When summing up the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals 2010 season, “Blackout” seems pretty appropriate. Most storied NFL franchises have a long history of winning. In Cincinnati, the Bengals might put together one winning season per decade. The fans are tired of the poor play on the football field and spoke loudly this week with their pocketbook. Many did not attend the Bengals – Bills game this afternoon. It was the first time in over seven years that a Bengals game did not sell out. The end result was a TV “Blackout”. The game could not be viewed within a 75 mile radius of Cincinnati.
I was thankful that I didn’t watch the Bengals get beat 1-7 (now 2 -8) Bills. I have a feeling that “Blackout” is something that Bengals fans are going to hear a lot for the three remaining home games in 2010 and beyond. Perhaps it is time for the Bengals to change their customary “Welcome the Jungle” theme song from Guns N’ Roses, to the Scorpions “Blackout”. It would certainly be more appropriate.
The clip below is the Scorpions performing “Blackout” live in Japan in 1984. A cool song like this would sound great in an NFL stadium wouldn’t it?!