It narrowly edged out "Can you point me to a good ledge? Thanks" and "Following Cincinnati Sports is Pure Pain With No Hope of Relief".
I can alleviate some of the Reds pain courteousy of some stuff thrown my way by my ever-optimistic dad (bless him) after the jump but as for the Bengals, well, that's a little harder.
We just finished the easy part of our schedule 2-3. So, uh, yeah. As this season looks lost, a lockout looms in 2011, and there are all sorts of questions about our core players age/skills and coaches contracts, who knows what the Bengals look like in 2012 & beyond? This is the last known year of the mostly stable, occasionally successful, Mike Brown neutralized, Marvin & Carson era. And it appears as if the Bengals will waste it.
Unless a Zimmer Era miraculously flourishes starting in 2012 (and really it started 2 years ago), you can probably expect some form of the lost decade to return.
Importantly, the fanbase might receive more Project Mayhem tasks more warmly now...maybe we can give this another shot.
As for the Reds, despite falling for the Phillies terrible offer of "you give me five bucks and I'll kick you in the nuts", hope exists: