Flugel Posted May 16, 2009 Report Share Posted May 16, 2009 This prolly ain't popular but DILLIGAF? I've always had this weird, inexplicable fondness for the Cincy Bengals even though Cleveland is my favorte team by a landslide. Aside from the fact Cincy usually sucks so bad I feel sorry for them, history shows me other reminders of why I'd like to see the AFC North eventually become a race between Cincitucky and Cleveland the same way that it was in the mid 80s. 1) Paul Brown started that franchise and I've never waivered away from being a BIG Paul Brown fan. Modell SCREWED him before he gave us the SAME treatment in Cleveland. Unfortunately, I think Paul Brown's son Mike ended up inheriting the Milkman's brain cells. 2) Cincy has ALWAYS drafted Ohio State players I adored. Archie Griffen was reason #1 I loved Ohio State so it's only natural I wanted to see him in the pros. His brother Ray was a DB drafted and played at a high level for Cincy. Then came Pete Johnson, FB Jeff Cothrane and Big Daddy Wilkenson. I always liked this connection to OSU. 3) In the past, they've presented the same pain in the ass to Pittsburgh regardless of how good or bad they were. 4) The Cincy vrs SF Superbowls were GEMS at a time when SBs weren't consistently competitive and one of those involved our former Head Coach Forrest Greg. The 80s were fun when Boomer would always end up on the short end of the stick in his battles with Kosar. What was always REALLY entertaining back then was when Wych and Glanville would 1-up each other in the sportsmanship department. Wyche called timeout to slip in 1 more FG attempt when being ahead by 30 points just wasn't acceptable enough to let time expire with. You can ONLY imagine the reasons Glanville gave him for that kind of thing. - Tom F. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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