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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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July 10, 2012

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well said

Ok I have to call Bullshit again. You complain about the $10 as a secret conspiracy to screw fans, yet offer no proof other teams wouldn't charge other than just saying they wouldn't. Show me a team that has held a similar event that did not charge anything. Even your example the reds charge for admission. By charging the $10
Season ticket holders can bring anyone they want and how every many they want. Shoukd they have given the season ticket holders one free ticket per seat and then allow them to buy more at 10 a pop? Possibly but really this is just complaining to complain

I have to agree with WDR on this point. This is supposed to be a goodwill gesture by the Bengals to their customers not a money making (or cost deferment) event. I run a small business and have numerous clients. If I entertain them or sponsor an event to build goodwill, there is no way in hell I even think about charging them to attend. The cost is on me as way to show my appreciation for their past and hopefully future business.

I will give the Bengals credit for trying something different and reaching out to their fans but charging them (even a minimal amount) just adds to the "cheap" and fan unfriendly reputation of this organization.

So I should expect reds fest to be free next year?!

The Truth, you do realize the differences between the two?

1) Redsfest is open to the general public not just season ticket holders who paid good money for their seats.
2) Proceeds from Redsfest benefit the baseball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

All the Bengals had to do was announce at the beginning that the admission price was going to charity and I doubt we would be having this debate.

Comrade Ken you do realize that proceeds are the amount after expenses are paid right? It's not like every ticket price goes straight to charity. The bengals have said they ticket price doesn't cover expenses so they would have to charge more to do so. Also if it was free it would limit how many people could go because they would have to limit it to a ticket holder and one guest verses as many as you want to biy

How many season tickets are available? I tried to Google it and didn't find it but lets say there is 35000 seats. If half the people come to this event (17,500) then that is 175K generated plus concessions. So it is a money grab to me.

BBFG

The cost is not 6 figures, Berding is a LIAR just like MFB and his CLAN has done for over 20 years. The $10 cost and say 10K attend will cover the cost for the event. MFB and his CLAN do not want to pay for anything. Get a clue, The Truth! You must be an MFB plant and work for him is my guess.

The sad people on this site would find a way to complain even if the event was free.

Even though it is not stated by the Reds, I of course assume the Reds donate the "net" proceeds of Redfest to charity as I would assume the Bengals would as well (One never knows given Mikey's reputation). The point is the Bengals never came out and said this was a charitable event or that they would donate any excess money to charity until Doc pushed Berding in his interview the other day. Berding didn't even specify what charity it would benefit so it was obvious to me, Mikey had no intention doing anything but pocketing the money and changed his mind only when this became a public relations problem.

If I were your customer and the event was free, you would hear no complaints from me. If you charged me $100 per ticket and said the "net" proceeds would go to charity, you would not hear any complaints from me either. I would applaud you either way. However, you throw a party to promote yourself or to extend a goodwill gesture of appreciation to me for being your customer and ask me pony up and cover your costs of throwing the party, my response is "fuck you!".

"Six figures" is a rounding error on most player contracts. They can and should eat that cost for the benefit of season ticket holders.

Nice to be here and see your post!

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