|12-12-2006, 12:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Some Bengals' off the field Christmas wish lists
By Chick Ludwig
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Collectively, all the Bengals want for Christmas is an AFC North Division title and a second straight trip to the playoffs.
Only once before in franchise history have they qualified for the postseason in consecutive seasons — 1981 and strike-shortened '82.
Individually, three players agreed to share their interesting, and amusing, Christmas "wish lists." Here goes:
Quarterback Carson Palmer
1. The new Kevin Federline CD, Playing with Fire. ("A lot of people don't like K-Fed, but he's all right.")
2. A new tie rack. ("Even guys from Southern California wear ties.")
3. A 10-point LTS crossbow. ("It's a new hobby of mine.")
4. Flavor of Love (Season 1) DVD. ("Flav is very smooth, and funny.")
5. A pingpong table. ("Pingpong is fun and helps your hand-eye coordination.")
Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh
1. A Home Edition Makeover. ("They make your house over in a week. Heck, I'd give 'em two.")
2. Any and all CDs by the rap artist, The Game. ("The Game keeps it real.")
3. For gas prices in California to drop. ("Every time I fill up my Range Rover, it's $70.")
4. A new laptop computer. ("I download a lot of music. I need more gigabytes.")
5. Smiles on the faces of daughters Karrington and Kennedi. ("When I see my kids excited, that's my Christmas.")
Defensive end Bryan Robinson
1. Hyperbaric oxygen chamber ("Mine's four years old. A newer model would be nice. It helps with breathing and speedy recovery.")
2. A remodeled kitchen. ("My wife loves to cook, and we like to entertain and hang out in the kitchen.")
3. Restore my sky-blue 1972 Ford LTD convertible. ("I like the wheels that are on it. I have the original wheels. They have that chrome in the middle, which is really nice.")
4. Flat-screen TV. ("I need another one because I'm removing the old one.")
5. A grand pool table ("Just for fun. It's relaxing. I love playing pool.")
This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.
If you ask me to join your fantasy baseball league and I select Legolas in the first round, don't be angry at me. It's not my fault I've read up on the players and you haven't.