...yet another sponsorship made in Hell.
First, the Bengals and the NFL brought you a partnership with the let's-just-pretend-this-isn't-a-regressive-tax Ohio Lottery. Now, the
Rent Extractors Bengals recently announced a deal with Fifth Third Bank for advertising and ATM placement in Paul Brown Stadium.
At one point arguably the best managed regional bank on Earth, Fifth Third (like most every other bank) lost its mind sometime around 2003 and started making loans to anything with a pulse. Now benefitting from blanket guarantees of all manner and a tasty Kahn's All-Beef Hot Dog style injection of about $3.5 billion of TARP funds...good ol' 5/3 appears to be on a buying spree not just of Bengals ad-space but also corporate assets with its new taxpayer backed swagger.
Anyway, hope you picked up 5/3 stock at the $1.03 all time low in February (down a cool 98% from its all time high of $68) because your automatically deducted income tax dollars allowed it to survive and now thrive. It makes a nice complement to the $.5 cent more expensive cheese coney from Skyline due to PBS sales tax wouldn't you say?