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Old 07-27-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Mike Brown (son of the late great owner and coach Paul Brown) took over Presidential and general managing duties of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1991. Since he took over the franchise has had

-2 winning seasons and 13 losing seasons in 19 years
-Has drafted a grand total of two players who have made the AP All-pro first team in those 19 years
-1st round Draft resume` includes David Klinger, Ki-Jana Carter, Akili Smith, Peter Warrick, Levi Jones, Chris Perry
-Notorious criminals employed by Brown include: Chris Henry, A.J. Nicholson, Frostee Rucker, Reggie McNeal, Tank Johnson, Pacman Jones, Larry Johnson, Matt Jones, Jason Shirley Carlos Dunlap and Cedric Benson

And today, in perhaps his finest move, he signed possibly the biggest locker room cancer ever

Terrell Owens Agrees To Join Bengals - NFL - Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=tsn-terrellowensagreestojoinb20100727 - broken link)
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Well, I hope Carson Palmer is right. Apparently what I have read he has met with Owens a few times in the off season and talked Mike Brown into signing him. Well, he better be right.

And you can't argue with the first round choices that Twista lays out here, a very disappointing group.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Owens...yikes! Perhaps the Bengals will have better luck with him than the rest of us did...lol.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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As a Ravens fan, I'm real excited for you Bengals fans.

Serioulsy, my brother is a Cincy fan and cannot stand Mike Brown..from the smallest (and cheapest) coaching & scouting staffs in the league to many other cheap-o things the the average fan will never hear about.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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As a Ravens fan, I'm real excited for you Bengals fans.

Serioulsy, my brother is a Cincy fan and cannot stand Mike Brown..from the smallest (and cheapest) coaching & scouting staffs in the league to many other cheap-o things the the average fan will never hear about.
I think he knows he can't evaluate talent for crap (see his draft history). Instead he knows he can sell tickets by putting Barnum & Bailey on the field.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Mike Brown is the worst owner in sports if you are a fan. He's arguable the smartest owner in sports if you are a business person.

I belong to all sorts of anti-Mike Brown groups. I loathe the guy. Seriously, he is THE reason the Bengals were awful from 1991-2002.

As for the T.O. signing, I think it's a good move. Antonio Bryant's knee is iffy and Andre Caldwell has been somewhat of a disappointment. Owens is automatically the 2nd best receiver on the team, so that alone says the team has improved.

The antics off the field are annoying, but nothing illegal. Say what you want about T.O. and Chad, but nobody works harder than they do. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who QB'd the Bills last year and threw to T.O. had nothing but great things to say about him and neither did any of his teammates. I will go by their words rather than the stories you see in the sports pages.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Mike Brown (son of the late great owner and coach Paul Brown) took over Presidential and general managing duties of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1991. Since he took over the franchise has had

-2 winning seasons and 13 losing seasons in 19 years

And very bad seasons at that. Worst franchise in sports. Let's not forget he made fans pay for tap water when bottled water ran out in a hot season opener a few years ago. He also sent for players who they were interested in to fly coach. Tony Siragusa didn't bother getting on the plane because of that.

-Has drafted a grand total of two players who have made the AP All-pro first team in those 19 years
-1st round Draft resume` includes David Klinger, Ki-Jana Carter, Akili Smith, Peter Warrick, Levi Jones, Chris Perry

Klingler and Smith did suck, but they would have been taken by other teams in the first round as well. Levi Jones did make the Pro-Bowl and was a solid Tackle for years before injuries. Warrick had a few decent seasons, but nothing to warrant where he was drafted. Again, these players would have been picked by other teams in the first round. The draft is pure luck. Nothing else. I do blame Brown for having the smallest scouting department in the NFL. He's cheap.

-Notorious criminals employed by Brown include: Chris Henry, A.J. Nicholson, Frostee Rucker, Reggie McNeal, Tank Johnson, Pacman Jones, Larry Johnson, Matt Jones, Jason Shirley Carlos Dunlap and Cedric Benson

Brown is notorious for second chancers. However, it's been paying off lately. Rucker has been decent when he gets on the field. Tank Johnson was solid for us last year and Cedric Benson was a monster. The jury is out on Pacman Jones. I am very surprised they signed him. Actually, I'm very surprised the NFL let him back in. Let's not forget that the Jaguars and the precious Steelers have actually had more arrests than the Bengals the past few years.


And today, in perhaps his finest move, he signed possibly the biggest locker room cancer ever

Terrell Owens Agrees To Join Bengals - NFL - Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=tsn-terrellowensagreestojoinb20100727 - broken link)
I hate Mike Brown so don't think of this as defending him. If ANYONE else owned the Bengals, they would be much better off. Until he croaks, we are screwed.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Mike Brown must be adopted. He cannot be the son of the greatest football mind ever.

How can he and his brother have spent all those years at their father's side, yet learned nothing? And then there's what happens when you hire too many relatives to work for you ...

And I'm not even a Bengals fan!
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