Bengals Score Third Worst Fan Difficulty Index

There is one unifying aspect with nearly every pair of eyes that reads these pages, the fingers that scroll the mouse and the hands that type comments about how I applied the wrong picture of Adam Jones (and by wrong picture, we actually mean accidentally posting a Jermaine Gresham picture). One aspect unifies us all. We're Bengals fans. A unique brand of Bengals fans, suffering through four-win seasons and -- rather than spending our time complaining to anyone listening about Mike Brown -- for the most part, we move on, examine the team as it is, layout scenarios where they can from here and do some Carson Palmer hatin'. For all of our faults, we are Bengals fans.

And according to Biz Journal, Bengals fans are scientifically cheering for the third-most disappointing team in the NFL. I know what you're thinking. Who the hell ranked worse?

Using a basic formula called the fan difficulty index, the score primarily weighs two variables in a 50-50 split; a team's record over ten seasons and something called landmarks. Landmarks, fifty percent of the equation, includes things like most recent championship, appearance in a title game and most recent appearance in the "quarterfinals" (in our case, the division playoff weekend). That's combined into a score where the highest is the worst. Behind the Detroit Lions (9.617) and the Cleveland Browns (7.216) sits the Bengals at 7.011.

Not that we're complaining about not being last, this surprising information has to be filed under "not all that surprising".

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker