Cincinnati Bengals are still in the Playoffs

Following my post last week about Cincinnati Bengals being in the Playoffs and the attempt to win their first playoff game in 31 years, I’m now writing about our next playoff game since we did win that one. Last week was emotional. It ended up being a lot closer than it could/should have been and…

Cincinnati Bengals in the Playoffs!

6 January 1991. I was still 19 years old, not even in my 20s, let alone in my 50s like now. This was a world where the first mobile phones existed, but there were no text messages yet. The internet was yet to go worldwide. John Major had only been PM for about 6 weeks…

Re-Blog: Week 17 predictions: Chiefs at Bengals

Originally posted on Bengals UK :
The AFC North title up for grabs Jamie WroeFuck it, why not? Why not us? Joey Brrrrr is on fire and there’s weapons galore. Sure the Chiefs offense is incredible but so is ours. Let’s have a good old shootout. Hell, we might even win it, and clinch the division.…

Re-Blog: Week 16 predictions: Ravens at Bengals

Time to bring it home. Jamie WroeIt’s the business end. Three to go and all three are tough. Baltimore, a whisker away from beating Green Bay with Tyler Huntley at QB will prove a tough opponent. Regardless of our prior game against Baltimore we will have to make big plays at big times to win….

Re-blog: Week 15 predictions: Bengals at Broncos

Originally posted on Bengals UK :
Into mile-high country… Jamie WroeThe flashbacks come through like lightning bolts, shocking and crashing screaming light into a peaceful dark. Two muffed punts, a dropped touchdown, a dropped pick-six, cowardly and conservative playcalling seemingly ignorant of the importance of games at the business end. It has to be better this…

Re-blog: Week 14 predictions: 49ers at Bengals

I have contributed to a blog post predicting how the Cincinnati Bengals will do this weekend. Given who it is against, I could recall the pain of the Super Bowl loss I watched when I was 17 (which features in my novel FOUR), but decided to keep the focus on this season… Those pesky 49ers…

A selection of Japanese Bond posters

Originally posted on Mid-Century Bond:
The appearance of James Bond in Japan coincided with a period when Japanese male stars had grown to dominate the movie business with an equal decline and disappearance of film actresses. Foreign films had long enjoyed a popularity in the territory, dating back to the 1920s. In 1932, Charlie Chaplin…

Book Review and Re-blog: “The Last Resort” by Susi Holliday

One of the joys of reading many books is being able to escape your own reality and be somewhere else. Although you may not want to be with the protagonists and what they are going through, it is, at least, nice to be somewhere different. This is exactly how I felt about “The Last Resort”…