Things are getting bad in Cincinnati; the frustration level with fans are steaming. Dustin Dow writes that over 3,000 tickets are available for Sunday's game against the Steelers, and nearly 5,000 for home games against the Jaguars, Redskins and Chiefs. The tickets have already been bought and paid for as they are being resold by ticket agency, StubHub.
Here's the kicker. The Bengals have sold out all home games this season -- so the Bengals have their money. Empty seats amount to little, because they will be filled by opposing team fans, or people that just want to enjoy an NFL experience (if you can call it that).
Unfortunately, Paul Brown Stadium will be filled with Steelers fans. It goes without saying that long-standing frustration felt by fans, is enough to let a rival fan base invade, occupy and overrun the stadium named after the most important (and influential) Ohioan football man of all time. In truth, we just don't care anymore about protecting our turf. If that's not message heard by those that ignore the demands of the base, then it's hard to ascertain exactly what will.