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Bengals unveil 50th season logo

The Bengals celebrate their 50th season in 2017. The occasion will include a logo worn on the home and road uniforms.

“Since we were formed in 1968, we have enjoyed great support – first at Nippert Stadium, then at Riverfront Stadium, and now at Paul Brown Stadium,” owner Mike Brown said in an open letter to fans.  “Throughout all those years, there has been one constant: you, our fans.  We appreciate your support, and I say ‘thank you’ on behalf of the entire organization. We look forward to celebrating our team’s history with you this season.”

The 50th anniversary comes at a time when questions have begun to surface regarding the team’s long-term viability in Cincinnati. With public money harder and harder to come by, the Bengals eventually will need a stadium solution after their lease expires in 2026. As three teams have demonstrated since January 2016, the Bengals’ solution could entail a relocation.

For now, though, the Bengals remain firmly a part of Cincinnati. Even with more failure than success on the field, the team has done well enough to continue to draw fans and to be successful in their home state.

“I don’t know what our 50th season will hold for us,” Brown writes. “We have a good team, yet the NFL is a tough league. Will this be our season? I hope so. If I had my choice, our 50th season would give you a lifetime of memories, much as you have given me a lifetime of memories.  I am thankful to you, and though the simple words ‘thank you’ seem inadequate, for me they really say it all.”

The Bengals made the playoffs every year from 2011 through 2015 before missing the postseason a year ago. Coach Marvin Lewis is entering the final year of his current contract, and he has said that he doesn’t anticipate signing a new deal before the season ends.

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19 Responses to “Bengals unveil 50th season logo”
  1. baldbuc says: Apr 20, 2017 4:31 PM

    Does any other sport relocate it’s teams like the NFL? I’m a fan of tradition and the NFL is losing that.

  2. justtalkingg says: Apr 20, 2017 4:32 PM

    That’s great. Im glad they were able to incorporate all of their Super Bowl trophies into the logo

  3. brandonj21 says: Apr 20, 2017 4:34 PM

    50 year logo , 50 years of trash !

  4. peytonwantsaflag says: Apr 20, 2017 4:47 PM

    the only place talking about the Bengals moving is this rag

  5. learysdisciples says: Apr 20, 2017 4:53 PM

    I see they commissioned an intern to design the logo.

  6. Barry says: Apr 20, 2017 5:14 PM

    I gave up a long time ago…the Brown family wants to do “good enough” to keep fans coming back and get all those yummy revenue shares from teams like the Pats and others, that spend, to win.

  7. campcouch says: Apr 20, 2017 5:21 PM

    New stadium? Already? Tell you what, every 15 years I’m going to demolish my house and make my neighbors pay for it. I’ll cover snacks but I definitely need to upgrade because my tv grows four inches every decade.

  8. bigfaketdsinmyface says: Apr 20, 2017 5:33 PM

    Does any other sport relocate it’s teams like the NFL? I’m a fan of tradition and the NFL is losing that.

    Yup. They sure do. Super Sonics?

  9. steelerfan63 says: Apr 20, 2017 5:36 PM

    Why would you celebrate if you’re the Bengals?

  10. onorem says: Apr 20, 2017 6:04 PM

    “Does any other sport relocate it’s teams like the NFL?”

    Minnesota lost the Lakers and the North Stars. We got the Twins from Washington…so, yes.

  11. theageofquarrel says: Apr 20, 2017 6:12 PM

    The logo should be a tightly coiled pile on a lawn

  12. schmitty2 says: Apr 20, 2017 6:44 PM

    I’m waiting for a statue outside Paul Brown stadium of Mike Brown polishing pennies.

  13. war27 says: Apr 20, 2017 6:54 PM


  14. jag1959 says: Apr 20, 2017 7:02 PM

    It’s like celebrating the anniversary of the launch of the Titanic

  15. sellout1983 says: Apr 20, 2017 7:32 PM

    Who Dey!

  16. whathaveyou55 says: Apr 20, 2017 11:00 PM

    I wonder if they’re going to sell a video like they did on the 40th anniversary, the one advertised on the radio as being “highlights of the legendary history of the Cincinnati Bengals”. The first time I heard that one, I almost had an accident while laughing at the description of the team’s history as “legendary”.

    The Bengals’ history is as legendary as the first 39 years of the Steelers, the last 50 of the Lions, the first 40 of the Saints, the reborn Browns, etc. There are kids graduating from grad school who weren’t even born the last time the Mighty Bengals won a playoff game.

  17. whathaveyou55 says: Apr 20, 2017 11:01 PM

    sellout1983 says:
    Apr 20, 2017 7:32 PM
    Who Dey!
    Let’s see, who in the AFC hasn’t beaten the Bagels in the playoffs in the last 25 years?

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 21, 2017 10:40 AM

    The logo should just be a big “L”.

  19. natijim235 says: Apr 22, 2017 5:23 PM

    “we look forward to celebrating our teams history this year” Hey Mike you haven’t don squat to celebrate the history of this organization why start now??!!

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