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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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Astounding numbers with a 65% lifetime winning percentage. Paul Brown will disown his son in the afterlife for what Mikey has done to his franchise.

Paul Brown brought in Ivy League guys like Reggie Williams and Pat McInally. Sounds strange today, but they won back them.

What gets me is that in every interview I've ever seen, his acquaintances always say, "Nobody wants to win more than Mike. This hurts Mike more than anyone." Here's a clue, Mike: TAKE THOSE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR "GM BONUSES" AND HIRE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING, DIPSHIT!

I call them themes: intelligence tests, game film, innovation, and coahing prowess.

Besides a 122-112-9 record is highly over rated.

Just because you win some games it does not show concrete evidence of some real work, showing up competitive, and a what if from a tv personality, of which we are very proud of.

And by the way, my 65% winning percentage is better then yours and until you stupid fans are given your own fathers reputation and franchise to run in the ground, leave me alone.

And quit asking me if I want the services of Michael Jacksons doctors.

Yours truly,

Winning percentage is only as good as the numbers you use to achieve it. Why won't anybody give mike brown the credit for last years 100% against all four last place teams the Bengals played?

It's a perfect record over the elite worst.

A friendly reminder that Paul Brown wasn't much of anything as a a football man after 1965 -- EITHER!

Would you want me to illustrate that in how he handled 'his' team (vis a vis) the Bengals?

I love it when people try to utter his name for any reason positive (other than what he did prior to the Bengals coming into the league). I especially love it when they try to beat down Mikey Boy Brown by uttering his father's name. I would hope we could all agree that Mike Brown's football stupidity doesn't need anyone forcing any comparison with ANYONE! Why bring in his equally worthless (Bengals years) father.

Paul Browns' days as an football innovator extraordinaire passed back the the late forties and early fifties. I give the man his for what he did back in the day but let's face, he was just as inept as his son during his Bengals years. Want an example? Homer Rice and Bill Tiger Johnson vs. Bill Walsh. Paul Brown wanted to go cheaply just like his son -- in fact, he showed him the way. The two were cut from the same cloth -- just that Mikey Boy came out of the womb already a schmo, it took his dad some time to disintergrate to that status.

He wasn't? You have to be kidding me. He coached the Bengals from 67 to 76 for 8 years and took them to 3 playoff appearances and took our Bengals to the playoffs in the first 3 years of our existence. He then became team President and GM and took our Bengals to 2 SuperBowls and this is not doing anything? Yea, he screwed up on Bill Walsh for sure. Was it a personal issue between them? Sounds like it was, but to say you cannot compare his father to MFB is ridiculous.

That is an AWESOME reminder of good times! Thanks for the memory!!

People who lionize Paul Brown must come to grips with the major irony of his career. Yes, he enjoyed phenomenal success through 1955 with methods far ahead of the times. But the league was quickly catching up with him, and the younger players were products of a changing culture.

For reasons we can only speculate about, the man dubbed "Football's Most Innovative Coach" largely stopped innovating. His success tracked on a downward trend from that point forward, with each new league development accelerating the decline.

Enough of the old ways lingered on through 1975, allowing PB to gain a modest level of success with a new franchise. Yet he never won a playoff game with the Bengals, and the inadequacies of the team were plain for all to see. Even in the 70's, being a cheapskate had an obvious downside.

And what of Mike Brown, "Football's Most Ossified Owner"? The problem is that he emulates his Dad, right down to a T. Among other characteristics, he exhibits the same aversion for extravagance, the same distaste for spending, and the same reluctance to adopt new ideas. This is a recipe for losing in the modern NFL, and it comes straight from the team founder.

One other thing -- if you really want to get Mike Brown's goat, diss his Dad! The worshipful commemoration of PB defines the current owner, yet there is much room for criticism. No need for a big wet sloppy kiss from WDR.

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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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