Gameday: Links, Notes, and Quotes

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Taking a look at a few stories, links from around the web as we gear up for Cincinnati's third preseason game of the year.

One of the things that I really came to appreciate last year when the Bengals hosted the Dallas Cowboys during the regular season, was the analysis provided at DallasCowboys.com -- specifically former scout Bryan Broaddus. Now if you looking for top quality Cowboys coverage, obviously you should stalk BloggingTheBoys.com.

Broaddus offered commentary about the Bengals defensive line facing a questionable offensive line, calling it a huge challenge.

Geno Atkins plays at the under tackle and can really be a handful when he attacks the outside shoulder of the guard. Domata Peko at nose will test Travis Frederick when he has to make that reach or cut off block. These linebackers are active and now with long time Steeler, James Harrison in the mix, it’s a nasty group. Through three preseason games, this first unit of offensive linemen protection wise, has been up to the challenge of keeping Romo and Orton upright where the improvement needs to come is having more opportunities to run the ball in this zone scheme.

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For our coverage between the Bengals and Cowboys, click here.

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If you've missed Hard Knocks and have HBO Go, Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer tweets:

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Doug Farrar postcard at Sports Illustrated previews the Bengals.

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New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch doesn't believe that HBO's Hard Knocks is in the best interest of the players.

"I don't think it brings anything to the team. It's so not about who we are," Tisch said, via TMZ.com. "I don't think it's in the players best interest."

"I think it's a bit of distraction and I think it's sort of misleading for the players," Tisch said. "Especially the young guys. Even though it comes off as a documentary, you're asking young athletes to perform. Perform on the field, don't perform in the locker room for a TV show."

It's clear that Tisch really doesn't watch, as he claims. If he did, he'd note that mostly all players that are filmed for HBO's documentary typically reflect that they forget about them at some point. Some even claim that it motivates them more to perform better during practice and the preseason; which is better for younger players.

Either way, we don't want to watch the Giants anyway. So there.

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Pat Kirwin with CBSSports.com predicts that the Bengals will finish second in the AFC North at 10-6. Actually, he chickens out and gives the Ravens, Bengals, and Steelers identical 10-6 records.

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A man was holding a beer when he wanted to take a picture during Saturday's game between the Cowboys and Cardinals. So gave the beer to his son and took a few snap shots. Authorities kicked him out of the stadium for "serving alcohol to a minor" and served a "citation for trespassing."

"I thought it was a candid camera joke, I really did," Coulter told USATODAY.com. "We just watched the opening kickoff and I wanted to take a quick picture. I literally handed my son my cup and said hold my cup, I reached into my pocket, grabbed my cell phone, put it on camera mode and took a picture."

"Providing alcohol to an underage person or an underage person in possession of alcohol is a Class 1 misdemeanor," Sgt. Wesley Kuhl of the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control told USAToday.com. "The consequences could be up to, and this is a maximum, of two years in jail, $2,500 fine and three years probation."

And we wonder why our jails are full?

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