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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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ok I like it what is the next protest are we doing?

I don't know how many people follow this page, however, if there can be some consensus when a large group of Who Dey revolutionaries can meet outside of PBS on game day(s) with signs, wearing brown bags, or other Who Dey revo. t-shirts, pass out pamphlets that highlight how the team shits on the city and its fans to the few people that do decide to attend the games; we will at least garner some attention. Because it has become clear the only time you get a reaction out of this organization is when you embarrass them. (see who dey perspective on stadium deal article) The more attention that can be put on the plight of Bengals fans the better, plus this is something that could be done relatively cheap, at least cheaper than a billboard. You already have a platform in which your voice is heard, this website needs to assemble the masses. Think about it.

Can someone check for me the price of a full-page ad in the Enquirer on a football Sunday? I live outside the area (and work even farther outside the area), so I'm not even sure how to contact them for such things.

The ad should say: "Attention Bengals fans: You are enablers"

So tell me, does this guy who owns the plate have one of those shop-at-home thingys -- it does say that one can Buy-Rate-Fans. Does he truly look at fans that earnestly? JK Good plate.

Only problem I have is that a great part of this was allowed by the fans when they voted in another stadium. So he can be as mad as he wants, 'madder than a wet hen' -- if he wants but 'he' was told about MBB well beforehand and 'he' voted for the stadium etc. "He' voted for the collosal screw-job that anyone looking even halfway critically about the stadium situation should have and would have known without doubt.

How about this one for all you stadium voters 'Bengals emblem then: I Fu up'

Or extend the plate with a magnet saying, 'I was a dumbass and me and a bunch of other dumbasses not only succeeded in ruining your taxes, but I knew it and let it happen because I didn't have the cojones to simply say: "NO!"?

Now I finally understand why everyone is annoyed by you wch.

wch,

Do you know Rich, who owns this plate? Can you confirm that he was in fact old enough to vote on the stadium deal? Or are you just prattling on about nothing, yet again?

WCH,
I am the guy that owns the plate. I really don't understand your first paragraph.

I've spent the last 20 years in the Army and haven't lived a full year in Cincinnati since I left for college in 1987, so I really don't follow Cincinnati politics closely. Nor do I vote in local elections. But I am still a citizen of the fine State of Ohio, and that entitles me to an Ohio license plate.

I'm trying to recall generalities about the stadium question when the Bengals started insisting on a replacement for Riverfront: It seems that Paul Brown had been dead probably less than 10 years, that Mike Brown was making the argument that a new stadium was required to stay competitive and that the Bengals organization was engaged in initial discussions with Baltimore to finance a stadium and relocate.

In retrospect, it was probably reasonable for people to consent to the stadium. LA and Indianapolis had lost their teams. The browns scenario (whereby the team left to another city, but the city retained the team name with a promise for an expansion team if they built a new stadium) hadn't happened yet. I mean, yeah, who doesn't wish that Brown family moved their franchise to Baltimore and then 3 or 4 years later the expansion Bengals were back in business with a new stadium? I don't think anyone seriously thought that was a possibility, did they?

What I think you are trying to say, WCH, is that somehow we are dumbasses because we built the stadium. We slept with the Devil and we get what we deserve. The fact that the deal was financially lopsided is a completely different issue. It's a political problem that has nothing to do with the Bengals winning or not winning.

I reject the argument that I don't have a right to complain and I reject the argument that I can't wish things were different. Does that make me naive? Maybe. Maybe I am not as enlightened as other Bengals fans. Mostly it just pisses me off.


Bravo, Rich. wch just immediately assumes that everyone on this blog was a) old enough, b) a Hamilton County resident, and c) actually participated in the election in question. Having said the same thing so many times, I personally believe that wch voted in favor of the stadium deal and now has enormous regret about it, so he foists those feelings of inadequacy and regret upon the rest of us.

That said, I believe we've entered Bizarro Land:

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2011/8/10/2355807/bengals-making-a-push-to-sign-andrew-whitworth-kyle-cook-and-leon

Granted, it's Cincy Jungle, not exactly known for their unbiased, honest journalism, and "making a push" won't mean sh*t if those players end up leaving anyway, but those are three players I'd like to see remain in Cincinnati...so there's probably no possible way it will happen.

People over at Cincy Jungle snort orange flavored crack.

Every fifth post is:
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY


(actually, in answer to that - EVERY body think dey gonna beat dem Bengals)

Editors are great in coming up with articles, post and all the trappings of fresh content. This will improve things greatly.

Right, Wyatt. I'm starting to think that wch a.) is just a troll, trying to toy with people on this site, or b.) he doesn't read any comments after he posts his. He just does "drive-by postings." If he actually reads the responses he gets, he would HAVE to know by now, as stated a billion times around here, that a ton of people frequenting this site were either not old enough to vote on the stadium deal or were not able to vote on it for other reasons, like not living in Hamilton county (there are Bengals fans that don't live in Cincy? OMG!). Yet he keeps repeating the same argument as if no one has ever addressed--or to be blunt, refuted--his claims. I can't think of a time where he's responded to someone pointing these things out to him.

I'm interested in such offer,The sound quality in these podcasts is really poor. I feel bad about complaining about something that is free, but I think it is important.

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