ESPN.com's featured story by Elizabeth Merrill on the 2 decades long Bengals futility finally provides some direct, nationwide attention on Project Mayhem Task #9: Plane Banners at Bengals Training Camp.
Check out the whole story here.
For those of you new to WhoDey Revolution, the links to the various Project Mayhem tasks we have accomplished are at right. Or you can read every "Project Mayhem" tagged post here.
To give the new readers a quick overview, yes, we are all Bengals fans. But we are realistic, rational Bengals fans who understand that the Bengals management structure puts them at a competitive disadvantage to other successful teams in the league. They have the smallest scouting department in the NFL, with one full time scout. Check out their staff directory if you don't believe us. Also notice how many Browns you see. Maybe great for a local mom and pop diner, but it doesn't work for an NFL franchise.
So as fans, we decided to do what we could to try and get fans to understand that until changes are made, the Bengals will keep losing. We bought billboards around town asking for the team to hire a GM. We had fans sneak 1,000 urinal cakes into Paul Brown Stadium with the Bengals record under Mike Brown written on them, along with the words "Get Pissed!" And we flew banners over the Bengals training camp this offseason with the following messages:
1. "I can only see one scout from here!"
2. "$458,000,000 to build PBS = 0 Playoff Wins"
3. "101-187-1: HIRE A GM!"
4. "When is training camp for the front office?"
We are calling for a boycott on fans buying tickets and merchandise - which seems to be working. The Bengals pre-season games should be blacked out, and all home games except for Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh (where opposing teams fans are buying up the seats) have plenty of seats available.
And we will not stop broadcasting our message until the Bengals make these common sense changes.