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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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Dummies- you guys are making mountains out of mole hills. Who gives a damn if they want to rent the stadium or not? Who really believes an outdoor training facility is necessary? You train as you fight, and you don't fight in indoor practice facilities. The steelers have one and don't use it because their coach thinks the idea of practicing in one is pointless.

I usually agree with what you guys post on this site, but this one feels like a bit of a stretch just to make the Bengals look bad. I believe it hurts the revolution when you try to stretch like this. It makes you look like the little kid who was picked last in kick ball and will forever have a grudge. In other words, it looks like you will do everything you can to try to make the Bengals look bad.

I agree the story is plausible, but there's too much unknown here. You should be saying that, based on the inconsistencies from both sides, everyone needs to refrain from judgement until more is known. Instead, you are saying, given the inconsistencies from both sides, you feel like you don't need to revise your original post. Wow!

@Brother Adam - I don't want to get into a long back and forth.

But here's the logic: we got info from a source that was reliable in the past. We ran a post on that info. UC and the Bengals have both made statements, neither of which flat out denied the claims in our post with facts of their own. If UC or the Bengals know our source is getting the facts waaaaay wrong they could easily address the issue. Instead they are dancing around it. That is curious, some might say suspicious. Hence, we are leaving our original post untouched.

Sounds like a non-story

ok, now i see. this site does not consider itself a relevant source of information. it´s amateur hour at best. maybe a professional football team and a university don´t feel like getting out of bed to refute your leaky original post.

your pathetic point 1 - sounds like it´s uc´s fault for not wanting the deal when it was offered the first time. now that they´re out of position, you want to blame a businessman for using his leverage...

your twisted point 3 - since when does offering to buy more quantity demand you get a discount. that´s only if the market warrants it. it´s not automatic. in this instance, again considering uc missed the boat on the original offer and is in a bind, there´s no need to cut them a break at all.

forget your point 4 - yes miami is in a bad spot, warrenting your ´irrelevant´ comparison...until you realize, as you yourself point out, that uc is in a bad spot now that the costs of renovating nippert are known.

missing parts of point 5 - and you need to find out (with actual facts and research for a change) if other teams like the pitt/usf deals you keep blabbing about have to pay for security and how much it actually is. this site has lost so much credibility that no one wants to take your chubby-gut assumptions.

couldn´t resist yourself on point 6 - so this is what a ´salient´point looks like...your new agenda of twisting everything into a cincinnati pity party over mike brown´s existence is stale now. stick to his operations as a football man and how they need to be removed for the benefit of our team. you´re not going to win critizing his business skills. they are light-years ahead of your writing skills.

how the fuck can an admitted dribble of speculation be considered a salient point, number 7! do you sound out the words before you refuse to use a dictionary...

the aftertaste of your own starfish on point 8 - you all had to make this shit up in your original post. one adept commentator already addressed this point earlier, here - there - and oh yeah, here. when people read that garbage you keep directing them to, they will immediately see the ignorance of you trying to suggest that a uc alum-booster wants to build the bearcats a practice facility, but is awaiting bengal´s approval. if that´s the case, then uc alums are hatchet wounds and the school deserves what it gets.

all in all, you have a weak-ass fluff piece here, nothing more. and really, really... no, it´s not obvious that by preventing the bearcats from playing in pbs, they will prevent the excitement about uc. if the bearcats are good, interest will take care of itself regardless of where they play. this site is approaching hack status. but then again, you´ve said that´s how you want to be viewed - here, here, and for sure, here.

dually noted.

votasi, you have obviously had a change of heart, on May 6th, you left a comment on the original post "Bengals Refuse to Partner.....for Proposed Indoor Practice Facility" in support of the post and how it was exactly the kind of thing this site SHOULD be doing. There have been more details to surface since then, but still nothing I've seen that's definitive on either side. I just think its funny how you've gone from giving them an "atta boy", to the extreme opposite stance you're taking now. But, hey, you're entitled to type whatever you want here.

And you're right, if UC has another good year, things will take care of themselves, and UC will continue to grow its support and fan base. But that doesn't mean Mike Turd won't do whatever he can to try and hinder that growth and/or make as much money as he can from it, which is why I wouldn't be surprised to find out these reports are true. You are also right he's a heck of a business man, so I don't think he's wrong to hike up the fees to UC as much as he can, but if it's true, he isn't going to win any PR battles (which he obviously cares nothing about anyway).

I also agree with BILL, this is now a mountain that didn't need to be made. In the grand scheme, this really is a side note. If true, another example of how Mikey cares nothing about the people of Cincinnati, and his primary focus has been, and always will be making $. If it's not true, than who cares, it wouldn't be the first time an internet blog site ran with information from a "source" that turned out to be a load of crap.

votasi,

you need some friends. all you do is bitch about this site... if you have such a problem with it, then stop reading it, and get a life. get your own blog so other whiney little kids can complain about how an amateur blog has a lack of journalistic integrity.

how's this... you can tell me everything that WDR is doing wrong, and what you would do to make it better... and i'll tell you what a vagina feels like.

your shit's weak.

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