A New Jersey sports consulting firm conducted a sports “brand loyalty” survey, in which they asked fans to offer some phrases which describe their favorite professional sports teams, among other things. The Cincinnati Business Courier is interested in the results regarding the Reds and Bengals:
Cincinnati sports fans think of the Reds as “professional” and “family-oriented.” They consider the Bengals to be “fun” and “profit-maximizing . . . ”[Reds'] management drew higher marks than the Bengals on an overall grade of ownership and on questions related to each team’s commitment to winning.
Beating out the Cincinnati Bengals in the categories of family-friendliness and commitment to winning is probably not worth a mention in the Christmas letter, but hey, congratulations Reds.