1. Cincinnati Bengals Could Benefit from Relaxed TV Blackout Rules in 2012

    As first reported by Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal , the NFL is relaxing the local TV blackout rules for the 2012 season...

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  2. NBA: How to Improve the Draft for the Television Audience

    Last night's NBA draft has already precipitated copious debates about reaches, draft grades and the draftees' suits...

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  3. New Orleans Saints: Understanding Vilma's Defamation Suit Against Goodell

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell heard appeals from Jonathan Vilma , Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove yesterday to refute the suspensions Goodell handed down as a result ...

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  4. Re-naming Cincinnati/Xavier Game "Crosstown Classic" Won't Change a Thing

    William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo & Juliet that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

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  5. Cincinnati Reds: Will the Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips Signings Cost Fans?

    In life and in baseball, you get what you pay for. In the past week, the Cincinnati Reds shelled out big dollars for long-term stability...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 640 reads 5 comments

  6. Cincinnati Bengals: Four Home Games Worth Seeing in Person in 2012

    Going to an NFL game can be a hassle. Tickets are expensive, parking spots can be difficult to find and waiting in a beer line can eat up an entire quarter...

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  7. WWE Raw: Why Brock Lesnar's F5 to John Cena Was Brilliantly Predictable

    As soon as Brock Lesnar’s entrance music blasted through American Airlines Arena on Monday Night Raw yesterday, every WWE fan watching knew the show would end with John Cena on the receiving end of an F5...

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  8. NCAA Tournament 2012: Sullinger vs. Gates Is a Clash Between Old and New Bigs

    When the Cincinnati Bearcats tip off against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the NCAA tournament tonight, we will be treated to an intriguing big-man battle, as Yancy Gates and Jared Sullinger try to power their respective squads into the Elite Eight...

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  9. NFL Free Agency: Cincinnati Bengals Contact Reps for Houston TE Joel Dreessen

    Mark Berman, sports director at KRIV, Fox 26 in Houston reported via Twitter that the Cincinnati Bengals contacted the agent for Texans free agent tight end Joel Dreessen...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 1,170 reads 2 comments

  10. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Bengals Will Make Statement with Bush or Green-Ellis

    Free-agent running backs Michael Bush and BenJarvus Green-Ellis are working out for the Cincinnati Bengals this week, and which, if either, player the team signs will determine the direction of Jay Gruden’s offense...

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  11. 2012 NFL Free Agents: For the Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agency Starts at Home

    With NFL free agency upon us, Cincinnati Bengals fans are salivating over the possibilities of upgrades at skill positions. While it is exciting to play fantasy GM with an actual team, Cincinnati must first re-sign some of the 2011 roster...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 1,473 reads 2 comments

  12. Franken-Lin: Building Jeremy Lin from NFL Quarterback Spare Parts

    Since New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin exploded from anonymity to a sports and media phenomenon, he has been drawing comparisons to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 155 reads 0 comments

  13. Cincinnati Bengals: Why Andy Dalton is the Next Eli Manning

    Eli Manning has received mountains of due praise after engineering a fourth-quarter comeback victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 1,112 reads 4 comments

  14. Super Bowl 2012 Halftime Show: 5 Acts the NFL Should Have Been Picked

    Madonna will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVI, and her show is sure to be as nostalgic as a cassette tape and as exciting as a rice cake...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 11,695 reads 1 comments

  15. Cincinnati Bengals: Why the Team Should Focus on Offense in the 2012 NFL Draft

    As the 2012 NFL draft approaches, the Cincinnati Bengals must understand that while their defensive needs are important, their offensive needs are urgent. Important items need to be handled soon...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 2,249 reads 13 comments

  16. Skinny Kevin Love and Other NBA Sights I Am Not Used to

    We are one month into the NBA season, and my eyes have not caught up with my brain. Between trades, coaching hires and the draft, flux is the norm every offseason. But typically I have time to prepare myself...

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  17. 5 Coaches the Cincinnati Bengals Should Court If Mike Zimmer Leaves the Team

    The relationship between the Cincinnati Bengals and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has all the earmarks of coming to a close. Zimmer has not received any offers to become a head coach, but he has been courting other teams...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 2,851 reads 4 comments

  18. Cincinnati Bengals: Why Rey Maualuga Is Key to a Win over the Houston Texans

    The outcome of Saturday’s wild-card playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans hinges on the play of Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga. No matter what anyone says, it is that simple...

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  19. Cincinnati Bengals Playing for More Than Playoffs Against Baltimore Ravens

    The Cincinnati Bengals ’ playoff destiny is back in their hands: beat the Baltimore Ravens and they are postseason bound. However, the team has more than the final wild-card spot at stake on Sunday...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 1,465 reads 2 comments

  20. Dallas Mavericks Play Don Nelson Basketball Without Tyson Chandler

    Nostalgia is a fickle beast. Just ask the Dallas Mavericks . Two games into the NBA season it is already evident the Mavs are soft—just like they were in the Don Nelson days...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 1,531 reads 9 comments

  21. Mike Nugent, Patrick Peterson and Role of Special Teams in Bengals vs. Cardinals

    Week 16’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Arizona Cardinals is full of interesting comparisons and matchups. Each team has a gutsy young quarterback under center, Andy Dalton for Cincinnati and John Skelton for Arizona...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  22. 2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: No Wonder Boise State Is Heading to the Big East

    Boise State’s move to the Big East in 2013 may not make geographical sense, but one look at the 2011 college bowl schedule will explain why they bolted the Mountain West Conference...

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  23. NFL Week 16: 5 Reasons the Cincinnati Bengals Will Beat the Arizona Cardinals

    At the beginning of the NFL season, no one would have predicted that the Arizona Cardinals and the Cincinnati Bengals would be playing a game with playoff implications in Week 16...

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  24. LeBron James: Time for the "Villain" Label to Fade to Black

    Last week, the Miami Heat unveiled all-black alternate road uniforms, re-opening the asinine talk of LeBron James playing the villain...

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  25. Cincinnati Bengals: Beating the St. Louis Rams Will Speak Volumes About the Team

    On paper, the Cincinnati Bengals should manhandle the St. Louis Rams, a team that has won just two games this season and will likely be without starting quarterback Sam Bradford...

    Tom Brewer Written by Tom Brewer about over 2 years ago 365 reads 1 comments