Ben Utecht sang the National Anthem once at the Metrodome. His first album, self-titled, is due out April 28.
Joe Reedy talks about next weekend's NFL draft, with the main point about a team's preparation as well as confidence in their big board.
The Detroit Free Press has the Bengals drafting Jason Smith. "The Bengals badly need an offensive tackle and are thrilled that Smith, a potential No. 1, is available."
I was on board with the Fifth Down's draft needs for the Bengals at offensive line. I feel off when they talking about drafting a pass-catching tight end and/or wide receiver.
The Boston Globe rates the Bengals 2006 draft as "good".
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24th overall), offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth (second round), and defensive tackle Domata Peko (fourth round) all start and are productive, although Joseph missed half of last season because of a foot injury. Running back De De Dorsey (free agent) has chipped in when healthy
There are "three draft picks that really murder" Chick Ludwig.
PFW writes that Tank Johnson "has a good chance of seeing regular playing time as the club’s three-technique tackle".
The worst first-round draft pick by the Bengals in the last 15 years is... drum roll please... Akili Smith. I'm shocked!
The Los Angeles Times isn't impressed with Dhani's show, calling it poorly written and not very revealing about the culture he's visiting. It's a wonder that they've severely lost circulation, had to cut jobs and increase the price for a copy.
The Reds fell back to an even record after losing to the Astros 7-0, after the Reds offense was limited to a pair of hits. Shouldn't they get Brandon Phillips out of clean-up?