Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bungle Town

It's hilarious. No, really it is. The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-7. Read that again please. ZERO wins and SEVEN losses. It's great how the Cincinnati media is always fed up with this happening again and again and again. In fact, the Bengals have had the most most 0 - 6 starts in NFL history; 8 to be exact. That's twice as many as the Arizona Cardinals ... the fucking Cardinals!! They haven't been to a Superbowl but they have exactly 1/2 the 0 - 6 starts as the Bengals.

While heads must roll in this situation, the calls are for wrong head to roll. Just like GOP supporters are condemning Obama for an association with Ayers whose crime was committed when Barack's age was in single digits, Bungles fans are calling for the head of coach Marvin Lewis. This is akin to the whole "liberal" media argument that pinheads always scream about. While the majority of newscasters themselves might be liberal, the majority of editors who decide the actual content are overwhelmingly conservative.

Don't get me wrong; I've seen this team play. There is plenty of blame to go around. But blaming it all solely on Lewis is like blaming that damn Katie Couric for making Palin look unintelligent. You can only work with what you're given (in Palin's case ... that isn't much). Blaming Lewis for this team is like blaming Obama for passing the bailout bill. He's just one small cog in the whole wheel in a series of gears.

No folks; the real blame here actually lies at the top. It's the team owner, Mike Brown. See, he's never hired a real General Manager and refuses to pay for one. He thinks because his father was the late, great Paul Brown that he's somehow genetically inclined to be some sort of football guru. Nothing could be further from the truth. Under his watch, this team has fallen apart even though it wasn't much of a team to begin with. No Bengals fans, the sad truth is one thing. Until Mike Brown either sells the team or relinquishes control, 0-7 starts will be the rule rather than the exception.

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