Originally posted by scacchipazzo
I feel your pain indeed! I'm not worthy of crying out in pain for compared to yours mine is nothing! However, you have to admit at least your owner is not meddlesome like Jones! Bengals are woeful, yet better this year the Cowboys.
Let me put this into perspective. Their are but 4 NFL franchizes that have gone 0-6 for four seasons in their history. Of course, the Bengals are one of them, however, they have done it 6 times and 5 of which were under the current owner, Mike Brown, since he took over the reigns in 1990. Since 1990, the Bungals have but ONE winning season, after which, they promptly and dutifully lost the one playoff game they had with the Steelers. Before that, the team was so bad the team constructed a tarp to prevent fans at home from pelting their team with various artifacts in and around the stadium. In addition, the city took legal action against the owner because the city had bought him a state of the art stadium, all at the tax payers expense, and he then provided them with dung. In effect, they underlined the clause that said the city was provding him with the stadium for him to provide the city a competitive team, and they underlined the word competitive as a means to sue him. The next thing you know, Carson Palmer comes into town and they have their one and only winning season. Now since they had the one winning season, they no longer can accuse him of not being competitive. Since that time, however, they have returned to their losing ways. The owner is nothing more than a lawyer who only cares about making money. Case in point, the team at one point would be flown into a city when playing away on Saturday, as where every other team was flown in on Friday and then rest a night, just to save a buck or two on hotel expenses. Then to keep all the money in the family, he has his daughter in line to take over the team and he has other relatives involved in other aspects of the team. For example, you have cousin Fred doing the scouting and Aunt Lucy doing the drafting etc etc. Of course, they have no GM. After all, why would they need one after all the success they have had without one? I suppose he is even too cheap to hire his nephew Jethro who needs a job to be the GM.
Of course, I may sound bitter and disgusted, but it is only becuase I am. 😛
I do recognize that they have a winning record currently, but it is my prediction they either wind up at .500 or a losing season this year. Simply put, their wins have been some of the ugliest wins I have ever witnessed this year. I just don't think the winning will continue.