Ok, that feels better. We move on and welcome the other team that hails from the Buckeye State. Plus, it's KJR Kares Sunday where we pay off the auction item and party with the KJR afternoon crew and the folks who bought the tailgate with us and then tickets to the game. Trust us guys, we'll be putting on a show.
"It looks like Phil Donahue throwing up into a tuba.": If you forced Phil to watch that game last Sunday, I wouldn't be surprised if that would be his reaction. When you have more total punts (12) than points (9) that's just a recipe for a disgusting game. Then again, Donahue's a pompous blowhard, so maybe I don't feel so bad that he'd be throwing up.
"Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.": To whoever ends up quarterbacking this team on Sunday. Cincinnati's defense is pretty good. Either QB is going to have to make quick decisions.
"Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through": To the running backs this week, which hopefully includes Marshawn Lynch. Man, was his presence missed last week. If Lynch is in there, I have to think they're able to punch it in on 1st and goal from the 2. At the risk of over-doing a pun, running backs, you're going to have to look hard for your hole and then punch through. If we can take a little pressure off the passing game that is a recipe for success.
"Cheer up, Ed. This is not goodbye. It's just I won't ever see you again.": Maybe it's just a prediction, but I can hope that Carroll will say this to Whitehurst if he ends up starting and trotting out that pile of suck again this week.
"Look, baby. I am what I am, and I do what I do. A few guys make shoelaces, some lay sod, others make a very good living neutering animals. I'm a cop!": To Red Bryant, who is just a massive defensive lineman who makes plays. Maybe it's blocking 2 field goals in one game. Maybe it's consistently breaking through to throw running backs for a loss. Maybe it's just pancaking some poor unsuspecting tight end. Red, we need you again this week. If you happen to neuter a right tackle or two, all the better.
"Where's your prison number? It's unlisted.": Ok, so they're not the CincinnAttica Bengals anymore, but over the past few years, they're so far ahead of the rest of the league in most arrests, that you wonder how many will be a game-time scratch after perusing the "goods" on Aurora on Saturday night.
Add it all up, and I think we've got a win. The 12th Man has had to wait a few weeks to let their voices be heard and the byproduct of that pent-up anticipation should be in full force. Have your tea with honey and lemon on Saturday night. Resist the urge to overindulge at the Halloween parties. We need everyone there in full throat to scare the pants of the ginger rookie QB who will be making his first Seahawks Stadium appearance.
Seahawks 24, Bengals 13