Bengals unveil April Fool’s gag that takes shot at Browns

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Sam Wyche probably got a kick out of this one.

On April Fool’s Day, the Cincinnati Bengals introduced a new logo and helmet. And the new logo and helmet are no different than the old logo.

Making the non-change change even more brilliant is the strong likelihood that the Bengals were taking a shot at the Browns, who recently pulled the sheet off a new helmet and logo that looked not much different than their prior helmet and logo.

So well played, Bengals. Well played.

54 responses to “Bengals unveil April Fool’s gag that takes shot at Browns

  1. They call themselves Bengals but their uniforms look like Jack-o-Laterns. Aren’t bengals more of a yellowish-gold & black?

    Everytime I watch the Bengals play, I think of Halloween.

    I hope the new look for the Browns isn’t to copy the Bengal look.

  2. Im a Browns fan and you made me laugh out loud! Well done indeed Bengals. I hate you all.

  3. I thought the Bengals uniforms were an April fools joke back whenever the Brown family introduced them

    apparently they are , but Paul Brown is too cheap to change them now

  4. They should change their name to the Bungles… Every time I see one of their games it looks like a bunch of deer hunters in the stands. Pitiful.

  5. Check your eyes old man the color is a slightly paler orange making it even more like the Browns new color change.

  6. hjb99992013 says:
    Apr 1, 2015 5:51 PM
    I thought the Bengals uniforms were an April fools joke back whenever the Brown family introduced them

    apparently they are , but Paul Brown is too cheap to change them now

    ———-
    Paul Brown died in the 80’s

  7. What is so horribly ironic here is we have 2 teams bickering who have won EXACTLY the same number of playoff games since BB was the HC of the Browns

  8. Lets not act like the Bengals are a 1000 times the team the Browns are.

    They’re better but they’re far from elite. This is essentially a guy with 4 teeth cracking on his neighbor with 2 teeth about their dental situation.

  9. “The new updated logo for the Cincinnati Bengals gives a nod to players of the past while looking forward to things to come.”

    This is great

  10. Love it…. this perennial losing franchise would have the time for April Fools jokes, wouldn’t they?

    Why take a shot at the Cleeland Browns though? Leave those poor guys alone!

    – #KingsOfTheNorthSinceForever

  11. Haha – good analogy with the neighbors and their teeth.

    The Bengals joke is good but it could have been better if it were a bit more original. Instead of mocking the barely noticeable color change, they should have shortened one of the bengal stripes on the helmet.

    (That’s what I thought they did originally. I thought it was one of those side by side pictures where you need to figure out the difference in the stripes)

  12. I have to laugh. I’m a Packers fan, but all I can say about these two teams is instead of jabbing each other, they ought to pay more attention to the Steelers.
    Because they’re all business and are really getting a lot younger and a lot better.

  13. When your team has been around since Super Bowl I and has never won one, then your team is a failure. Even the Bucs, Saints and Seahawks have one haha

  14. I’m glad the Browns didn’t change their helmet.

    I know I speak for all NFL fans when I say that the first thing I think of when I think of the Browns, is Orange.

    It’s a natural fit! I mean seriously, what were they supposed to do, make the helmets another color (such as Brown)????

    That’s just crazy talk

  15. The Steelers are getting younger and better?

    They don’t get any younger until they cut Troy Polamalu and they won’t get any better until they start winning games.

  16. jimmybrock says:
    Apr 1, 2015 6:39 PM
    The Steelers are getting younger and better?

    They don’t get any younger until they cut Troy Polamalu and they won’t get any better until they start winning games.

    ___________________________________

    Look at their offense. Other than Roethlisberger, they’re full of young guys and their offense should be as good as any offense in the NFL.

    And they’ve parted ways with older guys on defense, too.

    And win some games? They won the AFC North with a 11 and 5 record last year, in case you’ve forgotten.

  17. Haha, one day NFL films is going to talk about the day the Mighty Bengals made fun of the lowly Browns and will laugh. The Browns will be mighty again. Just you wait.

  18. This article says the Bengals made no changes, but the Bengals webpage (linked to in the article) clearly shows a slightly different orange and the caption mentions a “more energized” orange to contrast the “classic black” stripes. It’s definitely a shot at the Browns.

    But, it’s still not as funny as everyone getting bent out of shape over Bruce Irvin’s fake DUI.

  19. I hate being a Browns fan. Funny thing here is that the Browns changed their orange to match the Orange the Bengals use. We freakin’ suck

  20. As a Browns fan, the worst April Fools joke I received was hearing that Farmer got a raise… that one hurt.

  21. jacunn2000 says: Apr 1, 2015 7:18 PM

    Haha, one day NFL films is going to talk about the day the Mighty Bengals made fun of the lowly Browns and will laugh. The Browns will be mighty again. Just you wait.
    ———————————————————-
    Do you know how many years some of us have been waiting?

  22. You’d think the Bungals would have better things to do. Like find a real QB!

    Go Browns!!!

  23. The Cleveland Orchestra did the same thing on their facebook page. I suspect the Bagels got the idea from them. There’s nothing for the Browns to do but take it, get better and start winning some games. Life goes on.

  24. The Bengals have to remind the people of Ohio that they (Bengals) also are an NFL team in Ohio. I think the Browns response was classic with judge Judy!

  25. It’s sad what people find funny nowadays, so many morons is what I find humorous.

  26. James Danforth “Dan” Quayle was in office the last time the Bengals won a playoff game.

  27. To all the haters saying the Bengals aren’t much better than the Browns, the Bengals have been in the playoffs 4 years straight and 5 of the last 6. Sure they haven’t won there yet, but what has your team done? If they haven’t won a ring recently or made the playoffs 4 years straight, you probably shouldn’t be talking.

  28. I don’t know which is worse…having a quarterback that can’t win a playoff game, or just not having a quarterback at all. Have either of these teams won a playoff game since GHWB was president?

  29. Hmmm, I still think that the Bengals hold the record for most players incarcerated in a single season.

  30. ********Sam Wyche *********

    Arguably one of the best volunteer High School coaches in the game right now…..

    what a joke.

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