“What’s Wrong With The Bengals?”October 10th, 2010
As Joe loves to do, Joe watched the NFL Gameday Highlights show on NFL Network, hosted by Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci. Each game has lengthy extended highlights shown and the trio talk about the meaning of it all.
So the show gets to the Bucs-Bengals game, and “What’s Wrong With The Bengals?” flashes up on the screen and stays there for a few minutes.
Sanders, Mariucci and Eisen then proceed to discuss the game and breakdown the highlights and give the Bucs no credit for the win and hang it all on the Bengals’ ineptitude.
The only positive Joe heard about the Buccaneers was Mariucci praising Sabby Piscitelli’s runback and Sanders saying “nice catch” after Micheal Spurlock’s tightrope reception to set up the winning field goal.
Joe gets that the Bengals choked the game away in epic fashion and that Cincinnati was a playoff team last year with lofty goals. But to have the 3-1 Bucs portrayed as an afterthought is just shameful coming from the NFL Network. Joe usually only expects this kind of one-sided crap from BSPN.