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The Bungles’ Sunday Morning Wakeup

On a Saturday packed full of action, the best game of the day was arguably the NFL wildcard nightcap in Cincinnati. The Bengals lost their composure late and cost themselves a second round playoff spot after all but sealing the game with a Vontaze Burfict interception with 1:43 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. After playing from behind the entire game, the Bengals miraculously took the lead late in the fourth and still somehow found a way to blow it. They really must just not like playing in playoff football games.

Jeremy Hill ended up fumbling the ball back to the Steelers on the next play, and Big Ben made his grand reappearance after leaving the game earlier in the third quarter after a hit by Burfict. The Steelers, down one, with the length of the field to go were able to convert a series of passes and a fourth down and get past midfield before the Bungles had the sports meltdown of 2016.

Vontaze Burfict laid a dirty hit on receiver Antonio Brown, Pacman got a personal foul, and each were rewarded with a 15-yard penalty. The Steelers were handed 30 free yards and a 35-yard chipshot, sinking the dagger into the hearts of Bengal faithful everywhere. A playoff loss has now escaped Cincinnati for the seventh out of seven times under Marvin Lewis and they lost to their rivals in the most embarrassing way possible. Five straight years. Who dey?

Moving on…

Recruits star in All-American game

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Drake and Landon took the majority of the snaps at their positions during the all-star game, and were big contributors on the line all weekend. Kash was named captain, alongside Drake, for his team’s 37-9 win yesterday and he showcased great skill at inside linebacker. Our guys went out and made BBN proud at a big national recruiting event, and that can never be a bad thing.

Cats pulled it out 77-61 over Bama

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The Cats didn’t get off to a very hot start in T-town, but they were able to control the boards and stave off a comeback from the Tide to improve to 12-3 on the season. Poythress tore up the competition with 25 points and 7 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 21. The two combined for the first 27 points in the game for the Cats.

Skal showed us absolutely nothing again, he’s just not strong enough physically or mentally right now and he has to get out of that funk. He played a whopping four minutes. Briscoe looked nice today, but he still can’t shoot free throws. Cal kept calling his number to try and get the freshman out of his shooting slump, and it worked, he had 12 points on primarily jumpshots.

Ulis distributed the ball well, dishing out eight assists and providing us with some highlight slams from the big guys. Jamal Murray played one of his best games of the season and the frontcourt actually showed up for the game. We finally attacked the rim and tried to be the aggressors from the beginning of the game by getting to the foul line. The Cats took a huge step forward with yesterday’s road win.

Reese Phillips is transferring to Montana

The other of our two quarterback transfers has decided that he will be attending Montana to further his college football career. He was in the media a couple weeks ago for some things he said regarding the coaching staff and not receiving a fair shot, but now hopefully he will get his chance for the Griz. There’s no love lost from the BBN, Reese, good luck and we wish you the best!

NBA Cats/Sunday’s Big Games

NFL Wildcard

  • 1:05, Seattle at Minnesota on NBC
  • 4:40, Green Bay at Washington on Fox

NBA Stats

John Wall: 24 pts, 10 ast, 5 reb, 4 stl

Patrick Patterson: 11 pts, 2 ast, 2 reb

Nerlens Noel: 4 pts, 8 reb, 3 blk, 2 stl

Trey Lyles: 3 pts, 10 reb, 3 stl

DeMarcus Cousins: 33 pts, 10 reb, 3 stl

Willie Cauley-Stein: 10 pts, 1 reb

Rajon Rondo: 4 pts, 12 ast, 3 reb

Article written by Kaan Solagan

Senior at the University of Kentucky. Atherton High School Alumnus. "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." - The Greatest

13 Comments for The Bungles’ Sunday Morning Wakeup



  1. ukkatzfan
    8:27 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

    No love lost with Reese? Why are you hating? Is it because there was a college student who favored a coach who appears to have been a poor choice as an OC ? Believe it or not, college students have been known to make poor decisions.
    This is first time I have seen a column by you. What is the Kentuckity crap? Is it like ” Kaan SaySoLonng to KSR and Hello to McDonalds” ?



    • Irememberharrylancaster
      8:50 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

      No love lost? What did he do to UK? Seems like a good kid who wants to play football someplace.

  2. Yeah, the Bengals blew it, but never mind the no call on the flagrant helmet to helmet that caused a fumble and gave the Steelers the ball when we were in the red zone.



    • DelrayCat
      11:02 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

      I agree….
      The Shazier hit (on Gio Bernard) was the dirtiest of the game…and no call.
      And why was Joey Porter allowed on the field in that situation running his mouth in the middle of things.
      However, the Bengals did blow it. You can’t touch a ref…period.
      The Bungals are back. Especially, if they over-react and fire the coach.



    • Kernel Sanders
      11:15 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

      I have always rooted for the Bengals because of their close proximity to Lexington. And I do not like the Steelers at all. But I will have to say that the whole franchise and their classless fans lost a great deal of respect from me and I won’t really root for them anymore. I don’t who the opponent is, if he gets hurt and is being carted off the field, you don’t need to boo him and throwing water bottles at Roethlisberger was totally low class. Then 2 brain dead Bengals defenders follow suit. Losing football begats loser fans and loser players I guess.

      Delay I could not disagree more. If the Bengals do not fire this coach who was too stupid to sit the idiots down then they have not reacted enough. Besides, I get the fact that LEwis has been pretty successful in guiding the Bengals to decent regular seasons, but he SUCKS in the playoffs. Cincy needs some major turnover…cut the undisciplined roid-raged nut cases first.



    • WeareBBN
      12:18 pm January 10, 2016 Permalink

      I was yelling same thing about Porter, he said something because he was in the middle of 4 Bengals and they all reacted at same time, then idiot Jones goes through a ref to try to shove him. Why was he even still on the field? Still when you have bad people on your teams, Pacman is a proven bad person, you take these risk. Burfict was a ticking time bomb all night and could have had a few more 15 yarders, great player but even greater jerk. Made the entire game about him and his personal things than the team and the game. Running to the locker waving bye after the int is perfect example. Great player but as a Bengal fan I want him and Jones gone and not just because of this game. When Pitt got the fumble that all knew was coming from Hill, he can’t hold a dry ball, I was on the phone and told my dad we will get a stupid penalty that will cost us the game. Sadly I was wrong as it took 2 but was by the people I knew it would be.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:17 pm January 10, 2016 Permalink

      Spot on, wearebbn. I can actually forgive the fumble by the backup RB who was pressed into service by a dirty hit on the starter. What I can’t forgive is the stupidity of Burfict, Jones and Marvin Lewis. Burfict was a ticking time bomb the whole game and was still out there with a chance to lose the game when everybody with at least 1 eye and half a brain could see it coming.



  3. Irememberharrylancaster
    8:48 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

    So, you REALLY think the Cats go as Skal goes???? First time I have heard this all year. They have won about 11 games with nothing from Skal. How did they do that? Maybe it depends how Ulis, Marcus and Alex go????? Perhaps?



  4. Denim King
    10:04 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

    how would a loss “avenge” Cincinnati? I don’t think your usage of that word works there.



  5. Long Dong Silver
    11:00 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

    This is a poorly written article. I’ll leave it at that.



  6. freethrow
    11:14 am January 10, 2016 Permalink

    I think Skal is actually about to make a difference. If not for his foul issues/maturity he’d already be doing so. He isn’t just standing around nearly as much while straight up, especially out deep and he’s being more aggressive. That’s taken time for a kid of his background. But, IMO, his instincts “are” evolving and we’ll see more from him soon.



  7. inside info2
    1:54 pm January 10, 2016 Permalink

    Judging by the bad wording of this article causing it to make no sense, I’m going to assume that Kaan Solagan is a made up name and this is really BTI.