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?
Recruits star in All-American game
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
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
- 1:05, Seattle at Minnesota on NBC
- 4:40, Green Bay at Washington on Fox
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