Joel Beall is a writer and assistant editor for FOXSports.com and WhatIfSports.com. He lives in Cincinnati with a Golden Tee Machine and a jump shot that’s currently broken. Reach Joel on Twitter @FOXSportsBeall.
For many fans, two playoff appearances in two years would be a cause for celebration even if both attempts ended losing to the same team in the same stadium two seasons in a row. But after Mike Brown's 3 decade long reign of mediocrity, forgive Bengals fans if they don't see what all the fuss is about.