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  1. 17 points
    Bengals crew, good afternoon. I'm a Sooner fan stopping by to drop some nuggets on Joe Mixon. The main reason I wanted to post was to add a little bit more context to the Mixon situation, correct one or two misconceptions, and opine on a few other factors relating to Joe. First and foremost, Joe paid a steep price for his misdeed. It wasn't merely a "redshirt year"; Joe was kicked off the team for the duration of the suspension. That means no facilities, no trainers, no meetings/coaching, no travel. He worked community service, he went to counseling, and...incredibly...he chose to stay at the University instead of transferring away from his problems. My guess is that his decision tells you a lot about how he approaches problems. He chose the hard road that meant putting in extra work and serving out his punishment instead of transferring. And we haven't even talked about the obvious contract implications (dropping from a first rounder to a second rounder). And we haven't talked about the dearth of endorsement deals. He needed to pay for this. He did. Second, one of the media misconceptions on Mixon is that this was a case of "domestic violence". You guys all know this intuitively, but a few media members struggle with this concept...when it's not a home-related incident, it's not domestic violence. This isn't Ray Rice, or any other player, making a choice to attack their spouse. This was a one-time, snap-decision response to a person slapping him. Joe made the wrong choice, a truly horrific one, and he'll be apologizing for it for the rest of his life. Third, Media members are scrambling to fit this 2014 incident into their narrative. Several of you have made this point, but it bears repeating: media will not let this case go...because it's the easiest way to generate clicks/interest/ad revenue. It's so frighteningly consumable...a video!...man hits woman!...star football player!...it's the gift that keeps on giving to the media, and you will see them re-hash this story in increasingly bizarre and creative ways in the years to come. Enjoy. Here's something that needs to be corrected: as recently as this weekend, ESPN "talent" (specifically Kavitha Davidson) reported that there were *new* allegations that Joe had hit a girl in high school. That's false. That claim is years old, and it was retracted by the individual who made the claim. Here's a portion of the retraction: "My daughter went to Freedom High School with Joe, and they have been friends for much of their lives. Once, when they were in school together, my daughter had a minor disagreement with some of her classmates that got blown out of proportion. Like any father would, I reacted emotionally. Unfortunately, I did so before I had all the facts. Now, having talked to my daughter and investigated the whole story, I realize that I was mistaken about Joe’s involvement. I definitely overreacted, and I regret that my words might have given some people the wrong impression about Joe. I know that Joe did not hurt my daughter, did not intend to, and would not do so. Joe and my daughter are still good friends. Joe is a great kid with a bright future in front of him, and he is welcome in my home anytime." So we have an ESPN reporter...putting out information that has been retracted...and damaging his character without merit. That's the level of reporting we're seeing around the Mixon incident at the national level. To wrap things up a bit...I've always felt a need to defend Joe. Not from the incident itself, as he deserved punishment, but from the character assassination that came with it. Everyone does bad things. Joe did an especially terrible thing. But let's be clear: if you want to be honest with yourself and say that the *worst moment* of your life has been caught on tape, made public, and virally consumed...I'd bet you'd tell me that you are more than just that one moment. And that you've learned from it. We should give Joe the same grace that we'd ask for ourselves. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Joe's high school coach, his school administrators, his father, and Joe himself. The high school posse raved about his character. Joe is a quiet guy. He talks a lot on the field, he's got a big social media presence, but in reality, he's a soft-spoken individual. The OU coaches will tell you that they would have made Joe a captain but knew that the media would give them loads of hell. But that's the kind of presence that he had in the locker room - peacemaker, workout leader, not a hot head. You got a great player. Be content with that. Sorry about the media ****storm. Best to you guys in 2017.
  2. 15 points
  3. 14 points
    And by the way Paulie ... she was illegally drunk (underage), hurling racial slurs, blew smoke in his face, pushed him first, slapped him first, and had warrants out for her arrest. Above is one of her multiple mug shots. So maybe we shouldn't really focus on her, and just be happy that Mixon has owned up to what he did wrong -- which yes was wrong.
  4. 14 points
    I predict several steps....back in Andy's direction.
  5. 11 points
  6. 11 points
    I completely disagree, it makes no sense to keep him. You can save millions of dollars, send an example to the young players on the roster that this behaviour won't be tolerated, and show your fans you actually care about the image of the team and the impact's players have on the community. Pacman is a embarrassment and a huge liability on and off the field.
  7. 9 points
    Rick, as a disabled retired veteran of the US Navy, I understand your point of view. However, let me interject something... Many people are upset that NFL players (amongst other sports athletes) are not standing during the national anthem. They say that it's a sign of major disrespect to veterans, especially the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Indulge me if you please... The "Golden Generation", the ones everyone refers to as the saviors of the American way, did indeed fight against the tyrants attempts at world oppression from Germany, Japan, Italy, and a small smattering of others. When the U.S. entered World War II, Jim Crow segregation had permeated every aspect of American society. When black men volunteered for duty or were drafted, they were assigned to segregated divisions and often given combat support roles, such as cook, quartermaster and grave-digging duty. According to British personnel in the BEF, meals in the US Army were served with the white servicemen being served in one line and the black servicemen and officers in another. Because of black protests against the Army's treatment of its black soldiers, military leadership began to attempt to address the issue beginning in 1943, but segregation in the armed forces remained official policy until 1948. With the exception of 18 female African-American nurses who had served in World War I, the Army Nurses CorpArmyAaaa, established in 1901, remained white until 1941, when pressure from the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, and Eleanor Roosevelt , caused the Army to admit black nurses. A quota of 48 nurses was set, and the women were segregated from white nurses and white soldiers for much of the war. Eventually more black nurses enlisted. They were assigned to care for black soldiers, and served in the China-Burma-India theater, Australia, New Guinea, Liberia, England and the Philippines. So, besides the history lesson, my point is this; Black men and women volunteered to serve to fight world oppression when they couldn't escape racial oppression back home. You and I fought for the rights of ALL citizens to protest, and these black men and women, and ANYONE else who cares about people of color has the right and should be supported for doing so. I stand with them now, although I didn't at first, because I didn't take the time to walk in their shoes. It's not about respect for our vets and America, it's about the lack of respect and equality for people who volunteered to defend this country that won't treat them as equals. Just my $.02, and I'll move this thread to J & D.
  8. 9 points
  9. 9 points
    I am trying to respect USN Bengal’s Moderator request to set aside the sociological debate and leave it to another forum, but you clueless motherfuckers keep feeling the need to chime in and make it clear to me how much understanding of society you lack – when I already knew that. The Ray Rice situation is not analogous for a number of reasons. First, lots of people defended Ray, including the Ravens, until the tape made it clear they had known about what really happened all along, and they simply folded from PR pressure. But in the general society he was not a villain, and in fact people dressed up as him for Halloween with their GF’s sporting black eyes, and just like Rhianna & Chris Brown's abuse, he was not seen as a public enemy #1 who should be ostracized and was beyond repute. However, the Joe Mixon situation was 3 years ago! He already served a 1 year suspension for it, and was an 18 year old teenager when it occurred. Moreover, the woman has forgiven him and accepted his apology and given her blessing for him moving on with his life. YET … the combine banned him for it (despite the fact he played college football the last 2 years), and the national media harps on the 3 year old story with glee because it fits a narrative, as nothing gets more press than harm or missing person status to white blonde women or animals. (This is also why Mike Vick was devil incarnate for several years, from millions of *mostly white* people who eat pigs – with a similar intelligence level to dogs, every day). Btw, I'm white myself and love bacon. But of course, race, gender, class, etc all of these things affect the way things are framed. I can't even believe this obvious fact has to be explained. But I digress … this thread is about discussing Joe Mixon the player. So I'd like to stick to that ...
  10. 9 points
    haha that's cute. Look, I keep it real. If you can't handle the truth then fine. But don't expect me to pretend. Race is always there. It is a part of any situation and embedded in how people perceive reality. The media would only care about 1/5 as much if the woman Mixon hit was black. That's just the hard truth.
  11. 9 points
    It is truly difficult to believe a few things for me... 1. How can he be so fucking stupid? 2. How can decision makers in this organization put up with him making them look ridiculous? 3. How can you expect anybody to instill any discipline with young players when you see what you let this asshole get away with time and time and time again?
  12. 9 points
    Dude has been arrested more times in a calendar year than a lot of us have been in our entire lives. But yeah, we're probably just all a bunch of judgmental, dickhead racists.
  13. 9 points
    That's Andre Smith. Oh, wait, you said tatts.
  14. 9 points
    In a surprising turn of events, Bengals mascot Who-Dey has signed a 3 year, $1.5 Million deal with the Detroit Lions according to Adam Schefter. A source tells ESPN that the Bengals very much wanted to keep the 48 year old mascot.
  15. 8 points
  16. 8 points
    Fuck stats. Dillon's attitude was part of what made him Dillon. I liked him then and still do now. Would love to see him be a part of the Bengal family again. He belongs here.
  17. 8 points
  18. 8 points
    We lose Whit but somehow we still have Pacman n Mauluaga on the roster. FUCK MY LIFE
  19. 8 points
    Really gotta cut the trash bullshit out regarding LaFell. Every thread, every Bengals board, you're a broken record about something that you have zero logical arguments for. You're like a shittier Skip Bayless that exclusively posts on Bengals media.
  20. 8 points
    I'm a Buckeye homer, but there are plenty of Michigan players (including both receiver this year) who I think are underrated as draft prospects. Peppers is the complete opposite. Here's a fun writeup of his play from a Buckeye perspective: THE VILLAIN Photo Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports Just as every good song has already been written, every possible Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Jabrill Peppers take has also already been produced. You already know this playlist by heart: 1) Good Enough at Every Position (to just be okay) 2) Laughably Overrated 3) No Actually He's Quite Deserving 4) Bad Stats (What Stats?) 5) Peppers' Versatility Makes Don Brown's Defense Possible 6) Media Creation Borne Out of Desperately Wanting Another Charles Woodson to Happen Ohio State fans are a reliably hypersensitive tribe incapable of separating what matters to them from the context of any other football subject. The way a lot of you diminish Peppers has dangerous potential to send you hurtling into an unstoppable hypocritical orbit. Without peeling this onion too far, please cite Eddie George's most memorable play or contribution to The Game. Was he overrated? See, this is a dangerous game. So in that same vein, Peppers is the shittiest villain most Ohio State fans have ever witnessed in their lives. The result is every bit of adulation on his behalf becomes a triggering event. Let's start with his school-sanctioned #HEI5MAN campaign: Where to begin - the play being showcased here didn't count. You can literally see the flag that cancelled it at the beginning of the HEI5MAN highlight flying across your screen. It's in the screencap before you press play. This is Michigan's version of Greg Oden's iconic Final Four monster dunk against Georgetown which, inconveniently, didn't go in. Let's continue with the tackling competence on display in that clip, which hasn't been seen in a Michigan-Rutgers game since the last time Michigan visited Rutgers: Third of all it's a basic spin move...against Rutgers. Dontre Wilson does this whenever he enters a public restroom, which is the closest Rutgers approximation. It should have been more impressive, or even counted. But let's get back to the core of why Peppers hype is the perfect ruse for making Ohio State fans crazy. We have heard the fawning since his recruitment by Brady Hoke. Buckeye fans listened to it every week during his freshman season, when he played a little before taking a medical redshirt. Then it happened all over again last season. Then again in 2016. We prepared ourselves for terror. You hold your breath whenever Peppers has the ball. Only if you're simultaneously being crop-dusted. We are reliably hypersensitive, buuuuut also football-fluent enough to know what's real. Tom Harmon got a standing ovation in Ohio Stadium. Bo's turncoats during the Ten-Year War were despised because they overdelivered against the Buckeyes. I cannot type the words John Kolesar without tensing up. Woodson, Biakabutuka, Howard, hell - Shoelaces Robinson lighting up the bloated carcass of Ohio State's empty 2011 season gets a respectful nod. Michigan villains are as hated as they are fearsome. Even the two most noteworthy 0-4 guys in Wolverines history: MIKE HART VS. OSU 2004-2007 YEAR CARRIES YARDS TOTAL TDS 2004 18 61 100 1 2005 9 15 26 0 2006 23 142 147 3 2007 18 44 44 0 CHAD HENNE VS. OSU 2004-2007 YEAR ATT CMP TOTAL TD INT 2004 27 54 328 2 2 2005 25 36 223 1 0 2006 21 35 267 2 0 2007 11 34 68 0 0 ...had moments of villainry, despite lacking a corresponding victory. Respect. This brings us back to Peppers, whose empty statistics aren't worth throwing up here because - again - I buy into every track on the playlist above. Some football things just cannot be properly defended using stats. Sometimes you just need memorable plays. Here's one. That view doesn't do it justice - here's a better angle of Peppers trying to stop the least jukey full-time OSU quarterback since Todd Boeckman: Here's another. That's a 41-yard run by a quarterback who clocks 4.62 40. If Dontre seals his block properly, Peppers is chasing him all the way into the endzone like a one-man gopher colony. He had a great view of it. Speaking of having a great view: True Michigan villains are expected to deliver pain that burns for decades. They're as evil as they are effective, and their calculated assaults on Ohio State are burned into our memories forever. Peppers also promised Curtis Samuel would take some punishment this year. So to this hypersensitive tribe, he's a winless promise-breaker who frequently shows up in Michigan highlights we actually enjoy watching. He never even achieved Jim Mandich or Chris Perry sub-villain status. But that doesn't mean he isn't exceptional otherwise. From our vantage point - the only point we care about - it was all just a lot of noise. Good luck at the next level, choose your financial planner wisely and thanks for the MEMORIE5.
  21. 7 points
    "We didn't extend Marvin, we let his contract expire before giving him a new one, which is basically a new hire" - Geoff Hobspin, probably.
  22. 7 points
  23. 7 points
    Fuck that guy. He's done everything he can do with this team and then sat on his laurels (although having "laurels" for being the worst playoff coach in the history of the NFL seems stupid). Marvin claims his team can't finish games. No Marvin, YOU fail your team by not finishing games by controlling your coordinators and the play on the field. You're a smug, giggling prick with the local media and you've subdued them to the point where they won't even bother asking you anything other than low-hanging fruit/softball shit. And fuck you Mike Brown, for continuing to put up with this. Resurrect this season and fire him NOW! Promote Guenther or Lazor, it can't be any worse than it is now! Instill a sense of accountabilty! Why do you keep paying Marvin millions for this shit product on the field? You, your coach and as a result, your team and product SUCK. You are the head of the snake, cut your own fucking head off and save the body from yourself.
  24. 7 points
    You shut it. Shut your dirty, whore mouth.
  25. 7 points
    Raise your hand if you want a free copy of "NFL Coaching for Dummies"
  26. 7 points
    Andy is and always has been a Marvin quarterback. Mediocre and not able to win the big one. He has peaked, leveled out and not going to get any better. The only way for him is down. When things break right and he has protection from the Offensive Line (forget that this season), he is decent enough. If A.J. Green and Eifert (when healthy) were not on this team, Andy would be a backup somewhere else. In our first Super Bowl year, Ken Anderson was abominable during the first game vs. Seattle. Down by 21 points (more than the Ravens scored all day). Forrest Greg (my all time favorite Bengal coach), sat Kenny and put in Turk Schonert who pulled out a come from behind victory. Kenny went in the next week and played all the way to the Super Bowl. Marvin does not have the wherewithal or balls to sit Andy if even for a little while. He continues to try to pound a square peg into a round hole. Marv might as well buy a ticket and sit in the stands for all he does on the field. Even then he would probably not be able to find his seat again after taking a whiz in the women's rest room by mistake.
  27. 7 points
  28. 7 points
    this pick makes me moist.. some punk bitches with some tall soap boxes. even the stupid bitch is cool, shes moved past it, she said they sat down without lawyers and sorted it out and wanted to move on from it.. but some crusty old white dudes in ohio are picking out tree branches. Joe is currently 20 years old, so this happend when he was 18?, so an 18 hr old kid, getting called racial clurs, attached by a big bitch pushing and punches him, makes one mistake.. and yall got the shotguns ready? what a joke. make sure you toss extra "judge others" cash in the collection plate tomorrow. the only thing embarrassing i see is grown mens reactions to a mistake an 189?) yr old in a position theyll never even imagine being in, makes a single mistake. look at the video that happened the day after he turned 18... omfg... what a bunch of assholes
  29. 7 points
    We're knocking this draft out as if it were a chick
  30. 7 points
    Why should they? The NFL awards the Lombardi trophy for winning the Super Bowl, not for morality or community service. Don't fall for the Walter Payton Man of the Year facade ... it's all bullshit. This is entertainment and blood sport. Men get paid to violently assault and injure each other for the intoxicated Roman Colosseum.
  31. 6 points
    Ex-serviceman and military family here... Veterans of the various Desert ***** missions.... And I have no problem with the players kneeling. I DO have a problem with the DOD paying the NFL to stage shows of patriotism and pretending they give a shit about our vets. Remember for all of Jerry Jones' faux patriotism, we had to pay him to honor fallen soldiers. While the VA is underfunded. If you're more worried about the way it looks than the way it is... You have my sympathies brother.
  32. 6 points
    When it comes to lame and stupid, I will defer to your expertise.
  33. 6 points
    Dude, if you have no understanding of how the Military works, please refrain from commenting. On the evening of August 1, 1990 I was in Manhattan Kansas drinking beers with my hot 22 year old senior girlfriend and her friends who were attending K. State. I had just signed up to take 2 classes and start working on my Masters degree. Was finally gonna be able to take advantage of those benefits. 3 months later I was on the Saudi/Iraqi border. My son is raising his right hand at 1pm today to join the Marines. Anyone who is willing to join the military and all that goes with it deserves our thanks regardless of whether or not they see action. One of the most important members of every unit is the Supply Sargent. They are not expected to see action but they sure as hell make sure the rest of us are fully supplied to do so. A good supply NCO is worth their weight in gold. My opinion is we shouldn't play the national anthem or raise the flag at NFL games. The players and organizations don't really deserve or rate that kind of honor. With very few exceptions, most of them have done little to make this country a better place or help their fellow man. Those that have can certainly be honored at other public events. The NFL has wrapped itself in the flag purely as a marketing ploy. At one point the NFL was charging the military to have tributes on the field until it was discovered. As far as boycotting, I really only watch the Bengals, occasionally the Saints but not nearly as much as the Bengals. Probably only watched 8 to 10 full Bengals games last year. I haven't been to a game in a few years but go to OSU games 2 or 3 times a year. I will occasionally meet my buds out for cold beers and to watch a game but usually we go together to watch college games which are simply more entertaining. Everyone seems to run the same offense in the pros which has become a short passing controlled game. I had a little hope when Kaepernick, RGIII and Cam came into the league but those exciting offenses were either found out and/or organizations realize its simply too easy to lose your franchise QB running that type of offense. Not boycotting but the game has become horribly stale and inflicted with yellow flag disease.
  34. 6 points
    I read that Marvin considered taking over play calling but then he realized he would have to stay awake for the whole game so he declined
  35. 6 points
    HOLY SHIT it's a miracle! So excited for Hobson!! Bengals are LAZOR Focused. Maybe they will bring back Brat and we can all enjoy the halfback pitch!!
  36. 6 points
  37. 6 points
    Deserved more IMHO... grow up or go away Jones.
  38. 6 points
    Marvin said he expects him to be ready for opening day after the amputation heals.
  39. 6 points
    Stephen Shuck-and-Jive Smith is an insufferable jackass. A total fucking clown. With a straight face he said Robert Kraft wouldn't even touch someone like Mixon ... um, dipshit ... the Patriots gave Aaron Hernandez over 40 million dollars !!!! Murder victims killed in the last 10 years Bengals - 0 Patriots - 2 Player Suicides in Prison Bengals - 0 Patriots - 1
  40. 6 points
    "Here we go, Stealers, here we go" clap clap.
  41. 6 points
    Because everybody was fine with the whole Ray Rice thing, huh? You are truly a dumb motherfucker.
  42. 6 points
    Sometimes the questions answer themselves. But really, I'd give the exploited white rural working class people of WV more credit and realize some of them get it too. This is like "I'm not racist" BINGO, with the stereotypical "purple" reference. Purple people don't exist. But if they did, you'd probably be just as clueless about how their purpleness informs social relations between people.
  43. 6 points
    Also ... gotta keep this 100 ... if you think there isn't a racial component involved in this, you're blind to how the world works and even in how people subconsciously react to situations. His greatest crime wasn't hitting a woman, but hitting a blonde white woman. That is why some fans across the nation want him crucified more than they normally would. This was a nation where 5 decades ago black men could be lynched for looking at a white woman, so Mixon is the inverse and became public enemy #1 in a league full of scumbags with hosts of offenses. Now back to regular programming.
  44. 6 points
  45. 6 points
    I'm not happy for the death of anyone not named Hitler or Manson. But I won't be bothered at all if what happened to the Bengals after Paul died happens to the stealers.
  46. 6 points
    So when Pacman got kicked out of the Horseshoe(a casino in which he was previously banned) for being racist to a Korean dealer, that was ok or when he was escorted out of the Rising Sun for being a jackass that's obviously not his fault. Or any of the other 7-8 times he's gotten arrested, it's the whole city of Cincinnati that's against him...Pacman vs. the world. How is that every other player on the Bengals seem to avoid these type of incidents but him? This is over 10 years old, but still very relevant: We all know how the Vegas incident turned out. Anyone that tries to defend the actions of a career criminal, a 33 year old man that has been arrested 9 times in the past 10 years, losses any and all credibility with most logical law abiding citizens. There is no grand conspiracy to make Pacman look like a moron who can't keep himself out of the back of a squad car, it's his actions that put him there. The fact that the leadership of the Bengals continually enable this guy is ridiculous and shows the level of ineptitude that currently exist within the organization. Please don't make this about race, it's about being responsible for your actions and respecting others. lolz...you spent a few hours with the guy so you can vouch for his character, that's a clown statement bro..you come off like a cleat chasing, jock sniffing, grown man wearing another grown man's jersey fan boy that is incapable of a rational opinion about his favorite football player that happens to be a world class POS. Well I've met him too and he was a douchebag. I know people that sell him weed and others that have met him and they say he's an arrogant dickhead who thinks he's better than others. Sure he bought some bikes for the kids in Zone 15 but he's still acting like a complete asshole, hell Nino Brown gave out turkeys for Thanksgiving but sold crack in the community. He's a liability on and off the field, only the inept leadership of the Bengals would employ his guy after his 10th arrest in the past 15 years. He could not even work for most companies with his arrest record, but the Bengals will pay him millions of dollars to represent the city...it's a joke.
  47. 6 points
    there is a very high chance i will be moving this to a cloud server in the offseason, my wifes company site is the guinea pig, storing media on amazon S3 will be the key.. currently we use, 300gb of storage on the server, her site is using 200 of that, and 30-40 can be eliminated or also moved to AWS S3 storage. the cost to store her stuff will be $2-6/mo, and would allow us to move to a potentially faster, managed(as in i dont need to (have elflocko) maintain the server, and should run no more than $100/mo hopefully more along $79, we are currently in the $150-180/mo range just for the server. as i attempt to pay back all my savings i blew while jobless cutting costs is helpful. especially since adsense is kicking me about $35/mo in the offseason, so my wife loves the $150+ bill each month(like its my fault, even though its used mostly by her), haha. so long story short, ill obviously have professionals handle the move, but the DNS change may cause issues as it does for some each time we move. creeping up on year 13, hopefully we can enjoy the good, bicker and be mean to each other about the bad for many more years! ill post more when times comes, i will do my best to avoid the draft and busy times obviously. if we can get the costs low enough, a single "if anyone wants to chip in" begging per year could allow us to eliminate ads all together.. which would be AWESOME!
  48. 6 points
    I'm sure his wife is concerned about length for sure, since her husband is a 100% cuck quitter pussy. We need real men on this team, not cowards who obey their wives. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Go-Bengals.com mobile app
  49. 6 points
    Well if reading comprehension is a problem for you, I can and will point out that I spoke to BOTH of you, and have addressed him as well. You stir the pot, he licks the spoon... He stirs the pot, you lick the spoon. Instead of worrying about whether ANYONE says anything to/about another poster, how about you just worry about upping YOUR game for once? MMMMMMkay?
  50. 6 points
    tl; dr Btw if you have Kenneth agreeing with you then you know you are wrong.

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