Sunday, December 14: Gameday – Redskins @ Bengals

I have heard more WKRP In Cincinnati references in the last 24 hours than I have since the show went off the air in 1982. Not a lot of associations with this city, I guess — you’ve pretty much got Skyline Chili, Graeter’s ice cream, and WKRP.

And Chad Ocho Cinco, of course. The drama around his name change has seriously diminished, what with the Bengals’ disappointing season and the issue with putting Ocho Cinco on his jersey, but all of the official Bengals materials use the name, and it makes me chuckle every time. The roster on the official flipcard, for example.

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Even more amusing, though, is the Bengals’ team pronunciation guide, which is a whopping eighteen guys long. Not only did whoever compile it have to explain the correct way to pronounce such simple names as T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chinedum Ndukwe, and Eric Ghiaciuc, they also want to be sure that you use the correct Spanish pronunciation of the I in Cinco.

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Anyhow, it’s not too cold here, but the wind threatens to be a factor in the kicking and passing games. The Redskins are wearing the white jerseys with the burgundy pants, and I should have inactives for you shortly.

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One Response

  1. Carson Palmer is the love child of Dr. Johnny Fever and Jennifer Marlowe.

    Fred Smoot is the long lost son of Venus Flytrap.

    Jim Zorn is the long lost son of Arthur Carlson. You can tell by the playcalling that they’re related.

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