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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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Looking forward to the pics of Joshua from Game 1! Will he have a sign AND a bullhorn?

A silent protest on public property with a sign alone, (no bullhorn) makes it harder for the Po-Po to drag him away in cuffs. Good Luck Joshua!

Do it Joshua, make the picket sign picture Mike shitting on the city and its residents.

I am in the process of altering my Carson Palmer jersey. I have replaced Palmer's name on the back with NUOWNER and on the front I have put a minus sign in front of the nine.

I'll make sure the guy has something to eat. If he's still down there Tuesday 9/13 @4:45pm (when I get off work), I will personally deliver a pizza to him. Good luck and Godspeed "Justin."

Maybe Joshua can team up with that homeless guy and his cat who sit outside between PBS and the practice fields. Then they'd really get Mike's attention I'm sure.

So 'Joshua' is going to stage a single-man 'sit-in'? 1) that's gunna last like Wildman Walker's pathetic sitting atop a billboard sign bullshit from a few years ago. Probably will be similar to Al Sharpton's 'hunger-stike' from yore!

Here's a hint Josh(and everyone here), IT AIN'T GUNNA WORK! Everyone who knows even a small thing about football knows that MB is a piece of work. EVERYONE. I've told you that several times. I've also told you that he's done nothing wrong or illegal -- which goes to show that even in so doing -- such things don't pacify certain people in certain situations. You can't compel him to do anything other than what he is doing now. I can't do it. The man down the street can't do it. I've told you that the only way to get that insidious 'tick' out of control of the Cincinnati Bengals is if he retires (in which case, Katy will take over) or if he dies (in which case Katy will STILL take over). Being as that it is well-known that Katy's football thoughts are such that they run along the lines of her father -- that means that MBB's football influences will be present on the team well after he's gone -- either through death or retirement! So get used to it folks. Also, here's a hint, Katy doesn't seem to think that selling the team is on the dockett either! Again, get used to it folks!

So basically, the only way to get Brown out of this city is by having him move. I figure that in anothere ten years, he will start the same shit about having a new stadium again (just to get a jump on things). If you folks haven't figured it out yet again -- by then, LET HIM LEAVE!! Don't go off an act like spoiled little kids (like the majority did before) and cry that you can't have your football. WAAAAHHHH fucking WAAAAAAHHHHHH!

I told you before that your 'childishness' is what allowed this to happen before. There is NO EXCUSE for letting it happen again.

Heck, you want to get things out there, sell bumper stickers pronouncing that: "You will not 'screw us' again, Mike Brown!" Things of that nature that let him know well ahead of time that we are going to be approaching yet another stadium debacle again and that he's not going to fuck us again and any politician who runs for election, if they say that they are going to vote in favor of a stadium referendum, they can just kiss their election chances goodbye. Tell that to them now so that you can vote them out ahead of time -- or perhaps not even let them into office to begin with.

Send a message to MBB that 'his' team is persona non-grata.

And to those who don't realize it, as I have said before, he doesn't even have to put one fan in the seat and he still makes a profit -- so where's his incentive? Don't think that a 'boycott' of home games is going to do a freakin' thing!

I shudder to admit this, but I actually agree with wch. While I think it's completely admirable that "Joshua" is staging his own one-man protest, surely that time could be put to better use, as it's going to amount to absolutely nothing. Better he go to a Bengals bar in the city and preach the WDR gospel (or at least do it outside the stadium - I'm not sure if that's a part of his plans or not, as it wasn't mentioned). One guy sitting outside a stadium isn't even going to be the equivalent of a particularly large piece of dust getting in Mikey Boy's eye. And, since there's no mention of WDR (or subsequent post from "Joshua" saying that he's on board), what are the WDR locals' plans to make sure that he knows about the Revolution?

You do not know what will work or not work until you try something. I commend the guy if he actually does this. Who knows, he may get media coverage for sure. What is it going to hurt? The only way to get MFB to sale the team or make major changes is for the SHEEP TO STOP GOING TO THE GAMES! It is simple as this! Get only 10K of fans in the stadium and you will see change! You guys act like this will not work. Well, guess what, it has never been tried, except before 2003 the fans did not show up somewhat and then MFB made subtle changes to make it look like he was doing something. Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice, shame on me!

I guess it never gets old repeating the same tripe from the same pedestal does it? Is it your fetish? Nobody's claiming or realistically predicting that this move will turn the corner for the revolution. Just showing support for a guy that is going to act on his well founded anger and along comes debbie downer waaaa waaaa WAAAAAAA.

Yes, I believe that the actions of this guy alone will not do anything to change MB's stance on the organization. HOWEVER, like someone said, if he gets a good amount of media attention, it will probably recruit people to join him. And it is possible that before you know it, there may be a large gathering that can only get the attention of Mikey Boy. This will all be amplified if the team gets off to a bad start.

Plus, from what a read, this guy has defended this country and has been dealing with death in his family, so let him do what he wants to do.

To clarify - I never said he shouldn't do it, just that I thought his time could be put to better use. And, my prediction - if this does get ANY media attention whatsoever, Mike will have the cops out to roust him before the news piece is even done airing. He couldn't do anything about the billboards, but if you've been around here that long, you know how quickly he reacted to flying the banners over training camp, involving the law and trying to get the guy's pilot license revoked.

Again, my question for the locals - who's going to go talk to this kid this weekend and let him know about WDR? If I were a local, I'd get him a WDR shirt and make sure he knew about our cause, but I live in Pennsylvania and work in Connecticut (and just totalled my vehicle on Monday night), so it's just not feasible for me at the moment.

To inject some levity into our otherwise pathetic lives, I present a pictorial representation of what it will be like to watch the Bengals this season. Methaphors abound:

Happy same year. For some odd reason I googled Jim Lippincott to see if I could find that clip of him from hard knocks jumping out from around corners to cut players.

I came across this. To all of those that want to give the team a chance and think that brighter days are coming, this is exactly 10 years old.

Happy same year!

Wch, Remember the WDR Manifesto...(See Introduction)...Project Mayhem?

"So 'Joshua' is going to stage a single-man 'sit-in'?"

Why so bitter? "Big things have small beginnings." -Lawrence of Arabia

Oh Yeah, This guy too...

5-11 this year. change. Those are my season predictions. I feel for this guy, but he will probably be arrested for loitering. At best, he will be ignored by all the happy homers walking into PBS, who are amped up for that supposed "NFL experience" that MB claims to offer.

i have to post this somewhere. I have a theory that the bengals need just a name change...that's it. They should be the tigers. No other team has the kind of name we do. Bengals are not a thing, it makes no sense. Are we the bengal tigers? No, we are the bengals, what the hell does that mean? Lions, tigers and bears. That should be the way it goes. The panthers are just panthers, not a specific type of panther, same for the jaguars, bears, lions, dolphins, eagles, falcons, ravens, Seahawks, idk what a buffalo bill is unless it's a reference to the guy named buffalo bill...? but who wants to be like the bills. This is my theory, get the name changed and remove bad luck that comes with being different, bungles. I know it's not well though out or argued but I think you get the idea and it has bugged me for twenty years! GO TIGERS!

Yup, because the Detroit Tigers have had so much luck with that name. And the Auburn Tigers (last year aside) - hell, Auburn doesn't even like that name enough to drop the "War Eagles" nickname fully. And what exactly is a "seahawk" - that's not a real species of bird. At least "Bengal" is a type of tiger. Of course, this is coming from a Nittany Lion alumni/fan, so take that for what it's worth.

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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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