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    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
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    I'm coming out of the closet...

    I'm a little embarassed and ashamed to admit this. It has been building up for a while now however. The only person I've ever discussed it with is my friend Karl. I've tried to bury these feelings inside me and not let them show, but I just can't do it anymore, I have to be true to who I am.

    After 18 years as a Cleveland Browns fan, I can't take it anymore. I gave up on watching them three years ago. I turned to the Browns in 1988 after I felt let down by the Bengals in the Super Bowl. I stood by the Browns through mediocrity and downright abyssmal seasons...not to mention five years without even fielding a team.

    But last year, I started to return to my roots. I watched every Bengals game on television straight through the playoffs. I was on the edge of my seat this year for the first preseason game. I'd never even watched a preseason NFL game before...

    I found myself loving Carson, Rudi, CJ, Hooch, Chris Perry, etc.

    And now, I just have to admit that I am once again a Bengals fan, and that my father was right all these years...


    Who Dey!
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    Glad to see you're enjoying a real legit NFL caliber football team.

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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    Welcome to the Dark Side.

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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    Welcome Back!!!!

    I too started out as a 5 year old Dallas fan because i like the STARS lol.. it carried over until i was old enough to relize...about 8 years ago at the age of 18... MY TEAM has always been, and always will be the BENGALS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Born in Ohio, Live in KY, im Ohio Sports all the way and a converted Wildcat fan

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    Thanks for the support. It's going to be quite costly replacing my wardrobe...
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    We'll see you later, sava, say in about 3-4 years.

    And as usual, we will welcome you back with open arms.

    Thanks for sticking it out.

    Sincerely,
    Browns fans - including myself, GAC, Boyds, et. al. - who also cheer for the Reds.
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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    Not that there's anything wrong with that...
    "I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute

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    So glad to have you back!
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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Thanks for the support. It's going to be quite costly replacing my wardrobe...
    Going from orange to orange and black underwear is the first step in the right direction.
    Let's see...I have a picture of my thong somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Let's see...I have a picture of my thong somewhere...
    No no...that's quite alright. One closet at a time.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    I, for one, am not so quick to welcome you back, my friend. You abandoned us during our darkest, most difficult days. Many of us stuck with the team through all the painful Dave Shula-David Klingler-Akili Smith-Dick LeBeau-just-hope-we-can-score-even-once-this game days. And now that the Bengals are legit...you're suddenly back? Why should we be so eager to embace you, prodigal? Why aren't you willing to stick-it-out with your Brownies like most of us did with the Bengals? Fair-weather? I have little time for band-wagon-jumping, fair-weather wannabes who suddenly post a big boo-hooey "I'm coming out of the closet" thread to gain support and sympathy. "Look at me! I'm cool! I like the Bengals now!" You had your chance. Go back to Cleveland...traitor!

    Sava...one more thing, before you get all riled up and twisted over this post, you must know this: I'm just messin' with ya...sorta.
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    For the record Max, I watched a lot of those Klingler and Akili games as well, because the Browns games weren't televised here.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Band wagon jumper
    Go Gators!

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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable View Post
    I, for one, am not so quick to welcome you back, my friend. You abandoned us during our darkest, most difficult days. Many of us stuck with the team through all the painful Dave Shula-David Klingler-Akili Smith-Dick LeBeau-just-hope-we-can-score-even-once-this game days. And now that the Bengals are legit...you're suddenly back? Why should we be so eager to embace you, prodigal? Why aren't you willing to stick-it-out with your Brownies like most of us did with the Bengals? Fair-weather? I have little time for band-wagon-jumping, fair-weather wannabes who suddenly post a big boo-hooey "I'm coming out of the closet" thread to gain support and sympathy. "Look at me! I'm cool! I like the Bengals now!" You had your chance. Go back to Cleveland...traitor!

    Sava...one more thing, before you get all riled up and twisted over this post, you must know this: I'm just messin' with ya...sorta.
    I'm going to have to go ahead and agree with Max on this one. Perhaps a probationary period would be best to see how it works out for everyone.

    Let's start off with a nice 5-paragraph essay on why Ken Anderson should be in the Hall of Fame. Do well on that and we'll move on to a comparison piece between Boobie Clark and Essex Johnson.


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    Re: I'm coming out of the closet...

    I say we make him watch all of the games from 1994-96, and I also want to know the name of the linebacker that twisted Dave Shula's cap on the sidelines in 1992.

    ....And for extra credit, I wanna know who caught Brett Favre's first ever game winning touchdown lob against the Bengals in that same season of 1992.

    We all have to feel that pain.
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