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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;


    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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February 03, 2011


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I love how he makes sure to point out if was the "fans and critics" who thought things were stale, not anybody involved directly with the team.

It won't make me buy merchandise or tickets, but it'll make me interested in ore season games. I'll be very interested to see how they perform in pre season and if there is momentum going into the regular season.

Please note the Jr. has General Managers experience in the resume' which plays right into the "el cheapo" philosophy.

I'm somewhat surprised. Young, fresh, open offense philosophy. The defense looked like shit last year but the run-run-incomplete on 3rd and 7 Bratkowski play calling could make the Steelers D look bad.

I'm actually pleasantly surprised. I really thought that old tight wad piece of shit wasnt going to fire Bobby B.

I'm interested enough to watch pre season at this point.

To answer the question in the heading... NOPE! But then again, there is just about nothing in the current environs that would make me buy a ticket. So it's redundant of course.. redundant of course.. redundant of course...

No way am I shelling out my cash on this team yet. The incompetence and flat-out suckage has been around too long to be bought off by one coaching change. They have to earn me back, and I'm not that cheap. This hiring has moved me from Pessimistic to Curious, but it's still a loooooooong way to get to Ticket Holder. Moving that far is going to cost MFB a LOT of wins. And a real scouting department. And some quality free agent signings. And a real medical staff. And an indoor practice facility. And a...

One time at band camp I met this really hot girl and her fat sister. I talked 'em both over to my dorm room and let them both blow on my trumpet until we all fell asleep. Later that night I snuck a quickie in with the hot girl after her sister moved over onto the couch. When I woke up I noticed that it was actually the fat sister still with me while the hot girl was on the couch. I tried to lie to my friends later about who I did, and I almost believed my own lie. But everyone knew the truth, and eventually I realized that I waa just a cheap, loser dreamer.

That's a true story -- all except for the band camp and the two sisters.

The writing was on the wall and none of us realized it until now. We have seen this movie before. The young up and coming all the talent in the world guy Mitch Mcdeere/Jay Gruden gets recruited to join the firm/team.

He could go to one of the larger more successful firms/teams but he is recruited heavily and compensated well to come to Memphis/Cincinnati and get his start.

Bendini, Lambert & Locke/Bengals both reside in a small market city. It soon unfolds that anyone who tries to change things or leave at the firm/stadium is murdered/bengalized. He now realizes his life as he knows it is over.

He then finds out that the firm/team has been over charging their customers for services/games & merchandise and devises a plan to escape back to his life before the firm/team.

I here it's Punkin's favorite movie/hiring process

What, the champ offensive coordinator of Strat-O-Matic was unavailable?

These 2 guys are complete morons!

Call me what you want

Fool, sucker, stupid, part of the problem etc……win or lose, I love going to Bengals games. Would I rather see them win every game until the end of time….OF COURSE. Do I think Mike Brown is an idiot….YES. But, hanging out with friends, tailgating and just the overall event of going to the games on Sunday is what I look forward to at least eight times a year. I will renew my tickets this year because I am a Bengals fan and will always be a Bengals fan that enjoys going to the games. Plain and simple.

by n8dogg on Feb 4, 2011 7:05 AM PST reply actions
i completely agree actually

Tailgating with friends and the experience of being at the game is enough to convince me to buy season tickets every year. I’ve sat in my seat through winning seasons and losing ones (more of the second, unfortunately). While I wish they would win every game, just being there is awesome.

Editor at -- SB Nation Cincinnati Bengals blog.

by Jason Garrison on Feb 4, 2011 7:18 AM PST via mobile up reply actions

This is why mike brown never changes anything because like half this city is the same way!

STOPBUYING, yep, too many of them, and too few of "us." "DO I think Mike Brown is an idiot that doesn't know how to run a football franchise? Yep, I sure do. Am I an enabling moron who cares as little about having a winning team as Mike does? Yep to that too, because I value spending my hard earned money paying for parking, tickets and an inferior product so I have some actual "friends" to hang out with 8 times per year." Fucking Lemmings.

Oh Bo, you really get it don't you. Wave that judgment wand a little wider next time. If only everyone could be as strong in their morals as you. Thank you for saving the world.


No, it won't. I told Mikey two years ago in my "Gold Star" letter what it would take to get me back on the season ticket roll, and I'm sticking to it. A new OC ain't enough!

1. Hire a competent GM,
2. Develop a professional personnel dept., and
3. Instill a culture where winning the Super Bowl is the goal, not merely "being competitive".

Btw, I heard 85 on the Dan Patrick Show this week claim that the Bengals weren't that bad this year. He said you'd think so looking at the record, but they were in every game going into the 4th Quarter. Sounds like he's been Bengalized to me!

AWWWWWW did I hit home for you enabler? Eat me, if you were offended by that, good, you deserve to be. I used exxageration because it amused me, sorry to upset your delicate season ticket holding sensibilities..... pansy

Bo, I posted a rather lengthy comment on another article, I will repost some of it here. Nah, you didn't hurt my feelings, I actually think you just sound dumb. Continue to be angry, I am sure if it wasn't the Bengals, you would have something else to stand on your soapbox for and talk down to people about.

Yes, improving the team are goals of the revolution. Good luck with that, maybe hold your breath even. Me, being the realist (note, not youngster) will take what I can get. What I don't understand is how most of you even care anymore? It has become a pissing contest of who is the best fan based on bashing the sheep, or lemmings or those without actual football knowledge. Seriously, read the comments, all you guys really do is bicker amongst yourselves and talk about all the terrible things with the Bengals. There really is nothing of use passed in most of the comments. People like Wyatt for example are commenting less because of the moronic posts of most of you. It is a shame really, SWB brings some very good discussion points to the site and all it is met with is the immature name calling.

Yeah, I have tickets and the like. I don't have them because I expect anything more than what the Bengals are offering. If the Bengals win when I attend the game that is awesome. If they don't, oh well. My daughter loves going to the games, you see she is very young. When we go home she doesn't talk about the predicable play calling or the bad clock management. She talks about how loud we cheered sometimes for the defense or how fun it was when the fireworks went off and the planes flew over. She likes singing the song when the Bengals score. It IS a fun atmosphere if you can actually take it for what it is. So go ahead, make fun of me. I fell sorry for you that you don't get to experience that.

I also go to the movies sometimes. I can tell you I never buy a ticket for Toy Story 3 expecting to see the Godfather. It is all about leveling expectations. I know what I am paying for and I am ok with that. Maybe, just maybe that is what it is all about. It is a game you know.

"Back to our roots in the West Coast offense"?????

Somebody better tell Marvin and Hobson. Because just a few days before "bubby" Gruden got hired we were trying to "get back to the smash mouth running game that made us division champs in 09"

WTF is going on? Am I the only one scratching my head? Are they trying to be west coast or smash mouth?

Thank you Cedric Benson. It was nice knowing you.

I'm sorry, I expect a football franchise to care about winning, this one doesn't, and it pisses me off. Glad your daughter enjoys the ancillary aspects of the game, I'm truly happy for you both. But those aspects are not good enough for me to drop cash on alone. Good for you and your motivations, I have different expetations to "level" with before I pay for a product. If that makes me stupid, or if using a site like this to vent about it makes me stupid, well then so be it, my IQ is easily below the 75 line. Enjoy next season.

My issue with the whole "stop buying season tickets" to protest is that it'll cost me more money in the long run. Let's say i dont buy my tickets and 50,000 follow my lead. All the changes we want are made so the protest ends. Now I've lost my great seats and will have to pay another 600-1000 for new seat licenses for worse seats. I'm sorry but that sound like the dumb option to me. I also think it's hypocritical for people in NY and other states to say we should boycott games when it has no bad affect on them. They get the games in a blackout

@Seriously: Wait, you want to watch the Bengals?
Should rename yourself Masochist.

So basically, Seriously's argument is thus:

"I want change, but not bad enough to *POTENTIALLY* sacrifice anything for it."

Then you, sir, deserve the steaming pile of excrement that was dropped in your lap for every home game this past season.

Oh, and you complain about other people being selfish?

Bravo, that's a ground-rule, douchebag double.

And just what are the out of town people behind this site sacrificing?? Why should I sacrifice $1000 of my money for someone who offers up nothing themselves???

Because you want to root for a winning team? Because you believe that your money is often (and especially in this case) equivalent to your voice? i know I don't care if "he" gets to watch the games we boycott because "he" lives somewhere else. And, for the record, I would consider it "saving" $1000 to make a statement rather than "sacrificing." You're sacrificing viewership, or viewing abiliity. So you might have to rebuy PSL's if there is some moment of clarity in the FO, darn-dy darn, now you can root (and pay) for a team that's not handicapping itself before it even steps out on the field.

I just find it funny that Seriously:

a) Is happy to pay for a product that is apparently (and rightfully) displeasing to him/her

b) Fails to see the logical fallacy inherent in his/her initial argument - if 50000 people dropped their PSLs and season tickets and things changed so that the Bengals put out a better product, wouldn't there be an equal chance of you getting BETTER seats as there are of you getting worse seats? I mean, if there's 50000 empty seats, some of them are bound to be better than yours.

And I stand firm that if you're willing to pay for the weekly abortion that is Bengals football in its current incarnation, then you deserve all the unhappiness it brings you.

I just find it hypocritical that a bunch of people who have never bought season tickets and never will are telling those of us that do that we should protest for them and be wling to pay an additional $1,000 for a new seat license. Yes I wish the bengals would change but I'm not willing to lose my seats for a pipe dream.

As an out-of-state bengals fan who travels to cinci a couple times a year, we do have alot say. We stay in your hotels and spend money in your stores. Maybe in YOUR store. Maybe you should worry about how your going to pay for the PBS improvements (your taxes) cause it looks like Mike Brown doesnt give a shit about you or the county.

@ seriously
i wipe my ass with your $1,000 for a seat license. It cost way more then that just to stay the weekend and go to the game.

He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.

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