Thursday Reads


Call them the Cincinnati Obamas, because they’re all about change. More comments from QB Carson Palmer on Chad and the OTAs:

"“These practices are important. It’s not like we were 20-0 last year and we don’t have much to work on. We’ve got a lot to work on. But this is the NFL. This is professional sports. Everybody has contract issues and negotiation issues. Chad took a lot of the heat for guys holding out. There’s a lot of guys holding out. There’s a lot of guys saying they’re not going to show up. It’s part of the game. It’s part of the NFL and it’s a part of sports. You just have to deal with it. You just got to get the young guys to figure things out.”"

No-shows so far this year include Chad Johnson, T.J. Houshmanzadeh, Levi Jones and Willie Anderson.

Fifth-round pick Jason Shirley is in court for his DUI, which involved driving into a building and almost running over a guy on his john.

The Chickster wonders who died and made Goodell God?

Kirkendall thinks that FB Jeremi Johnson might not make the final roster. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t, either.

Bengals Stripes searches for a jersey that doesn’t make him look like a loser.

QB Don Hollas, the Bengals’ fourth-round pick in 1991, has been named head coach of the St. Thomas Eagles.

Videos Not to be Missed Dep’t: A few of these would make tailgating at PBS a lot more interesting. It doesn’t work too well for the ladies, but there’s always this.