As we all know by now, Bengals' long snapper/point shaver Brad St. Louis is probably worse at his job than you. He either has tenure or compromising photos of Mike Brown (maybe going to IHOP instead of Denny's?). Joe Reedy reported yesterday that the Bengals brought in something called a Nathan Hodel for a visit, but that St. Louis beat him out for the job and will be the long snapper for at least another week.
This got me thinking. What is wrong with Hodel? Does he have full use of his extremities? Does he suffer from vertigo? Is he able to bend over into the snapping position? How is it possible that anyone with the skill level to be called in for a tryout is worse than Brad St. Louis? After all, he could very, very easily be the difference between 1-3 and 3-1.
After a quick Google search, I think I figured it out. I didn't expect such an obscure player to have a Wiki page, but sure enough, Hodel did. In fact, he was the long snapper for the Cardinals from 2002-2008. He also attended the University of Illinois and was an All-Illinois pitcher in high school. All interesting, but it doesn't explain why he wasn't signed. A little further down the page, I think I discovered the reason. Under the heading "cheater" Wiki explains (and I swear that nobody here put this there):
Hodel also cheats at Farmville by using his credit card to buy XP pionts and farmville cash.
That explains it folks. After the Cincinnati Ten of 2006, we can't take any more character risks on this team (unless, of course, they have talent). Hodel clearly doesn't fit in with The Bengal Way.
In case Wiki cleans it up, I have a screen grab of this brilliance.