I know you all have been sick with worry over me being non existent around here. Well that's just going to have to continue because the Bengals have lost my interest (Watching porn/drinking is currently a more rewarding endeavor). And you know what, as much as I enjoy football on Sundays, I will not miss watching the Bengals next year if there is a lockout. Think about it. When was the last time you derived any pleasure from this team. Like real honest to goodness "I had a great time watching that game" pleasure from this team. 2005 probably? And don't try to argue that we're all masochists anyway, so every thing the Bengals do is thoroughly enjoyable. Because that sir, is a vassal argument. Also, Roger Goodell is a dick, and here's to hoping that somehow (PLEASE ANGRY VENGEFUL GOD. I DON'T ASK FOR MUCH. BESIDES THAT GOLD PLATED HELICOPTER. OR THE ONE TIME I NEEDED $200K TO LEAVE CUBA WITH BOTH MY EYES. THIS I REALLY AM PRAYING FOR) he mangles the public aspect of the negotiations to the point where the casual football fans (i.e. idiots and/or 50% of America) actually see him as the problem, as well as the owners of course, and not the gleaming beacon of light that everyone in America is so hellbent on making him out to be. Take for example that insane commercial before the Super Bowl where him and a bunch of players and other people read the whole constitution. That was some subliminal bullshit that probably swayed 50% of America to now think of him as a patriot and wonderful person. De Smith needs to come out with some real attack ads. Something in black and white with bold letters telling everyone that the Owners are trying to take the NFL from you just because their enormous slice of the money pie is not cutting it for them. And then show Mike Brown beating up an old lady and throwing her off a cliff. I don't know, I'm just thinking something along those lines would get people's attention. I guess what I'm driving at is what I said already. Roger Goodell and the owners are evil money hungry sons of bitches.
Also, Tommy Craggs at Deadspin spells it out a lot better than I do.