Your Thursday links ... endorsed by six of the seven deadly sins

Before we get to the links a quick note about tonight’s Steelers vs. Bengals game ... Cincy is currently 1-8-1 after nine games. 1-8-1 should be a sexual position ... kind of like finger-cuffs. Couple that with the fact that 11 Bungles are inactive for tonight’s game (Ocho-Stinko being one of them for violating an undisclosed team rule), and I think the Steelers are going to go 1-8-1 on the Bengals tonight. Unpronounceable Bengal Chinedum Ndukwe, who vowed revenge on Hines Ward for his jaw-breaking hit on Keith Rivers, is also going to miss Thursday's game with a foot injury. That is too bad I was hoping to see Ward break something of his too. It will be interesting to see how many Bengals Marvin Lewis can actually get to show up for tonight’s game.

Dick LeBeau will have his defense blitz Ryan "Harvard Graduate"Fitzpatrick (legal name) until Fitz actually bleeds Crimson. This will be a blow out … can you really blame Carson Palmer for not wanting to play tonight?
As far as a guess as to what team rule Ocho-Stinko violated, I am going with: he was seen “making it rain” in Vegas with Javon Walker, Chris Henry and a dozen high school-aged girls … just a thought.

And now the links ...
With word that a Tyler at UNC has broken his wrist and is out for the season, you can hear thousands of hearts skip a beat

For you Central PA wrestling fans (both of whom could careless about this site): a Deadspin.com story about York College wrestlers and herpes.

Pacman Jones is Back-Man Jones ... I can't help myself. I have to believe that Jerry Jones went to the NFL Commish's office and laid the wood on this one. "Mr. Goodell, I did not pay this guy millions of dollars just so you could suspend him. By the way in case you forgot, you work for me and I have a hot tub in my bedroom shaped like Dallas Stadium. That's right."

This is not going to help soccer's image in America ... it hasn’t really helped Mike Singletary.

The headline is all you need. Man cuts off own head with chainsaw.

Five lamest forwards and why your mom loves them.

Inmate gets $300,000 for lost genitals.

Is ESPN just too big? Now with them getting a hold of the BCS bowl games, what don't they have other than hockey (and we can see what that has done for hockey)? This is not good for sports; getting your news, even sports news, from one source is not good.

If you have ever gambled on sports for any length of time, there is one thought that every gambler has at some point or another - "this stuff is fixed." There is no doubt that if you gamble on sports you think it has to be fixed. After last weeks Steelers game there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that football is the same as blackjack. Simply put, "the house always wins."

From WhodeyRevolution.com some quick Bengals facts... enjoy the game tonight.

  • 17 - Years since the Bengals have won a playoff game
  • 0 - Total number of playoff wins in Mike Brown's tenure as owner
  • .348 - Bengals regular season winning percentage since Mike Brown took over as owner (97-181 in 17 seasons)
  • 15-23 - Record since 2005 playoff game vs Steelers
    6 - Seasons the Bengals have lost their first six games since 1991. No other team has more than two.
  • 0 - Teams North of Cincinnati without an indoor practice facility
  • 10 - Players arrested in a 14 month span from 2005-2006
  • 32 - Mike Brown's ranking, out of 32, of the "Best Owners in the NFL" by Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated in 2007
  • 458,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, that Hamilton County Taxpayers paid to build PBS
  • 2032 - Year that Hamilton County will have finally paid off its debt on the stadium deal
  • 3 - Total number of non-clerical employees employed in the Bengals scouting department, lowest in the league
  • 747,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, paid in free agency by the Bengals from 1994 - 2005, second worst of all 28 teams in existence for the duration, behind only Arizona
  • 118 – Ranking, out of 118 professional teams, of the “Worst Franchises” in professional sports, as ranked by ESPN the Magazine in 2003.
  • 97 – Ranking, out of 98 general managers in all four major sports with three or more years of experience, of Mike Brown’s performance as a GM, as ranked by Forbes in 2007.

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