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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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Yup! There we go! We need an indoor facility -- except this time it isn't being used in concert with degradation in mind towards the Bengals... It's the Bearcats! Maybe this will help to make my point that Cincinnati is a third or fourth class city???? Naw it won't. Cincinnati does just fine with that on its own -- however, never does it mean that one is less that top nothc simply because they don't have an indoor practice facility.

Who in the hell is it over here that has 'Indoor Training Facilityitus'? Please -- got get checked!

Just like the Bengals don't need it, neither does the Bearcats. That's why you have various gymnasiums! About the only three players who have a tendency to get shut out (and they have alternative means as well) or the Punter and the Placekicker and the Kickoff kicker (if he isn't one and the same as the placekicker. My God! can't you people figure it out? This piddling shit is the LAST FARGING THING your should be worrying about. It doesn't serve one GoldDarn purpose in getting MBB out of Cincinnati.

You know what this is? This is positioning. This is some idiot deciding that he thinks that once the 'balloon goes up' with MBB, that he can already stake his claim -- "WE MUST HAVE AN INDOOR TRAINING FACILITY OR ELSE!" Bullshit! As has been said elsewhere: "We have about ten thousand things we have to do before we are successful, right now, having a training facility is about oh, fourteen thousand on the 'ten thousand list' and we are at thing number FIVE at this moment.

Hey do us all a favor and stop talking about that shit. Talk about what needs to be done -- what CAN be done regarding the Cincinnati Bengals.

I will leave you with this: Nancy Zimpher was a piece of work. She came in and not only did she destroy the basketball program, but to those who are not Bearcats Season Ticket Holders, do you know what that 'person' did? She demanded that even "LIFELONG" season ticket holder had to avail themselves of the U-Cats club if they wanted to have a chance to go up the the Horseshoe a couple of years ago -- she blackmailed us for the tune of $86 if we wanted to go. We are season ticket holders you frump! You blackmailed us. We graduated with honors from the college you later came to head (some of us actually teach there (not me though) and you still told us to 'go eat cake!' Thanks witch! Then to top it all off, you finally hoist your ass out of here and when we think 'well thinks will calm down a bit now' Oh no! I get a notification in the mail saying that the season tickets I've held for almost twenty-five years -- the seats I had at the Forty-Five Yardline -- Section 205? Yeah, those ones? Well to keep them I have to join U-Cats and make a donation to the school! You got my fucking tuition money you assholes! What more do you want?"

Guess what folks, I would pay their blackmail. I am not going to UC games either.

So, in the end, those that are talkinga bout feeding the UC blackmail machine... STOP! Those talking about training facilities -- pro or college -- STOP! Those that are worried about or citys' status -- Here's a hint, stink a finger in your mouth and BLOW!


And yet, WCH, even if your rambling, insane comment contains even one iota of truth, the simple fact remains that donating to UC to help build better athletic facilities IS STILL A BETTER USE OF YOUR MONEY THAN GIVING IT TO MIKE BROWN.

Which is, of course, the specific point of the post.


With all due respect, I was going to donate to UC athletics when I read this post; however, after reading WCH's comments, I've decided to donate to UC academics. If WCH is, in fact, a UC graduate, and those are the best sentences/arguments he can construct, I'm worried about the kids who attend the university right now, as well as those in the future.


No worries, that also qualifies for BTtDwYMTGitMB and is more important than athletics. Good work.

Did I accidentally go to Yikes.

There is an enlightening gem in WCH's vomitous stream of words:

"She came in and not only did she destroy the basketball program..."

Nancy Zimpher forced the resignation of Bob Huggins because he couldn't stop driving drunk. Not to mention that he stated in his police report (after the standard "Don't you know who I am?!" nonsense) that he was out drinking with potential recruits. High schoolers.

But you know who DOES like to give guys with criminal records and corrosive influence a second (or third...or fourth) chance there WCH? That's right. Mike Brown.

And from the sounds of it, I think you and he would get along great.

Also, wasn't it the Huggins area that gave rise to the old gem, "What's the only thing longer than a University of Cincinnati basketball player's legs? His rap sheet."?

It's really too bad that she "ruined" the basketball program by actually requiring some sort of accountability.

Did they not teach you about financial planning at UC? It's called charitable giving. You back to what has given so much to you? Especially your college. How do you expect UC to keep attracting top students, faculty and coaches? Especially to Clifton. You've got to have modern, state of the art facilities - be it a new building filled with modern classrooms and labs for the School of Engineering or an indoor practice facility for the athletic department. Those goals can be accomplished through alumni giving, or UC can raise tuition on the students at even higher rates. If you're the proud alumnus you claim to be, you would want to do something about this.

Plus, the government will even give you a income tax deduction when you donate to charities like UC, United Way, Boy Scouts, Childrens Hospital, etc. And with this Congress, take the tax deduction while you still can.

Or be belligerent, hold a grudge over something that happened 10 years, and write your checks directly to the IRS.

End communication.

1) As I have pointed out numerous times:
Bearcats record 1991-present: 109-106-0 (.507)
Bengals record 1991-present: 102-188-1 (.351)

If you have a child and you want to raise them to see a Cincinnati team win.....well, history shows that the Bearcats will send your son or daughter home happier.

2) I understand WCH's frustration with UC's decision on Huggins, but let's be realistic: the man did have a negative reputation to go with the positive.

3) Season tickets are not to be confused with seat licenses. Which is what I think you've done. When a team's success increases, an increase in charges is pretty typical. It's called supply-and-demand. Not that I necessarily condone this, but you're going to get ticket hikes following any NFL team too.....and what's Mike Brown going to give you in return? More of the same 8-8 mediocrity with some occasional 3-5 win cheer mixed in. The Bearcats have steadily improved their football program and are delivering more wins each year, which dictates that have a product worth watching-- and charging for-- to the consumer.

Here's what I see in wch's post and I've seen it on other messageboards and heard it on call-in talk shows.

There was an "old order" for Cincinnati sports fans. That "proper universe" was: if you cared about basketball, you watched UC, if you cared about football, you watched the Bengals. UC's football success, coupled with the decline of basketball and Bengals football has threatened "the old order." These people don't want to accept that the OLD GLORIOUS ORDER is over and done with. They want their Bearcats in the Final Four and they want their Bengals playing in Super Bowl.

Reality check: THE BENGALS ARE NOT GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL. THE BENGALS WILL NEVER GO TO THE SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE BROWN IN CHARGE. I've said it. I feel comfortable saying it again. THE BENGALS WILL NEVER GO TO THE SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE BROWN IN CHARGE. There is enough talent, however, that if a *proper football personnel team* was put in charge to manage it, to go all the way in the future.

Reality check #2: The Cincinnati Bearcats football team is not your enemy. Stop scapegoating them for the lack of success with the basketball team. Believe it or not, you *can* have a winning program in two sports. Try telling Florida you can't have a winning b-ball and football team. Now if Cronin retains his job without a NCAA bid after another year or two? Then yeah, you've got a point, fire the man and move on. But Bob Huggins ain't comin' back, the change that's needed for the Bengals is exactly what this website is striving for and you shouldn't be bitter that Brian Kelly has his $#!+ together and Mike Brown doesn't.

Everything BMN said...

It's working. Now Mikey boy is instructing Marvin to try and help the other team!

That will be really awkward when Mikey boy wants to share UC's practice bubble.

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