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A new podcast devoted to the fans of the Cincinnati Bengals, where we discuss the latest headlines, roster, and all things Bengals - brought to you in a variety of interesting segments. Entertaining, informed, and unbiased - a must-listen for anyone who l

Frank LaPlaca


    • Jan 24, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 44m AVG DURATION
    • 116 EPISODES


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    Episode 116 - AFC Divisional Round Review & AFC Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 47:39


    A complete review of yet another historic playoff win for the Cincinnati Bengals! Headlines, analysis, key plays, observations, individual performances, Joe Burrow, Mike Hilton, the offensive line, the overall defensive effort, Cam Taylor-Britt, Joe Mixon, etc, etc, etc!Tom McLeavey stops in for another roundtable and gives interesting insights on the team's performance, as well as an executive's view of the financial impact of Jackson Carman working out at left tackle. A fired up Justin Lacey unleashes on the disrespect that the Bengals often receive, and gives some motivational words to players and fans alike.Then I preview the Chiefs game, with offensive and defensive strategies and concerns, analysis of our opponent, and the keys to winning on both sides of the ball.The beautiful Monika emcee's, and The Madd Backer Adrian Ross and Zaire 'Jalen' Johnson lend their support to the show.No one covers a Bengals Super Bowl run quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 115 - Cincinnati Bengals Playoffs Round 1 Review & Round 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 58:25


    A complete review of the playoff win against the Ravens, with headlines, observations, key plays, coaching decisions, individual performances, the defense, the Sam Hubbard play, Joe Burrow, Chase, Bates, Logan Wilson, and more!Then Tom McLeavey stops in for an iconic 'McLeavey Minute', where he brings up some interesting points about the coaching comparison to the Ravens, big-time players making big plays, and the nuances of Coach Anarumo's halftime adjustments.Then, I preview the upcoming playoff game against the Bills, with analysis of our opponent, their strategies and coaching staff, areas of concern, as well as strategies to defeat them and move onto the AFC Championship game!The one-of-a-kind Monika emcee's, and The Madd Backer Adrian Ross, and Zaire Johnson lend their support.No one reviews or previews a Bengals playoff game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 114 - Bengals v. Ravens Game Review & Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 59:59


    A celebration of winning the AFC North crown, Damar Hamlin's recovery, and Joe Burrow and the stars of this team making it through the season and into the playoffs in one piece!This episode reviews the Week 18 win against the Ravens in all aspects: the key plays, headlines, observations, individual performances, coaching, Joe Burrow, the offensive line, Ja'Marr Chase, Bates, the tackling skills of the secondary, and much more.Then a preview of the upcoming playoff game against the Ravens, including strategies, ideas, concerns, analysis of the Ravens roster, coaching strategies, and a breakdown of what is needed from each position group to get the win.Then, the estimable Justin Lacey stops in to talk about the Bengals' win, as well as a rapid-fire rundown of all the playoff games, and then an inspirational locker room speech that every player, coach, and fan needs to hear.The scintillating Monika emcee's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one reviews a Bengal game or previews a Bengal Playoff Game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!!

    Episode 113 - Bengals v. Patriots Review & Bills Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 67:48


    A full review of the big win over the Patriots, with headlines, observations, offensive and defensive strategies and performances, key plays, coaching decisions, Vonn Bell, Joe Burrow, DJ Reader, Tee Higgins, Logan Wilson, Trenton Irwin, the La'El Collins injury and Andrew Whitworth, and much, much  more.I also discuss the playoff picture, the NFL clock rules, and the Pro Bowl selections and snubs.Then, Bengals superfan Mark Walters stops in with his unrivaled energy and passion for the team to discuss his new found fame and his experiences as a season ticket holder and hype man. (Mark is referred to as 'Mr. 3rd Down' and is frequently on the stadium Jumbotron, pumping up the crowd. Yes, he is the one seen feverishly waving his towel on multiple shots on the last CBS home game broadcast!)I then preview the Bills game, with an analysis of their starting lineup, as well as offensive and defensive strategies, ideas and concerns.The beautiful Monika emcee's this jam-packed episode, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross lends his support to the show.No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 112 - Bengals v. Buccaneers Review & Patriots Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 64:28


    A complete review of the comeback win vs. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, featuring headlines, key plays, observations, flow of the game, the injuries, coaching decisions, individual performances, Joe Burrow, Germaine Pratt, Dax Hill in the slot, DJ Reader, Drue Chrisman, and much, much more.Then, the wisdom-filled Tom McLeavey, and the future ESPN superstar, Justin Lacey, stop in for a spirited roundtable to review the game, the playoffs, the front office and pending contracts, and an insider's look at how this playoff run looks to a Cincinnati native.I then review the Patriots matchup, with things to look out for and strategic ideas for when we are on offense and defense.The ravishing and talented Monika emcee's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his support to the show.Tell your friends, family, co-workers, shout it from the rooftop if you're inclined - No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 111 - Bengals v. Browns Review & Buccaneers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 46:28


    A review of the long-anticipated victory against the Browns, with headlines, observations, key plays, coaching decisions, individual performances, Joe Burrow, DJ Reader, Logan Wilson, a breakdown of the flea-flicker, and much, much more.I also review the Bengals playoff race, as well as full preview of the upcoming game against Tom Brady's Buccaneers, complete with offensive and defensive scouting reports, and suggestions for attacking and defending against the Bucs.The one-of-a-kind Monika MC's, and the Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 110 - Bengals v. Chiefs Review & Browns Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 52:10


    A complete review of the epic win over the Chiefs with headlines, the playoff picture, observations, key plays, coaching decisions and schemes, Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, the run defense, Pratt's sensational play, the return of Ja'Marr, and much, much more.Tom McLeavey stops in for a 'McLeavey Minute' to discuss the win, the Browns game, and the fans and media reaction to the big win.Then, I review the upcoming Browns game, their roster, offensive and defensive strategies that will help against the Browns, and suggestions on how to prevent Chubb and Garrett from taking over the game.The beautiful and dynamic Monika MC's, and La'el Collins lends his support to the show.No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 109 - Bengals v. Titans Game Review & Chiefs Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 74:15


    This episode is a complete review of the win against the Titans - the strategies, key plays, observations, headlines, coaching, Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, Sam Hubbard, individual performances, 2nd half adjustments, and much, much more.Then Tom McLeavey and Justin Lacey stop in for a fiery roundtable discussion about Luke Fickell, the win against the Titans, Samaje Perine, and the upcoming Chiefs game.Lastly, I review the Chiefs game from all angles - coaching, the Chiefs' roster, offensive and defensive strategies for the Bengals, and my outlook for the game.The vivacious Monika emcee's, and La'el Collins lends his voice for a promo.]eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeNo one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 108 - Bengals v. Steelers Review & Titans Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 61:36


    A review of the big win at Pittsburgh, including headlines, injuries, key plays, observations, analysis of game flow, position group performances, the sacks, Germaine Pratt, Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, Samaje Perine, Taylor-Britt, and much, much more.Then, Tom McLeavey and a fired up Justin Lacey add to one of the most entertaining roundtable segments ever!And then I preview the Titans game from all aspects - offense, defense, special teams, coaching, team rankings, predictions, strategies, and everything related to this big AFC matchup.The flat-out beautiful Monika emcee's, and La'El Collins lends his voice for a TUBP promo.No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 107 - Cincinnati Bengals 2022 Midseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 80:36


    A special episode of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast where I review the team at the halfway point - the big moments, the games we've played, Joe Burrow, position group performances, how the draft picks have performed up to this point, headlines, injuries, and awards for the offensive, defensive and coaching MVP's.Then, Tom McLeavey and Justin Lacey stop in for a Midseason Roundtable, where we discuss the highs and lows from the season up to this point, the remaining schedule, biggest surprises, and how we stack up against the rest of the AFC during this big playoff push!The lovely and talented Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson lends his support for the show.No one reviews the Bengals at the halfway point quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 106 - Panthers Game Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 42:29


    A review of the current Bengal headlines and an analysis of the win over the Panthers - the key plays, observations, player performances, the historic day for Joe Mixon, Joe Burrow's best plays, Cam Taylor-Britt, the injuries to Dax Hill and Chris Evans, and much, much more.The lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson shows his support.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 105 - Browns Game Review & Panthers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 53:26


    In this episode, I talk about where the Bengals stand after this loss against the Browns, the trade deadline, the roster, the outlook for the upcoming weeks, the o-line, the running game, the absence of Ja'Marr Chase, the injuries, the strategies, the coaching decisions, the Browns game, a preview of the Panthers game, and much, much more.Tom McLeavey and Justin Lacey hop on a roundtable discussion as only they can, to talk about the Browns game, the personnel decisions, and where we go from here.The lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson lends some good words.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 104 - Falcons Game Review & Browns Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 49:28


    The Unofficial Bengals Podcast is back and better than ever after a rare month-long in season hiatus that was needed to address some major events in my personal life.In this episode, I review the breakout victory against the Falcons in all capacities - observations, big plays, coaching decisions, headlines, a breakdown of Joe Burrow's best throws, individual performances, the receiving core, the underrated importance and versatility of Vonn Bell, and much more.Then I preview the upcoming matchup against the Browns with strategies and things to look out for when we're on both offense and defense.The lovely Monika MC's and Evan McPherson lends his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 103 - Jets Game Review & Dolphins Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 41:20


    In this episode, I take a deep dive into the upcoming game against the undefeated Miami Dolphins - Tua, Waddle, Hill & the rest of their roster, and areas of concerns and strategic ideas for both the Bengals' offense and defense.Then I review the victory against the Jets from all aspects - observations, headlines, game flow, coaching, and analysis of key plays, as well as the sacks/hits on Burrow, individual performances, Boyd, Higgins, Hendrickson, Reader, Awuzie, OL, and so much more.The downright beautiful Monika MC's, and future G.O.A.T. Evan McPherson lends his support to what we're doing over here!I know you got me on this: No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 102 - Cowboys Game Review & Jets Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 65:05


    In this chock full episode of Bengals talk, I review the Cowboys game in all aspects - the headlines, Joe Burrow, key plays, observations, the sacks, individual performances, the strategy, the coaching, what went right...and what went wrong. I also relate to the diehard Bengal fan's emotional rollercoaster that loving a team can bring.The McLeavey Minute discusses the game, front office, and words of caution about Joe Burrow's future if things keep going like they have the first 2 weeks.Justin Lacey discusses the game, the team's outlook for the upcoming games, and the constant battle with the national media.Then I preview the Jets game, complete with offensive and defensive analysis of our opponent, and my proposed strategic approach to this game.The lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson once again lends his support to the show.And through it all, one thing consistently rings true - no one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 101 - Steelers Game Review & Cowboys Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 65:37


    A review of the Week 1 game against the Steelers with commentary, headlines, observations, analysis of key plays & coaching, a breakdown of the sacks and turnovers, game flow, and individual performances, including Ja'Marr and Joe Burrow. A comprehensive journey through game 1!The McLeavey Minute focuses on why we lost the game, and Justin Lacey has some inspirational words for the entire fan base.Then, I preview the upcoming Cowboys game, complete with concerns, strategic ideas for offense, defense, and special teams, and predictions.The other-worldly Monika, MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his support.No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 100 - 100th Episode Celebration & Steelers Game Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 98:13


    An epic, jam-packed episode to celebrate the 100th episode of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!In this episode, I tell a quick story on how the podcast came about, review the current headlines, injuries, and roster moves, as well as preview the Week 1 game against the Steelers - including their roster, and strategies & concerns for when we are on both offense and defense.Then, a roundtable discussion with our esteemed panelists - longtime regulars of the show, Tom McLeavey and Justin Lacey, as well as Bengals' expert Jordan Heinz from The Sports Dude Heinz Show & Whodey Nation News to talk about our divisional and conference rivals.Then...KC Norris stops by to talk about the schedule and what games present the most challenges to the Bengals, as only KC Norris can.Some OG's stop in to wish the podcast well on the 100th, such as Sans, Seb Talks Sports, and Corey O'Neal from the Greased Pole Podcast.The lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson, La'el Collins, and the Madd Backer, Adrian Ross lend their stamp of approval. (Two TUBP records - the longest episode to date, and 12 different voices!)What a ride it's been - a bucket list dream come true. I look forward to the next 100 and beyond.And the only thing I ask of you is to remember...no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 99 - Final Roster 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 28:53


    In this episode, I review the headlines from the joint practices, analyze the 3rd preseason game, and I give my version of the 53-man roster, practice squad, PUP list, and cuts.The roster is my wheelhouse in covering this team - I go over the starters, backups, and the reasons why some players will make the team, and some players won't, along with my strategies if I were the GM of the Cincinnati Bengals...The lovely Monika MC's, and The Man, Evan McPherson, lends his stamp of approval.I promise you that no one reviews the Bengals final 53-man roster quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 98 - Preseason Game 2 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 33:53


    In this episode, I review the headlines, the roster moves, the injuries, the Thad Moss block, and all of the breakdowns from preseason game #2. A 30-minute quick dive into all things Bengals that is intended to get you through the week!Dax Hill, Cordell Volson, the rookie defensive linemen, the play of the backup QB's, Chris Evans, Kendric Pryor, the return of Jessie Bates, the disrespect from 'the NFL's top 100 players' list, and much, much more.Tom McLeavey stops in for another 'McLeavey Minute', the lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson lends his voice to the podcast for a quick promo.I promise you, no one reviews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 97 - Preseason Game 1 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 38:14


    A review of the current Bengals' headlines as well as a deep dive into the first preseason game of the 2022 season, including the offensive line play, Dax Hill, Chris Evans, Carter & Gunter on the d-line, the trials and tribulations of an NFL prospect trying to make it to the big show, who showed up and who didn't - and much, much more.I break down the performance of the position groups, as well as the injuries, the players who were waived, a plea to the front office regarding fixing the backup offensive line, and some thoughts on how to approach preseason game 2 against the Giants.Get your Bengals fix right here as we lead up to game #2 - and remember...No one reviews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 96 - Training Camp Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 55:43


    Training camp is in full swing, and The Unofficial Bengals Podcast breaks down all of the headlines, reviews of the practices, transactions, injuries, roster battles, and a bunch of other news.Justin Lacey stops in with some words on the AFC North race, Ja'Marr Chase, Hayden Hurst, Jessie Bates, and a message to the team on how to avoid the 'Super Bowl Hangover'.Then I answer the questions submitted to the 'Hobson's Choice' column on bengals.com, including the white uniforms, Carman v. Volson, the number 4 WR, Perine v. Evans, Dax Hill in 3 safety packages, and much more.The lovely and talented Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson gives TUBP a shout out - which goes to show...no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 95 - Training Camp Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 70:24


    Keeping tabs on the Bengals roster is one of my favorite things to do, and this episode does just that! I discuss each position group, player by player, regarding where they stand on the team, how they can contribute, and what this season may have in store for them. It's a deep, lighthearted dive into what we can expect this year, and why we're going to contend for another Super Bowl.I also give my perspective on current Bengals' headlines, including The Ring of Honor, the new helmets, the PUP list, selling out season tickets, stadium naming rights, Mr. Brown's press conference, and of course, Joe Burrow's appendicitis.The gorgeous Monika MC's, Legatron McPherson lends his voice for a promo, and the acoustic bass guitar is cookin'!Break in the start of the season the right way with some heartfelt, thorough, earnest, informative Bengals talk.And please always remember...No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 94 - The Joe Danneman Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 71:26


    This may be the quintessential episode of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast...Joe Danneman, who closely covers the Bengals for Fox19 News in Cincinnati, stops in for a series of amazing behind-the-scenes stories about so many interesting Bengals topics:- On the field with a camera for Evan McPherson's game winning kick in the playoffs against Tennessee, and the up close interactions/reactions of Burrow, Mixon, Boyd and Co.- Covering the Bengal's Super Bowl on the field with A-List celebrities nearby in onfield boxes, and a camera roaming the sidelines - and having access during media week- His interview with Vontaze Burfict after the 2015 Playoff loss against the Steelers- His viral 'interview gone bad' interview with Adam Jones after an arrest- Up close 'eye test' observations on La'Ell Collins and Cameron Taylor-Britt from OTA's- Cincinnati stories, how the pass rush is the hidden key to repeating last year's success, Ring of Honor, Hall of Fame, and even a quick 'Bengals Word Association' gameNo lie, this episode is special, and props to Joe Danneman for taking the time to do an hour-long interview and not pull any punches - a true professional, good guy, and class act.Then, I go over some Bengals headlines, the lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson gives the episode his stamp of approval.Don't miss this episode - and please remember...No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 93 - OTA's

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 33:08


    In this episode I review the news from OTA's - the progress of the rookies, Joe Burrow and the skill position players, Coach Callahan's approach to improving the team, Ja'Marr Chase in the slot, Tee Higgins' shoulder, the injury list, Chris Henry's son, the lack of the respect the Bengals are still getting,  some news from across the NFL, and more!Then I take on the questions that were asked on the Hobson's Choice column on Bengals.com ranging from the trenches, to the roster, to potential personnel moves, and more.The lovely Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval. Enough Bengals talk here to get you through for a little while, in an episode the length of your average sitcom!No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 92 - 2022 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule Release

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 52:35


    A thorough review of the Bengal's 2022 schedule from top to bottom - the matchups, the order,  the road games, the busy primetime schedule, weather, travel, and breaking the season into 4 sections.This episode also covers headlines, undrafted free agents, and a dive into the psyche of players - from Jessie Bates to Ryan Tannehill. I also take on some questions that were submitted to Bengals.com, ranging from Jackson Carman to the Ring of Honor.Tom McLeavey brings another scathing episode of 'The McLeavey Minute' , The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval, and the lovely Monika MC's this 'unique' episode of TUBP.No one talks Bengal's schedule quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 91 - 2022 Draft Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 41:52


    A complete review of the Bengals 2022 draft - philosophies, how the draft went, the draft picks and their impact on the roster, and the strategy of picking hybrid and position-versatile players. I also review the current headlines, such as the Huber extension, Jonah Williams' 5th year option, and more.Then, Sans stops in with his thoughts on the draft and the individual players. Then Justin Lacey discusses the draft, and the impact of drafting 3 DB's on the psyche of Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell.The lovely Monika puts in overtime MC'ing this episode, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals Draft quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 90 - 2022 NFL Draft Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 70:01


    Welcome to The Unofficial Bengals Podcast 2022 draft preview! In this episode, I review draft strategies, philosophies, and predictions for the Bengals 2022 Draft, as well as some eye-opening observations from the last five drafts that you have to hear.Next, Corey O'Neal from The Greased Pole Podcast delivers a 'Mel Kiper-like' analysis of the draft, with the charismatic, humorous style that has made him a top-level podcaster. Then, Bengals Storm, a Bengals influencer on Instagram, stops in with some draft insights for the Bengals, as well as some interesting anecdotes.Lastly, I give my answers to the questions that Bengal fans have submitted to the 'Hobson's Choice' column on Bengals.com.The charming Monika MC's the whole affair, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one previews a Bengals' draft quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 89 - Pre-Draft Roundtable Featuring Tom McLeavey, Sans, & Justin Lacey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 77:04


    A knowledgeable and passionate roundtable discussion with The Unofficial Bengals Podcast team that is guaranteed to get you your Bengals fix, and keep you entertained while we all anxiously await the draft. The differences in style and expertise amongst these talented guests make for some interesting discussions. The 'tell it like it is' honesty of Tom McLeavey, the top-level football knowledge of Sans, and the 'next big star' personality of Justin Lacey make up what I like to call my podcasting 'Dream Team'.In this episode we discuss the best acquisitions, the indoor facility, how Jessie Bates fits into the salary cap, the new OT rules, draft predictions, what to do with the remaining salary cap money for this season, thoughts on our divisional rivals' offseasons, and a rapid-fire Q&A covering left guard, left CB, punter, backup QB, and Coach Taylor's contract extension. Here are timestamps for the various segments::53 - Roundtable Introductions2:22 - Indoor Practice Facility8:02 - Jessie Bates Impact On The Salary Cap17:21 - New OT Rules24:05 - Draft Predictions & Targets32:58 - What To Do With Remaining Salary Cap Money42:58 - Analysis Of Divisional Rivals' Free Agency Moves56:04 - Rapid-Fire Q&A Regarding Best Offseason Move, LG, LCB, P, Backup QB, & Coach Taylor's ExtensionNo one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 88 - Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 57:50


    What an exciting first week of free agency! In this episode, I discuss who the Bengals signed, who the Bengals chose not to re-sign, and who the Bengals would like to sign - both from around the league and from our own roster. We welcome aboard the new linemen and tight end, as well as welcome back several key current Bengals, such as Jessie Bates, BJ Hill, and Clark Harris, amongst others.Then, Evan McPhillips from @BengalsStats drops in to review 5 interesting stats from this Super Bowl team, as well as some commentary on the Super Bowl itself. The beautiful Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval! Here are the time stamps for various segments::53 - Free Agent Signings18:08 - Free Agent Departures21:41 - Remaining Free Agents From Our Roster26:26 - Possible Other Free Agent Targets31:48 - @BengalsStats interviewNo one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 87 - Position Group Grades, Free Agents, & Biggest Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 75:53


    Season 3 of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast gets off to a bombastic start! One of the longest episodes ever, to help fill the void from lack of Bengals football. Your boy never runs out of things to talk about regarding this team!I go over each position group and basically the entire roster with 2021 performance evaluations, I take on questions that were asked of Geoff Hobson from Bengals.com, review current headlines, acknowledge the Bengal MVP's, and then Sans stops by to talk about our current free agents and who he thinks will be, and should be, retained.The lovely and talented Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!Here are the timestamps for the segments in this episode:0:53 - Bengals Headlines7:25 - 2021 Bengals MVP's10:00 - TUBP's answers to Hobson's Choice (Bengals.com) Questions20:50 - Sans Breaks Down Our Current Free Agents40:06 - Position Group Grades

    Episode 86 - Super Bowl 56 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 67:42


    It took a few extra days to get this episode out, because it was tough re-watching the game, but man, what a season! As Joe Burrow said, 'It's a great time to be a Bengal, and a great time to be a fan of Bengals'...so true.This episode is a review of the Super Bowl - all aspects. You can hear the emotion in the voices of myself and the guests. I break down the feelings that go along with a tough loss like this, as well as review the game in detail. Sans talks about where our strategy may have failed us, Justin Lacey gives some inspirational words that can help ease the pain we are feeling, and Tom McLeavey tells it like it is, as always.The beautiful and charming Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.This episode marks the end of Season 2 of the show, and Season 3 promises to take it up a notch, with some player interviews, interesting guests, and new segments.Always remember - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 85 - Super Bowl 56 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 57:25


    Here we are...Super Bowl Week. It is surreal - if I'm dreaming right now, please don't wake me.This episode is a preview of the Super Bowl, including headlines, strategic ideas, analysis of the Rams, keys to the game, what it's like to spend a lifetime rooting for this team, and much, much more.Sans stops by with some detailed analysis of the keys of the game, I answer some of the biggest questions on Bengals fans minds, and special guest Lukas Armborst from Germany gives an inspirational message to Bengals fans from across the globe.The ravishing and vivacious Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.This is our time, Bengals fans. Take it all in, and have the time of your lives - our ring is coming just in time for Valentine's Day!You know - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 84 - AFC Championship Game Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 57:03


    The Bengals are in the Super Bowl! The Bengals are in the Super Bowl!! THE BENGALS ARE IN THE SUPER BOWL!!!In this episode we celebrate the great success of our favorite team, as well as review the amazing and thrilling AFC Championship Game versus the Chiefs. Headlines, observations, analysis of key plays, individual performances, as well as game flow, and the post-game ceremony.Congratulations to Joe Burrow, Mr. Brown, the front office, the coaching staff, and the players for bringing great success and happiness to Bengals fans all over the world!!Tom McLeavey stops by with some thoughts, and Justin Lacey brings entertaining and informative takes. The lovely Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.Onto Los Angeles!!No one talks Bengals Super Bowl runs quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 83 - Divisional Round Review & AFC Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 64:14


    Here we are Bengals fans, what are we witnessing here?This episode begins with my review of the huge victory over the Titans - including headlines, observations, and analysis of coaching, officiating, key plays and individual performances. I discuss Burrow's poise under pressure and winning mentality, Ja'Marr Chase's impact on this team and football IQ when breaking down his approach to running routes and attacking the defense, Mixon, Higgins, Uzomah, the offensive line, Reader, Bates, the interceptions, and of course Evan McPherson.Then, Justin Lacey brings a monologue like only Justin Lacey can - confident and inspirational; Tom McLeavey discusses what this team has accomplished, and the keys to keeping it going year after year; and Sans brings the big time X's & O's to explain what wrong with the offensive line, what went right with the defensive line, and his prognosis for the Chiefs game.Then I give a breakdown of the upcoming AFC Championship game against the Chiefs, with analysis of our opponent's strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for how to approach the game strategically.The lovely Monika MC's this whole affair, and one of the toughest and coolest players in Bengals history - The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.This hour-long show is guaranteed to get you your Bengal fix and get you through until Sunday!For real - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 82 - Playoffs Round 1 Review & Round 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 72:37


    You can feel the emotion of 31 years in the making in this episode. I feel that the first 10 minutes of this episode is by far, the most passionate podcast I have recorded up to this point.I talk about the feeling of dedicating your life to this team and its success, and then a complete review of where we are at this point in time - the defensive line, the upcoming opponents, and the accomplishments of this team and Joe Burrow.Then I break down the Raiders game, including headlines, observations, key plays, and individual performances, as well as discussing several Bengals who played the best game of their career when it mattered most.Then...Tom McLeavey discusses the reality of rooting for this team for decades, and being rewarded for the pain and loyalty; Sans gives his thoughts on the victory, as well as strategic breakdowns of this game and our upcoming opponent; and Justin Lacey brings the fire of a Cincinnatian on a mission...I also give a breakdown of the upcoming Titans game, including analysis of our opponent, concerns, and strategic ideas for advancing to the AFC Championship game.The brilliant and ravishing Monika MC's the whole affair, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.You can't ignore the passion and knowledge of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast crew - I am fortunate to have been able to assemble this 'Dream Team'.I promise you - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 81 - Chiefs Game Review & Browns Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 72:17


    An electrifying episode featuring the full Unofficial Bengals Podcast Squad! I review one of the greatest wins in Bengals' history versus the Chiefs - including headlines, observations, key plays, and the performances by Joe Burrow, Jamarr Chase, and the entire roster - as well as my opinions on how to approach the upcoming Browns game.Then...Sans reviews the offensive line's performance against the Chiefs, the defense's 2nd half approach, and his thoughts on the Browns game; Tom McLeavey reviews the Bearcats season and his thoughts on the Bengals success and front office decisions, and then, Justin Lacey discusses the significance of this win, and how he would approach the locker room after the team's recent success.The absolutely ravishing Monika MC's this whole torrid affair, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one - for real, no one reviews a Bengal playoff run quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 80 - Ravens Game Review/Chiefs Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 46:04


    The nation is finally recognizing the team that we believed in all along! This episode reviews the amazing performances by Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, and our one-of-a-kind group of receivers against the Ravens, including current headlines, observations, key plays, and reviews of game flow and individual performances.Justin Lacey stops in with some inspiring truths for the team and fan base, and I preview the all-important upcoming matchup with the Chiefs, including concerns, strategies, and a detailed analysis of our opponent.The beautiful Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.I promise you, no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 79 - Broncos Game Review/Ravens Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 34:56


    Now it's starting to get real, and we are close to achieving what we set out to do since the NFL season started. Check out our path to making the playoffs - as well as a review of the Bengals/Broncos game including highlights, observations, and analysis of coaching, key plays, and individual performances. (With special props to Joe Burrow, Tyler Boyd, Evan McPherson, Trey Hendrickson, Khalid Kareem, and the entire defensive line.)Then I break down the biggest game of the year, the upcoming Week 16 matchup against the Ravens, including the keys to winning, concerns, strategies, and the strengths and weaknesses of our opponent.The lovely Monika MC's the whole affair, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.All of this packed into an easy-to-consume episode the length of your average sitcom.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 78 - 49ers Game Review/Broncos Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 55:20


    Welcome to a complete review of the exciting matchup against the 49ers, complete with headlines, observations, and analysis of key plays, players, and our hero - Joe Burrow. Then it all goes down! Justin Lacey stops in for some words on the divisional race, Sans gives his expert analysis on what went wrong against the 49ers, I give some ideas, thoughts, and analysis on how to defeat the Broncos, The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval, and the lovely and vivacious Monika MC's  the whole affair.I can't say it enough...no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 77 - Chargers Game Review/49ers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 36:17


    An entertaining review of the tough home loss against the Chargers with observations, current headlines, and analysis of key players and key plays. Tom McLeavey stops in for a discussion of the Bearcats success and the Bengals current status. Then I preview strategies, ideas, and concerns for the upcoming 49ers game. The lovely Monika MC's the episode, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 76 - Steelers Game Review/Chargers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 70:16


    They say that this is 'the biggest NFL season ever' because of the 17 games, and I'm going to say that this is 'the biggest Unofficial Bengals Podcast ever' as well - because we bring in heavyweight guest after heavyweight guest.I lead off with some observations and analysis of the blowout win over the Steelers with all the fixin's, and then the floodgates open...Justin Lacey delivers an enlightening and entertaining monologue like only he can deliver - get this man his own show! Football expert and Twitter sensation Sans breaks down the specifics on why the running game worked so well against Pittsburgh, and the keys to beating the Chargers. Then, NFL analyst and Chargers fan Alex Finelli takes a deep dive into this week's upcoming game,  and the boss-man Tom McLeavey breaks down the future of the Cincinnati Bearcats, as well as a grass-roots analysis of the Bengals through 11 games. (I also break down the Bengals/Chargers matchup in the midst of all this.)The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval - and diehard Bengals loyalist, the lovely Monika, emcee's this whole affair.With all of this going on, I can only assure you one thing - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 75 - Raiders Game Review/Steelers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 64:37


    If you want to revel in the Bengals victory and also have a deep dislike for the Steelers, this is the episode for you. I review all aspects of the Raiders game, including observations, key plays, and analysis of individual performances. (Lots of Burrow analysis, as always - the man deserves it.)Then the floodgates open...Tom McLeavey talks about the state of the organization, and also gives a well-deserved shout out to the Bearcats, Justin Lacey brings the real takes on not only the Bengals, but the AFC as a whole - reminiscent of an NFL head coach, and Evan McPhillips from @bengalsstats brings 5 interesting stats that the NFL Network wishes they released first.I also preview the Steelers game, and go off on Big Ben's inability to get the ball downfield.The beautiful and brilliant Monika MC's the whole affair, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.This is your jam for the holiday weekend if you're searching for some quality Bengals entertainment.I promise you, no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 74 - 2021 Midseason Roundtable Featuring Tom McLeavey, Sans, & Justin Lacey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 70:56


    A very special episode that features a roundtable of myself, Tom McLeavey, Sans, and Justin Lacey where we discuss all of the most interesting topics on Bengals' fans minds - from the upcoming schedule, to the performance of the free agents, to the highlights of the year, how to get past the Browns, X's & O's, psyche, some rapid-fire lighthearted questions, and much, much more.I am lucky to have three guests that are all entertaining, dynamic, and knowledgeable enough to host their own shows. It's a real treat to listen to these guys talk Bengals football, and I highly recommend this episode to get you through the week if you love all things Bengals.Allright, I'm doubling down this week - no one, and I mean no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 73 - 2021 Midseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:16


    In this episode, I review the 2021 season up to this week's bye. What this team has done, where it's heading, observations, key factors, biggest plays, the upcoming schedule, and the performances of each position group's starters & main backups. I also begrudgingly review the recent disaster against the Browns, complete with current headlines, observations, key plays, and individual performances. A rare 'guest-less' episode of the podcast - so it's all on me...Get your Bengals fix here, and always remember - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 72 - Jets Game Review/Browns Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 55:44


    A therapeutic review of the Jets game complete with observations, headlines, analysis of individual performances, and key plays. X's & O's expert Sans stops in to explain what went wrong on defense, Justin Lacey brings some inspirational perspective, and Mat Mendez gives an interesting anecdote of watching the game at a wedding surrounded by Jets fans. I then preview the Browns game with strategic ideas and areas of concern, The Madd Backer Adrian Ross gives his stamp of approval, and the lovely and vivacious Monika MC's the whole torrid affair! You will not get this much quality Bengals talk in less than an hour anywhere! This is your weekly Bengals fix - and please always remember, no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 71 - Ravens Game Review/Jets Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 51:38


    A celebration of one of the biggest wins of the last few years! I analyze the key plays and give some observations from the game, as well as a run through individual and position group performances. Sans stops in with some unique insight on the game, and Mario Mulave from @intothebengalverse gives some great perspectives on the game, and on the team moving forward. I preview the Jets game, complete with strategic ideas, and analysis of our opponent, the lovely Monika MC's the whole affair, and The Madd Backer Adrian Ross adds his stamp of approval.No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

    Episode 70 - Lions Game Review/Ravens Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:12


    A review of the Bengals/Lions game complete with headlines, observations, key plays, and position group analysis. I then review the upcoming Ravens game with strategic ideas and areas of concern on both sides of the ball. Justin Lacey stops in to talk about 'The Bengal Way', and Tom McLeavey brings his usual hot takes. Ex-Bengals linebacker Adrian 'The Madd Backer' Ross lends his stamp of approval, and the lovely Monika MC's it all!No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 69 - Packers Game Review/Lions Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:14


    A complete review of the Bengals/Packers game with headlines, transactions, observations, a breakdown of key plays, and position group performances. I also give some strategic ideas and analysis for the upcoming Lions game. Tom McLeavey stops in for a heartbroken 'McLeavey Minute', and Justin Lacey gives some words of wisdom guaranteed to make all Bengal fans feel a little bit better. The Madd Backer Adrian Ross lends his stamp of approval, and the lovely and vivacious Monika MC's this whole affair.I promise you, no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 68 - Jaguars Game Review/Packers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 55:38


    The biggest episode of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast yet! I review all aspects of the Bengals/Jaguars game, including key plays, observations, headlines, and position group performances. Then I preview the Bengals/Packers game, with commentary on the game as a whole, as well as strategic ideas and areas of concern. Then...the floodgates open! X's and O's expert Sans comes in to talk about the game like only he can, the McLeavey Minute gives some Bearcats and Bengals love, and tells it like it is, SebTalksSports revisits the show with some unique perspectives from an expert journalist, and we welcome back newcomer/rising star, Justin Lacey, with firsthand observations on the game (which he attended), and a dive into the psyche of the team. The lovely and charming Monika MC's, and former Bengals linebacker, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval on the show. Not sure if you'll hear more of a variety of Bengals talk in an episode that runs less than an hour - be prepared for your Bengals fix!I promise you - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 67 - Steelers Game Review/Jaguars Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 42:25


    An in-depth analysis and celebration of the Bengals win over the Steelers! I review the headlines, the Joe Burrow press conference, key plays, observations, commentary on the Steelers organization, and analysis of each position group - and then Tom McLeavey stops in for another poignant and entertaining 'McLeavey Minute'.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!

    Episode 66 - Bears Game Review/Steelers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 67:13


    Not gonna lie - this is one of the best episodes ever of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast. Sans brings some big-time expert analysis of the Bears game, Tom McLeavey destroys it on the McLeavey Minute, and we welcome an amazing new addition to the show - Justin Lacey, who goes beyond X's & O's with some interesting and unique insights on the team and it's psyche. I also review the Bears game, preview the Steelers game, and pour it all out as a lifelong fan of our beloved Cincinnati Bengals. I promise you - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!

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