As you may have heard, the first Bengals preseason home game will be blacked out this evening. Congratulations comrades, this is yet another sign that our boycott is working (although a meaningless contest featuring only one starting quarterback and two teams who combined to go 6-26 last year might also have something to do with it).
We realize that after the long eight month layoff from semi-professional football, some of you may be tempted to break ranks and pick up a ticket to the game. For you we present a new semi-regular feature: Better Things to Do with Your Money Than Give it to Mike Brown.
This week why not think of yourself as Andre Smith? Sure, you're not going to be paid millions of dollars anytime soon, but he's not showing up at the Bengals game tonight, and neither should you. If there's one thing Andre is doing to fill his time, I'm guessing it doesn't involve salad, so why not have a Cincinnati feast. For less than the price of a two North End Zone Club Level tickets, Cincyfavorites.com will deliver two slabs of Montgomery Inn ribs, BBQ Sauce, two cans of Skyline Chili, a box of oyster crackers, Peppermint Patties, hot sauce and a pint each of Graeter's black raspberry chip and chocolate chip ice creams direct to your door anywhere in the US ($115.90 - includes shipping). Throw in a 12-pack of Burger Beer (~$5.99) and you and a friend can celebrate the the return of blackouts cincy-style for $6.11 less than two of the cheapest tickets to the game. Maybe you and Mikey can agree about this frugality thing after all.