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Posted on Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT


Cheap Shots: Bengals' sign-and-pray QB deal

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The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a six-year, $115 million deal, according to ESPN. The exact breakdown of the contract has not been revealed, but sources believe it includes $3 million based on past performance and $112 million based on Bengals front office finger-crossing.

Return of No.4

Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers have announced he'll join the team's Hall of Fame during the summer of 2015 and will have his No.4 jersey retired. Upon hearing the news, the jersey said it would consider coming out of retirement in 2016.

Smells like team spirit

The University of Oregon has issued “scratch-and-sniff” football season tickets that smell like a hamburger from sponsor Carl's Jr. The university is not responsible if people accidentally eat their tickets prior to admittance to the games.

However, If this starts a trend, I guess other teams will just have to try and ketchup.

Long-range limbo

Free agent guard Ray Allen told the Hartford Courant that he is in no hurry to decide whether to retire or sign another with another NBA team. He probably just wants to be careful not to sign too soon with Cleveland and end up in Minnesota in the Kevin Love deal.

No tailgating allowed

NASA has agreed to provide the SEC Network in the space station so astronaut Barry Wilmore can watch college football while he's in space. I'm guessing he'll have a pretty long wait for the cable guy if he loses his signal, however.

It's official now

Did you see where the NFL opened its 2014 season with the preseason Hall of Fame game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills? The official start was marked by the presentation of the ceremonial Eli Manning turnover.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at

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