Practices have already begun Wednesday morning for the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl, which includes quarterback Andy Dalton, wide receiver A.J. Green, tight end Jermaine Gresham and defensive tackle Geno Atkins on the AFC Roster. Obviously all of you are going to tune-in to see some Bengals domination at the NFL's all-star game, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. (EST) this Sunday on NBC.
During Geoff Hobson's summary of Cincinnati's Pro Bowlers arriving in Hawaii, one reference struck out at me that you guys might enjoy.
It is former Bengals defensive tackle Justin Smith arriving at the front desk with his luggage, a case of Bud Light, and his arms still freshly scraped from last Sunday’s overtime death struggle his 49ers lost to the Giants in the NFC title game, and handing out beers to old friends from Cincinnati.
"You guys had a great year," Smith says.
Yep. That's the Justin Smith we remember.