Cincinnati Bengals Week 6 Preveiw: The Emotional Trap

Posted: 16th October 2009 by B. Clifton Burke in NFL
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Now that the Bengals are perched atop the AFC North standings and feeling good about themselves after an ôemotionalö win, one face springs to mind when looking ahead to the next game against the Texans; that bug-eyed, lobster-like freak, Admiral Ackbar, in Return of The Jedi . á It's a trap! á For being such a tough-guy sport, it's interesting how much conversation is centered around emotions in football. We as fans are picky about what emotions are acceptable. á It's encouraged for players to demonstrate emotional hostility on the fieldùunless that hostility is between teammatesùyet in the locker room, we want cool, placid interviews jammed pack with generic responses and sports clichÚ. á Anger and frustration is fineùit shows that they care, but spontaneous celebration is out ...

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