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Not surprisingly, Bengals are losing fans

Posted on: January 23, 2011 11:05 am
 
Cincinnati fans are not happy with their team (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Coming off a disastrous news conference in which Cincinnati owner Mike Brown announced Marvin Lewis would return as head coach, the Cincinnati Enquirer did an informal survey to see how many fans would renew their Bengals season tickets.

According to the Enquirer , about 2/3 of the 176 who responded will NOT re-up their deals.

It could be that the economy continues to wreak havoc on a fan’s entertainment budget, but the Bengals 4-12 record in 2010 – and the impression Brown gave at his presser that he was satisfied with the way his team is doing business – certainly doesn’t help.

Three years ago, the Bengals had a waiting list for season tickets. Now, they’re not selling out games and likely won’t fulfill their quota of season passes.

Wrote fans Dick and Carol Jones, season ticket holders since 1970, in an e-mail to the paper: "Like many others, I suppose that we have been waiting and hoping to see a sign of change. The press conference last week further showed that no change is going to be forthcoming. We do know of one change. We will not be spending any more money to support those who care so little about their fans and what should be their obligations to the City and County which have supported this team."

Even my buddy Mo Egger – who hosts a daily radio show on ESPN 1530 and who’s as big a Cincinnati sports fan as anybody in the city – is giving up his tickets.

"The PBS experience has devolved as well," Egger told the paper. "The years of losing have seen the people I've looked forward to seeing in section 306 slowly cancel their tickets, and they've often been replaced by empty green seats. PBS has the character and ambience of my grandfather's old tool shed."

Though the Bengals released a statement to the Enquirer saying, in effect, that the 2011 season would be better, I think fans are simply tired of Brown and the way he runs the team. It’s hard to blame them.

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Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Not surprisingly, Bengals are losing fans

How long can this kabuki dance continue?  Mike Brown, without question the most horseshit owner in the history of professional sports, puts out an inferior product almost every year.  Occasionally they have a decent season and the fans get their hopes up, but alas, when you are out-coached, out-scouted and outsmarted always and in every way, the ultimate conclusion is many more losing seasons than winning seasons.  The real egnima becomes why do the good citizens of Cincinnati support this team when they can look east or west and see two franchises that consistantly win.  Its not just luck, its total incompetence that people, for some unkown reason, continue to accept.  I BLAME THE FANS AS NO ONE SHOULD SPEND ONE CENT WITH THIS BAFFOON'S ORGANIZATION!! 



Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 12:55 am
 

Not surprisingly, Bengals are losing fans

Though the Bengals released a statement to the Enquirer saying, in effect, that the 2011 season would be better,
The only way the 2011 will be better is if there is a lockout for the entire season. The we can say the 2011-2012 Bengals are Undefeated!!! Whodey!!!



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2011 11:15 pm
 

The Revolution Is Working!

Some people have been preaching this for years.

The very last option for Bengals fans is to hit Mike Brown where it hurts the most: In his pockets.

Good for these fans to not renewing their season tickets. I have been a fan of this team since 1978 and I too have stopped buying tickets, merchandise, or anything related to this terrible organization.

I will always cheer for the Bengals and would never jump to another team but until Mike Brown stops being a tight wad, then it would be stupid for me to support them monetarily.

I truly believe that this team has plenty of talented players and even some of the coaches are very good. It's just such a shame that Brown will not do ANYTHING to help these people succeed. Being the only northern team to not have their own indoor practice facility is ludacris, heck most college teams and even some high school teams have a bubble! That and the fact that there is no GM, no wait, Mike Brown pays himself a General Manager salary and even gives himself a Bonus every year!

And to top it all off, the Brown family releases a statement saying that 2011 will be better because of an easier schedule! OK, so we are just supposed to wait till chance brings this team an easy season every couple of years?

Thanks for Nuthin' Mikey Boy!




Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Not surprisingly, Bengals are losing fans

The Buffalo game did it for me when the play calling was as predictable as the outcome. Im 1200 miles away and come home to Cincinnati once a year for a game and promised my wife I wouldnt do that again. Im 3 hours from the Texans and may just adopt them. I hope some changes are made to show the fans that the front office WANTS TO WIN. Palmer can take a hike if he likes I would call him on his threat and see if he is a man of word and walk away from all that cash he has in front of him.




Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2011 10:41 pm
 

Not surprisingly, Bengals are losing fans

I think the league is fixed anyways so i really dont give a shit. Me and my brother dont watch any games cause the league will do what it can to get certain teams to the playoffs and the super bowl. The rules of the game need changed. Hell they cant even get calls right during replays. The league is a fraud and all about making the extra buck!!!


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