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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;

    Introduction

    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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I'm confused...does this site advocate a change of name for PBS? Call me "old school" if you want, but I'm glad that they're one of the few teams that have not sold the naming rights to a corporate sponsor. I shudder at the idea of having "Tampax Stadium of Cincinnati" or "Pabst Blue Ribbon Coliseum".

great post. if you spend, you will get repaid. a loyal fanbase is begging for a consistent winner. FU, MB

The blackhawks have the highest attendance in the NFL? That's pretty good for an NHL team!

Wait - all you took away from that post was that we should sell the naming rights to the stadium?

SWB --

If that comment was directed to me, then no, that's not all that I got from the article. It was an insightful little post. I was just confused on the naming rights thing because I didn't know that that was one of WDR's qualms with MB and how the Bengals are run.

Gotcha - it would be a significant source of revenue that could theoretically be unlocked and used to reinvest in the team. But the Bengals already put all the money into the team that they ever will under Mike Brown with their current revenues so selling the naming rights isn't a huge beef for us.

In fact, I personally would prefer for Mike to forgo that revenue and keep the stadium free of an ugly name.

But if I had a guarantee that the money from selling the naming rights would be used to make the team better, I'd sacrifice the name of the stadium. Paul Brown mostly did right by the Bengals but he's no idol to me or anything so I don't really care if that gets changed. Also, given the fiscal position of the county, selling the rights might add to the taxable revenues as a bonus.

I don't know, I like Tampax Stadium, if it will help stop the flow of loses, I'm all for it.

You had me at the owner dies.

This would be awsome twitter for Mike Brown.

I just figured how Mike Brown is going to improve his scouting department.

http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/5240298/madden-11-introduces-online-scouting

'Madden 11' introduces online scouting

$70 dollars for a scouting department. Sounds like something Mike Brown would do.

I couldn't agree more. I live in Central Illinois and I'm an avid Bengals & Blackhawks fan. Old man Wirtz dying was the best thing to happen to the Blackhawks in the last 40 years! Since Rocky has taken over, the games are televised, they have invested in talent on and off the ice, they are involving old players, and they are creating a new fan base with their marketing. Rocky doesn't hide up in some box, he sits with the fans. When at a game in December, I shook his hand and thanked him for the product on the ice and putting them on TV. He was most gracious and appreciative. I can only hope the Bengals organization will take notice and follow suit.

Yeah, the Hawks didn't shell out a ont of money for Kane, they drafted him. They did shell out money but not for Kane or Towes.

Let's get proactive, who's with me?

Four of us, four of them "Brown Family" a Cincinnati rivalry.

There is only one way to beat them.

Flip cup and poison.

It's elimination time bitches...

Don Banks' latest column on SI.com references MikeyBoy, featuring a quote from Ernie Accorsi that Mike Brown and Accorsi's predecessor as the Giants' GM (Accorsi was the Browns' GM at the time) were the two most anti-Instant Replay guys in the NFL and one would assume he was part of the faction that led to its demise in 1991.

Something tells me that even though $70 scouting is right up El Cheapo's alley, he's too technophobic to actually use it. Maybe once Katie's in charge...

You're all assuming that Mike would be willing to shell out $70 more for scouting. I'm putting him at about a nickel.

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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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