An open letter from a Cincinnati sports fan

Dear Cincinnati Bengals, a letter from Cincinnati sports fans. It’s been a long road to the Super Bowl, but Cincinnati sports fans have held on. Related video above: Brotherhood Band, from Bulldog to BengalFor those of us who’ve been through it. We know what the past 30 years have looked like. The Reds won the World Series in 1990, but for three decades of heartbreak. Kenyon Martin breaks his leg, Ken Griffey Jr. gets injured year after year, Carson Palmer falls to Steelers, hitterless Roy Halladay, Giants win three straight at Great American Ballpark. by Jeremy Hill’s breakaway. The Reds haven’t scored a single point against the Braves. Being a Cincinnati sports fan for the past 30 years has meant suffering heartbreak most fans don’t experience in a lifetime. But the wait is over. And our time has come. For the diehards who grew up going to Riverfront Stadium, for the generation that has never seen a Bengals playoff victory until this season, this is your moment. When the clock hits zero and Joe Burrow lifts the Lombardi Trophy, he will lift an entire city, fan base and community that love their teams more than words can describe. We’ve been waiting for this moment all our lives, that’s why we never gave up on our teams. And that’s what makes Cincinnati special. for the first time in a long time, or for fans like me, for the very first time. And seeing a Cincinnati championship is the world to me.

Dear Cincinnati Bengals, a letter from Cincinnati sports fans.

It’s been a long road to the Super Bowl, but Cincinnati sports fans have held on.

Related video above: Brotherhood Band, from Bulldog to Bengal

For those of us who have been through it. We know what the past 30 years have looked like.

The Reds won the World Series in 1990, but it’s been three decades of heartbreak since then.

Kenyon Martin broke his leg, Ken Griffey Jr. got hurt year after year, Carson Palmer lost to the Steelers, Roy Halladay didn’t hit, Giants won three straight at the Great American Ball park.

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Seven straight Bengals playoff losses capped by fumble Jeremy Hill.

The Bearcats blow a 22-point lead.

Xavier lets slip a double-digit lead.

The Reds didn’t score any points against the Braves.

Being a Cincinnati sports fan for the past 30 years has meant suffering heartbreak most fans don’t experience in a lifetime.

But the wait is over. And our time has come.

For the diehards who grew up going to Riverfront Stadium, for the generation that has never seen a Bengals playoff victory until this season, this is your moment.

When the clock hits zero and Joe Burrow lifts the Lombardi Trophy, he will lift an entire city, a fanbase and a community that love their teams more than words can describe.

They will have plenty of tears, who dey, victory cigars and Skyline for everyone.

But for all of us who have been waiting for this moment our whole lives, this is why we have never given up on our teams.

And that’s what makes Cincinnati special.

We’ve been together for 30 years of heartbreak, playoff losses and waiting for this moment.

But finally, we can get together for the first time in a long time, or for fans like me, for the very first time.

And seeing a Cincinnati championship means the world to me.

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