Monthly Archives: November 2005

CINCINNATI BENGALS

 
Cinicnnati Bengals
(November 27,2006)
 
Bengals 42 , Ravens 29
 
Sloppy play midway through the second half let Baltimore back into the game, but the Bengals held on for a 42-29 victory today.

The Bengals are 8-3 as a franchise for the first time since 1988.

The Bengals led 34-0 with 1:47 left in the third quarter when the Ravens Derrick Mason caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Boller. It was the first of three touchdowns in a span of 4:49 for the Ravens.

The Ravens came in last in the NFL in scoring at 11.6 points a game.

Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer threw for three touchdowns and 302 yards, the fifth 300-yard game of his career.

Rudi Johnson ran 27 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns, handing the ball to offensive tackles Levi Jones and Willie Anderson, who spiked the ball.

The Bengals are one-half game ahead of idle Pittsburgh in the AFC North. The Steelers are 7-3 and play Monday night at Indianapolis.
The Bengals will play Sunday at Pittsburgh in a game that could give them a two-game division lead with four games to play.

The victory today against Baltimore was also important for the Bengals because it improved their division record to 3-1. Division record is the second playoff tiebreaker behind head-to-head competition.

Still first in the NFL with 33 takeaways in 11 games, the Bengals have scored an NFL best 115 points off turnovers. The Bengals’ 23 interceptions are three more than they had all of 2004.

Wide receiver T.J Houshmandzadeh had nine receptions for 147 yards and one touchdown, but he suffered a blow to the head on a 27-yard gain toward the end of the third quarter and returned midway through the fourth quarter.

The Bengals took a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on a 26-yard field goal by Shayne Graham.

The field goal capped a 15-play, 91-yard drive that consumed 8:07. The drive started on the Bengals’ 2-yard line, following a 32-yard pooch punt by kicker Aaron Elling. The Ravens had lined up for a 52-yard field goal attempt.

The slow, plodding pace of the game was in contrast to the high-scoring clip of the Bengals-Colts game last week. They combined for 24 points in the first quarter and 62 in the first half.

The Bengals took advantage of the inability of Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller to hold onto the ball. Twice Boller went back to pass and dropped the ball.

Bengals cornerback Deltha O’Neal also intercepted Boller, O’Neal’s seventh of the season and first since Oct. 30 against Green Bay.

O’Neal made a diving catch at the Bengals 11-yard line. A 20-yard pass interference penalty against Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle on Chad Johnson moved the ball to the 34. Three plays later, with a first down on the 46-yard line, Palmer threw 54 yards for a touchdown to Johnson. He beat cornerback Dale Carter, and there was no deep safety help.

The Bengals, leading 3-0, scored their first touchdown in the second quarter on a 67-yard, six-play drive. Two completions to Houshmandzadeh covered 41 yards. Ravens safety Will Demps was penalized half the distance to the goal for tackling Houshmandzadeh by the facemask, moving the ball to the Ravens’ 6-yard line. After one incomplete pass, Rudi Johnson ran left behind a Levi Jones block for a six-yard touchdown, Johnson’s sixth of the season.

Notes: Chad Johnson went into the locker room in the third quarter to get an IV to treat leg cramps. … Bengals middle linebacker Odell Thurman suffered leg cramps but returned. He later forced a fumble that was recovered by fellow rookie linebacker David Pollack. … Rookie cornerback Patrick Body left the game with an ankle sprain. … Linebacker Brian Simmons had the wind knocked out of him in the fourth quarter but returned one play later.

 
 
 
 
WHO DEY!!!!!!!!
 
 
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 
 
Thanksgiving
 
Even though I clutch my blanket,
and growl when the alarm rings,
Im thankful, that I can hear.

There are many who are deaf.
 
Even though I keep my eyes closed
against the morning light as long as possible,
Im thankful, that I can see.

Many are blind.
 
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising,
Im thankful, that I have the strength to rise.

There are many who are bedridden.
 
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic,
when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short,
Im thankful, for my family.
There are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table
never looks like the pictures in magazines
and the menu is at times unbalanced,
Im thankful, for the food we have.
There are many who are hungry.
 
Even though the routine of my job
is often monotonous,
Im thankful, for the opportunity to work.
There are many who have no job.
Im thankful for the friends and special times
that touch my life in so many ways.
There are many who are not so lucky.
Even though I grumble at my fate from time to time
and wish my circumstances werent as they are,

Im thankful, for life.
 
Thanksgiving is a time of reflection.
This year, I am especially thankful…for the freedom we enjoy in this great country.
 
it is a time to give thanks for all that we have,
and for all the people who have touched our lives.
 
 
 
Wishing You & Yours
Happy Thanksgiving
 
 

SUPERMAN RETURNS

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the official teaser trailer for Bryan Singer’s upcoming comic book adaptation, Superman Returns.
 
You can view the trailer here at the Official Superman Returns Website.
 
 
 
 
There are also downloads,photos and a journal by Bryan Singer(Director)
 
 
 
This is a sypnosis of the Teaser Trailer.
“The Planet Krypton” begins – The WB logo rolls in – fade to the Legendary Pictures logo – fade to the DC Logo. Marlon Brando voiceover – The dialogue from Superman: The Movie in the Fortress right before the scene where we see Superman for the first time. Fade in to the Kent mailbox with the incredible sky behind it.. Fade to intercuting shots of a young Clark Kent falling through the barn roof, jumping over cornfields, Daily Planet exterior shots, Lois and Clark together, Superman flying, Martha Kent walking toward the crashed spaceship, shots of the remnants of Krypton or the Fortress of Solitude… not too sure. Fade to a beautiful shot of a red/yellow lit sky and Superman flying up right in front of the sun. Crowd shots. A close up of Superman’s face as Jor-El says, “For this reason, above all, I have sent them you, my only son.” A shot of Superman in space looking at earth listening, trying to hear where the danger is and then blasting toward earth. Fade to black – Superman S/ logo fades in… fade out to RETURNS SUMMER 2006
 
 
This movie is gonna be LIVE!!!!!!

INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO

 
One of my favorite Shows is Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton on Bravo. I love this show because we get to see a side of celebrities that we often don’t get to see. I have been watching this show since it began on Bravo many years ago and haven’t stopped watching since.
 
Bravo announces some of performing arts’ most influential and intriguing stars to appear on the twelfth season of the network’s longest-running original series, eleven-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio." Scheduled to share their craft and life lessons this season are Actors Studio Co-President Al Pacino, Dave Chapelle, the cast of "The Producers", Queen Latifah, Barbara Walters and Martin Lawrence, among others. These episodes will begin airing this winter.
 
"The twelfth season is very special for ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ because it has such an unusual range," said James Lipton, Host and Executive Producer. "From the iconic work of Al Pacino to the sharp contemporary comedy – and commentary – of Dave Chappelle and Queen Latifah, to the historic presence of Barbara Walters, to the hilarity of Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, to the unbridled brilliance of Martin Lawrence, I suspect the show and I are in for a hell of a ride."
 
"’Inside the Actors Studio’ is essentially a Masters course where the studio audience is comprised of students who are there to learn from each guest, "Over the years, Jim has presented these students with a range of talent beyond actors – including comedians, media icons and musicians. The conceit of this series truly reflects Bravo’s appreciation of all forms of creative passion, and the diverse range of guests have provided valuable career and life lessons that have gone beyond only the actors studio."
 
"Inside the Actors Studio," which is now seen in 125 countries, was launched in April 1994 with Academy Award-winning actor and longtime Actors Studio President, Paul Newman. Originally filmed at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University, "Inside the Actors Studio" opens its 12th season at Pace University where major actors and directors will discuss their craft and share the secrets of their artistic achievements.
My favorite episodes are the ones with the following guests in the years past:
 
BEN AFFLECK
ALAN ALDA
ALEC BALDWIN
NED BEATTY
JULIETTE BINOCHE
CATE BLANCHETT
JEFF BRIDGES
PIERCE BROSNAN
JAMES CAAN
NICOLAS CAGE
MICHAEL CAINE
BILLY CRYSTAL
MICHAEL DOUGLAS
CLINT EASTWOOD
LAURENCE FISHBURNE
JODIE FOSTER
MORGAN FREEMAN
JAMIE FOXX
AL PACINO
GWYNETH PALTROW
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
ESTELLE PARSONS
SEAN PENN
ARTHUR PENN
BERNADETTE PETERS
SYDNEY POLLACK
ANTHONY QUINN
CHRISTOPHER REEVE
BURT REYNOLDS
TIM ROBBINS
JULIA ROBERTS
MEG RYAN
SUSAN SARANDON
MARTIN SCORSESE
MARTIN SHEEN
WILL SMITH
KEVIN SPACEY
STEVEN SPIELBERG
SHARON STONE
DONALD SUTHERLAND
KIEFER SUTHERLAND
THE CAST OF THE SIMPSONS
JOHN TRAVOLTA
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
ROBIN WILLIAMS
BRUCE WILLIS
 
 
These are the ten questions that he asks each guest at the end of the show:
 
01. What is your favorite word?
 
02. What is your least favorite word?
 
03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
 
04. What turns you off?
 
05. What is your favorite curse word?
 
06. What sound or noise do you love?
 
07. What sound or noise do you hate?
 
08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
 
09. What profession would you not like to do?
 
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
My favorite by far was the Steven Spileberg episode. I loved when he made the comparison between Close Encounters and his parents. This is the one to see!!!
 
For example, without prompting from Lipton, Jack Lemmon revealed he had once suffered from alcoholism. The eternally angry Spike LeeSpike Lee actually choked up and cried as he started recounting the obstacles he faced in getting the money to make "Malcolm X."
 
 
The one filmaker I would love to see….KEVIN SMITH!
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO.
 
SUNDAYS AT 8PM.
 
IT’S GONNA BE A GOOD SEASON…CAN’T WAIT FOR CHAPPELLE!!!!!!
 
 

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cinicnnati Bengals

(November 20,2006)

 

Bengals 37 ,Colts 45

 
 In a game of pinball offense, Peyton Manning showed he’s still the greatest wizard of them all.
 
He called the right plays. He made incredible passes. And, ominously, he showed that the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts are just starting to hit their stride.
 
Manning threw three touchdown passes in an offense that reached the end zone on its first five possessions Sunday, setting up a 45-37 victory over the awe-struck Cincinnati Bengals.
 
"He’s unbelievable," Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer marveled. "They’re unbelievable."
They’re the 17th team to go 10-0 and the first since Denver in 1998. With the defense faltering for the first time and Cincinnati’s defense geared to stop running back Edgerrin James, it was up to Manning to protect that perfect record.
 
He did it with his unique flair, sizing up the defense at the line and then calling the right play to beat it.
 
"Peyton’s the best," said tight end Dallas Clark, who had career highs with six catches for 125 yards against a blitzing defense. "If he sees it, we’re going to take advantage of it."
 
The Bengals (7-3) couldn’t stop him until it was too late. Manning went 24-of-40 for 365 yards with one interception, while James had 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
 
Coming off his record-setting 49-touchdown season, Manning took some time to get going. He’s found his stride — 18 touchdown passes in the last seven games, a threat to score on every snap.
"It’s been a while since we’ve been in a shootout," he said. "We had been running the ball, and I think Cincinnati came in and said, ‘Hey, we don’t want to let Edgerrin James get established.’ We were kind of thinking they might be thinking that. So we came out and threw it."
 
Johnson gave the Bengals confidence with an early 68-yard touchdown catch and another novel celebration. He removed his helmet on the sideline, knelt in front of a cheerleader and took her hand in a mock proposal. Back at the bench, he wrote on a dry erase board: "T.O. I Got You Baby."
In the end, Manning got them.
Johnson and Palmer drove to Indianapolis to watch Manning and Marvin Harrison work their magic in a Monday night game last season, hoping to pick up some pointers. On Sunday, they learned not to try to one-up them. 
 
 
Harrison had five catches, reaching 900 career receptions faster than anyone in NFL history. And Manning had a perfect passer rating after those first five touchdown drives that set the tone.
 
Johnson backed up his guarantee that the Colts couldn’t cover him. The Pro Bowl receiver had eight catches for a career-high 189 yards. But it wasn’t enough in a game of unrelenting offense.
 
"Looking at that offense from the sideline, it’s unfair," Johnson said. "We’re going to see them again, believe me."
Huddles were disregarded and the defenses were flat-out dissed by a pair of quarterbacks who made it look so simple. The first six possessions resulted in five touchdowns, one field goal and two perfect passer ratings.
 
It was so outrageous that Palmer and some of his teammates laughed in disbelief on the sideline during the closing seconds of the first half.
Manning was flawless on the Colts’ first five possessions, throwing for three touchdowns while the offense rolled up 301 yards and scored 35 points.
 
Then, the Colts got greedy and made it a game.
 
Instead of running down the clock and taking a 15-point lead into halftime, they tried to score after getting the ball back at their 28-yard line with 1:25 to go. Manning slipped as he threw a pass, and the ball went directly to Keiwan Ratliff for the Bengals’ NFL-high 21st interception.
 
That set up Rudi Johnson’s second touchdown run, cutting it to 35-27 — the second-most points ever scored in the first half of an NFL game. The Jets and Buccaneers combined for 70 in 1985.
 
Surely, they couldn’t keep up this pace, could they?
 
At the start of the second half, they did. Palmer opened with his second touchdown pass, getting the Bengals to within a point. Then the Colts showed their diversity, letting James carry 10 times in a 77-yard touchdown drive.
 
Which quarterback would blink first?
 
It was Palmer, who finished 25-of-38 for 335 yards. His only poor throw was picked off by Marlin Jackson, setting up Mike Vanderjagt’s 19-yard field goal for a 45-34 lead with 6:16 to go.
One mistake too many.
 
"You’ve got to be perfect," Palmer said. "It’s unbelievable what they do."
 
 
 
 
WHO DEY!!!!!!

SUPERMAN RETURNS

 
Warner Bros. Pictures has launched the official website for director Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, opening in theaters on June 30, 2006.
 
At the site, you’ll find the "Story," the cool new comic book layout of "Bryan’s Video Journals," "Photos" from the film, many new "Downloads" such as Buddy Icons, Wallpapers and the Teaser Poster, as well as links to the latest "News" and "Email Updates".
 
Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, will be released in conventional theaters and IMAX theaters on June 30, 2006.
 
The action-adventure stars Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, Kal Penn, Parker Posey and Peta Wilson.
 
The teaser will be available online at 9/8c Thursday, November 17.
 
 
 
This is the story for Superman Returns:
 
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world’s most beloved superheroes.
 
While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she?
 
Superman’s bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
 
Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor is going to be INSANE!!!!!!!!
 
 
This is the entire cast.
 
Stephan Bender …. Young Clark Kent
Kate Bosworth …. Lois Lane
Marlon Brando …. Jor-El (archive footage)
Raelee Hill …. Paramedic
Sam Huntington …. Jimmy Olsen
James Karen …. Ben Hubbard
Frank Langella …. Perry White
James Marsden …. Richard White
Mike Massa …. 777 Pilot
Ted Maynard …. News Anchor
Noel Neill …. Previously Wealthy Woman
Kal Penn …. Riley Stanford
Parker Posey …. Kitty Koslowski
Ian Roberts …. Riley
Brandon Routh …. Superman/Clark Kent
Eva Marie Saint …. Martha Kent
Kevin Spacey …. Lex Luthor
Vincent Stone …. Henchman
Peta Wilson …. Bobbie Faye
 
 
 
 
There are some great Superman Sites on my sidebar entitled Superman/Superheroes.
 
 

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