Cincinnati Bengals: Did Who Dey Nation Make the Fandom 250?

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Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans pose for a picture at a tailgate party before a game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans pose for a picture at a tailgate party before a game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Chicago Cubs crowd during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Chicago Cubs crowd during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cincinnati Bengals have had a terrible year by expectation levels. Now, FanSided has released it’s Fandom 250 and the Bengals fans didn’t make the list? Why you might ask, well we may have the answer.

First off, what is the Fandom 250? It is FanSided’s ultimate ranking for fandom. How do they decide the ranking? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing is for sure, there were a lot of teams out of place and not included. Were the Bengals one? YEP!

Let’s start with the who was over ranked and who was included that shouldn’t have been and where better than the top.

1) Chicago Cubs

Listen, I have followed the Cubs for over 15 years. One thing I know is that they have just as many, if not more, bandwagon and fair-weather fans than any fan base out there. Nobody would blame them for it, seeing the fact that it had been over 100 years since they won a world series. It had also been over 70 years since they had even tasted the World Series.

However, just because they became good, fair-weather and band-wagoners jump right back on and acted like they never left. They should be in the rankings but #1? Sorry FanSided, there are better fans out there.

169) Chicago Bears

You don’t have to go to far to find the second most over-rated team on this list. The Chicago Bears, like the Cubs, have passionate fans. However they are littered with fair-weather and bandwagon jumpers. If we were talking William “The Fridge” Perry’s time, then absolutely, but we are talking Jay Cutler time. This teams fans are dedicated, well the season ticket holders at least, but not top 200 dedicated.

215) Washington Redskins

This is a team that benefits from a large market, not a great team. I mean, they haven’t been a threat in the playoffs since 1991, which was their last Super Bowl title. Sure, like every team that has made the playoffs they have made noise, but Joe Gibbs was the last Super Bowl contending coach, and the most recent in the Hall of Fame.

The Hogs are dedicated fans. Unfortunately for this list, the band-wagoners jump back on right in time for them rise up the rankings.

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