In the last 13 years, there has been one playoff appearance and zero postseason wins. That, for those who might still be interested enough to catch a glimpse of this article is the very sad history of the Cincinnati Bengals.
After finishing with a 4-11-1 record during the 2008 season, Bengals fans may have finally reached the end of their rope. It has to beg this question; What does this organization have to do in an effort to keep their fans interested?
Bengals fans can be a passionate group of people, but the team must also do their part to satisfy their end of the relationship.
I'm sure it hasn't been from a lack of effort, as the Bengals do at least try to win games. But due to a plethora of factors, they have managed to establish a tradition of mediocrity over the past decade and a half.
It's a shame, because I believed that things were looking better after the 2005 season. I discussed the possibility of the Bengals being revived here:
I was disappointed to see how few views it got and the fact that there was no discussion regarding the subject. Perhaps I need to take some time to hone my writing style, but in this situation, I think it's more an issue of Bengals' fans being apathetic, especially around this time of the year.
So what does the Bengals organization need to do to stimulate interest in the team?
Just win, baby.
Fear not, Bengals fans, as I intend to try to bring some excitement to the Bengals' section of Bleacher Report. Expect to see some articles worth reading in the weeks to come, because I for one see potential in this section.