It's a sad, sad time in Bengaldom. For you see, Geoff Hobson has declared the bell-cow concept to be officially dead.<font face="new times roman" size="3">No fan is an island, entire of itself.
Each is part of the main, a piece of the rock.
If by the sea the clods be washed away, or the bluff crag,
or thine friends home, or thine friends themselves,
Bengaldom is more the less.
Each loss burdens me, as I am involved in hob spin.
And so, ask not for whom the bell-cow lows.
It lows for thee. Moooooooo!
What could possibly be more tedious than waiting for yet another NFL draft? Football-wise, it's by far the most excruciating time of the year. Might as well seize the opportunity to honor one of our very own MBS members. To be prepared especially for you, Belko -- an exhaustive catalog of Geoff Hobson bell-cow-isms. Periodically updated into perpetuity.
A current search on Bengals.com brings up 70 instances of the term. Rather than making one long post, I thought I would break things up into multiple entries. That way, I can add a dozen or two at a time, and return later when circumstances permit. The plan is to number each quotation for future reference. First set of entries to follow shortly.
INSTANCE 110 --- Bengals get a hold of Green-Ellis (posted Mar 21, 2012)
May it forever rest in peace.The bell cow concept keeled over on the Paul Brown Stadium field and died with Benson's second fumble of the Christmas Eve fourth quarter against Arizona.
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/B ... d89fb3b438
At this time of intense mourning, I would like to present a reading.
And yet we shall steadfastly maintain our vigil, staying in the ready, and faithfully coral any stray bell-cows that might wander through the Bengals.com pasture.No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Then you shall hear the surly sullen bell [cow]
Give warning to the world that I am fled
From this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell [now].
From William Shakespeare, Sonnet LXXI
EDIT: Corrected count.