Doc Hits Another Home Run

Doc Hits Another Home Run

Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 10:26 pm

August 15th, 2011, 3:33 am #1

<p>http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2011 ... /308130022</p><p><strong><em>But after 3-34 in Detroit Friday, Im pulling out the joke book. I watched and I saw The Lost Decade, Part II. I dont want to be angry every Monday for four months. I really dont.

Laugh or cry? I recommend the former.</em></strong></p><p>Bingo.  I watched the game with a sense of humor, and I enjoyed it so much more.  It was wonderful not getting upset.</p><p>I love Doc's candid columns on the Bengals.  They usually are able to capture how I'm feeling.  I'll bump this througout the season because I'm sure he'll have some good ones.</p>

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"With a quarterback greener than a first year, a hovering ghost, and a magic wand of an offense handed down from the founding fathers of the franchise, Jay Gruden is a fiery, passionate underdog in the Harry Potter mold." Geoff Hobson July 15, 2011

Brown on being back to work: "We're like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."


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Joined: July 30th, 2007, 12:03 am

August 15th, 2011, 12:52 pm #2

Of course Doc has it right. And it's hardly a complicated notion.

I have to amusingly speculate if Murf will get the point....even one so uncomplicated. He's asked a number of times why people follow a team that they disrespect.

We enjoy laughing. At the owner. At the team. And at the enabling Sheople.
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Joined: February 1st, 2001, 4:18 pm

August 15th, 2011, 2:53 pm #3

It was a good read. But I have to say, I don't enjoy laughing. I just get mad, shake my head, and quit watching or listening. It's just not fun for me to root for everything to go badly, eventhough it going to. I just lose interest. Trust me, I've tried to laugh but I'm just fooling myself. My personal solution to the mockery of a real football team is to just not pay attention as much and wait for Kentucky basketball, which almost always seems to make me happy.
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Joined: October 30th, 2001, 1:10 am

August 15th, 2011, 3:22 pm #4

Look at it like a very bad relationship....

Things started out so well, you were deeply in love and so encouraging to each other and then BAM! A backhand across the face for no reason. He said he was sorry and it would never happen again. A few months later you two are at your favorite restruant and having a good time...You look at another person dish - and WHACK! A smack upside the head....next thing you know you are in a full blown abusive relationship. Some stay in and take the beatings - some get out.

I got out.

...Now think of me as the counselor at the local shelter trying to educate those staying in that they need to get out before its too late.

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Joined: December 16th, 2003, 4:17 am

August 15th, 2011, 3:24 pm #5

It was a good read. But I have to say, I don't enjoy laughing. I just get mad, shake my head, and quit watching or listening. It's just not fun for me to root for everything to go badly, eventhough it going to. I just lose interest. Trust me, I've tried to laugh but I'm just fooling myself. My personal solution to the mockery of a real football team is to just not pay attention as much and wait for Kentucky basketball, which almost always seems to make me happy.
One could seriously write a paper about existentialism based on Daugherty's year-by-year reflections on the Bengals.

Let's say you're PD and you've decided on two things in your life: 1) you want to be a sportswriter, that's the career that fulfills you, 2) you want to live in Cincinnati, you have built roots there. How do you reconcile those two?

As a sportswriter, is there anything fulfilling about writing about the Cincinnati Bengals?

Creatively speaking, what is there to talk about? The team stinks, always has stunk since MB took over and always will stink. As much as we rib murf, honestly, he should be (or at least should have been) the beatwriter for the Enquirer. Why? Because he was one of the people that genuinely believed there was a point. For you or I, debating who the backup QB should be or the battle for free safety.....what would the point be? MB owns the team, nothing is going to happen...why bother speculating? You need to genuinely believe there's a point to speculate to write with any conviction.

PD is convinced the Bengals are doomed to stink, but to write that week-in, week-out, is stale. But to write otherwise is to lie. I'd hate my job too.

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Joined: October 30th, 2001, 1:10 am

August 15th, 2011, 3:41 pm #6

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/201 ... -drubbing/

I am thinking either Joe Reedy is becoming the next Hobspin or he got a talking to. I was a party this weekend and there were homers there saying the same thing: its only the first game and its a lockout year and "we" have not had that much time.....

My response - Did I miss where the bengals were the only team who were NOT practicing during the lock out - because I am pretty sure everybody was in the same boat and started at the same time.

Come on Joe Reedy - think before you speak (type) I see you predict the bungs will win 5 games this year. I would love to bet you that they wont win 1 game!

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Joined: January 19th, 2001, 9:07 pm

August 15th, 2011, 9:34 pm #7

I don't necessarily "root" for things to go wrong, but "wait" for something oh-so-Bengal to happen - such as the first pass thrown by the rookie QB being an INT, or the first kick-off return fumbled away to the other team, or a Nate Livings missed block or holding penalty any time they have a play over 10 yards, or watch Leon Hall try to cover anybody, and then laugh...a lot.
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Joined: March 31st, 2004, 5:40 pm

August 15th, 2011, 11:48 pm #8

<p>http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2011 ... /308130022</p><p><strong><em>But after 3-34 in Detroit Friday, Im pulling out the joke book. I watched and I saw The Lost Decade, Part II. I dont want to be angry every Monday for four months. I really dont.

Laugh or cry? I recommend the former.</em></strong></p><p>Bingo.  I watched the game with a sense of humor, and I enjoyed it so much more.  It was wonderful not getting upset.</p><p>I love Doc's candid columns on the Bengals.  They usually are able to capture how I'm feeling.  I'll bump this througout the season because I'm sure he'll have some good ones.</p>

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"With a quarterback greener than a first year, a hovering ghost, and a magic wand of an offense handed down from the founding fathers of the franchise, Jay Gruden is a fiery, passionate underdog in the Harry Potter mold." Geoff Hobson July 15, 2011

Brown on being back to work: "We're like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Anyone see Herm Edwards on Mike & Mike? I heard he went of on MB and said the Bengals will never win a SB while under Brown. Couldn't find anything on the net though.
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Joined: January 28th, 2007, 11:34 am

August 16th, 2011, 6:43 am #9

Here's what the homers had to say about it:

http://boards.bengals.com/showthread.php?p=1879603


LMAO! Such sheep. Shamey Shamey.





"So he got fired? Big deal. It's happened to the best of us. So he got kicked out of his house by his 400 lb'ed wife?!?!? That's probably better for him anyways."-OldSchooler on ChrisMBHater's absence
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Joined: January 28th, 2007, 11:34 am

August 16th, 2011, 6:46 am #10

"In the midst of several Bengals games, I retreated to the press dining area, where a bank of TVs lined the back wall. I watched other games, so as to acquaint myself with the National Football League. I watched Monday Night Football, marveling at the skill. So, thats how its supposed to look."


Yes! Finally--a good sense of mind to watch another game. Filled with REAL NFL Talent. Watch the Colts vs. Patriots. The Steelers vs. Ravens.

Somebody--Anybody else besides this filth. Good idea! I say stick with it, fellow fans.






"So he got fired? Big deal. It's happened to the best of us. So he got kicked out of his house by his 400 lb'ed wife?!?!? That's probably better for him anyways."-OldSchooler on ChrisMBHater's absence
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