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Cincinnati Bengals Have a Marvelous Marketing Opportunity
December 17th, 2011 at 8:08 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are dead last in the NFL in attendance, as Bengals 101 documented earlier this month. A major part of that decline is due to a loss of season ticket subscribers following a disappointing 2010 season, the specter of a work stoppage and the general drama surrounding the...

Cincinnati Bengals Last in NFL in Attendance
December 1st, 2011 at 11:22 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are ranked highly in the NFL in many on the field statistics. In the stands, however, they rank dead last. This season, Paul Brown Stadium has been far and away the least attended stadium in the league. Attendance overall in the NFL is down 1.1% as reported by...

Seattle Seahawks Wanted Carson Palmer at Quarterback
October 27th, 2011 at 9:42 AM
***PHOTO1***If Pete Carroll had gotten his wish, the Cincinnati Bengals would be squaring off against Carson Palmer this week. Seattle Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll confirmed to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy that they were in fact very interested in acquiring former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer this past off season. “We...

Mike Brown Early Leader for NFL Executive of the Year?
October 19th, 2011 at 11:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to SI.com's Peter King, Mike Brown's ability to get the Oakland Raiders to agree to a "borderline swindle" in the trade for Carson Palmer makes Brown a candidate for NFL Executive of the Year. King tweeted that remark following the announcement of the trade and repeated those sentiments when...

Reports: Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders Reach Agreement on Deal for Carson Palmer
October 18th, 2011 at 10:33 AM
***PHOTO1***Multiple sources are reporting this morning that the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement on a trade for erstwhile Bengals' quarterback Carson Palmer. ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting the deal involves the Raiders 2012 first round pick and a conditional 2013 draft pick that could become a...

Mike Brown Grants Rare In-Season Interview
October 15th, 2011 at 9:25 PM
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy sat down with Bengals owner and general manager Mike Brown for a rare interview opportunity during the season. Brown has been notoriously tight-lipped during his tenure, usually only fielding questions in preseason and post season press conferences. Reedy and Bengals.com were able to sit down...

Mike Brown Keeps the Checkbook Open; Extends Leon Hall’s Contract
September 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 AM
***PHOTO1***  Has anyone seen Cincinnati Bengals' owner Mike Brown? Given the recent spate of free agent signings and contract renegotiations, one has to wonder whether the famously frugal Bengals' patriarch is still with us. The Bengals announced Friday morning that they have extended the contract of cornerback Leon Hall, which was...

Cincinnati Bengals Extend Andrew Whitworth’s Contract
August 31st, 2011 at 4:36 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals shored up an integral piece of their offensive line, signing left tackle Andrew Whitworth to an extension that will keep him in Cincinnati through the 2015 season. WKRC-TV's Brad Johansen reports that the deal is worth an additional $20 million to Whitworth who is slated to earn a base...

Cincinnati and Indianapolis: a Tale of Two Cities
August 28th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Editor's Note: Much thanks to the Indianapolis Star and their History of the Colts for information on the team and the city of Indianapolis. This week, the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts meet at Paul Brown Stadium to close out the preseason. The two squads will meet again here in Cincinnati...

NFL Salary Floor Rule Doesn’t Apply This Season
July 31st, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jerry Jones might just help Mike Brown make a boatload of money this season. That's because, contrary to initial reports from ESPN's John Clayton, the reputed "salary floor" in which each individual owner was responsible for spending 90 per cent of the salary cap won't take effect until 2013....

Notes from Cincinnati Bengals Press Conference
July 26th, 2011 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1***  Marvin Lewis and Mike Brown met with the media today to address several issues as the team prepares for the start of training camp. On everyone's mind was the status of the Bengals' two high profile stars, Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco. Both Lewis and Brown were very clear: they consider...

Peter King: Carson Palmer not Headed to Seattle Seahawks
July 20th, 2011 at 2:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Sports Illustrated's Peter King is tweeting today that a rumored trade that would send Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer to Seattle won't happen. Speculation as to Palmer's future has been prevalent since he announced he would retire rather than remain in Cincinnati. Seattle would be a logical landing spot for Palmer,...

Cincinnati Bengals Must Spend $60 Million Under New NFL CBA
July 20th, 2011 at 1:14 PM
 ***PHOTO1***   Bengals 101 eagerly awaits word from federal authorities as to when NFL owners will be charged with either the kidnapping or extortion of Bengals owner Mike Brown. How else to explain one of the more interesting aspects of the new collective bargaining agreement expected to be ratified today and announced...

Hamilton County Commissioners Decline to Vote on New Scoreboard
July 13th, 2011 at 4:52 PM
As if on cue, Hamilton County Commissioners, no doubt stinging from the bad press from yesterday's Wall Street Journal piece, declined to vote on the Bengals request for a $300,000 upgrade to their scoreboard replay system. If yesterday's article was hard on Mike Brown, it was doubly so for county...

Bengals Respond to Wall Street Journal
July 13th, 2011 at 4:24 PM
If I'm to understand the Bengals' response to the editors of the Wall Street Journal about Tuesday's article regarding the debt facing Hamilton County as a result of the Paul Brown Stadium project, Troy Blackburn is blaming it on the county spending money on "unapproved" projects. Projects like roads, urban development,...

Wall Street Journal: Paul Brown Stadium Most Publicly Funded
July 12th, 2011 at 9:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel is reporting this morning that the Wall Street Journal has proclaimed Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium the most publicly funded stadium project ever. The Journal reports that PBS has received $555 million dollars in public funding over the years, including recent improvements. This report will surely increase...

Bengals Outfit Local 7 on 7 High School Squad
July 8th, 2011 at 3:15 PM
Mike Brown gets a lot of grief for being tight with his money, and deservedly so. We've all heard the stories on how Brown has skimped on amenities from former players and visiting free agents. But when he opens up the purses to do a good thing for the community,...

Brad Johanson to Continue with The Bengals
July 7th, 2011 at 9:34 PM
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer has reported that former Bengal radio play-by-play announcer, Brad Johanson, will remain in that role for Bengal preseason television games. Johanson will team with Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz for the games which air on WKRC-TV. The Bengals opted not to renew Johanson following this season...