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  1. I voted that the Bengals would win a Super Bowl before Marvin, because Marvin will never win one and you have to assume the blind squirrel Bengals will find a nut at some point in their existence. It won't be during his career, though. If Marvin does coach again, he'll put together some good 11-5 teams, but they'll never win shit because they'll be mentally weak and undisciplined when the bright playoff lights come on.
  2. Had to hold my nose and root for the Stains, because Pittsburgh is closer to playoff contention than they are. Hoping they both crash and burn. I've always had much more hatred for the Stealers than the Browns, but Cleveland is making up ground fast.
  3. Haha. Not sure if you're serious or not, but it's not like a 6-2 team just lost and dropped to 6-3, but still has hope for the playoffs or any measure of respectability within the foreseeable future. And it's a bit more than "a loss" that brought all this on. It's more like 11 straight of 'em, 16 of the last 17, and 18 of the last 20. Ten teams in NFL history have gone 1-15 and two have gone 0-16. This bunch has a good shot at being either the 11th or the third. The "whining" here is just catharsis for people who realize that 99.9% of the people outside this board could not give a shit less about the Bengals. And that, is not good.
  4. Not to let this sorry ass franchise or the sorry ass franchise that plays down the street from them off the hook, but I really think much of this comes with age and life experience. I don't feel the same about any sports anymore, and I doubt a championship by any of my favorites would feel the same today as it would have 20-30-40 years ago. Marriage, kids, work, mortgages and bills, aging parents, the passing of old friends, and the realization that your 70-some or 80-some years on the planet are going to pass by a hell of a lot faster than you ever dreamed they would... ...all of that works together to put sports in a different perspective. I think that once all that starts to become reality, interest in sports begins to slowly erode. Sorry to get philosophical.
  5. Exact same here. I go back to 1975, so we started about the same time. Exact same here, again. I really did feel that night that it was over for good, and I'm now convinced that it was. For me, the tell-tale sign was that I was just numb at the start of the 2016 season. I just could not give a shit, not that I even wanted to. They won a close game on the road against the Jets, and I felt nothing at all. No nervousness that they might not win, and no happiness that they did. The past four seasons have made it even easier not to care, of course. I'll turn it on sometimes, just to see them at a certain stadium or against a particular opponent or in prime time or with a shiny new quarterback starting. But if I don't see a single snap, it's no big deal, and hasn't been since "that night". This coming from someone who could count on one hand the number of I games missed from 1976 until sometime in the 1990s. And while I checked out two thirds the way into the season a few times in the 90s and 00s, my interest in the future of the team remained pretty keen. Now? If they announced they were moving tomorrow, I wouldn't flinch. The franchise is dead to me at this point. I have no shits left to give. Not saying I'll never care again, but given the history and the family that is in charge, I won't bet on it happening. This, and another single play that stands out that season came in the 9th game of the year, when the team was 8-0 and hosting the Texans in a night game. The were driving for the winning score, and AJ Green fumbled, handing the Texans the win. Win that game and they would have been the #1 overall seed. Of course, Pittsburgh may have beaten their #3 seed Denver or New England and came to Cincinnati the following week, but I doubt it.
  6. That 2015 playoff loss is the absolute lowest point in the history of the franchise, and that's saying a lot. As for the rankings, it's funny seeing the Browns at #32, but they'll get the last laugh in February, when they win the Super Bowl. They are still winning the Super Bowl this year, right?
  7. The impression I got from Twitter was that the Bengals just chose Taylor over him, and he was available. Thing is, the Jets, Bucs, and Dolphins all chose someone else, as well. Not that those are model franchises, by any means, but it makes you wonder what's making teams hesitant to pull the trigger. The Taylor experiment probably won't work, but he deserves at least two seasons to show something. If they don't win a playoff game while he's here, then...well...it will be just like the past 30 years and the four guys who came before him. It's not like we've grown accustomed to having nice things.
  8. I think I was on a board called Bengals Huddle (?) at the time of the Chris Perry draft. Amish, you were on there, I'm pretty sure. Even though the Perry pick was awful, who else was in that draft that they could have had and that amounted to much? Eli, Rivers, and The Rapist were already taken, and besides, they had The Quitter and didn't need a QB anyway.
  9. It feels like old times. I get goose bumps thinking about how suffering through 2-14 will pay off with the next David Klingler, Dan Wilkinson, Ki-Jana Carter, Akili Smith, Peter Warrick, or Chris Perry pulling one of those gaudy jerseys over a pair of pads next August. Now, if we can just start getting some players arrested again...
  10. I've been watching it since 1975, and they seem to recycle the plot lines quite a bit. I think it's on this list somewhere: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063837343/
  11. Unless they're playing the Bengals and Dolphins nine more times this year, they ain't going to no playoffs, thankfully.
  12. You beat me to it. I was just thinking, it won't matter because the Bengals will take David Klingler or turn down the Saints entire draft and a chance to take Champ Bailey because they just have to have Akili Smith. Or maybe they will actually draft a good quarterback and some sick Stealers fuck will snap his leg in two or grab his face mask and turn his head around backwards, not that something like that has already happened or anything.
  13. I assume he had a hand in the roster that Taylor inherited. Regardless, I get the feeling he left behind a dysfunctional culture in the locker room and tolerated too much, but I wasn't there, so I'm just shooting from the hip. I just don't see how he could be the head coach for 16 years and not be held to some accountability for the embers still smoldering in the dumpster.
  14. Marv only had three 0-3 starts, but he was no stranger to early-season shittiness. Actually, he brought some late-season shittiness from time-to-time, as well, especially in January. 2003: 0-3 and 1-4 2004: 1-4 and 2-5 2007: 1-4 and 2-6 2008: 0-8 and 1-11-1 2010: 2-11 2017: 0-3 Taylor may fall out of favor with some or even many this season, but any woes this franchise currently has are on Marvin and MB.
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