Maybe it’s time to re-think the whole “America’s Team” thing.
Because suddenly, the Bengals have become media darlings. Yes, the Bengals.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer points out that in addition to their Hard Knocks stardom, the Bengals are also drawing the A-team announcers for each of their first three games.
CBS is sending Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to their Sept. 8 opener at Chicago. That’s followed by a Monday game against the Steelers on ESPN. The Sept. 22 game against the Packers will draw Fox’s top crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
The Bengals aren’t typically thought of as a prime-time draw, but they have made back-to-back playoff appearances, and should have one of the league’s top defenses, which will make them interesting to watch.