Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) puts on his helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Welcome to Stripe Hype, the Cincinnati Bengals news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Stripe Hype is dedicated to providing top-notch Bengals news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

David Petrocelli, Stripe Hype

Dave Petrocelli is originally from the Patriot territory in southern Rhode Island. Having to endure years of the struggling Bengals, he's now enjoying Cincinnati's new direction (and certainly enjoyed the Bengals win over the Patriots last year). As the Bengals seek to place themselves amongst the best organizations in the NFL, Stripe Hype seeks to do the same amongst NFL blogs. Please send any thoughts or questions to his twitter account or post your thoughts in the comments section. Interacting with fans is what it's all about, so reach out and connect with fellow fans via Stripe Hype.

Matthew Willson, editor

Born and Raised Bengals fan in Cincinnati, now residing near Pittsburgh, Pa. I am a proud Husband and Father. My family is the most important thing to me. Writing about sports is a life long dream. Please feel free to start discussions in comment section. You can also contact me through twitter @MattWillsonMNC. Thank You for visiting

Brian Dugan, Staff Writer

Hey everyone, I'm Brian, a lifetime Bengals fan and all around NFL fan. I enjoy writing from a fans perspective and enjoy bringing all the perspectives from around the league. Feel free to interact with me on twitter @BrianDuganNFL and I will be more than happy to interact with you as well.

Dustin Meritt, Staff Writer

I have been a Bengals fan for 25 years, and Boomer was my hero. I grew up playing and watching football and following the Bengals is my passion, just can't quit them. I spent 8 years in the Army, and now teach at an Elementary School. I have an amazing wife, an active 3 year old and a newborn baby. Life's a garden, dig it!

Norwood Jones, Staff Writer

One of the most nefarious ne'er do wells in Ohio River Valley, Mr. Jones is once again providing guerrilla editorials and insight on the Cincinnati Bengals just as he has for the past decade. An occasional realist and free-lance cynic, he looks forward to the pre-season, despises fantasy footballers and keeps a can of Monster Energy on hand to handle most situations. Question the reactionary, react to the revolutionary.... viva la gutter.

Sean McMahon, Staff Writer

A Pittsburgh born native whom very much loves football. A writer for the Fansided websites Stripe Hype and Inside The Iggles, along with ProFootball Central. One of Sean's favorite aspects of football is the NFL Draft, both evaluating talent and projecting what players will do on their new teams.

Write for Us

We aren't called FanSided for nothing. Our network of sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites are powered by fans that want to cover their passions! Whether you are just looking to get your start in online media or you want to contribute to your favorite site as a hobby, FanSided wants to hear from you.

Our work is regularly featured on and Bleacher Report and many FanSided writers have gone on to work full-time in online media. FanSided hired over ten of its own writers in 2013 and there are currently FanSided alums working at other major media outlets and with professional sports teams.

Whatever your goal, FanSided can help your voice be heard. If you are interested in writing for any of our sites, please be sure to check out our openings page and fill out our application.

About FanSided

FanSided was born in 2007, when two brothers felt that their favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, was being under-covered by the mainstream media. Taking matters into their own hands, they launched Arrowhead Addict, a move that would spawn a network of over 290 fan-powered unique sports and entertainment sites dedicated to team-specific, sport-specific, genre-specific, and fanbase-specific coverage.

From sports, movies and TV to lifestyle and tech, FanSided has you covered.

Executive Team

Patrick AllenVP, Content & Strategy

Allen is VP, Content & Strategy for the FanSided. He has been with the network since 2009 when he was hired to be the editor Arrowhead Addict. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and is proud to be a tortured fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.

[email protected]

Advertise/Contact Us

Let's stay in touch. If you'd like to advertise with us, partner with us or have feedback, please fill out our contact form.

Email us: [email protected]

Write us: FanSided, LLC - PO Box 320283, Brooklyn, NY 11232


This site is strictly for informational and entertainment purposes, and is in no way affiliated with the Cincinnati Bengals or the National Football League. It also claims no rights to the trademarks of either the Bengals or the NFL.