On this date:
Sunday afternoon, December 10, 1989
1989 NFL Week 14
Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) versus Seattle Seahawks (5-8)
From Steven Sharp:
The Bengals entered the game as 10.0-point favorites at home, but the visiting Seattle Seahawks had other plans, winning 24-17, on a snowy day in Cincinnati. During a drive, several fans began throwing snowballs toward Seahawks players prior to a play to be run near their goal line. Bengals head coach Sam Wyche ran across the field to Tom Kinder (the Bengals on-field public-address announcer) and used his microphone to admonish those fans by telling fans to point out anyone doing this so that the offenders could be expelled from the stadium. While Wyche's comments excited the fans in attendance, it wasn't enough to inspire his team to victory. The Seahawks scored a tie-breaking touchdown with 3:51 left in the fourth quarter, and the ensuing Bengals drive was stopped on fourth down, as the Seahawks won 24-17.
One week earlier, the Bengals went on the road and defeated the Cleveland Browns, 21-0. Perhaps the Dawg Pound at Cleveland Stadium was still on Sam Wyche's mind that afternoon. Cincinnati Bengals public address announcer Tom Kinder was one of the few public address announcers in the NFL (perhaps the only one) who worked from the sideline rather than from the pressbox. Tom Kinder passed away in April 2005, after serving as the Bengals P.A. announcer for the franchise's first 37 seasons.
As Seg would say, the Holy Grail Banks was "packed and stacked" Monday night for Bengals Line. We had a record breaking crowd. Thanks to our special guests: AJ Green and Devon Still.
Quotes of note:
Lap: AJ Green is the most humble superstar I've ever met.
AJ on blocking: I don't want to let guys down. I don't want them to say, 'don't run to his side, he won't make the block."
AJ: Some guys come into this league to be good, I want to put on that jacket, I want to be great.
Devon: "we have good players on the field, but they are even better people off the field."
Listen to podcast here:
Hour 1: Devon Still
Hour 2: Marvin Lewis, 7:05.....AJ Green 7:30
AJ arrived around 7:30. He took a group of kids shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods with Jermaine Gresham, BenJarus Green-Ellis and Carlos Dunlap.
Hour 3: AJ Green until 8:30
6:05, Reds Hot Stove
6:30, Xavier basketball vs Evansville
(Courtesty: Lokomotiv Kuban)
Former Xavier Musketeer Derrick Brown is playing in Russia.
Brown was named MVP of the Russian Professional League for November.
"Brown finished as the Euroleague’s fourth-best scorer in November, with 18 points per game, while also contributing heavily on defense, posting 24 rebounds, 6 blocks and 5 steals. He did all of it with a true shooting percentage of 67.29%."
Brown was a 2nd round pick (40th overall) of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2009.
He appeared in 171 NBA games, averaging 5.2 points per game.
From Brad Moorhead: I made this 30 for 30 trailer for my C251 class at Indiana University.