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Yesterday was a father-son day I’ll never forget. The Cincinnati Bengals held a practice at a local high school here in the Dayton area, so my oldest son and I spent the afternoon there watching them.
It was an absolutely perfect day to be outdoors and to watch our favorite NFL team practice! We had great seats to watch the action and nothing but blue skies and picturesque clouds above us!
Bengals 2nd string QB (former Alabama QB) AJ McCarron gives us a wave from the field.
Bengals QBs (in orange jerseys) gather to begin their warm-ups at the start of the practice.
Bengals kicker, Mike Nugent (OSU), warms up at the start of practice.
Bengals cornerback #24 Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Bengals QB #14 Andy Dalton (orange jersey) runs offensive drills. Pretty cool to hear him calling plays. It’s rare that you get to hear the QB call plays on TV unless there’s a mic nearby!
Left to right – #10 Kevin Huber -punter (Cincinnati), #4 Zack Hocker – kicker (Arkansas), #46 Clark Harris – left safety (Rutgers) and #2 Mike Nugent – kicker (OSU).
The team goes through their warm-up drills during practice. QBs in orange, offense in white, and defense in black.
The view from the fence. We were gathering with a large crowd awaiting the players to sign autographs. Unfortunately, their practice ran longer than planned so we ended up leaving early.
We had such a great time! As a daddy who works full time and has four little ones, it’s hard sometimes to just get one-on-one time with them. To see my son so happy and excited to see his team means everything to me. I enjoyed spending the day with him and bonding over the sport and team we love so much.