The Morning Update (4/18): Cincinnati Bengals, Reds, Playoff Hockey


While the Cincinnati Reds were off on Thursday the Cincinnati Bengals took the headlines around town for their new deal with Hamilton County. The Reds traveled to Chicago Thursday and the Cyclones started their playoffs in Orlando.

Before we get into this has anyone seen “The Family”? The Robert De Niro mafia family movie that came out last year. What happened to De Niro man? He use to make such great movies, now he makes stereotypical mafia movies that make you cringe. Sure his daughter is hot in the film but that is about the only plus side. His wife has her moments, the son is the typical american kid in a foreign school. And spoiler alert they all live after the guys De Niro ratted on come to kill him. Don’t as why I watched it, I have no clue, it was late leave me alone.

Anyway back to sports.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals and Hamilton County agreed to a new deal Thursday that will see improvements come to the stadium and allow the second phase of the Banks to start. Here are the basics, Paul Brown Stadium will receive a new HD Video Board, stadium wide Wi-Fi, the Bengals locker room will be expanded and the club level will receive new furniture. The deal was for $16.5M, the county will pay $10.5M of that.

Also the Bengals will sign off on the Banks expansion. Amazing how a football team can dictate how the county and development companies work.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds were off on Thursday as the team traveled to Chicago for a weekend series against the Cubs. Cincinnati (6-9) take not the Cubs (4-10) in a battle of the two bottom teams in the NL Central. One thing the Reds have going for them is a 2 game winning streak, dominant pitching and the fact that they aren’t the Cubs.

All three games in this series will be 2:20pm games. Alfredo Simon (1-1) takes the mound on Friday, Tony Cingrani (1-1) on Saturday and Homer Bailey (0-2) on Sunday.

Cincinnati Cylcones

The Cyclones got their playoffs started right with a 4-2 win over the Orlando Solar Bears. Wade Megan netted two goals for the Cyclones as Brett Wysopal and Trevor Lewis both netted one goal apiece. Cincinnati had 26 shots on goal while Orlando had 36 shots on goal.

Game 2 of the series will be Sunday April 20th at 7pm.

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