulary they would probably pick up.
I used to love going to Bengals games, but it's just not worth it to me any more.

Sadly, Cincinnati has one of the more polite fan bases in the NFL. Having been to many games at PBS, Cleveland Browns Stadium and Heinz Field, I can assure you that what goes on in PBS is pretty tame compared to other stadiums. Of course I still wouldn't take my kids to see a game there until they're at least 16. The NFL and ESPN have promoted this idea that the best fans are the crazies that hang out in Oakland, Cleveland, Philly, Pittsburgh and New York (for the Jets). It seems like the result has been that some groups of supporters now feel that fighting, threatening opposing fans, throwing food, beverages, and/or other items (e.g. dog biscuits), and yelling at women to take off their tops is acceptable behavior.

traderumor
10-14-2009, 05:02 PM
Bengals games are never blacked out in Columbus, and Sunday Ticket always has the games that are not shown locally. I purchase Sunday Ticket every year for the weeks like this one when they get bumped for the Browns (and because I watch a lot of football in general).Except another thread noted that Columbus is showing the Browns/Steelers this week.

Hoosier Red
10-14-2009, 05:14 PM
Except another thread noted that Columbus is showing the Browns/Steelers this week.

I think he meant for Sunday Ticket. If it's blacked out, Sunday ticket or no in Cincinnati, you're screwed I believe.

cincrazy
10-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Except another thread noted that Columbus is showing the Browns/Steelers this week.

That's my question. Will the game be on in a sports bar in Columbus if the game is blacked out? I know the Browns game is on CBS, so with that being the case, will local sports bars in Cbus be able to show the game or not?

SeeinRed
10-14-2009, 05:40 PM
Sadly, Cincinnati has one of the more polite fan bases in the NFL. Having been to many games at PBS, Cleveland Browns Stadium and Heinz Field, I can assure you that what goes on in PBS is pretty tame compared to other stadiums. Of course I still wouldn't take my kids to see a game there until they're at least 16. The NFL and ESPN have promoted this idea that the best fans are the crazies that hang out in Oakland, Cleveland, Philly, Pittsburgh and New York (for the Jets). It seems like the result has been that some groups of supporters now feel that fighting, threatening opposing fans, throwing food, beverages, and/or other items (e.g. dog biscuits), and yelling at women to take off their tops is acceptable behavior.

I sat in the endzone for a game at PBS and I can testify to what Yachtzee said. Not a single problem around even for the fans of the opposing team. My sister has season tickets there and has never had a problem. Compared to most places, Cincinnati is very fan friendly.

Hoosier Red
10-14-2009, 06:15 PM
That's my question. Will the game be on in a sports bar in Columbus if the game is blacked out? I know the Browns game is on CBS, so with that being the case, will local sports bars in Cbus be able to show the game or not?

Yes, sports bars in Columbus will be able to show the game.

By the way I was able to buy 20 tix in row 307(looked to be roughly the 20 yard line) if I wanted them which leads me to believe they aren't particularly close to a sellout.

http://www.bengals.com/assets/images/Bengals/tickets/pbs_307.jpg

paintmered
10-14-2009, 06:17 PM
I was at the Cincy/Denver MNF game back in 2004 (?) and was harassed. A group of guys about five rows ahead of me thought it would be a great idea to spend the entire game throwing peanuts at the back of my head and shout obscenities at me. And I was rooting for the same team they were.

I haven't been back since.

dabvu2498
10-14-2009, 06:29 PM
I have been to roughly half the games played at PBS, though none this year or last. I have seen some fairly ugly behavior but nothing that involved me directly or anything that would have prevented me from coming back. The family that had the tickets in front of ours used to bring their kids quite a lot and they said the trick was to get in the stadium early and not to go back on the concourse at halftime.

Chip R
10-14-2009, 06:44 PM
I have been to roughly half the games played at PBS, though none this year or last. I have seen some fairly ugly behavior but nothing that involved me directly or anything that would have prevented me from coming back. The family that had the tickets in front of ours used to bring their kids quite a lot and they said the trick was to get in the stadium early and not to go back on the concourse at halftime.


Hopefully no one had to go to the restroom at halftime. :eek:

Yachtzee
10-15-2009, 12:28 AM
I was at the Cincy/Denver MNF game back in 2004 (?) and was harassed. A group of guys about five rows ahead of me thought it would be a great idea to spend the entire game throwing peanuts at the back of my head and shout obscenities at me. And I was rooting for the same team they were.

I haven't been back since.

Sorry to hear that. Was that the MNF game or was it the Sunday night game for the "Cincinnati Fusion" weekend where they had OSU-Bearcats, a Reds home series and the Bengals Sunday Night game? I was down there that weekend but didn't go to the Bengals game. My cousin who has season tickets was at the game that night and said that people were out of control drunk because it was also Oktoberfest weekend and a lot of people had gone to the Reds game, then hung out all day at Oktoberfest, then went to the Bengals game. He saw a lot of stuff going on that night that he'd never seen at a Bengals game before. Of course, he also went the the MNF game that was their first MNF game in ages and said that one was crazy too, but not as bad as the Sunday night game. He's of the opinion that those night games are nuts because some people just have too much time to drink before the games.

Matt700wlw
10-15-2009, 12:31 AM
That was the Bengals vs Dolphins SNF game in 2004. Reds played the Cubs in town earlier that day...I had to run that game at the station, and then headed down to PBS to meet my step dad and his son in law.

Thankfully, we had no problems, but I'm sure there were plenty of problems elsewhere.

Yachtzee
10-15-2009, 01:00 AM
That was the Bengals vs Dolphins SNF game in 2004. Reds played the Cubs in town earlier that day...I had to run that game at the station, and then headed down to PBS to meet my step dad and his son in law.

Thankfully, we had no problems, but I'm sure there were plenty of problems elsewhere.

Okay, that's right. I was actually at the Reds game on Saturday night, in between hitting Oktoberfest and then heading to the Hofbrauhaus after the game. So the Broncos would have been the MNF game. Was it that same year or the following? In any case, it sounds like those night games can get out of control.

Matt700wlw
10-15-2009, 01:31 AM
Same year. The Broncos game was a few weeks later. I was supposed to go to that game with my friends, but got stuck running it at the station. At least I was able to sell my ticket.

I wasn't happy, but it was my fault :D

bucksfan2
10-15-2009, 04:07 PM
I have had season tickets for the past 4 years. The only reason my friends and I kept the tickets this season was because our seat license was finally paid off. This year, as well as in the past few years we have sold our Steelers tickets. The games are just not fun. A lot of the Steelers fans that go to the game are obnoxious, drunk, and a holes. I chose not to go to that game, so I go to about 7 games a season.

The Bengals screwed themselves last year. Their record was abysmal and having Mike Brown as your owner doesn't help spur on season ticket sales. I am somewhat surprised that Hard Knocks didn't spur on more ticket sales, but again a bad year and seat licenses will prohibit sales.

The cost is the most prohibitive element of going to a Bengals game. I probably drop $30-50/game in parking, tailgating, concessions, and that doesn't include the ticket I have prepaid for. I can't imagine taking someone else or a couple of kids. It just doesn't make sense. If the Bengals wanted to sell more tickets, or sell out the rest of the season, lowering ticket prices would be a start.

I was also thinking about the economy and its effect on ticket sales. Three of the largest companies in the Cincy area, PG, GE, and Fifth Third Bank, have all seen significant decrease in their stock prices, and both GE and 5/3 have seen dividend cuts. With as many people losing so much of their net worth over the past year, it doesn't make sense to go out and spend ~$100 to go to a Bengals game.

guttle11
10-16-2009, 12:24 AM
A well placed source (my 14 year old cousin) said Chad Ochocinco claimed on U-Stream tonight that he would buy any tickets that remain at the deadline tomorrow.

I have no reason not to believe that, if it indeed was said. Chad is many things, but a liar is not one of them.

BearcatShane
10-16-2009, 02:09 AM
Well I think Chad O. is going to buy the reamining tickets needed to avaoid a blackout.

traderumor
10-16-2009, 10:16 AM
3000 tickets left and the NFL is going to blackout a game in the local market. Silly rules. It amazes me every time it comes up that these archaic rules based on "TV is a detriment to attendance" are still on the books. Sort of like blue laws, as if our nation is less holy because of beer sales on Sunday.

SeeinRed
10-16-2009, 02:27 PM
Well, Chad OchoCinco has announced that he and Motorola bought the remaining tickets for the game. Nothing official from the club, but interesting. I guess he was telling the truth.

joshnky
10-16-2009, 03:43 PM
Well, Chad OchoCinco has announced that he and Motorola bought the remaining tickets for the game. Nothing official from the club, but interesting. I guess he was telling the truth.

Nice gesture. I assume they can then turn around and give them to charity for a tax write off.

NatiRedGals
10-16-2009, 04:06 PM
Nice gesture. I assume they can then turn around and give them to charity for a tax write off.

Nope lol If u want free #bengals tix, it's at North Ticket office at PBSSaturday at 11:30 a.m. First come, first serve.

Caveat Emperor
10-16-2009, 04:34 PM
Nope lol If u want free #bengals tix, it's at North Ticket office at PBSSaturday at 11:30 a.m. First come, first serve.

Heh. You'll have to be there a LOT earlier than 11:30 if you want to get free tickets.