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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 not sure I can 100% agree with you on this. No company would just renegotiate their lease with a city at a higher cost to the business. Do you think in three years if the Morlein brewey is making money had over fist they'll just decide one day they want to pay a higher lease and make less profits to bail the city out?? I doubt it. The city here is trying to make the Bengals their scapegoat for their own mistakes in negotiating the lease in the first place. Also think about this too, one of the reasons Castilini owns the reds now is because the city decided that they wanted to move the new bengal stadium 1000 feet to the west and paid Castilini a ton of money for his land there. As much of a idiot MB can be he is telling the truth about the wasted 100 million.

I'm sorry but i don't think the Bengals are under any obligation to bail out the county and city when they screwed it up in the first place.

Would anyone on here offer to pay extra taxes to help make up the shortfall, i doubt it.

Does anyone get this 'odd' feeling that Mikey Boy was told that he better 'make an effort' or that he would lose control of the Bengals or would be told that his team would be the first US team of the European Football League?

Makes me wonder.

The politicians will never learn if Mike Brown and people like him call "do over" after the politicians have cut a bad deal. This is actually not Mike Brown's wrong doing or problem. This is a wrong doing of democratically elected city officials. How do you not sensitize your tax receipt projections to severe downside scenarios and then design the tax under the most conservative scenario? How does that happen? That would be a complete and utter failure in any business - one that would result in the responsible employee being fired. And remember, this projection error was not a small miss - it was HUGE. Absolutely gargantuan. But in the world of politics, the blame merely gets shifted around and pushed off. The whole thing makes me sick, especially the fact that politicians are trying to displace the blame onto the Bengals (and Reds).

Since I live in Pennsylvania and therefore am not affected by these politics and shouldn't comment on them, I'll simply state that regardless of who's fault it is that the county is in this predicament, there's certainly an ethical shortfall when the guy who negotiated the deal on the county's side turns around and jumps into the Bengals organization.

With that said, anyone else see one of the Raven's three subpar cornerbacks (Damonique Foxworth) is now out for the season with a knee injury?

What Wyatt said...

Also with Wyatt...

Mike Brown might be a "nice guy" amongst his friends but really, who cares? He's been a POS to the taxpayers of Hamilton County......way above and beyond than he needs to be. That being said, he's Mikey Boy, we all know him and he will never change so we have to live with this joke. Yeah, we enabled him by allowing that clown Bob Bedinghaus to screw us over but then again, we voted for it so as usual we Cincinnatians will just have to live with our mistakes and accept them. At this point, I would be happy if Mikey just fired Big Bob. Well, I guess he owes him for orhcestrating the hose job aka the lease and we all know how "loyal" Mikey is to his friends(too bad he doesn't consider the fans/taxpayers friends).Also, I heard that nobody puts a shine on Mikey's uh ...........car like Bob does so I guess his job is secure.

PAI, I don't commonly offer unsolicited advice, but I would recommend an investment in some sort of an online english class. Don't short-change your future.

Seriously, where do these people come from?

Atrell, thank you so much for your "unsolicited advice". I feel so special since you don't "commonly offer" it.(I'm sure you don't). However, I'm doing quite well so no need to worry about me or my future.

Thanks again for the concern,


One of those people

Seriously Artrell, get over yourself.

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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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