Last week we published Comrade JM's letter where he ended his alligience with the Bengals until the team made some fundamental changes, and sent the team back his two remaining pieces of Bengals merchandise. We called it "The Nuclear Option," after an arcane legislative procedure in the US Senate where the simple will of the majority can override a filibuster.
The response we got from that letter was overwhelming and it surprised even us. Fans are sick of tired of losing and want do make their voice and frustration heard.
After another disappointing season, the 16th losing season in 20 years under Mike Brown, fans are fed up. And this year seems different. As Jason Buck wrote last week: "The reason 2010 is different than 2002 is that we know now. Back then, we didn't know whether a head coach could possibly change things around here. We didn't know whether a head coach could slowly, over time, convince Mike Brown to make the proper philosophical changes to the organization. Build a front office staff, build a indoor practice facility, hire a general manager who could establish a system for procuring players."
So now we are asking all fellow comrades to take JM's lead and return your merchandise, and loyalty, to the Bengals. Send a Christmas package to the team outlining why you can no longer support the team until you see change. Include your Bengals merchandise. And then send is a picture or video of what you sent back and your letter. We will pick a few of the best ones and re-post them here, and in exchange send you a FREE WDR shirt, from our friends at DonkeyTs.
Anyone who thinks the team is a great draft away from competing is totally delusional. Carson and Marvin (and anyone else) are basically powerless to do anything when you have the Brown family making all the decisions. It is not enough for fans to just not buy tickets. In the midst of a 10 game losing streak and on a blisteringly cold day, 57,000 still showed up yesterday to see the "Battle of Ohio." We need more Bengals fans to stand up and tell the team they have had enough. So send the Bengals a letter that describes why you can no longer support the team and include your remaining Bengals merchandise, and then tell us about it.
To check out Project Mayhem Tasks #1-9, click here.
UPDATE: Bengals address is:
One Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH 45202