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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;


    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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I wish newspapers still had money. If they could pry Hobson away from Mike Brown's clutches, and he could write an amazing articles about what it is like being controlled from the inside of the despotic regime of Mike Brown.

I don't know if it is a great idea to wear a bright orange shirt over there kinda like a big bullseye on ya but i get it they must want a GM reeeeal bad!

Who Dey boy's Who Dey and thank you

We should do a camo shirt with hire a GM in bright orange for them over seas

I heard Bagdad Hob on Columbus sportsradio the other day. The guy has an absurd Northeastern/Boston accent. He was talking about who would likely be the "staahting linebacker" etc. etc.

Is that a couple of local Iraqis helping the WDR cause? Nice Job guys and Stay Safe over there. Support the troops!

I think WDR tends to have this image of Hob as a great writer being crippled by Mike Brown's iron fist. And I will concede that he definitely has a knack for spin. But read his stuff carefully - the guy is awful. He doesn't fact check (I remember emailing him calling him a hack when he posted some article about how Drew Brees had better numbers than Palmer because he had Tomlinson and Merriman helping his team out...and this was in 2007), he uses ridiculous metaphors and analogies, and he loves to write meaningless fluff pieces in styles that are either copied from other writers (and mangled) or his own "cute and clever" creations.

Point is, I don't think we'll ever see Hob working for a newspaper because I just don't think he's talented enough to land that gig.

Update - The fan poll on reads, and I quote:

"Do you think the Bengals will compete for a playoff spot this season?"

Note that the question is not whether this team will win the Super Bowl. It is not whether this team will make the Super Bowl. It is not even whether this team will make the playoffs. Instead, the gauge for success is to merely compete for a playoff spot. With standards like these...

The guy was a sports writer for the Enquirer for years before he got hired by the Brown family to supply propaganda. He has the capability to write for a newspaper but the truth is that he has a more job security writing fluff for the Bengals than working as a sports writer at a legitimate paper. The guys at this site have said previously that the need for newspapers to survive is vital and I wholeheartedly agree but at this rate it doesn't look probable.

Try writing about the same shitty team for years and tell me you wouldn't try to stretch your imagination by using some outlandish metaphors. This site rips on Hobson but it really should pity him for being in a job where he can write nothing but optimistic bullshit. To expect someone to rip their employer in the most public of forums is completely ridiculous. If I were the PR guy for GM the last thing I would publish on their website is "This company is a bail out vacuum and our pension plans are sturdy as silly putty."

Over/under 3 arrests as a Bengal for Andre Smith

Not to whine but today has been crappy.
Yet after seeing Comrades Bill, Mike and Doug I now have a huge smile across my face.
Well done Comrades, you guys are the true HEROS.
Hope your tour ends soon and you are home safe booing Mikey locally.

Good job, guys - stay safe and thanks for serving.
Damn, even the Iraqis in the picture know the Bengals need a GM.

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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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