I'm a Bengals fan living in Jersey which has been pretty tough with all the Giants fans. I'm not originally form Cinci either, I'm from north east PA.
When I was young I hated sports until I was about 10 and the male genes kicked in. At that point I picked popular teams and Cinci was big with the Icky shuffle and what not. Although I jumped on the bandwagon at that point I've stuck with them since then, which has been extra difficult b/c my father is a Steelers fan and feels the need to call me every time we lose and they win.
Anyway, I'm here to hang out with the people who feel my pain and can talk in a civil manner about the team and our future.