PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Cleveland vs. Cincinnati. Jim Tressel vs. Urban Meyer.
AWESOME. Who Dey?
bengals will be there next yr..... Hopefully the browns will show some life
mark may wins douchebag of the year... again
Oh no. Its that time again isn't it? The Bengals fans are like Cicadas man...every few years we have to hear them chirp. Been quiet since Palmer's knee got Kimowned but it appears the Bengals faithfull are back on the theory that their team is actually good.....Its going to be a long 2 seasons.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
@BREWSTER - You're totally right, the bandwagoners drive me up a damn wall. I remember crying when we made the playoffs in '05..and all of the sudden, Bengals jerseys started appearing everywhere. Had to ask myself: how many of them watched every game during our 2-14 season?
During my 4 glorious years at OSU (2001-2005) I got to see the whole spectrum. As a Bears fan I've had to endure my fair share of ups and downs but the Bengals 'fans' are really something...
lol Ive been a bengals fan since 88 when i was 5.... like i havent suffered...you guys honestly just made me a little mad... suppose to be fellow fans, yet, calling me out like you know something about who or why i root for them. You are a joke brewsters millions and hodge. real talk
No offense intended my man, I was referring to bandwagon fans. I never intended to call you out as a bandwagoner yourself. Believe me, I know your pain. I was born in '89, I was too young to even remember when we last made the postseason before '05.
Maybe another Browns fan can be on my side when I say that as a current OSU student coming down from northeast Ohio, The Browns get no love in Columbus. The Bengals (whose games get blacked out unless they're having a rare playoff season) , and the Steelers (from a different state..) get TV precedence on CBS no matter what, and it's just infuriating.
Strange to hear that, I came to Columbus from Dayton (very Bengal-heavy), and it was only after '05 when Bengal coverage really took off in Columbus. Before that one was lucky to catch one game a month. Since then, coverage (to me, at least) seemed balanced until the Bengals started taking off this last season.
I have a six pack of who dey beer that I am waiting to pound after a super bowl victory. For those unaware, they made who dey beer in 1989. It's gonna be a glorious day
Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.
Steelers fan here. I know all about rough times, we lost in the FIRST round last year! Hopefully we can recover from the down year.
The Vest-er: for the sake of your health, I'm glad you'll never have to shotgun that vintage 1989 sixpack.
To say the Bengals fans are bandwagoners for the most part is incorrect. Also to say that they are blacked out unless they have a playoff season is incorrect. From 2005 up until last season the Bengals sold out every home game. Last year was the first year without a sellout in a long time and it was a year the Bengals made the playoffs.
With the incompetant owner/GM that the Bengals have it is more than understandable for fans of the Bengals to stay away until they are shown they are working towards building a consistent winner. Tix at PBS arent cheap, the seats in the top corners were $68 a piece for season ticket holders and ppl were sick of shelling out that kind of money when they had an owner of a team that doesn't care about the product he puts on the field.
@ERICBO - I would agree that the large majority of fans aren't bandwagoners, but there is a noticeable group that comes out of the woodwork and starts pounding their chests as soon as things look up. That group irritates me to no end, but not nearly as much as Paul Brown's ownership. I recall the city of Cincinnati filing a class-action lawsuit (or at least attempting to), becuase Brown said the new stadium (and resultant tax hike) would result in a better team.
Have to admit I was pleased to see his decision on the Palmer trade, got a Hell of a lot more for him than I thought we ever would. Not to mention we've drafted pretty well the last couple of years.
I don't know what you mean about Bengals fans being "bandwagonners." A bandwagonner is someone who cheers for a team because they're good, but aren't from that area. The most classic examples are Boston Red Sox and NY Yankees fans, and most eggregiously any fan of an SEC team that openly cheers for a different SEC team just because that team is in a championship game.
By that definition, there is no such thing as a bandwagon Cincinnati Bengals fan. You can't have a bandwagon when the city itself isn't even on it. That's not their fault though. When the Bengals made the playoffs last year, I went to a pretty popular bar in my town, and there was not a single Bengals fan there. Hell, I stopped rooting for the Bengals after the T.O. 4-12 season, and did not root for them just because they made the playoffs last year. There were plenty of fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, though. There may be Cincinnati fans that retreat into isolation when the product is crap, but that's not the definition of a bandwagon fan as I see it. I think they should be lauded for taking a stand. I was disgusted that they ended up selling out that last game against Baltimore. Mike Brown institutded a 2-for-1 deal to season ticket holders, but don't think for a second it was to save face in front of a national audience. He had food and drink product to move before the season ended. He was trying to save money.
Bengals fans are the way they are because the owner is a horrible human being, one who isn't dedicated to winning. It's political (not party, but literally the voted policies that keep Mike Brown rich).
As a Brown fan, I have met many Bengal fans and really we are not that different. I root for Ohio football whenever my horse is out of the race.
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