For those of you who don't know, Chris Henry is a football player for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is a troubled soul who has been arrested 5 times in the last three years. The last time he was arrested the team released him and the coach, Marvin Lewis, stated that he had no interest in Henry coming back to the team and, in fact, it would be harmful for the team if he did come back. However, after the Bengals got embarrassed by the Lions in their last preseason game, Henry was inexplicably welcomed back by the owner of the Bengals Mike Brown despite his head coach's public statements.
For me, this is just further evidence that I have known all along and that is that the Cincinnati Bengals are the worst professional sports organization in ALL the world since the time that Mike Brown became the owner. He took over for his father Paul Brown in 1990 when he died and the organization has not been right since. In the last 15 years the Bengals have not even had a winning season except one brief playoff birth that was short lived as they subsequently lost to the Steelers. However, this winning season seems to have been a result of the city suing Mike Brown. You see, the City of Cincinnati built Mike Brown a state of the art stadium that was financed by the tax payers of that city 100%. In fact, it was over budget by millions. However, in return all the city had to show for it was a national embarrassment that could not compete with other NFL teams. In retaliation, the city studied the contract between themselves and the owner and noticed that the contract stipulated that the city was providing the owner the stadium in order to field a competitive team. The city then underlined the phrase "competitive team" and sued Mike Brown for not fulfilling his contract obligations. However, the next thing you know Mike Brown brings in the current coach Marvin Lewis and the QB Carson Palmer and they make the play offs for the first time in over a decade. Then after the one winning season, they then fade back into oblivion. However, now the city can no longer claim the Bengals have never been competitive. Mike Brown has now fulfilled his contract obligations.
You see, Mike Brown is an attorney who got a hold of a football franchise and it seems that all he is interested in is making money for himself and his family. In fact, his family runs the entire organization. For example, he has family members recruiting and running pay rolls etc. and when he either dies or steps down his daughter will take over the team. It seems that Mike Brown is more interested in the team providing him and his family an income than he is about winning. To drive home my point, the Bengals became the first NFL team to fly in on Saturday for an away game verses a Friday night in order to save money for one overnight stay. Also, the Bengals have the fewest scouts of any NFL team in existence in order to save a little money here and there.
Am I wrong in my conclusions about the Bengals? Are they not the WORST franchise in the NFL and the rest of all sports combined? If not, lets hear your proof.