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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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September 03, 2009


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I think the line from this article (;_ylt=AvT8PzPmg89GxUkfIkX5V.1DubYF?slug=ms-ownerrankingspartone09020&prov=yhoo&type=lgns) sums it up nicely:

"Anything that's going to force him to do extra work, he speaks out against it."

Wait, ALMOST sums it up nicely. In this case you modify to "if saying 'thanks' requires a modicum of effort, he just doesn't do it..."

Let's get one thing perfectly clear,

Not only does hell have to freeze over, Ben-gals dance nude, pigs fly, the lost city of atlantis found, ohio river runs dry, Bengals win 3 superbowls in a row, katie poses for playboy, our mayor throws a strike, and kentucky bans horse racing, but it all has to happen at once before Mike Brown will give back one penny of from his cash cow.

If anyone so happened to watch Hard Knocks last night, you would have heard a phone conversation with ML and someone and him stating he spoke to Alvin Keels (agent for Andre Smith) and told him straight out, MFB will never ever change, PERIOD! Now everyone knows the old man is set in his old tiresome ways. Money is all him and his CLAN think about and want. They would piss on your grave before helping out the city. What if anything have his family done for the community? Anyone? I know the football team is in the community, but what about his family?


From Forbs:
The valuation places the Bengals 21st out of 32 NFL teams, according to Forbes. The team’s value was up 1 percent over 2008.

Forbes, in a profile of the team, referred to it as a “train wreck” in the win-loss column. The Bengals have had only one winning season since 1990.

But the team’s lean front office and what Forbes termed a “sweetheart” lease for the county-owned Paul Brown Stadium contribute to its profitability.

For the complete profile, click here.

The Cleveland Browns ranked 13th of 32 teams, with a valuation of $1 billion, unchanged from last year.

The top-valued team was the Dallas Cowboys, at $1.7 billion, and the lowest-valued was the Oakland Raiders, at $797 million.


Passed on from a friend:
Insight into who will make the Bengals as the third string running back: Brian Leonard

The Bengals pro shop has Brian Leonard jerseys but no Dede Dorsey jerseys.

We know Mike Brown can't/won't take the hit on not being able to sell those things.


Amazing, I continue to be absolutely bewildered by this team and its ownership.

I was watching a preseason Bucs game, where the GM came up into the booth to talk one on one about moves the Bucs were making, things they were doing for the community, and moreover, direct discussions about the roster. Discussions about why they signed Josh Freeman so quickly, etc. I could only sit and watch in a kind of dreamy state that some day, we too would have someone with both football competency, business, and the ability to take heat for tuff moves, like the Buc releasing their O-coordinator 2 weeks before opening day.

Our beloved owner doesn't speak to the public, doesn't reach out to the community to help, a community that has given him more than his fair share, and doesn't take the time to discuss the reasons why Bengals make certain moves. He's ignorant, stubborn, doesn't know the first thing about football, and gives this community no credit whatsoever. He hires Marvin Lewis, someone even less likely to take criticism, so we are stuck. And there is only one way to hurt him.

I have given up, the Bengals might be good this year, and as a person not hit with this years problems in the economy, I could have renewed my season tickets, which I passed up on this year. I will fight my own urge to go down to that stadium to watch them play, listen to them on the radio again, the way I used to. Mike Brown will get no more of my money, not a jersey, not anything. This guy doesn't deserve my loyalty, b/c he doesn't give it to us in return.

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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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