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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.

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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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Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:48 pm

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

My quess is you'll probably see that 20,000 Pittsburgh Steeler fans will show up with the Terrible Towels chearing for the Bengals
to beat Baltimore. Really how else would they sell out that stadium? Mike Brown is the worst professional sports owner there is.
My sympathy goes out to the Bengals and all the terrible, illogical decisions that they have had to endure since 1991 when "knucklehead" took over the team. They have come close several times,only because of the draft, to have a somewhat competitive football team.Only to have Brown submarine it. I wonder behind close doors what the other NFL owners think of Mike Brown and the decisions that have come from his desk over the years. As a football fan, it would look so awesome to see Terrible Towels waving all
over Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. Speaking of Paul Brown, he must look like a spinning top in his grave as many times as Mike Brown has made him turn over. God rest that poor mans soul.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:41 pm

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

If it's the economy then why are other teams selling out all their home games?

Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 2:35 pm

Bengals sell out Ravens game, second of the year

I've been a Bengals' fan my whole life, and for 20 years of misery, the city did nothing to take a stand against Mike Brown.  Suddenly, they revolt when the team is good and promising?  No.  It's the economy, stupid.  Does anybody understand the catastrophe that happened with the banks in '08?  Add to that the fact that Cincinnati has been a dying city for many decades, with jobs and people flocking elsewhere.

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