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A New Era in Bengals Ownership?

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You figure it was a pragmatic decision. Mike Brown gathered his front office lieutenants, that small, feisty band of strivers who are paid well and deserve to be, and said to them, “Show me a plan that can fill my stadium."

It wouldn't be a matter of public relations, even though image is paramount, because Mike has little regard for image. He's not exactly Andre Agassi, hawking cameras.

It wouldn't be about throwing a bone to the faithful, either, even though that's what it amounted to. There was one particular 3-13 season in the Lost Decade of the 90s when Brown had his PR folks distribute a press release announcing price increases, before his players had time to remove their shoulder pads from the last, lousy game. So, no. Bones to the masses weren't...

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