Cincinnati Bengals

  1. The team chose Cincinnati as its home when the team bus ran out of gas there and they could not afford to continue to its preferred city, Poughkeepsie, NY.
  2. Football is technically the Bengals players’ part-time job, as all of them are required by their contracts to devote most of their professional time and energy to children’s puppetry.
  3. Founder Paul Brown, a noted bad speller, named the team after his favorite 80s all-women rock group, the Bangles.
  4. Paul Brown Stadium contains the last retailer to sell cans of Coca Cola that require a coat hanger to open.
  5. Although many teams have obtained taxpayer funding for their stadiums by threatening to leave their home cities, the Bengals are the only team in the NFL to date that have obtained funding by threatening to play more games in Cincinnati if the city would not help support a new stadium.