As the most casual pro football fan, I’ve been intrigued and somewhat amazed at what our states’ NFL teams have or haven’t done in the days since the Browns and Bengals completed another in a series of dismal seasons.
The Browns apparently are hanging on to head football coach Hugh Jackson despite the fact that he’s coached the team to just 1 win in 2 full seasons.
Along the Ohio River, the Bengals have surprised many experts, and disappointed much of their fan base, with the decision to give their head coach Marvin Lewis a 2 year contract extension.
This in spite of his teams 19 wins over the past 60 games.
Since a majority of the revenue the Browns, Bengals, and other teams receive depends on TV ratings and sponsor contracts, team ownership apparently realizes that the number of fannies that fill tax-payer supported stadiums doesn’t matter enough to put a quality product on the field.
Since the NFL has become a largely television event for fans who haven’t yet been turned off by the national anthem protests, perhaps what the Browns and Bengals should do is have human-looking robots fill their seats who’d stand and cheer and applaud on command.
That might fool folks watching at home into thinking that somebody actually cares.
That’s the way I see it.