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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
 
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 9, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Maybe if the Refs call it straight up the Bengals will have the chance to get revenge for the loss earlier this year.

Personally I think they got robbed in the first game.  Terrell Thuggs performed up to par with the double hands to the head of Dalton (which didn't get called) but should have given Bengals 1st and goal and most likely the game.

Go Bengals!!!!



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

While I am surprised that the Bengals haven't been able to sellout their games, we have to keep it in perspective......what else is there to do on a Sunday fall/winter afternoon other than go to a Packer's game, in which most ticket season holders "own" stock in the team...



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

I'm sure the stadium will be full of Raven fans and Steeler fans (rooting against the Ravens) now.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

  The Packers... in the smallest city ion the NFL (250,000) people... just sold out there 300th!!!!! game in a row. If they can do it... no one else has any excuses. GO PACK GO!!



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Which fans are they thanking?   Ravens fans?



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

its was nice of the to thank the fans. everyone knows the local tv station or the food chain store bought the tickets. owners didnt care they made their money on parking and the sky boxes. those expensive seats come with parking tickets that let you enter and leave the stadium without waiting.



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Let me get this straight, the team offered 2 for the price of 1 to season ticket holders? I'm thinking there are a ton of tickets available now through brokers for the Raven fans to snap up. While the Cincy fans "protest" their owner, he's not going anywhere except maybe LA. They need to really step up and support their PLAYERS.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Ravens suck on the road..Nice job against the Chargers a couple weeks ago. They exposed your overrated and pathetic defense. We may or may not win come Sunday but one thing is certain. Both the BENGALS and the pigeons will be watching the Super Bowl at home. RAVENS SUCK!!!



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Absolutely guarentee that there will be 15K Raven fans in the Stadium.....

Way to tell?  Listen for the Reeeeeeeeeeed or Leaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaach.

Hear the echoing of the roar...

Better yet, hear the thundering sound of the WHITE STRIPES "7 Nation Army" vibrating the stadium after T-Sizzles 3 sacks.

OUT!!!!

Ravens 27 - Bungals 10




Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

Add to that the fact that Cincinnati has been a dying city for many decades, with jobs and people flocking elsewhere.

Why is it that you think your city is the only NFL city in the U.S. where people are leaving because there are no jobs? I have some news for ya. It's been happening in Pittsburgh for decades also, yet, they can support a baseball team that's had a losing record for 18 consecutive seasons, a new record that will never be broke. And on top of that, have a waiting list for seats for the Steelers and Penguins. Your going to have to come up with a better excuse than that. That's ridiculous!!!

Is it really a sellout if it's a BOGO?  Not in my mind it isn't. Maybe the Bungles can sellout every game next season if they give 3 away for one? Giving one ticket away when one is bought is not a sellout, period.

CUP4PENS  


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