Despite Massive Public Subsidy For Stadium, Cincinnati Bengals Are Terrible Year After Year
Despite a massive public subsidy from the taxpayers of Hamilton County, Ohio to build a stadium, the Cincinnati Bengals football team have posted 0 wins and 4 defeats so far in the 2008 NFL season. This is a terrible record.
Not only are the Bengals terrible in 2008, the Bengals have had only one winning season in the past 17 years.
The Bengals are possibly the worst team in all of professional sports. They may also be worse than any college, amateur or pee wee team.
This is the ninth season the Bengals have played in Paul Brown Stadium. This stadium has been paid for with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. In these nine seasons, the Bengals have had one winning year. What a lousy team. They’ve let down the public in so many ways. With a free stadium, can’t they put a winning team on the field?
When Paul Brown Stadium was funded, at knifepoint as the Bengals threatened to move to another city, a lot of fuss was made about how the new stadium would economically benefit Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Has any public official who supported the deal ever checked back to see if the deal has really paid off for the people of Cincinnati and Hamilton County?
The Cincinnati Bengals stink year after year. They stink even after they are given the advantage of millions of dollars of free public money.
Above is Paul Brown Stadium along the riverfront in Downtown Cincinnati. Each time I drive past that stadium, as I do in my trips home to Cincinnati, I think of what a failure of imagination and hope for the future it is for a community to spend millions on a football stadium, and not on the needs of average people.
I think about how the Bengals bullied the public into approving the stadium deal.
And I think about how the Bengals stink year after year after year.