The date today won't happen again for 100 years. Hooray for 9-9-9! At least it's not June 6, 2006. That day probably got a lot more hype than today.
In any regard, here's your hump day Bengals news and notes from around the interwebs.
- ESPN's FirstTake interviewed Marvin Lewis. I guess it's a pretty cool video, but it's Marvin as we know him. Nothing spectacular, safe answers, etc. Worth watching any time the Bengals get mention on ESPN though, like when Skip Bayless and Chad Ochocinco had it out on FirstTake yesterday. Bayless got on Chad's case for diving before getting destroyed by 7 Patriots in the New England preseasaon game, so they sat down together. Bayless is not nice.
- Shayne Graham is alive and kicking, says Geoff Hobson. The guy is a good kicker, not necessarily an irreplaceable franchise player, but he's been pretty good for the Bengals despite a few big misses. There are some interesting notes about Andrew Whitworth, Kyle Orton and Brandon Marshall, and why the Bengals didn't pick anyone up off of waivers.
Bengals.com also publicized Chad's contest where a fan will have a chance to Ustream alongside the wideout. That will be a show worth watching!
- Bleacher Report's B. Clifton Burke says Marvin Lewis has succeeded in crafting a viable NFL roster for the second time in his coaching career. I guess that means he likes the Bengals. Worth a read.
- Kimball Perry reports that the Bengals won the case against 31 former players that filed for worker's compensation pay. Reinard Wilson was prominantly involved.
- Ryan Michael at Bleacher Report asks if the Bengals owe Chad an apology for 2008. I don't really see why - they refused to trade him, and now he seems happier than ever. I don't really know if another city could embrace him like we do.
- Cincy Jungle got some love around the net. Razzball featured a CJ-provided preview of the Bengals fantasy football prospects, and The Washington Post featured boss Kirkendall's take on Carson's grim statement.