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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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As the most active WDR member lately (which is akin to being the cliched Special Olympics champion), can you please clarify for me the current stance of the Revolution in terms of fandom? If the Manifesto as originally written still stands, then, first and foremost, we should not feel better as a result of Sunday's game, as it was a loss to a very beatable opponent. And while that certainly imports that the next game should feature even lower attendance, at the same time, as Bengals fans, losing should never be something to celebrate.

Attendance was so bad it warranted a mention by Peter King in MMQB today. Are the winds of change blowing in Cincy? Have the fans finally had enough? Wow.

I don't think anyone is celebrating losing. We're acknowledging progress made in the area of keeping people from going to the games in an effort to draw attention to our plight as long-time fans of a team whose ownership doesn't care to win.

I live out of market, so I have NFL Sunday ticket to watch the games. All of you poor bastards in the motherland should just be thankful that you didn't have the opportunity or compulsion to watch that abortion of a game yesterday. It was absolutely awful and boring as hell. At least last week's loss was entertaining.

As far as the crowd (or lack thereof goes), even in Cincinnati you eventually reap what you sow. I think all of the preseason talk of the 2010 Bengals being competitive for the Super Bowl and then going 4-12 is really what did it. Maybe the Family has finally run the franchise into the ground.

In the mean time, the shenanigans of Pacman, Benson, Palmer and now Simpson just remind us what a lousy organization this is and reinforce whatever poor opinion the city has of the team.

It's not celebrating losing. It's celebrating a stadium that shows fans get that Mike Brown is an evil scumbag.

The losing was going to happen regardless. This is a very bad football team coached by a babbling Bengalized in-over-his-head coach.

Besides Whit there are few Bengals who would be starters for other good teams.

I think NOW is as good of any time to revolt! To stand up against the tyranny and stupidity of Mike Brown! By the way, did anybody here what happened to that soldier who said he would sit outside PBS and picket? Apparently it wasnt news-worthy. Someone needs to contact the television media if this guy actually went through it and continues to week after week.

I'm also curious about the soldier who said he was going to picket outside the stadium. Did he get cold feet?

I watch the blacked out games on illegal feeds online, and yesterday was definitely not worth the risk of a $250,000 fine or 5 years in prison.

I cheated. I was in Tahoe having breakfast and beer at 10:00 AM, (NFL sundays on pacific time are good) and I watched the opening drive. Very impressive. Then I left and it seems like that was the only drive worth watching.

Don't like the losing, but LOVE that empty stadium. Still 43,000 or so folks paid Mike handsomely and as usual he gave them poor return on their investment.

We can't help the team win. We have to stop helping Mikey get rich.

It's not enough to just not buy tickets. People who pay for tickets should be shamed. Seriously, they should be made to feel like a criminal defendant being taken for a perp walk when they're headed to the gate with their tickets. Mike Brown is robbing the county and the people who attend, and enable him, are his co-conspirators.

Thank you, JM - you said what I was trying to say with this: "Don't like the losing, but LOVE that empty stadium".

I have Sunday NFL ticket, so I watched most of the game.

The lack of committing to the run, lost them the game. Which amazes me for a few reasons.

1. Rookie QB
2. Benson is better the more carries he gets
3. Marvin Lewis is 26-2 when a RB has 25 or more carries (or something close to that)

Marvin is a terrible game manager. Always has been. And, they only targeted Gresham 8 times. 4 on the last drive.

So for 3 quarters and about 12 minutes, he was thrown to 4 times. JOKE

Love that nobody went to the game. Hope it continues.

My point being, close game, at home, and your defense playing well against a lousy opposing offense, you need to RUN THE BALL

It's the same reason the Colts BLEW that game last night about the Steelers.

Adhai averaged over 5 yards a carry, but they threw 29 times with Kerry Collins in 3 quarters. This league is getting way too pass happy

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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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