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Bengals president Brown will end games-attended streak

Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown has seen every regular-season and postseason game the team has ever played. Mike Brown said it would be "wrenching" not to attend the game. I hope it's at the end when that occurs." The Bengals lost the season opener on Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers, 16-13, when Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field-goal attempt that would have tied the game in the closing seconds.

Reuters | Updated: 17-09-2020 11:37 IST | Created: 17-09-2020 11:30 IST
Bengals president Brown will end games-attended streak
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Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown has seen every regular-season and postseason game the team has ever played. It took a global pandemic to end his streak. Brown, 85, did not accompany the Bengals to Cleveland for their game Thursday night with their AFC North rival Browns. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are said to be at increased risk to the dangers of COVID-19, so Brown is not going on the road trip.

"I'm the age I am, and I check all the boxes, and I'm told it's foolish to do it," Brown told the team's website. "It comes down to a decision, and maybe it's time to start doing stuff like this. I'm just at the age I have to go about life a little differently." That means his attendance streak will end at 824 games. He did miss a preseason game in August 1991 on the weekend that his father, Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Brown, died.

Paul Brown founded the Bengals, who began play in 1968. Paul Brown had also co-founded and coached the Cleveland Browns, who made their debut in 1946. Mike Brown said it would be "wrenching" not to attend the game. On the other hand, he said, watching on television won't ease the drama.

"I'll get excited at moments," Brown said. "Get upset at moments. I'll get joyful at times. I hope it's at the end when that occurs." The Bengals lost the season opener on Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers, 16-13, when Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field-goal attempt that would have tied the game in the closing seconds. Bullock came up hobbling with a cramp in his left leg after the kick.


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