First there was Manny (Ramirez) being Manny, now add Carson (Palmer) being Carson. I have never really liked Palmer, and now he has shown the world that he isn’t all that intelligent either.
Let’s recap if we can…
July 21 on the LA radio station KLAC, Palmer spoke about his love, umm well lack there of, of the Ohio State Buckeyes saying,
"“…I cannot stand the Buckeyes, and having to live in Ohio and hear those people talk about their team, it drives me absolutely nuts . . . It’s amazing to hear what those guys think about that university and what they think about that football program and (Ohio State coach Jim) Tressel and all the crap I gotta put up with being back there. I just can’t wait for two years from now when SC comes to the ‘Shoe and I get to hopefully, hopefully we’ll have a home game that weekend and I can go up there and watch us pound on them in their own turf and kind of put all the talk to rest. Because I’m really getting sick of it and I just can’t wait for this game to get here so they can come out to the Coliseum and experience LA and get an old-fashioned Pac-10 butt-whoopin’ and go back to the Big Ten . . . I can’t wait.”"
Apparently Mr. Palmer doesn’t realize that you shouldn’t criticize the Buckeyes if you live in Ohio, now I hate USC, but if I lived in LA I would never talk crap on the Trojans.
Fast forward to today, August 6th, and Palmer is at it again. When asked by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “who will win the division?” he responded…
"“Tough one to predict. I predict that we win it…I can’t tell you the won-loss record. Who knows? It’s a crap shoot this year.”"
Wow Carson, pretty lofty there bud.
Palmer went on to defend last season’s poor performance by saying…
"“The best way to explain it is frustrating, It was a number of things. Injuries. Miscommunication. Guys not playing up to their potential. Playing down to our competition level at times.”"
Dude you forgot to mention that some of your better players where serving suspensions for the whole season and the others where making more headlines in police blotters than on the field. Maybe what Palmer and the Bengals really need is to clean up their act first before they think about making the playoffs (side-note: the last time they made the playoffs before 2005 was 1990, so yeah in my opinion ’05 was a fluke).