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    Lewis spars with reporter Enquirer staff report December 17, 2008

    At his news conference today, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis took exception to a line of questioning from Enquirer reporter Dustin Dow.

    Dow: If you guys finish this out winning three in a row, or even two of three, how much will it show that improvement has been made, versus covering up improvements that still need to be made?

    Lewis: "Oh, I don't think it covers anything up that we feel interiorly, and that's the only thing that matters. Dustin, all your angles and so forth, I'm going to ask other people questions because I really don't like the angles you take in here each and every week."

    Dow: What's wrong with that?

    Lewis: "I just think it's disrespectful for what we're doing. I really do. So I'll tend to answer the other guys' questions. Anything else?"

    Dow: People who that is important to are the fans who are reading.

    Lewis: "What we're trying to do is win football games. Maybe you should answer for them, because you seem to do that, anyway."

    Dow: I don't know the answers. That's why I'm asking you.

    Lewis: "I'm not going to get into a debate with you. All right?"

    Dow: (inaudible)

    Lewis: "I just told you I'm not going to answer your questions any more. All right? They might have to send somebody else over to do your job. All right?"
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    How much longer is he under contract??

    With another team he probably would have had more success. And maybe he'll do better with another team after he has a break. But I'm not sure this can last for a couple more seasons.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Why is ok for a reporter to dress down a coach or athlete in print or on air but its not ok when a coach or player responds negatively? If the question he asked set Marvin off then he was wrong but what kind of columns does this guy write? Was it strictly this question or is there a history of negativity?
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    The media in Cincinnati is so lame. I wish they'd take a page from the NY Post and really go after the Bengals/Reds when they screw around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    The media in Cincinnati is so lame. I wish they'd take a page from the NY Post and really go after the Bengals/Reds when they screw around.
    The NY Post is not a role model for good press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    The NY Post is not a role model for good press.
    I know, you're right... I just mean I wish they were more confrontational towards their sports franchises/willing to hold some feet to the flames.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Lewis spars with reporter

    Imagine Lewis having to deal with the media if he coached in New York? He'd end up in a straitjacket.
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    The thing Daugherty brought up that really annoyed me about it is what a wasted opportunity for the Bengals.

    What I really wish is if Chick or C Trent had followed up the argument with,

    "So coach, does winning the last three games just cover up what needs to be fixed, or is their some value in gaining momentum for next year."
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    The media in Cincinnati is so lame. I wish they'd take a page from the NY Post and really go after the Bengals/Reds when they screw around.
    Hear! Hear!


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    It doesn't matter who you are if you're a 'celebrity' you'll be asked all kinds of stuff by the press and you have to be prepared for it even stupid questions.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Lewis spars with reporter

    That was a pretty benign question IMO...this sounds like a boil that has festered for some time.
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    I am on Dow's side here. It's his job to ask questions, and to get awnsers. He seems to do a good job, and I commend him for it. He's one of the few class acts in that joint. Marvin has been nothing but hostile with the media since he got here.

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    Marvin's just breakin in the new guy.
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    That may be so but it doesn't exactly help the public perception of Marvin or the team. When the team wins or people like you stuff like this is just laughed at but the honeymoon has been over for awhile now. I'm kinda surprised it lasted as long as it did.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    You can listen to this on Mo's blog at 1530. It's incredible how much of a horse's arse Marvin is. What an arrogant, ignorant, out-of-touch s.o.b. I flat out cannot stand the guy. He pays absolutely no respect to the people that pay his salary, the fans. Plus, he sucks as a coach. I can't wait to quote Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson and say, "He gone!", when Marvin gets canned. I just wish Mikey Boy would follow him out the door.
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