Recent disappointing injury news and cuts aside, the Bengals still have plenty to be optimistic about going into this season (though I still want my 3 number 1 WR juggernaut dammit).
For a dose of optimism, head to Bill Simmons land - roughly all of ESPN.com - and check out his recent podcasts on the upcoming NFL season to hear him do a complete 180 on the Bengals. In part 1 of his podcast with Cousin Sal, where they go through the Vegas lines, he shits all over their prospects. Then a week later talking with Mike Lombardi of nfl.com they both seem to think the Bengals can contend for the Superbowl. Anyway, I recommend listening to all his NFL podcasts if for no other reason than to get your crack fix of NFL info for the day. It's only 1130 and I'm already twitching like a junkie.
A friend of mine was walking around NYC and popped this photo of a small business store front: