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BENGALS FANS BUY BILLBOARDS TO ATTACK OWNERSHIP

A group of Bengals fans have rented space on four billboards around Cincinnati to plead with the team to make changes to the managerial structure. One of them reads “Dear Bengals, Hire a general manager. Love, your fans.”
The billboard buyers are trying to raise funds to keep the messages up via a website called WhoDeyRevolution.com. They hope to raise $4,500 and are taking donations through the site. It’s the second phase of what they’re calling “Project Mayhem,” whose two stated goals are disrupting the natural order of Mike Brown’s Bengals and reducing Mike Brown’s profits. The first phase was calling the team’s “jerk line,” designed for reporting unruly behavior at Bengal games, and reporting Brown as a jerk.
As you can tell from the billboard, it is Brown’s refusal to bring other voices into the decision-making process they find particularly galling. “18 seasons of Mike Brown making football decisions have led the Bengals to a record of 98-183, the worst winning percentage of all professional sports teams over that stretch,” they write.  “Einstein’s famous quote “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” should be framed and put above the door to Mike Brown’s office.”

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46 Responses to “BENGALS FANS BUY BILLBOARDS TO ATTACK OWNERSHIP”
  1. Pea Tear Griffin says: Nov 12, 2008 2:17 PM

    LOLZ
    Gonna hafta to give Cincy some props on this one. GJ

  2. ghostofboomer says: Nov 12, 2008 2:25 PM

    Wow you have to love Bengals fans who still have this much passion for their team. At least someone is taking action down there in Cincy.

  3. Flint521466 says: Nov 12, 2008 2:30 PM

    As a lifelong Browns fan I haven’t had much to be happy about. However I’ve always been GRATEFUL that the Brown family has absolutely nothing to do w/my team. Having said that, Nice work Bengal fan! I hope it works our for you.(no I don’t)

  4. irishpat says: Nov 12, 2008 2:35 PM

    I love the idea, but I can’t donate, because I love the Bengals sucking even more.

  5. CorpRaider says: Nov 12, 2008 2:36 PM

    Raiders fans in Oakland should do this.

  6. ClevelandSucks says: Nov 12, 2008 2:39 PM

    This proves how terrible that whole organization is. They are the laughingstock of the league. The only the way the Bengals will ever go to the Superbowl is to mug a Steelers fan of there tickets!!! Keep being the black eye for the AFC North.

  7. samlv4 says: Nov 12, 2008 2:39 PM

    Ouch…. Good luck Bengal Fans!

  8. Favre2012 says: Nov 12, 2008 2:40 PM

    Awesome.
    This is the most creative thing to happen in Cincinnati since, well, ever.
    The Bengals. They’re even worse that then Lions!

  9. sausage_mcgriddle says: Nov 12, 2008 2:41 PM

    That. Is. Awesome.

  10. Spank says: Nov 12, 2008 2:42 PM

    Gotta love their passion. Big ups to whomever came up with this…

  11. Mike D says: Nov 12, 2008 2:46 PM

    HAHA! Good to see them taking a stand. Its got to be really tough to remain loyal to that team right now. Brown has got to be one of the worst owners in all of sports.

  12. Sicknature says: Nov 12, 2008 2:47 PM

    Wow, that makes my heart warm and fuzzy 😀
    Too bad mr. Brown only reads Hieroglyphs…

  13. sloppywhite says: Nov 12, 2008 2:48 PM

    If it is Brown flush it down….that includes Mike Brown.

  14. meekdog78 says: Nov 12, 2008 2:50 PM

    mike brown should be very worried if the project mayhem billboards start giving instructions on how to make soap from human fat….everything goes downhill from there.

  15. jhitchins1 says: Nov 12, 2008 2:51 PM

    Is this “jerk line” anything like the Jerk Store?

  16. DawgPounderJ says: Nov 12, 2008 2:53 PM

    This is seriously one of the greatest things I have ever heard. As a Browns fan, I can’t often say that I am impressed by the Bengals fans, but you have to tip your cap to them on this one. Hopefully enough people donate that they can keep the billboards up.
    This needs to be a new trend of fans holding teams accountable. Way to go Bengals fans!

  17. Bengalsfan says: Nov 12, 2008 2:54 PM

    To bad it won’t work…i’d donate but i’m not convinced Mike Brown can read.

  18. ben_knecht says: Nov 12, 2008 2:55 PM

    The first rule of “Project Mayhem” is don’t ask questions.

  19. shaunypoo says: Nov 12, 2008 2:56 PM

    ClevelandSucks says:
    November 12th, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    This proves how terrible that whole organization is. They are the laughingstock of the league. The only the way the Bengals will ever go to the Superbowl is to mug a Steelers fan of there tickets!!! Keep being the black eye for the AFC North.
    As ling as you keep the tickets at your house they would be fine, cause no respectable human being would set foot in Pittsburgh.

  20. cincykid says: Nov 12, 2008 3:03 PM

    The first phase of project mayhem was to call the jerk hotline and say the following: “Mike Browm is mentally and emotionally abusing me from his pressbox.” We were then required to wait for a response which many times was silence and then hang up.
    This is the second phase of project mayhem, several billboards, one in particular, right next to PBS has been slapped around town. Bengals fans are asked to donate 18 dollars to WHODEYREVOLUTION.com. 18 dollars = the number of years it has been since that assclown took over things and have run a respectable franchise into the ground.
    VIVA LA REVALOUTION!!!!

  21. Slow Joe says: Nov 12, 2008 3:08 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks that billboard looks Photoshopped?

  22. TheDPR says: Nov 12, 2008 3:10 PM

    Good for them. The next stage of their protest should be to stop attending games. Hit the team in the pocketbook and they’ll take action.

  23. jdestrada says: Nov 12, 2008 3:14 PM

    Dear WHODEYREVOLUTION.com,
    Can we here in Oakland borrow the sign when you are done with it???
    Thanks!!

  24. shaunypoo says: Nov 12, 2008 3:15 PM

    They were ripped to shreds by Lance McAllister on the radio yesterday, but he is full of shit most of the time anyway. Keep up the good work.

  25. miketomlin says: Nov 12, 2008 3:15 PM

    Well Bengals, I just called the jerk store and there fresh out of you.

  26. ironedon says: Nov 12, 2008 3:33 PM

    I cant wait to see these signs first hand. I am an Eagles fan traveling to Cincy this weekend to watch the Birds take advantage of Mike Browns terrible decision making and management.
    Its going to be a fun game to watch!
    E-A-G-L-E-S…EAGLES!

  27. ogopogo says: Nov 12, 2008 3:39 PM

    The Bengals should just be kicked out the NFL altogether. They suck all the way around and are a team filled with thugs as well.

  28. thesimplesilence says: Nov 12, 2008 3:40 PM

    The first rule of Project Mayhem is you do not talk about Project Mayhem.

  29. Crobert says: Nov 12, 2008 3:42 PM

    Keep the faith Bungle fans! I hear that Brown has already made a call to get a new GM. He heard that Matt Millen was looking for a new gig!

  30. kazkal says: Nov 12, 2008 3:49 PM

    Katie,You don’t know how hard it is to run a football team!
    Neither does your dad.

  31. I C light pounder says: Nov 12, 2008 3:51 PM

    I thought the first rule of Project Mayhem is that you do not talk about Project Mayhem
    stupid Bungle fans never do anything right

  32. TheQMaster says: Nov 12, 2008 3:55 PM

    I hate the Bengals and their fans. What is wrong with a fan base that can completely embrace the phrase “Who Dey?” as their battle cry? Do they really not realize all the reasons that that phrase should be shunned and not cheered? Do they not know how stupid it sounds? Honestly, “Who Dey think gonna beat dem Bengals? Who Dey? Who Dey?” How God D@mn stupid is that? They might as well hold up signs that say “I ain’t be can speak right.” Oh and Bengal’s fans, “Every team is going to Beat the Bengals. Every team. Every team.”
    I hate the Bengals for no other reason. The deserve to continue to suck until they stop rattling off this nonsense every time they mention their team. Honestly, WhoDeyRevolution? F off Bengals fans.

  33. Teakettle says: Nov 12, 2008 3:58 PM

    haha i hate the bengals…but this is impressive. maybe if you can get enough people to boycott their games then you could do some good for yourselves…although other teams fans will probably gobble up the tickets instead.

  34. Crocks says: Nov 12, 2008 4:26 PM

    Funny but not as funny as the poor Lions fans. Imagine that the land of misfit toys known as the Bengals and Raiders have more wins than you do.

  35. freedomispopular says: Nov 12, 2008 4:32 PM

    As long as it’s Mike Brown’s team he’s entitled to do with it what he wants, just like any other business owner. Nobody is forcing anyone to be a Bengals fan. The only reason Brown would ever have any reason to change how he does things is if fans stop coming to the games

  36. teke184 says: Nov 12, 2008 4:42 PM

    I just find it funny that the Bengals can’t even get an original saying for their team…
    “Who Dey” is a corrupted version of “Who Dat?”, which has roots in Louisiana, specifically with fans of Southern University (Baton Rouge), some of the New Orleans public schools, the New Orleans Saints, and New Orleans fans cheering the Junkyard Dog when he wrestled there for a regional promotion.
    The origins of it are older than that, but almost all popular uses of it since the 50s tend to be in Louisiana and not in Ohio.

  37. cincykid says: Nov 12, 2008 5:39 PM

    Qmaster
    Why so angry? Are you hung like a light switch? Educated in the Pittsburgh public school system? Did you get kicked out of the service for being a MO? Lots of rage over another teams battle cry. Say what you want buy any chant is better than the unoriginal Steelers chant. You drink sweat from baboons balls.

  38. islebfrank says: Nov 12, 2008 5:41 PM

    TheQMaster says:
    November 12th, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    I hate the Bengals and their fans. What is wrong with a fan base that can completely embrace the phrase “Who Dey?” as their battle cry? Do they really not realize all the reasons that that phrase should be shunned and not cheered? Do they not know how stupid it sounds? Honestly, “Who Dey think gonna beat dem Bengals? Who Dey? Who Dey?” How God D@mn stupid is that? They might as well hold up signs that say “I ain’t be can speak right.” Oh and Bengal’s fans, “Every team is going to Beat the Bengals. Every team. Every team.”
    I hate the Bengals for no other reason. The deserve to continue to suck until they stop rattling off this nonsense every time they mention their team. Honestly, WhoDeyRevolution? F off Bengals fans.
    Here’s a Q tip for you Master Bates. There’s a life out there for you, too, so feel free to go get it!
    FYI. I’ve been a Bengals fan for 41 years, and when the “Who Dey” slogan started around 1981, the fans didn’t get a vote. You need some real problems in your life if you spend any time worrying about the Bengals slogans. I’m curious what team you’re a fan of because you like their jingle?! You’re too stupid to hate, so I’ll just feel sorry for you.

  39. cincykid says: Nov 12, 2008 5:42 PM

    teke184
    Get a life you sorry Saints fan. WhoDey was being chanted before WhoDat. Chant started in 1981 during our super bowl run. The Saints did not adopt there chant until 87′ the year Hebert led them to there first playoff appearence.

  40. Pantherfan105 says: Nov 12, 2008 7:03 PM

    Cincy fans get props in my book

  41. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Nov 12, 2008 7:32 PM

    Sign me the hell up. Mike Brown is a moron.

  42. JohnStofa says: Nov 12, 2008 9:00 PM

    “Who dey” came from a beer brewed in Cincinnati until the 80’s or 90’s called Hudepohl….shortened to Hudy. Nothing worse than some moron spouting some sanctimonious bullshit and acting like he knows something. Teke184…..what is this, creative writing?
    Great theory. Too bad you’re a moron.

  43. ecsacker6306 says: Nov 13, 2008 12:48 AM

    Teke184:
    I’ve even watched an NFL films movie about the saints woes (yes, I, a Bengals fan, said woes) and the narrator in the film brought up the fact that there was a lot of talk about how the phrase was very similar to the “who dey” chant that was started by the Cincinnati Bengals fan several years ago.
    TheQMaster:
    I don’t want to hate on you, because you seem to be suffering from a huge case of roid rage, but just so you know, it’s not that Cincinnati fans (and Saints fans for that matter p[who dat]) can’t spell. It’s called ebonics. Cincinnati is a very diverse city. I’m not sure why you’re ridiculing a large community for embracing cultural diversity, but whatever…
    I’m not going to donate because, like MANY other people stated before, as long as Bengals fans, or as I call them (sorry guys): morons, continue to sell out the stadium, nothing is going to change. However, this is a great idea. Too bad there’s no way to funnel any of Mike Brown’s profits into the donation box.

  44. paxton says: Nov 13, 2008 1:19 AM

    Being a Bengals fan, I may be biased, but I must say that this is brilliant. Should have happened a long, long time ago. Enough is enough.

  45. islebfrank says: Nov 13, 2008 3:11 PM

    FYI
    http://i23.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8d/8a/e41d_2.JPG

  46. bengalfan says: Nov 17, 2008 3:13 PM

    The first rule of Project Mayhem is TELL EVERYONE ABOUT PROJECT MAYHEM.
    http://www.whodeyrevolution.com
    This is brilliant, I’m so glad they are taking action. The next step is a full boycott of all Bengals games, and people will circulating flyers at the next home games to tell people not to buy any more Bungles merchandise.
    Mike Brown is a spoiled brat. Everything in life was handed to him, he never worked for anything, and he is completely incompetent when it comes to running a football team. What a LOSER.

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