1. Cincinnati Bengals: Don't Be Suprised If Carson Palmer Stays Put

    Usually, teams that are in the midst of a 2-9 season are contemplating wholesale changes. If you think that will also be the case in Cincinnati this offseason, well then, you must not know the managerial "style" of Mike Brown too well...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 424 reads 4 comments

  2. Cincinnati Bengals: It's Time To Stop Talking about the "Talent" on This Team

    We all knew the kids in school, the ones who had tons of book smarts, but no common sense or "street smarts...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 508 reads 3 comments

  3. Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Buffalo Bills Preview

    In this parity-driven league, it is indeed possible to have two teams with a combined three wins and have it be a compelling matchup...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 322 reads 2 comments

  4. Chad Ocho Cinco and Terrell Owens Can't Co-Exist

    I believe in an old saying that goes like this: "If you aren't part of the solution, then you are part of the problem...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 1,250 reads 3 comments

  5. Cincinnati Reds: Trio of Reds Players Bag Gold Gloves

    On Wednesday, Bronson Arroyo, Brandon Phillips and Scott Rolen took home Gold Glove awards, as it was the first time since 1977 that the Reds had multiple winners in the same season...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 233 reads 0 comments

  6. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts: Preview

    In essence, this is a matchup between polar opposites. The Colts are one of the most efficient, well-oiled machines in the National Football League and have been for years. Despite their rash of injuries this season, anytime you have No...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 544 reads 1 comments

  7. Cincinnati Bengals: Rebuild, Reload and Does It Even Matter?

    As they currently sit with a 2-6 record, much of the chatter involving the Cincinnati Bengals pertains to what the team should do going forward...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 253 reads 7 comments

  8. Cincinnati Bengals: Where do we go from here?

    Heading into this season, there was real and genuine excitement for Cincinnati Bengals football. Coming off a 10-6 season in which they won the AFC North, it appeared that the Bengals were ready to take the next step...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 451 reads 4 comments

  9. Cincinnati Reds: Taking a Look at the Potential 2011 Starting Pitching Rotation

    Although the Reds didn't have a "true" ace this season, which cost them in the postseason, they had a ton of quality depth that helped them navigate through the 162-game meat grinder...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 190 reads 7 comments

  10. Cincinnati Reds: Revisiting The Josh Hamilton/Edinson Volquez Trade

    When this trade was made two years ago, the Texas Rangers were getting a big time question mark, a guy who had tons of natural ability, but people weren't quite sure if he could put it all together and stay healthy...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 2,212 reads 2 comments

  11. Cincinnati Bengals: Remaining Schedule Provides No Relief

    Lets be honest here, for a team that came into the 2010 season with high hopes, to head into week seven of the season with a 2-3 record is brutally disappointing...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 186 reads 2 comments

  12. Breaking Down the 2010 Cincinnati Reds, Month By Month

    Over the course of 162 games, we, as fans, experience a whirlwind of emotions. The lows were pretty low, such as the huge leads blown in Atlanta and Philadelphia...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 295 reads 0 comments

  13. To the 2010 Cincinnati Reds: Thank You

    The final chapter hasn't been written on the 2010 baseball season, but as a relatively young Reds fan who doesn't have strong memories of the last successful teams, it has already been a banner year...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  14. Cincinnati Reds: Does It Matter How They Enter the MLB Postseason?

    There has been a lot of chatter pertaining to the relatively uninspiring play this month by the Reds, and how their lack of " momentum" could lead to a short postseason run...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 278 reads 2 comments

  15. Cincinnati Reds Need To Generate Some Momentum As Regular Season Winds Down

    It has been a banner season for the Cincinnati Reds organization, as very few people forecasted this type of success. With the success comes raised expectations, however...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 288 reads 1 comments

  16. Cincinnati Bengals Need To Generate a Pass Rush If They Hope To Have Any Success

    There were many disturbing aspects to Sunday's loss at New England, but if you ask me, the fact that Cincinnati gave Tom Brady all day to throw was perhaps one of the most bothersome ones...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 192 reads 3 comments

  17. Yonder Alonso: What Is His Long Term Future in Cincinnati?

    At the beginning of the month, the Reds called up phenom prospect Yonder Alonso to help provide some power off the bench...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 735 reads 16 comments

  18. Jay Bruce—What in the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks Is Going On?

    "It's not something I'm going to push at this point," Jay Bruce said Friday about his strained oblique. "I've taken the process this far. I'm going to see it through...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 561 reads 4 comments

  19. Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates: Weekend Series Preview

    No doubt the majority of Pittsburghers have moved on from the Pirates for the year, and many Reds fans are getting psyched for the Bengals on Sunday, but there is very important business to take care of this weekend at Great American Ballpark...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 56 reads 5 comments

  20. Cincinnati Reds: Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, and Then.......

    As the Reds head into the home stretch of the season, they are still a ways away from "officially" clinching anything, but there's a bit of rumbling as it pertains to the potential postseason rotation...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 208 reads 2 comments

  21. Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Weekend Series Preview

    This had the potential to be a much, much bigger series. The fate of the entire universe was supposed to be decided this weekend, but given recent (shocking) events, the Reds find themselves ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 388 reads 3 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds: Finally, a Good Team for the Younger Generation

    As a life long Cincinnati Reds fan, I've heard the stories; I know what this franchise has accomplished, what it stands for, and the deep impact it has left on the citizens of southern Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and scattered points unknown...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 257 reads 3 comments

  23. MLB Risers and Fallers for the Month of August

    I compiled a list of guys who I feel really boosted their performance, or took a big step back in the month of August. Guys not mentioned "held steady" as compared to their career norms/what they have done this year...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 130 reads 2 comments

  24. Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs Preview: No Time To Relax

    I have two words for a series like this: "Trap series." Be careful. Be very, very careful. Wear a hazmat suit and safety goggles in a situation like this one. Why do I say this? Look at the rest of the Reds' division as an example...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 231 reads 4 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds: Fending Off the Criticism

    The Reds are starting to receive some nationwide recognition for the first time in years, but with that comes scrutiny as well.Simply put, some people on a national level don't believe that what they are seeing is legit...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 658 reads 3 comments