Originally Posted by durl
I got lucky. The Titans came to town and gave me an opportunity to drop the Bengals as my favorite team.
I believe I'll always have a soft spot for them, though.
I wish I could drop the Bengals for the Titans. I actually live closer to Nashville than I do to Cincinnati.
I was in attendance at the first game ever played at the Titans stadium in 1999. It just so happened to be against the Bengals (poetic justice). Fed up with the Bengals, I had decided to drop them after 24 years and become a Titans fan. But when the game came down to the final moments and the Bengals had a shot to win, I got butterflies in my stomach hoping they could pull it out, and then realized that trying to divorce myself from this awful franchise was impossible.
I continued to root for the Titans throughout that 13-3 Super Bowl season, but could never muster up the necessary enthusiasm for the franchise to be considered a "fan". I like them, but it's not the same.
Like some of you, though, I have pulled away from the Bengals. I vowed to stop watching after Week 2 this year, the earliest I have ever done that.