Project Mayhem Task #2 has so far been an incredible success, with fans and the media starting to become more focused on the real problem with the Bengals - non-football minds making football decisions. But it is time to take Project Mayhem to a new level and start to hit Mike Brown right in the pocket.
As WLWT's John London states (video here), Project Mayhem Task #3 is calling for a complete boycott of all Bengals merchandise, concessions and anything that can help Mike Brown profit. Bengals fans should not spend money on anything that can in any way make money for Mike Brown. This means that Bengals fans should not buy any merchandise or food/drinks at the game this Sunday.
It is legal bring to food into the game, provided it is not in a "hard sided cooler." You can also bring in sealed bottles of water. Don't believe us? It is right on the Bengals website. We are calling on all Comrades to bring in as much food as possible to share with your neighbors. We are honestly not sure how much we can get away with, but why not try to bring in a 6 foot sub or a few whole turkeys to share with your section? At the very least, all fans are allowed to bring in enough food to fill a medium sized bag/purse (16"x16"x8"). I bet you can fit a few hundred sliders into a bag that size. Mmmmmm...small hamburgers.
All fans are encouraged to discourage the people sitting around you from buying anything. Remember, the first rule of Project Mayhem is to tell everyone about Project Mayhem. Every dollar you spend at PBS this Sunday and in the future goes to help Mike Brown retain control of this team and line his pockets with your money. Only when fans stand up and tell Mike Brown that we have had enough will things start to change. Bonus points are awarded for booing anyone in line to buy anything at the game or Bengals merchandise in any store across the country. Remember that the season was a full sellout, so Mike Brown has his money for tickets.
This will be an ongoing boycott until we think that Mike Brown has relinquished control so that management decisions are made by football minds and that the team is doing everything possible to put a team on the field that can compete for a Super Bowl. That is the benchmark that the Bengals should be judged by - not are they trying to be "competitive," but are they doing everything they can to win a Super Bowl?
If Mike Brown does finally give up control so that the Bengals could be competitive, Bengals fans would be happy to fork over money to him and he could make even more profit. But he is more concerend with maintaining control than winning and maximizing profits. So from now on, true Bengals fans will completly boycott all Bengals merchandise, concessions and anything else that can make Mike Brown any money.