you for visiting and posting messages on my website. This is a great
way to interact with the fans during this exciting season and I will
keep the blogs coming. In regard to one comment posted by Shamrock
11, I will put a picture of Homer on the website so everyone can see
what an awesome dog he is.
had a great bye week, getting plenty of rest while enjoying some time
with my wife, friends, and family. Shae and I traveled to New York
where we had some fun with Kevin Walters and Chris Perry. My first
introduction to the Big Apple was when I went there for the Heisman
Trophy and then the NFL Draft. The latter was my first official day
as a Bengal so it was cool going back there with my Bengal teammates
now. There is no doubt that New York operates at a little different
pace than Southern California and Cincinnati.
also got to go back to Orange County where I played a round of golf
at Torrey Pines. I have wanted to play there for a long time and we
had a great day on a beautiful course. I was a little rusty and shot
an 85, but that was good enough for a couple of skins! I also had
the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Steve Young. We both have
the same agent – Dave Dunn of Athletes First – so we met at their
offices before going to a field to talk football for a couple of
hours. It was an honor to spend time with a Hall-of-Fame quarterback
who is also so active in the community and with charities.
California, I went to El Paso to see my brother Jordan play. That
was also a great experience as UTEP stomped Texas Southern and Jordan
became the all-time career passing leader with 6,625 passing yards.
As a result of the win, UTEP is ranked in the top 25 again and they
appear headed towards a good bowl game. I love that when I am in El
Paso, people simply refer to me as Jordan Palmer’s older brother.
That is awesome as he has worked so hard and truly deserves all of
his success. I am fired up for him, Coach Price, and all of his
bye week is over and we have the Colts coming to town this weekend.
It is great to be playing at home again in front of you crazy fans
and we are counting on you to make some noise when Peyton and his
offense are on the field. They are obviously a great team, but this
is a big opportunity for our team and our city to put forth our best
effort and try to win a pretty important ballgame. I am really
looking forward to seeing and hearing all of you at the Jungle on
Sunday. I hope Amanda (who posted a nice message) and her two-year
old daughter enjoy the game as I would love to give a good birthday
present to Kevin who was also kind enough to post a message on my
In closing, a quick shout out to 1013 back at USC. I would love to keep typing but Goose is coming to town this weekend to eat all of my food so I have to go food shopping at Meijer.