That, Bengals fans, is a beautiful sight. Particularly the empty club seating level, which is non-shared revenue. I know it feels wrong to embrace the beauty of this picture. But make no mistake, it is beautiful. The only way the Bengals can get better is to make the home stadium environment worse. Don't fight it. Just go with it.
The hardest part for me is that all this sucks for the players, many of whom are very likeable, who are caught in a war between the fans and ownership. If crowds remain lackluster like this (and you should all hope they do) the Bengals will probably perform better on the road this season than in front of a depressingly empty stadium at home (gambling implications?). Just remember, the players will get paid whether or not you give Mike Brown your money. Find other ways to show the players love besides wasting your money on Mikey.
Who Dey everyone! Sunday's game should make you feel better, not worse.