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Who Dey Revolution Manifesto

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    IN THIS TIME of perpetual Cincinnati Bengals incompetence and futility, with zero playoff wins in the nineteen seasons since the WhoDeyRevolution Godfather, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 and handed the team to his fortunate son, the Despot, Mike Brown;

    Introduction

    WE, the members of the Who Dey Revolution, in our fervent dedication to the Cincinnati Bengals and fanatical desire to transform our hometown team into perpetual Super Bowl contenders, call for a popular revolution of fans to demand comprehensive reform to the managerial decisions and approach of Cincinnati Bengals ownership, management, staff and players, and hereby call for the adoption of the following Who Dey Revolution Manifesto:

    Manifesto Demands

    THAT the Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn, Marvin Lewis, along with every other member of the Bengals management, staff and personnel, state publicly to all Bengals fans, “I will do everything in my power to help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl;”

    THAT Mike Brown will hire a general manager, drastically expand the scouting department and relinquish all control of player personnel;

    THAT all training, rehabilitation and medical facilities are considered best-in-class compared to other NFL teams;

    THAT the management fill the team only with players who fit the system, both mentally and physically, and are not reluctant to makes changes to player personnel when needed, regardless of cost or loyalty concerns;

    THAT offensive and defensive line depth is considered the top priority for all player personnel decisions;

    THAT all decisions made by ownership, management, staff and players, both on and off the field, are judged only by this criterion: “Does this help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl?”

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Hell yes Comrades! I couldn't agree more. I won't be going to any games so concessions is not an option but I will never buy another jersey, hat, shirt or anything else with the Bengals likeness on it until an effort is made to win more than four games a year. I'm even telling my family it is ok to buy me Buckeye stuff for Christmas but leave the Bengal merchandise on the shelf this year. I will pass the word on and do my part to spread the revolution. LETS TAKE A STAND AND HIT MIKEY WHERE IT HURTS MOST...THE LINING OF HIS GOLD POCKETS!

Shame on people who haven't done this already after week 2...including myself. While I've refused to buy additional Bengal merchandise, I'm guilty of the Miller Lites...the beer is the hardest part. Watch enough crappy football and it's tough to not have a beer. Resist Douche Bags. Resist.

Yes sir-I've been boycotting the concessions. Eat and drink before and after. No need to let being ill-prepared earn him MORE of our money

So I think that we should still continue the all out onslaught of the Jerk Line. May as well make it useless.

So I think that we should still continue the all out onslaught of the Jerk Line. May as well make it useless.

Task #4 should be for us to pressure the county commissioner to sell the naming rights to PBS - unless there is some sort contract or law in place.

I couldn't agree more. I was thinking what would happen if all the fans decided to boycott all the sponsors that are within the stadium? No more Pepsi, beer. You guys are on the right track. It's time to take back the team and end the darkest days in sports history.

I will even feed Eagle Fans, they may have to pay me a couple bucks for some peanuts (so I can donate it to the Revolution) but I am sure they won't mind - its not like they are Steelers Fans.

Great idea...but you should concentrate on telling fans NOT TO BUY BEER. Beers sales are the single biggest revenue stream for owners once fans are inside the stadium.

Do you realize that that $7 beer cost the team about 75 cents? Just getting people to stop buying beer would be more damaging than cutting down on the hot dogs and peanuts.

As a season ticket holder, I know how difficult it is to watch this team sober...but sometimes you gotta sacrifice for the greater good.

If you go to the game and have to buy something. Please, for the love of Joe Walter, do NOT buy and beer.

If you really want to drink while in the game, just bring a half pint or pint in the game with you. I used to do it at reds games all the time, I have never or have never seen any of my friends get caught doing it, and if you do they would just take it away.

You'd think common sense would have already performed the merchandise boycott: most Bengals garb is butt-freakin'-ugly.

Does anyone have season tickets along a wall? It would be great to get a banner hung up that says "whodeyrevolution.com" to help spread the word....or hell, maybe the next advertisment expense should be a banner and PBS that has the sites name on it

What about a phone blitz campaign, to flood the Bengals home office phone lines on a single day with 100s of calls from irrate fans?

Picture this: On a designated morning, have 100 or 200 people call into the Bengals operational offices and tie up all their phone lines. Try to keep whomever it is that answers the phone occupied with you as long as possible, talking only about how irrate you are as a fan. If they hang up on you, simply call back in again! Ask to be transfered to another department too, to keep whomever that is tied up on the phone with you, as well. Again, if they hang up on you simply call back in and start over.

Imagine 100 of us keeping up this activity on a single day for a few hours. This would keep the phone lines at the Bengals home office tied up for hours answering irrate phone calls! I have to imagine this would not go unnoticed by the Blackburns. Whether Mikey boy catches wind of it, or would even care, is beside the point (does Mikey really care about the billboards? Doubtful). However it's another stunt to grab attention to The Cause in the same way sit-ins grabbed attention during the Vietnam War.

Viva la Revolucion!

Taking a cue from Jim Rome, I suggest that the day before the draft, call the bengals offices and remind Mickey that the draft is the next day.

Rome had all of his fans call the Clippers to remind Elgin Bailor that the draft was that night, and they were getting through.

I dontated $50 to the billboards...the money I would have taken to the game with me. Not going, not selling the tickets. Losing money, but not taking a chance...

How about while they're at it firing the Head Coach? I'm so sick and tired of looking at Marvin Lewis on the news on Sunday night with a smiling grin on his face after he got his ass handed to him by the other team. Mike Brown sucks but then again so does the coach who doesn't have the nads to tell Mike Brown to "fuck off". If Marvin doesn't have the guts to stick up to Mike Brown, nor the pride to quit on his own, then how can we expect the players to perform for their coach?

If you need a drink at the game, go to a water fountain.

Is the walk-out still on for the Philly game?

I was listening to your link with Doc and listened to a guy who worked for Aramark Sports Entertainment that provides concession services for Paul Brown Stadium. The caller stated; Mike Brown gets his concession money up front due to the contract that was written and it goes by a percentage of what the Aramark company thinks they will make for the year.

Now, is this true? The only way to find out is to contact the company themselves. So, someone who owns this site needs to find out how the concession profits are given to Mike Brown. I don't think this is true due to they will have to try and project profit. I am sure some businesses do this, but I have volunteered for Aramark at NASCAR events and the contract does say you get a percentage, but a a percentage of the intake for the whole weekend. I believe this is how the process works.

Well, the owner of this site should try to get some real answers or get the media to assist. This is the only way you will be able to know how to really hit Mike Brown's profits and pockets from concession sales. Here is their link....

http://www.aramarksports.com/contact_us.php

Mike Brown does get most of the concession money up front, but if total $$ spent in the stadium goes down for the rest of the year, Aramark will not give as much money to Mikey next year.

There is almost nothing we can do to hit Mikey's bottom line this year, but we are looking towards next year. We can not change ticket sales now, but we can try to affect the concessions deal that Aramark and Mike Brown will do next year. This is just one step of many.

I live in Chicago now, but still consider myself a Bengal's fan. What happened?
Cincinnati people used to have something to cheer about. Downtown, nightlife,The Reds, The Bengals... It's a shame.

Dear Bungal fans,

There is an organization in my hometown that you may want your team to model after. We have won a superbowl and we are always competetive even in down years and we do not have clowns like 85 and little girls like 84 on our football team. Your team is plagued by these type of me first players and you are wasting the career of an outstanding QB. I feel sorry for Carson Palmer. Your organization is the laughing stock of the league and it has become tradition for you to suck! Keep up the good work!

Raven Maniac
Baltimore Maryland

suggestion for Project Mayhem #4...send it back. Pack up your #85, 51, 15, 40, 34, or any other useless black and orange you've been dupped into purchasing over the years, and send it back to Mike Ass Clown Brown. Hell, throw in your wall hangings too! Any used bengal striped undies, hats, undershirts, sock or gloves (send dirty, he'll appreciate it more). Maybe if he gets a pile of his failure back, it will start to quantify his obvious suck. I'm packin' mine now. I'll wait for a decision from the comrads here, but will send before the season's over.

-Comrade Melba

Dear Raven Manic:

Thank you for visiting WhoDeyRevolution.com The Ravens are a great organization. If you ever call TJ a "little girl", he will be forced to take action. You do not want that.

Comrade Jenkins

live in Chicago now, but still consider myself a Bengal's fan. What happened?
Cincinnati people used to have something to cheer about. Downtown, nightlife,The Reds, The Bengals... It's a shame

What happened? Cincinnati use to be a "good sports town" until sports talk radio took over and we became the whinniest group of sports fans/men in the country. There is no other place in America were negativity,cyniscm,envy, playerhating and jealousy plays better than in Cincinnati. Remember, we live in the same city that still believes Pete Rose is a hero despite his obvious character flaws. Go figure, as carlos Holmes would say "that's Cincinnati for you".

Alright, but where do your loyalties lie here? Hitting him in the pocket might just cause him to move the team to some other city ripe for pawning. I'm not saying I don't hate Mike Brown with my very soul, but do we love the Bengals or hate Mike Brown more?

It's not that I don't support the cause, but I question SOME of your tactics here. Mainly messing with a business genius (notice I did not say football genius) such as Mike Brown and his money. You could very well incur the wrath of the beast here... If there is absolutly no other way I guess there is no choice but to support this strategy, but I would first like to know I am fighting for a certain goal and that we all realize the risks involved

I wonder why you haven't considered picking a big advertiser at PBS and decided to protest that one product until they stop advertising at PBS. Or one big advertiser on their radio show. Guys, that's something that could easily be done, and it would hurt Mike Brown where it counts.

Can you imagine everyone boycotting a product that pays to advertise at PBS? They would be paying to be boycotted, in effect.

"There is an organization in my hometown that you may want your team to model after. We have won a superbowl and we are always competetive even in down years and we do not have clowns like 85 and little girls like 84 on our football team. Your team is plagued by these type of me first players and you are wasting the career of an outstanding QB. I feel sorry for Carson Palmer. Your organization is the laughing stock of the league and it has become tradition for you to suck! Keep up the good work!"

Thanks Raven Maniac. I couldn't agree with you more. We need more "killers" like Ray Lewis is this organization.

Mike Brown won't sell the team. That's a crap argument to defend giving him anymore of your money. Even if he has to go out and get a GM, he will still make more money than if he sells it. He knows what we want. We just have to show him we're serious about it. Revenue sales go down enough, he will. He's being stubborn because he knows there are people like you would rather have a hopeless team than no team at all, and he thinks you'll give in. That's how he got us chumps to vote for that stadium. I say call his bluff, because that's all it is. I don't watch the team now as it is. I don't care. I don't think about it anymore on Sundays. It's almost like they don't even exist. My apathy is REALLY that bad. I do miss my Bengals, but these aren't the Bengals. I know highschool teams that could beat these chumps. It's a joke, and I'm tired of it being that way.

So I say put the pressure on. If he sells the team so be it. Maybe someone who cares will buy it. Even if the team moves, it would still be better than what we're dealing with now. I can't afford to attend games as it is, so what's the difference if I'm watching the Bengals play in Cincinnati or some other city on TV. Maybe at least it'll be worth turning my TV on for.

I boycotted Bengals merch after the '07 season. I've decided that if I see a game at PBS next year, I just might get my ticket from a scalper so Mikey doesn't get money from me that way. But it's hard to get down that way living in NOhio(home of the other guys) and having no vehicle. I insist that everyone at WDR buy mega millions tickets, and if we win and the jackpot is reasonably high(at least 250-300 mil) we chip in and buy the team from Mikey making us possibly the only team owned by its dedicated fanbase and hire a gm with a good football mind. (I remember that the Cheeseheads at one time were the owners of the packers)It sounds like a great idea on paper, but unfortunately, we're not that lucky. Mikey still owns our team and runs football related operations, I owned Klingler and Akili Smith jerseys up until 06, I also owned a Justin Smith jersey until last year, and I still own an Ocho Cinco jersey(with the name C. Johnson)so luck isn't looking good. But If the rumors are true that Mikey turns over football related ops, then that's a step in the right direction. If it isn't done soon, we should do the mega millions idea. and here's to drafting lauranaitis, so we can see animal in the stands with orange and black facepaint and spiked pads. And the rest of the picks go into the trenches. Because the fact is the rest of the team, no matter how talented is nothing without good fronts on both sides of the ball. WHO DEY FOREVER!!!!!!!

If you are in not good state and have got no money to get out from that, you would require to take the mortgage loans. Because that should help you unquestionably. I take college loan every single year and feel myself great because of that.

The security interest of the lender in the property, which may entail restrictions on the use or disposal of the property.

So, in addition to Gold Star, is there a list of other Bengals sponsors floating around anywhere?

Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.

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    Bengals Futility - By The Numbers

    • 20 - Years since the Bengals have won a playoff game

      0 - Total number of playoff wins in Mike Brown's tenure as owner

      .359 - Bengals regular season winning percentage since Mike Brown took over as owner (115-206-1 in 20 seasons)

      29-34-1 - Record since 2005 playoff game vs Steelers

      6 - Seasons the Bengals have lost their first six games since 1991. No other team has more than two.

      0 - Teams North of Cincinnati without an indoor practice facility

      10 - Players arrested in a 14 month span from 2005-2006

      32 - Mike Brown's ranking, out of 32, of the "Best Owners in the NFL" by Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated in 2007

      458,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, that Hamilton County Taxpayers paid to build PBS

      2032 - Year that Hamilton County will have finally paid off its debt on the stadium deal

      3 - Total number of non-clerical employees employed in the Bengals scouting department, lowest in the league

      747,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, paid in free agency by the Bengals from 1994 - 2005, second worst of all 28 teams in existence for the duration, behind only Arizona

      118 – Ranking, out of 118 professional teams, of the “Worst Franchises” in professional sports, as ranked by ESPN the Magazine in 2003.

      97 – Ranking, out of 98 general managers in all four major sports with three or more years of experience, of Mike Brown’s performance as a GM, as ranked by Forbes in 2007.

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