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Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:11 pm
 
One of few loyal fans in Cincy these days. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Bengals have been one of the best stories of 2011, winning enough games so far to set them up for a win-and-they're-in situation against the Ravens in Week 17. (As noted at our playoff scenario home, Cincy's in if the Jets and Raiders both lose too.) But not enough people are taking notice, and Cincy's still struggling to fill Paul Brown Stadium.

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To make up for the woeful attendance (and to avoid a local blackout), the Bengals are offering a buy-one, get-one free ticket special between now and Sunday's game, an unheard of special for an NFL game. Oh, and the players are begging the fans to show up too.

"I just want to thank the fans who were out there today,” defensive lineman Domata Peko said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We really felt you guys out there, and that helped us out big time. I really want to encourage all of the Cincinnati fans to come out and cheer us on as we try to make the playoffs."

You can't really blame the Bengals, though. On October 2, 41,142 people showed up to see Cincy play the Bills and it was the smallest crowd in regular-season history for the stadium. That was the third time in 2011 there were less than 42,000 folks at Paul Brown, including this past Saturday, when only 41,273 people showed up despite the Bengals battling for the playoffs.

Here's an alternate suggestion if the sale doesn't work out: just have Jerome Simpson do flips into the end zone at halftime.

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Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 11:53 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

Been there, done that..... Baltimore Colts ala Bob Irsay?.... The sad reality is, owners can do as they like with their teams. Including moving them to another state......Can you say Los Angeles Bengals????




Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:11 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

Posters who complain about Cincinnati fans not supporting their team have NO clue about the situation, have short term memories, an even  shorter attention span and have no interest in history.   Cincinnati Bengals fans are some of the BEST and MOST LOYAL in the entire NFL.   The Bengals have not won a freaking playoff game since Jan. 6, 1991, yet had a 57 game sell-out streak from 2003-2010 and another 43 game sell-out streak prior to that.  

Incredibly loyal Cincinnati Bengal fans by the THOUSANDS stopped paying to attend games ONLY after they got sick of Mike Brown ruining this once-proud franchise.  It’s not “luck” that he has nearly the worst record in the NFL, MLB or NBA over the last 30 years.   Trust me, the interest, excitement and buzz in Cincinnati is intense and very real for THIS team and in THIS season --- but many people made a conscience decision to not put another dime in Mike Brown’s pocket after 2010.  Furthermore the city of Cincinnati has a population similar to Tulsa and Fresno --- hardly a New York or Chicago or Philly to draw from.   

Fans from a region who attended and made the Freezer Bowl famous do not just disappear overnight or without just cause.   Bengals fans will be there when it COUNTS and Loud and Proud --- wait and see.  

 

 




Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:08 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

Throw in some free beers and I'm in.



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 3:49 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

Hard to fathom that as good of a season the Bengals are having that they can't put a few more fannies in the seats.  Heck the Redskins have a waiting list of like twice the capacity of Paul Brown Stadium and that team has been as inept as any in recent years.  With that kind of fan support it is easy to understand why players tend to not stay in Cincinatti if they have an opportunity to leave. 



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 1:56 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

as a baltimore fan i would like to introduce you all to peter angelos



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 1:46 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

The fans have more than supported this franchise for two plus decades when they were a perinnial laughing stock.  People aren't showing up because they don't support the team, they're not showing up to prove a message to ownership, that we refuse to give you any more money as long as you continue to run the team in a way that only brings in profits and not post season appearances.  I would not expect you to understand as you more than likely are the fan of a team who does run things like a modern franchise, unlike Mike Brown.  Just because people are pumping their last few bucks into the stadium in the awful economy (Ohio has lost as many if not more jobs than any other state the last decade) doesn't mean they're any less dedicated to their team.  Until last season we sold out EVERY GAME the past decade, what other perrenial loser can say as much?



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:30 am
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

Wow, you have to be joking to have tickets being offered to get support for thier team that is in a playoff hunt. No wonder no F/A want to sign in Cincy besides bottom of the barrel type F/A. This is the reason teams move from one city to the next and its funny to watch when they do because the city and the so called fans will cry and whine that they are leaving. If the bengals were smart they would move to a better city that wants a football team and have fans that will support thier team. 



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

No CWergs, you do not know anything about the franchise.  EverBank field COULD seat 73,000 without the extra bleacher seats they bring in for the FL/GA game.  Jax metro area is the 3rd smallest in the NFL yet the Jaguars are able to sell the 54,000 minimum (averaging 62,000 per game in 2011).  The tarps were put on the seats because the stadium is too darn big for the market.  There are 12 stadiums with less capacity and all of those cities are MUCH bigger than Jacksonville.  Do your homework before spouting off. 



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

While I'm here:  Can someone explain what "Who Dey?" means?  Is there some kind of French/Creole side to Cincinnati that I don't know about?Sounds like it was copied from the Saints and Louisiana.
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Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Bengals offer buy-1, get-1 free tix for Week 17

No CWergs, you do not know anything about the franchise.  EverBank field COULD seat 73,000 without the extra bleacher seats they bring in for the FL/GA game.  Jax metro area is the 3rd smallest in the NFL yet the Jaguars are able to sell the 54,000 minimum (averaging 62,000 per game in 2011).  The tarps were put on the seats because the stadium is too darn big for the market.  There are 12 stadiums with less capacity and all of those cities are MUCH bigger than Jacksonville.  Do your homework before spouting off. 


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