Good morning everyone! Time to sneak around the office in hopes that your boss doesn't find you catching up on the latest Bengals news. Instead of the usual story or rant from myself I've decided to do something a bit different. Instead I would like to share a quote/joke about two of my favorite sports, baseball and football, from one of my favorite comedians, the late George Carlin.
"I enjoy comparing baseball and football:
Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.
Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.
Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park.The baseball park!
Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.
Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying."
And skipping to the end of the entire joke:
"And finally, the objectives of the two games are completely different:
In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.
In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!"
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Here's what you may have missed or overlooked from Tuesday.
- Veteran Bobbie Williams is one of the best offensive guards in the league. Finally one of the mainstays of the offensive line is getting some recognition.
- Rookie Robert Sands joined the team for defensive workouts in Cincinnati. That's always a positive sign seeing rookies participate in workouts during the current lockout.
- According to our very own Josh Kirkendall, ESPN's top ten offensive tackles list is irresponsible, embarrassing, and fraudulant for not including Bengals lineman Andrew Whitworth. I couldn't agree more with Josh.
- Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Pryor practiced with each otherTuesday morning. Ochocinco thinks Pryor will make a "great" NFL quarterback. Only time will tell. Personally I'm not sold on him.
- A commentary piece by Josh Kirkendall discussing the misunderstanding of the Who Dey Perspective.
- A commentary piece by our own Aaron Seddon about how the Bengals and Andy Dalton would benefit from a shortened 2011 season.
- According to Football Outsiders, Cedric Benson was one of the worst third-down backs in the league in 2010.