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  1. I didn't realize they still had card shows. I attended my last one right before I discovered ebay. It was 1999, I think.
  2. For comparison, is the previous version they wore 1981-95. I always thought I preferred the original stripes, but now I think the 1996-2002 version was probably better. I'm not sure it would work today, but it would make a good starting point for an update. I like the striping pattern on the current pants, but that and the helmet are about the only things that aren't horrible.
  3. Estimated Career Earnings YEAR TEAM SALARY SIGNING BONUS ROSTER BONUS WORKOUT BONUS RESTRUCTURE BONUS OPTION BONUS INCENTIVE TOTAL CASH 2005 $230,000 $2,000,010 $1,570,000 - - - - $3,800,010 2006 $842,500 - - - - $5,630,000 $1,500,000 $7,972,500 2008 $1,742,500 - - - - - - $1,742,500 2009 $545,000 - - - - - - $545,000 2010 $295,000 - - - - - - $295,000 2011 $640,000 - - - - - - $640,000 2011 $353,000 - - - - - - $353,000 2012 $700,000 $75,000 $175,000 - - - - $950,000 2013 $750,000 $750,000 $500,000 $100,000 - - - $2,100,000 2014 $1,700,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - $500,000 $2,550,000 2015 $1,550,000 - $250,000 $100,000 - - $400,000 $2,300,000 2016 $2,300,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 $200,000 - - - $9,000,000 2017 $6,023,529 - $281,250 $200,000 - - - $6,504,779 2018 $1,015,000 - - - - - - $1,015,000 13 seasons $18,686,529 $4,825,010 $7,526,250 $700,000 - $5,630,000 $2,400,000 $39,767,789
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    Uniform change

    Yeah, I recall that article, but I thought the headline on the Uni Watch article was beyond misleading. It was based on this one line from the article: "A source has said that the Browns are seriously looking at replacing the plain orange helmet with a plain white one." The ESPN writer just repeated that quote (among other parts) verbatim. The Browns were foolish to mess with it in the first place. Tradition has worked very well for the Colts, Packers, Cowboys, Stealers, Bears, and several other franchises. It would have been fine for the Browns, as well. Maybe they thought it would break them out of their losing rut, but that's obviously nonsense, as well.
  5. Bleeds Orange

    Uniform change

    The Browns white helmets are an unfounded Internet rumor. As for the Bengals, I don't see the helmet going anywhere, but the costumes needed to go 15 years ago. There's a deadline that has to be met to file with the league for changes, so the earliest they could change would be 2020. Let's hope it happens. It's too bad the Bengals paint their stripes* on the helmets. Otherwise, they could rip them off twice a season and bring out the 1970s uniforms. I'd love to see those on the field again. There's no reason they couldn't throw back to the 80s now, and that needed to have been happening all these years. * I've been told that they actually start with a black helmet, tape off the stripes, paint it orange, then remove the tape, revealing the black stripes underneath.
  6. Bleeds Orange

    2019 Opponents

    Hey, why not dream big? My dreams are made of another magical 10-6 season that ends with an excruciating, embarrassing, first-round playoff loss, from a team that could have been better but lacked discipline, coached by an unaccountable asshole of a head coach.
  7. Bleeds Orange

    New team

    When the Titans made it to Nashville in 1999, I lived fairly close by, and tried to switch teams. I couldn't do it, and that was with a Titans team in my back door coming an outstretched arm's length from becoming Super Bowl champions. I knew then that it would forever be Bengals or nobody. Twenty years later, my give-a-shit level for all spectator sports has dwindled considerably, so when the Bengals suck, I revert to being an extremely casual observer of the league as a whole, and ignore the Bengals as best I can. I'm aware of whether they win or lose, and come here and scan some threads to see what the reaction is, but it doesn't really affect me, either way. The only real joy I get from the NFL these days is watching the Pittsburgh Stealers lose, and hoping that the losses are as excruciating and heartbreaking as possible, and that Ben Roethlisberger has a career-ending injury.
  8. Very good memories of Collinsworth the player. He was the first Bengals player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated (Paul Brown made it in 1968), and there was a very good feature story on that 1981 Bengals team in the issue. https://www.si.com/vault/1981/12/14/826209/catch-a-catching-star-give-a-listen-to-cincinnatis-rookie-sensation-cris-collinsworth-who-can-drop-a-quote-as-well-as-he-can-grab-a-pass One of his quotes from the article came after the Bengals beat Houston to go 6-3, the first of a five-game winning streak to start the second half of the season, sending them from 5-3 to 10-3. After suffering through 4-12, 4-12, and 6-10, I couldn't believe what I was reading when I saw it... "The writers keep asking us, 'Are you thinking about the playoffs?' They expect us to say things like, 'This is a tough league,' and 'It's a long season,' but when they ask me I tell 'em, 'Go ahead and make reservations for Detroit. We'll be there in January.'"
  9. Undersized, overperforming Woodside could be a late-round gem By Mike Giardi March 30, 2018 2:17 PM http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/red-sox/undersized-overperforming-woodside-could-be-late-round-gem
  10. He's not wrong. The Titans game immediately comes to mind. And as bad as 2016 was, it could have been much different if they'd had a kicker who could kick. There's such a thin line between a losing season and a playoff season in the NFL. Some teams find a way to stay on the right side of that thin line better than others, whether it's heart or discipline or just wanting it more or whatever.
  11. It's hard to believe he started his career 2-0 and would've been 3-0 with a win at Green Bay in Week 3 of the 1992 season. The Bengals had that game won and things looked good, especially since GB starting QB Don Majkowski had been forced out early in the game and they were having to play their backup. I wonder if that season, and Shula's career, would have been much different if they'd held on and won that game? And what about the Packers' backup quarterback? Without that win, does he have the confidence to do it in subsequent weeks? Does his career go differently? Does Majkowski get his job back once he's healthy, returning the backup to the bench? GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 20 (AP) -- Brett Favre, forced into the game by a first-quarter injury to Don Majkowski, threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds left today, giving the Green Bay Packers a hard-to-believe 24-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. With no timeouts left, the Packers moved 92 yards in five plays during a game-winning drive that took just 54 seconds. Taylor's catch and Chris Jacke's point-after gave Green Bay's Mike Holmgren his first coaching victory in the N.F.L. and Cincinnati's Dave Shula his first defeat. Green Bay (1-2) trailed, 17-3, after three quarters, but first-round pick Terrell Buckley, playing his first game, returned a punt 58 yards for one touchdown and Favre hit Sharpe for a 5-yard score. The Bengals (2-1) then made it 23-17 on a 41-yard field goal with 1:07 to play. Majkowski exited in the first quarter when he suffered ligament damage to his left ankle. He may be out for up to a month.
  12. As much as I don't want to hear that, it's hard to disagree. It just stinks to see players with lesser stats get in, just because they played on championship teams. And, there's still the Fouts thing. They put up a lot of points and were consistently good for four or five years, but never really won anything. I have a problem with whole Hall of "Fame" thing, anyway, although I'm not really sure what I'd call it otherwise. If "fame" is the criteria, then Ickey Woods and his shuffle should be in there. He was certainly "famous" at one time, and people still know about that dance 30 years later. Half In the same way, I've never liked the Most "Valuable" Player awards. Call it Player Of The Year. Don't make a player suffer, in this or any other sport, because he wasn't "valuable" enough to single-handedly take a shitty team to a championship.
  13. Oh, I agree, and that's what's bothered me about Dan Fouts getting in. He played in seven playoff games and won only three of them. The Chargers were a good (not great) team for five years (1978-82). The rest of his career they sucked. Those five years also happen to be best of his career, with the rest of his seasons being average. Not to mention, his TD-Int was 254-242. Fouts deserves the HOF no more than Anderson.
  14. Here's an article from last year at this time: http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/125504/how-carson-palmer-stacks-up-against-hall-of-fame-quarterbacks His career ranks after the 2017 season. He has jumped up a couple notches on the accumulating stats lists since then. CATEGORY STAT PLACE Passes Completed 3,777 13th Pass Attempts 6,040 13th Passing Yards 44,269 14th Passing Touchdowns 285 14th Passer Rating 88.0 18th Passing Yards/Game 253.0 12th Completion Percentage 62.5 20th Game-Winning Drives 34 10th Interceptions 180 38th Thing is, the QB numbers of the past are dwarfed by today's quarterbacks overall, so he ranks above several who were better than he has been. He currently ranks 19th on the all-time QB Ratings list. (Andy Dalton is 17th, by the way.)

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