Cincinnati Bengals

Go Back   Cincinnati Bengals Message Boards - Forums > Cincinnati Bengals Football Discussion > Jungle Noise

Jungle Noise Bengals Football Discussion for BENGALS FANS ONLY. Visiting team fans please keep your postings in one of our other forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:04 PM
ExtraNirvana's Avatar
ExtraNirvana ExtraNirvana is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,582
Rep Points: 10388
Default 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I'm watching some kind of Superbowl show and they were talking about the AFC Championship game against the Chargers. I wasn't alive during the game but I'm glad we beat them simply because they sounded like arrogant pricks.

"It was hard to lose the game because we knew we were the better team." - Charlie Joiner

They still seem bent out of shape. They spoke like they were robbed because of the weather.

It sounded like an exciting game though. Does anyone wanna elaborate on how awesome it was to be a Bengals fan at that time?
__________________



Kudos to Bengalholic for the sig

Last edited by ExtraNirvana; 02-03-2013 at 03:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:13 PM
-CR-'s Avatar
-CR- -CR- is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maineville
Posts: 842
Rep Points: 2488
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

We also beat them 40 - 17 during the regular season. We earned home field advantage in the playoffs.

We were the better team.

I was 11 when this game was played and it was awesome to see. Complete domination.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:18 PM
McC's Avatar
McC McC is online now
VIP Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14,827
Rep Points: 22106
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExtraNirvana View Post
I'm watching some kind of Superbowl show and they were talking about the AFC Championship game against the Chargers. I wasn't alive during the game but I'm glad we beat them simply because they sounded like arrogant pricks.

"It was hard to lose the game because we knew we were the better team." - Charlie Joiner

They still seem bent out of shape. They spoke like they were robbed because of the weather.

It sounded like an exciting game though. Does anyone wanna elaborate on how awesome it was to be a Bengals fan at that time?
Pretty sure the Bengals played in the same weather. Of course, a lot of them did it in short sleeves.

I was cold inside the house watching the game that day.
__________________
www.musicsite.biz/leftyohio

singersongwriterrocknroll
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:18 PM
J24's Avatar
J24 J24 is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Fredericksburg VA
Posts: 6,052
Rep Points: 5492
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

The most overrated team in NFL History.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:21 PM
SunsetBengal's Avatar
SunsetBengal SunsetBengal is online now
VIP Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sunset Beach, NC
Posts: 16,002
Rep Points: 48587
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I'll eloborate! I was 11 years old, the Bengals had just come out with the stripes on their helmets. San Diego was the "popular" pick, because they had endured, and won the double overtime thriller with Miami the week before.

Personally, I was ecstatic about the Bengals beating the Chargers. It meant that all the Browns and Steeler fans that I went to school with had to shut their big mouths for a while.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:59 PM
DaGator8888 DaGator8888 is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern KY
Posts: 85
Rep Points: 108
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I was at the game and remember the season. Cincinnati was the better team. Believe we were 12-4 that year and San Diego was 10-6. They always complain about the weather, but we totally dominated them in San Diego a few weeks before the playoffs. I saw the Program you mention. Phil Sims is an idiot.
__________________
Da Gator
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2013, 04:17 PM
Go Cards's Avatar
Go Cards Go Cards is offline
VIP Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On the Road Again
Posts: 4,370
Rep Points: 13487
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Was 18 at the time and everybody my age loved the new helmets.

Later would don our Super Bowl party, the "Striper Bowl" party. Featuring a keg of Little Kings.

We were the better team that day and any day against SD.

We were better than the 49ers as well, imo. Want to say we set 7 offensive Super Bowl records in the loss to 49ers. Fumbles killed us.

But I digressed. It was so cold on AFC Championship game day it hurt our lungs when we stepped out to smoke a joint at halftime and just gave up and went back in until after the game. Then warmed up our cars first and smoked in victory celebration later.
__________________
14+18+25+32+85+82+12+84+77+71 x 97's Defense = Super Bowl Champions.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2013, 04:26 PM
ThunderCloud ThunderCloud is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 911
Rep Points: 1775
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

We beat them twice decisively that year, and yet they were the better team?

They were media darlings is what they were, and they just couldn't believe an Ohio team could beat their overrated butts.

Fouts hates us to this day, and you can see it in his broadcasting. He was an overrated quarterback on an overrated team.

By the way, as long as we're talking sour grapes, we should have beaten the Niners twice.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2013, 10:38 PM
THE PISTONS's Avatar
THE PISTONS THE PISTONS is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 9,812
Rep Points: 8882
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I think its common in the playoffs for teams that lose to think they are better.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-05-2013, 02:00 PM
vegaswhodey vegaswhodey is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Posts: 50
Rep Points: 187
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I was 10 living in Cincinnati during that season. It was a great season, as people have said, the first years with the stripes, and they just rolled. Funny the Chargers believe that though, because the Bengals were never really challenged either game. The regular season game was 40-17 IN SAN DIEGO, and Fouts was picked twice, once for a 102 yard TD by Louis Breeden. So to day "ohhh, it was too cold..." is pure BS. The Bengals outgained the Chargers both games, and had more than one possession leads by halftime in both games as well. Hell, in San Diego, Anderson came out and the backups did mop up time against "the better team"...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-05-2013, 03:29 PM
Rattler's Avatar
Rattler Rattler is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Edgewood
Posts: 7,791
Rep Points: 9504
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

The Bengals owned the Chargers in 81.

They're filled with delusion from the Miami win a week prior, we would have dismantled them again at Jack Murphy if they had managed a few more wins.

Best thing about the Chargers was stealing James Brooks from them for Pete Johnson, every bit as satisfying as the Freezer Bowl.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Bengal Dude's Avatar
Bengal Dude Bengal Dude is offline
MB HOF Inductee
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 39,185
Rep Points: 51752
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

You want bitter? Listen to Dan Fouts call one of our games. He uses every opportunity to bash us. We've never won a game, the other team just doesn't do a good job of beating us, when he calls it.
__________________

You can always trust an dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to look out for.
"Winning makes believers of us all"-Paul Brown
Quote:
The price of greatness is responsibility.-Mike Riley, Oregon State football coach

Rodney Holman-318
Jermaine Gresham-254
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM
Rattler's Avatar
Rattler Rattler is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Edgewood
Posts: 7,791
Rep Points: 9504
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bengal Dude View Post
You want bitter? Listen to Dan Fouts call one of our games. He uses every opportunity to bash us. We've never won a game, the other team just doesn't do a good job of beating us, when he calls it.
This is exactly right...and we shot down Air Coryell when it mattered the most.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-05-2013, 06:34 PM
Old White Guy's Avatar
Old White Guy Old White Guy is offline
VIP Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Blue Ash
Posts: 1,237
Rep Points: 1855
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I was there eight rows up from the field.
Lots of clothing and still froze.
One of the best moments of my life.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Jasonew6's Avatar
Jasonew6 Jasonew6 is offline
VIP Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 14,923
Rep Points: 30406
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Quote:
Originally Posted by -CR- View Post
We also beat them 40 - 17 during the regular season. We earned home field advantage in the playoffs.

We were the better team.

I was 11 when this game was played and it was awesome to see. Complete domination.
And on their field.

We were clearly the better team.
__________________

Just because science can explain it doesn't mean God didn't do it.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM
bengalfan74's Avatar
bengalfan74 bengalfan74 is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,150
Rep Points: 21106
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I was like 16 and yes it was awesome to be a Bengal fan then ! And ummm we were the better team without a doubt, they were one dimensional.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM
ElkValleyBengal ElkValleyBengal is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 245
Rep Points: 119
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

That entire game is availabe on YouTube.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Carolina_Cat Carolina_Cat is offline
Graduated Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 28
Rep Points: 20
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I was 17 at the time and was practically numb by the time we entered the stadium. I recall that when we would pour hot chocolate from a thermos that any of it that was dripping down the side would be froze before it reached the bottom.

Was one of the best games of my life, I don't think that I have ever screamed that much since and was pretty evident that we owned that team from the start. I also saw that pre-game special and we should have been listed as the best team to not win the SuperBowl that year.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-08-2013, 04:17 PM
Dr Tarzan Dr Tarzan is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 23
Rep Points: 13
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Chargers were doomed before the game even started. Playing in the heat and humidity in Miami in overtime, they needed all week just to recover physically from that game. Now throw some weakened bodies to a temperature difference of of 140 degrees...the game was closer than it should have been. The only way they could have won that day is if the Bengals pull an entire game like they played the 1st half of the super bowl that year.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-09-2013, 05:28 PM
fullonbehavior fullonbehavior is online now
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Aspen, CO
Posts: 142
Rep Points: 96
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Watching the game now. God I wish we had fans like we did then. We actually had a home field advantage back then. I remember that game very well.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-10-2013, 10:27 AM
Goose's Avatar
Goose Goose is offline
VIP Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Glencoe Kentucky
Posts: 4,424
Rep Points: 5472
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Quote:
Originally Posted by fullonbehavior View Post
Watching the game now. God I wish we had fans like we did then. We actually had a home field advantage back then. I remember that game very well.
Yeah! like early Packers or Bears with all the steam. Lots of parties during the year and two SB runs, Now it's more a wait an see.
__________________
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-10-2013, 02:28 PM
ExtraNirvana's Avatar
ExtraNirvana ExtraNirvana is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,582
Rep Points: 10388
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goose View Post
Yeah! like early Packers or Bears with all the steam. Lots of parties during the year and two SB runs, Now it's more a wait an see.
I think the 90s rattled some Bengals fans indefinitely. :(
__________________



Kudos to Bengalholic for the sig
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-10-2013, 04:12 PM
ImpactPlaya ImpactPlaya is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Streetsboro Ohio..Browns Country
Posts: 714
Rep Points: 1441
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

I remember Fouts asking "I don't know how Kenny Anderson was able to throw spirals in that game?"
How about Anderson was a better QB,Danny boy.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-10-2013, 09:01 PM
BengalTrucker's Avatar
BengalTrucker BengalTrucker is offline
VIP Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hiding in my bunker locked and loaded.
Posts: 7,320
Rep Points: 16671
Default Re: 81 Chargers and Sour Grapes

Anderson was better than Fouts, in SD and at River Front.
Johnson just ran over anyone wearing a SD uniform.
They could not cover Curtis, Collinsworth, or Ross.

Breeden and Riley shut them down.

They were not in the same class as the Bengals in either game. The Freezer Bowl showed the chargers did not belong.
__________________
"The Greatest Danger to American Freedom is a Government that Ignores the Constitution"
Thomas Jefferson

"I do solemnly swear to Protect and Defend the Consitution of the United States of America Against All Enemies Foereign and Domestic."
We swear to Protect and Defend a Consitution not a party, or a president
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012 Cincinnati Bengals. All rights reserved. Do not duplicate in any form without permission of the Cincinnati Bengals.