So yesterday we posted an email response from Katie Blackburn, that commenters jumped on immediatly as a canned response that they had also received. So below are two more examples of emails Katie has recently sent back to fans. You will see many of the exact same sentences, but each email does seem to be customized. My personal favorite is her response to "Will" where she clearly just changed the name, but forgot to re-format the font and size.
UPDATE: One more email has come in from an intrepid Comrade. Posted at the bottom, and almost identical to these other two emails.
From: Blackburn, Katherine
Date: Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:46 PM
Subject: RE: It's Tough
Will There is reason to believe that next season will be a good one. We had 395 yds and 371 yds of offense in our last two games against top 10 defenses and teams that were playing to win. We have a solid defense with two young defensive ends that we’re really starting to make an impact. Next year's schedule is not as difficult as this year's where our opponents had the highest winning percentage of any team in the NFL. The great thing about football is that for the next season you do get to start over and we will start over with a good attitude and high hopes and expectations. Who Dey! Katie
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 5:20 PM
To: Blackburn, Katherine
Subject: It's Tough
I've got nothing other than memories of going to games with my late grandfather holding me to this team. Retaining Marvin and making no specific mention on how the organization will change with his retention is just another disappointment on the pile of disappointments, and I don't even hold Marvin responsible. We, as fans, are just begging to see some sign that things will be different.
I don't know how much longer I can do this.
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From: "Blackburn, Katherine"
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:00:48 -0500
Conversation: 2011 outlook and tickets
Subject: RE: 2011 outlook and tickets
Jordan I believe that we have a very strong base of players that provide the
team with a strong chance to do well in 2011. We did win the division and
make the playoffs in 2009. Our schedule this year was difficult (our
schedule had the highest winning percentage of any team in the NFL) and we
did not win enough games. We were all very disappointed with that result.
When we played our two young receivers in the last several games our offense
performed far better than it had been. We had 371 yds and 395 yds of offense
in our last two games against top 10 defenses and teams that were playing to
win. Our defense has performed solidly and our two young defensive ends,
Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson began to create sacks and a pass rush that
is much needed. There are many reasons to have strong expectations for 2011
where our schedule is not as difficult and we have a good base to build
from. We will work hard and look forward to the 2011 season. Thanks and good luck. Katie
|Date:||01/07/2011 02:17 PM|
|Subject:||RE: State of the Bengals|
[NAME} It sounds to me like you are just repeating things that may be said on talk radio but I can assure you you are mistaken on many points. We are going to work to have a great 2011 season. We have a strong base of players. Our offense performed very well the last couple of games when we put in the two young receivers with 371 yds and 395 yds of offense against top 10 defenses and teams that were playing to win. We have a solid defense and our two young defensive ends, Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson were having success creating sacks and a much needed pass rush. While we did not have the results this year that anyone is pleased with we were in the playoffs and won our division in 2009 and our schedule this year was the most difficult in the NFL on a winning percent by the opponents. The great thing about the sport of football is that we get a fresh start next year. Whoever is here as coaches, players and the front office will be working their hardest to have a great season. With all due respect calling someone a sorry individual who you have never met seems out of place. We operate in a very responsible and upstanding manner and I take pride in doing so. Katie
From: WDR Comrade
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 12:37 PM
To: Mike Brown; Blackburn, Katherine; Blackburn, Troy
Subject: State of the Bengals
Dear Brown Family,
Thanks to the product you consistently put on the field I will no longer be cheering on your team. I use to consider it my team but not any longer. You are not making the changes that need to be made to make this a competitive team. Bratkowski should have been fired after this year but you feel more loyalty to him than the fans who pay your bills! You do not want to win you just want a profit and are sorry individuals. There is more to life than money clearly your father did not teach you this lesson Mike. Don't be mistaken I will no longer be buying tickets apparel or even use products that are sponsored by the Bengals.