Things you need to remember this week:
- Tuesday, at 10 AM, I'll have sign-ups ready for a second Fantasy Football League. Don't be greedy. If you're in the first one, then let someone else join in the second one.
- The first episode of Hard Knocks will be on HBO this Wednesday at 10 PM.
- The Bengals head to New Orleans for their first preseason game of 2009 this Friday. The game starts at 8 PM and should be live on Local 12 (not sure yet about other coverage).
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco joined the Bengals in camp last weekend and left very impressed, saying " The Bengals will push for a playoff spot -- and maybe more."
Michael Lombardi says that Marvin Lewis is the worst game manager in the NFL. While going through a game in 2006 (yea, a game that's over two years old now), Lombardi writes, "He called a timeout, I can't believe he called a timeout." I chuckled.
USA Today asks if the Bengals are low-balling the rookie Andre Smith. In my opinion, that question is so much more complicated than anyone realizes. However, John Thornton blames both the Bengals and Alvin Keels.