The Riverhounds' opponent this weekend, FC Cincinnati, is wasting no time getting in on one of professional sports' most intense rivalries.
Cincinnati is jumpstarting that process when the two teams play on Saturday in Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium as the club announced today that seven Bengals players — Giovani Bernard, Vontaze Burfict, Jeremy Hill, Kevin Huber, Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick and Domata Peko — will serve as honorary captains for the game with Pittsburgh.
All of those players are part of the history of the Steelers-Bengals rivalry, too. What a time to continue a rivalry between two towns in a different kind of football.
There's no shortage of animosity between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on the American football field, that's for sure. From as recently as the almost-obvious troll job the Bengals did on the Steelers in the NFL Draft a few weeks ago to the sour taste the teams left in each other's mouths in mid-January, the two teams do not like each other one bit. From an entertainment standpoint, you can't ask for much more.
That's if you're into things like arguing with coaches and unnecessary hits.