Cincinnati Bengals Fans Plan Walkout To Protest Losing. Bengals Come Up With a Rare Tie Game
A group of disgruntled Cincinnati Bengals fans planned to walk out of Paul Brown Stadium just before halftime of today's Bengals-Eagles matchup to protest the team's poor performance.
The protest may not go as expected as the Bengals ended up winning their first game of the season two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Walkout organizer Jason "Turk" Vangel thinks that the win might do the team more harm than good since fans may get their hopes up.
"It hurts drastically," Vangel said. "Now you've got a bunch of people who are positive about the team again. People are back on the bandwagon, thinking this team's going to go 8-8. Granted, we did improve. We got a win. But it was also against a mediocre Jacksonville team."
Bengals fans that did walk out of today's game missed out on something rare. The Bengals tied the heavily favored Philadelphia Eagles 13-13. It was the the NFL's first tie game in six years.
The Bengals-Eagles tie may will likely provide more ammunition for fans who are unhappy with NFL overtime rules. Over the last few weeks, many critics have declared the NFL rules needs regarding overtime and ties need to be seriously overhauled.