This picture from Michael Keating at the Cincinnati Enquirer pretty much sums it up. This was the 2nd play of the game after a a long pass completion and Palmer is out with a torn ACL until next season. Some have made some comments about the "Bungles" but last night I only saw a team playing with a lot of emotion having just lost their star quarterback. The "Bungles" are dead, long live the Bengals! Kitna did a great job in the first half, but the second half was a different story.
The second highlight of the evening was the drunken Pittsburgh Steeler's fan (yellow construction hat and all) in the very top section of the stadium being ejected after swearing at Bengal fans and dumping beer on some bystanders. The Hamilton County Sheriffs probably saved his life as the crowd was getting ugly after Palmer's injury.
Now for a refreshment critique. The American beers suck and the Guinness was about 1/4 mile away each way, and I'm talking downhill and then back uphill. We were actually in the last row at the top at the 50 yard line. The good news is that no one behind you can throw a beer down your back, the bad news is that there is no one behind you!
The Warsteiner Dunkel draft was very good and within walking distance. I won't even begin to review the food available as this was not fine dining. The peanuts in the third quarter hit the spot.
Until next year!