Why I became a Bengals fan: Duncan Yeadon

As regular readers to this blog will know, we run an occasional feature where a British-based Bengals fan tells why he or she started supporting the team. After all, it’s the one question US fans want to know the answer to. This time around it’s Duncan Yeadon, who’s based in Leicester, to tell his fan story.

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Why I became a Bengals fan: A tale from the East

11223878_10153647826210199_9127950853624294058_oThe next in our occasional series – where we ask Bengals fans in the UK to tell us why they became a Bengals fan – sees ex-pat and resident of Japan Jim Bingham tell us his story. Jim also tells us about his gameday experiences in Tokyo, and his hopes for the season. Continue reading “Why I became a Bengals fan: A tale from the East”

How you became a Bengal

We asked and you answered! We want to hear from Bengals fans in the UK on how you came to follow the Orange and Black and swear a life long allegiance to the Who Dey Nation. Below are a couple of accounts from a few fans!

Where do I start haha!

I have watched NFL for years, but never had a team and didn’t know where to start. I didn’t want to pick someone like the Patriots as I love an underdog.

My girlfriend (now wife) works for GE Aviation and her head office is based in Cincinnati. To cut a long story short, I went out there with her, watched a game and loved everything about the city and the Bengals. Been a full on fan since 2012/2013 🐯. Who Dey!! (Jason @jasonSCFCack)
Rise of the Tiger
I became a fan when I was looking to get into the NFL and really enjoyed the hype of “poor team turned good”
(Tom @wagatdubdidi)
Victim of circumstance?
I moved to Cincinnati when I was a child. My dad took me to a game and 20 years on and i’m still a Bengals fan!
(Tomhotspur @tommyc1882)
So Bengals fans we want to hear from more of you, email us your story to WhoDeyUK@gmail.com

Why I became a Bengals fan: Matthew Catterall

In our new series we’re asking British Bengals fans why they started supporting the team. It’s a question a lot of native Cincinnatians ask. After all why support a team that has been up, down, up, down and now, back up again? Why not support a big market team like the New York lot, or Philly or Washington or Miami or San Francisco? Now the NFL is doing its best to market the sport as a global concern, Americans are fully aware that there’s a following around the world. But the question still remains: why choose the Bengals? We want to hear from you. Why did you start supporting them? What are your memories? Who were the players and games that got you hooked? In this instalment, Bengals UK stalwart, Matthew Catterall, explains why he became a Bengals fan.

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Why I became a Bengals fan: Boomer or bust

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In our new series we’re asking British Bengals fans why they started supporting the team. It’s a question a lot of native Cincinnatians ask. After all, why support a team that has been up, down, up, down and now, back up again? Why not support a big-market team like the New York lot, or Philly or Washington or Miami or San Francisco? Now the NFL is doing its best to market the sport as a global concern, Americans are fully aware that there’s a following around the world. But the question still remains: why choose the Bengals? I’ll kick things off, but we want to hear from you. Why did you start supporting them? What are your memories? Who were the players and games that got you hooked? Continue reading “Why I became a Bengals fan: Boomer or bust”