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Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:16 pm
Edited on: December 28, 2011 2:35 pm
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One of few loyal fans in Cincy these days. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

It took a buy-one-get-one-free tickets deal to make it happen, but the Bengals have sold out their Week 17 matchup against Baltimore, the team announced on Wednesday.

Week 16 Recap

This will make just the second home game this season that will be televised locally.

"Our fans have made a tremendous response this week to our sales efforts, and we thank the entire community for its support of the Bengals," Bengals Executive VP Katie Blackburn said in a statement released by the team. "We’re pleased that the game will be on television for everyone, and we look forward to the fans at Paul Brown Stadium giving us a great home field advantage for a very important game against Baltimore."

The Bengals have a win-and-in situation against the Ravens on Sunday; beating their AFC North rival guarantees them a wild-card berth in the playoffs.

That, coupled with the young nucleus of talent in Cincinnati and a winning record this season, is what makes the lack of tickets sold in Cincinnati so surprising.

Our own Gregg Doyel believes it's not the team, it's owner Mike Brown. Doyel might be onto something -- there's one constant with the Bengals over the course of many losing seasons, and that's Brown.

But on Sunday, at least, the fans will get a chance to see something quite rare in the Brown era: the Bengals clinching a playoff spot.

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Comments

Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

@byte me--- Oh hon, wish I could be one of the 15K !!! We will all be there in spirit. Also, listen carefully for the "OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH, say does that Star Spangled Banner.............." GO RAVENS!!! SWEEP!!!! SWEEP!!!! SWEEP!!!!



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:31 am
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Actually, Green Bay's population is about 110,000, There are 80,000 on the waiting list. They have sold out every game since 1960. Even the scrimmage they hold during training camp draws over 50,000.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:51 am
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

I would think that the Steeler fans will be in Cleveland for their game against the Browns, and not in Cincy to root against the Ravens. I could be wrong, but that just seems more logical.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:46 am
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

No offense raven fans but i will be rooting for the bengals on sunday.  hopefully flacco plays lousy as he usually does and gives the game away to the bengals.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:44 am
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Jonescincy, so that gives your fan base a good reason to turn there backs on your team?  Everyone knows that you have a pathetic owner, but it is more obvious that your hatred for your owner is more important to your fans than your commitment to your team.  It is easy for me to see where you are coming from while I watch the Pirates lose every year because of ownership that is unwilling to spend (unitl recently on drafted players), but I still follow my team and go to games.  I would never turn my back on my team because I am a real fan.  Clearly, Cincinnati has more people that aren't real fans than are.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:13 am
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Why are the Steelers so damn good all of the time? Sometimes I get tired of winning.



Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Anyone criticizing the city, fans, etc... really need to read the Doyel story. He's hit the nail on the head. It's all about the owner and how badly he's screwed the city over for 20+ years. The one thing that NOBODY has written about is what I think is the straw that broke the camels back. Mike Brown told the city/county, that he already has screwed over so badly, that he needs a new $7million TV "to make the stadium experience better". This was AFTER a 4-12 season and during a time when the local government was trying to get them to relax their death grip on the local tax revenues that are legally required to be paid to the team. Trust me if this guy re-negotiated his deal with the government and stepped away from the GM role the Bengals would sell out every game for years to come.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Looking forward to the game.
I will be there.
Goooooo BENGALS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



Since: Nov 13, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Mike Brown should be ashamed of how he treats the fans of Cincinnati.... 3 winning seaons in 21 years.. 3



Since: Nov 13, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

The Brown family continues to bend over the citizens and fans of Cincinnati...... As a long time fan Bengals, the Brown family should be banished from the city, they have done nothing be steal hard earned money from tax payers. Paul Brown is rolling over in his grave right now as he watching his son do nothing but profit from hard working people.... Mike Brown could care less if the the team makes the playoffs.. he know he just bought himself another year in the city.


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