Re: Marvin out?
Never thought I'd say it after suffering through the 90's and remaining a fan but I'm about done with the Bengals. I have a six month old son, and I'm seriously wondering why I'd want to inflict this on him.
I live in Columbus where there are about four other pro teams within a four hour drive, and it might be about time to jump on one of those bandwagons. I don't know. Last thing I ever thought I'd be would be a "bandwagon" fan, but it's been 13 years for the Reds, and the Bengals have had one winning season since 1990, and I just feel sick of it all. There's absolutely no way I could ever give up on the Reds, maybe partially because there's always still something to enjoy about baseball, even when you follow a losing team, but that's not really true of pro football. A 3-13 season is pretty miserable, all the way around.
Firing Marvin Lewis wouldn't fix anything. The guy has his faults, but he'd be a perfectly adequate coach for a franchise with a clue. I guess the Bengals might pull a 2005 out of the air every 20 years or so, but I can't see them ever being a consistent winner as long as Mike Brown is the owner. I like the NFL too much for the Bengals to keep ruining it for me. I'll see how things shake out for the rest of this year with coaching changes or whatever, but I'm pretty close to done with them. I can't be alone.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.