We discuss the madness that was wild-card weekend. Specifically the poor coaching in Cinci, and poor kicking in Minnesota.
We discuss the madness that was wild-card weekend. Specifically the poor coaching in Cinci, and poor kicking in Minnesota.
We check in with Matthew Slater as we get his thoughts on facing the KC Chiefs in the NFL Divisional round this weekend.

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We check in with Matthew Slater as we get his thoughts on facing the KC Chiefs in the NFL Divisional round this weekend.

No two people have made more news over the last couple of days than David Bowie – for the worst possible reason, obviously – and Ricky Gervais. So it only seems fitting to pay tribute to the late, great Bowie by posting his hilarious cameo on Gervais’ show “Extras.” I’m sure all the Hollywood beautiful people Gervais dumped all over hosting the People’s Choice Awards will agree.

On a side note, watching this reminds me of an interview that Bowie did a bunch of years ago. He was one of the most groundbreaking, innovative and unique artists of all time. The guy who invented the androgynous glam rock thing that influenced performers from Freddie Mercury to Prince, Annie Lennox, Boy George, Lady Gaga and dozens more. And Bowie told the interviewer that he knew he could produce hit songs if that’s what he was really interested in doing. So off the top of his head he improvised a pop tune that would’ve undoubtedly had gone gold. But he’d been there and done that and didn’t need the money so he just did things that interested him artistically. And this song proves his point. If he recorded this it would go platinum. I know I’d buy it.

Anyway RIP, Ziggy Stardust. Godspeed, Major Tom. And thanks, David Bowie.

 

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Blair Walsh crushed the dreams of Vikings fans when he missed a short FG that would have sent Minnesota into the divisional round. The guys also touched on RGIII's last moments in Washington.
Danny joins the guys on a Patriots Monday to talk about their upcoming game with the Chiefs as well as what will be important to a Saturday postseason victory.

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There’s only one thing more gratifying than watching the Cincinnati Bengals commit playoff suicide through their own insane, immature, hysterical dumbassery. And that’s been watching their reactions since. Adam “Pacman” Jones in particular has been the gift that keeps on giving in the aftermath of his meltdown that handed Pittsburgh a game-winning chip shot.

Not content to just sit in the bathtub fully dressed with his knees clutched to his chest for costing his team a playoff win, he went right to Instagram to go all NC-17 on the officials. Then followed that up with a profane, looney tirade that included gems like, “I’€™m sitting here looking at the thing on ESPN. I guess Pittsburgh got all gangsters. Mike Tomlin needs to tell his team to shut the f’€“k up and play football, because ain’€™t nothing going to happen to 55 [Vontaze Burfict] on the field or off the field. Dig that. Ya’€™ll want to report, so report that [BS].”

Gold, Jerry! Gold!

But Pacman wasn’t content to stop there. He went on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday morning and doubled down on the cray cray, accusing Steelers wideout Antonio Brown of only pretending that his brains were scrambled by Burfict’s blindside shot to the head. I am not kidding. From Uproxx:

Adam Jones goes on a national radio show and all but accuses Antonio Brown of faking an injury. … In an interview Monday morning with Dan Patrick, Adam Jones said Brown “deserved a Grammy”€ for his performance.

There’s just so much Schadenfreude-y goodness in this saga I don’t know where to begin. The fact that the penalties by Burfict and Jones negated what would have been a drive-killing incompletion. Or how a few minutes before hell broke loose Burfict intercepted a pass and he and Jones ran up the tunnel with the ball. The way Burfict was arguing on the sidelines with Marvin Lewis. Or the sight of Pacman ugly-face crying on the bench. And now him blaming the refs, Pittsburgh and the guy who got concussed. Everyone but himself. It’s just an embarrassment of riches. It’s like hitting the Crazytown Powerball jackpot.

So I’m just going to say my favorite part is “All of the Above.” This is the Cincinnati Bengals at their Cincinnati Bengaliest. They have been and continue to be the most deranged, dysfunctional team in North American sports. And in a way, the most entertaining.  Just for laughs I went back through some old files to see what I wrote about Burfict on Barstool Sports when I was previewing the 2012 draft. Here’s what I said:

Guy With All the Physical Tools but More Red Flags Than the Beijing Country Club:

Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St. 6-1, 248, 4.93.

I try not to lean too heavily on any one draft source, but Pro Football Weekly said it perfectly: “€œA very inconsistent, undisciplined, over emotional locker-room lawyer and divisive, energy-draining field force.” And just for good measure they threw in ‘€œmouthy,’€ ‘€œhot-headed’€ and ‘€œcoach-killing’€ Sure, but how’s his attitude?

As a footnote, I listed another linebacker whom I called “The Perfect Patriot.” It was Dont’a Hightower. Being right all the time never gets old. You keep doing you, Bengals.

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Dont'a joins the guys on a Patriots Monday to talk the Wildcard round, the importance of kickers, and share a few dietary tips.

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Marvin Lewis has to take responsibility for his defensive players gift-wrapping the FG for the Steelers, and Mike Carey continues to suck at his job working for CBS.