In this time of perpetual Cincinnati Bengals incompetence and futility, with zero playoff wins in the seventeen seasons since the WhoDeyRevolution Godfather, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 and handed the team to his fortunate son, the Despot, Mike Brown;
What you see written above is the preamble to the WDR Manifesto. While Bengals ownership might be the worst in the history of ownership, and I mean since the concept of ownership came to age in the Mid-Paleolithic era, the team still managed to pull off a playoff birth in 2005. Henceforth, to protect WDR from any backlash in the coming seasons, I am adding the following WDR Disclaimer to the WDR Manifsto in case the man (or woman) upstairs decides to intervene in the Bengals season and help them overcome ownership's ineptitide and lead the team to a winning season, or even, gasp!, the playoffs.
While the Bengals continue to operate as one of the worst managed teams in all of professional sports, leading to zero playoff wins in seventeen years, it is still scientifically possible for them to win their division, the AFC, or the Superbowl, regardless of how high the odds are stacked against them (trust me, I did enough algorithms to make my dome explode).
These unlikely events will only occur as a result of product of luck, opportunism, hard play, divine intervention and Carson Palmer. A winning season in 2008 would have absolutely no correlation with ownership, management structure, or player personnel decisions.
Furthermore, Bengals ownership will not get any credit for the potential successes of this franchise until they formally adopt the WDR manifesto, namely, of doing whatever it takes to win a Super Bowl; hiring a general manager with a history of winning; upgrading all training and rehabilitation facilities; signing and retaining only those players who fit with the Bengals schemes, both physically and mentally; regarding offensive and defensive line depth as the highest priority in player personnel decisions; and judging all decisions facing the Bengals solely by the criteria of helping the team win a Super Bowl. Until these things happen, any winning season can not and will not be credited to the ownership and management of this team.
We here are WDR would like nothing more than to see the Bengals make a magical run to the Super Bowl this year. But if this does occur, it will be nothing more than a fluke (see 2005) and will not in any way affect the common sense demands of the WDR manifesto.