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If things don't change, will you continue a Bengal fan next year?



I wanted to post this because I've heard this phrase thrown around a lot on here lately, i.e.-"If the Bengals don't change coaches/players/owners/etc. I'm out of Who Dey nation!" I have been as frustrated, if not more so than anyone I know or ever met that is a Bengal fan by the disgusting outcome of this past season (and many miserable ones before it). To take a team with that much talent and win 4 games seems unfathomable, I said to my wife during the Tampa Bay game as I'm shouting at the TV............"You should all be fired, released, traded, etc. right now!"............"All of you, how can I keep rooting for this (insert your preferred expletive here) team!" But a strange thing happened after that the following weekend.................I turned on my NFL Sunday Ticket (many people complain about the price of going to a game, I could go to several games for this price) and rooted for them all over again. I thought, "This week is going to be different, maybe we learned from last week?" "Maybe the coaches will coach better, the players will play better, the ball boys will...........ball better (yes, I said that)." You know the drill, but I watched them again and then again next week and again next week..........and on and on and you know what? I'll do the same starting with the first pre-season game next year (just as I have for the last....20 years or so)! Why? Because I love this team. My dad loves this team as did his dad and so on....I remember my first game, first tailgate, first time I saw Ickey Woods run the ball and my dad said "Keep an eye on him." So I ask those other followers, are you going to give up those faded memories of glory (Tim Krumrie's leg is all I can think about when mentioning the Super Bowl) and defect to the..........hated Steelers or Ravens..........or worse, the Browns? I certainly hope not, I for one, will continue my group therapy right here at good, old Cincy Jungle..........and press on. My dad certainly has............for the last 40+ years (and he's a pretty happy guy). Who Dey?!! So the question remains, how about you Who Dey Nation??? 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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