Alright, so there have been a lot of firsts during the current NFL lockout. And here's a list of some of those "first moments" that have taken place during the lockout:
- The Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA title in franchise history. Good for them. As long as Miami didn't win it all, I could care less who won.
- The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972 and first in my lifetime. And apparently Canuck fans aren't terribly thrilled with the outcome. I hate the Bruins. Go Flyers!
- I have been able to grow a beard. That was quite an accomplishment since I can't grow a beard.
- LeBron James showed up for the fourth quarter of the NBA Finals and won a ring. Oh wait, that didn't happen. Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Or the year after that. So much for that "dynasty" beginning this year.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have been able to stay out of trouble with the law. We'll take our small victories.
- For the first time since 2001, Jim Tressel will not be the head coach of The Ohio State Buckeyes. For me, that's a bit disappointing, but I agree that he should be held accountable for his actions.
- Brett Favre retired. Oh wait, hasn't that happened 75,854,007 times now? I've lost track by this point in time.
- I stopped quoting lines from Lord of the Rings, Scrubs, House, and any other television shows or movies that I enjoy watching. For the most part....
- Politicians have been in the news for politics only. Oh wait, that's a lie. How could I have forgotten about the latest politician to make headlines for a scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner.
- Steve Carell officially left the hit show The Office. That must have been hard. I was always left satisfied and smiling afterwards....That's what she said.
I won't lie it was kind of a slow day on the news front for football and the Bengals. But here's what you may have missed or overlooked from Wednesday.
- The Bengals Cedric Benson broke tackles on only 8.6 percent of his runs in 2010. Hopefully that number will improve next season, as long as Benson is a member of the Bengals.
- Bengals rookie safety Robert Sands has reached out to Domata Peko. Well that's good news to hear that Sands reached out to Peko after their miscommunication.
- The mayor of Indianapolis proposed a "municipal alliance for taxpayer equity in sports."
- According to ESPN the Magazine, the Bengals are the worst franchise in sports. Well I beg to differ personally. Can anyone say Pittsburgh Pirates?
- The Bengals Rey Maualuga is going to be taking on a new leadership role. Well congrats to Maualuga and his eagerness to take on a new role with the Bengals. Hopefully it pans out for the better in the long-run.
- Former Bengals center Bruce Kozerksi has been named a finalist for the NFL teacher of the year award. Congrats to Bruce. Hopefully he wins the award, but if not at least he made it this far.