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Reflecting on the Bengals Hard Knocks history

In conjunction with Wednesday's announcement that the Houston Texans will appear on Hard Knocks, we reflect on the Cincinnati Bengals history on the show.

The Houston Texans will appear on NFL Films' Hard Knocks, set to premiere on HBO on Aug. 11. With the announcement made, we reflect on the Bengals' entries on the show back in 2009 (which won two emmys) and 2013 (which won three emmys). We were thinking about applying a top-five moments in Hard Knocks history (with the Bengals) but instead turned to our friends on Twitter for their memorable moments.

+ Here's the video cut of the Jayson DiManche call.

+ From Grantland:

"Iron Man has Gwyneth Paltrow," he said out of nowhere last night.

I don’t know if this was building on his discussion of superpowers earlier in training camp, or if this Iron Man discussion was just a completely separate thing. Either way.

"I’m not that in to Gwyneth Paltrow," he explained. Then he catches himself, so as not to offend Tony Stark. "But Gwyneth Paltrow has a good personality."

Then a teammate mentions Tony Stark’s superpowers and ability to land any woman in the world. "But Iron Man has Gwyneth Paltrow," Mays says, noting the hole in his logic.

+ From our post-show recap:

Brown made the suggestion that maybe they should give defensive end Chris Harrington a look at Tight End while the team was going through their rough patch of injuries. Jonathan Hayes shot that down, calling Harrington "stiff". Thank you.

+ Carson Palmer trying to figure out why his hand smells so bad:

+ Carson Palmer clips.

+ The Larry Black injury.

+ How could we forget Jim Lippincott's segment, waking J.D. Runnels out of bed to tell him that he's been released. It was pretty "harsh".


Episode One

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Episode One
Episode Two
Episode Three
Episode Four
Episode Five

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