October 19, 2002

How bad are the Bengals?: "Hamilton County's three commissioners want to know if the Bengals' failure to field a competitive team violates the lease. The commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to ask county prosecutor Michael Allen for a legal opinion on the subject." The Ickey Shuffle. So long ago.

posted by owillis to football at 01:34 PM - 3 comments

Well, the lack of competitiveness violates the fact that they call themselves a professional football team. Why not violate the lease too?

posted by bcb2k2 at 03:59 PM on October 19, 2002

Even though I support the Bengals, they are a great advertisement for promotion/relegation. The threat of playing at a lower level might be the sort of kick up the arse the management needs. (Yes I know that pro/rel is completely unfeasable for the NFL.) As an aside, an analyst for Channel Five in the UK said last week, "Next week the Bengals have a bye, where they are six point underdogs." It made me laugh out loud.

posted by salmacis at 06:56 PM on October 20, 2002

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