Open Thread: How Did You Become A Bengals Fan?

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

With the success of our last personal open thread, we're asking you to get to know each other a little better.

The last open thread that asked you how you came up with your screen names was wildly successful and fun to read. I could tell, from your comments that you were having fun with it. So we're asking you to get to know each other a little better again.

How did you become a Bengals fan? Everyone has their own story about how they came to cheer for one of the least talked about teams in the league.

Here's mine.

I was brought home from the hospital in a small Bengals sweat suit. My father and his father used to go to Bengals games at Nippert Stadium and were fans of the team from its inception and my father still is to this day. I was taken to my first Bengals game in the early '90s when David Klingler was quarterback and I fell in love with them. Of course, I didn't feel loved back until the 2000's.

Now that I have my own son, who was brought home from the hospital in the very same Bengals sweats I was, I'll raise him to love the Bengals like I do.

What's your story?

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