Okay, you know that last word wasn't "stinks." As Paul Daugherty once told Storm, it's hard to get "sucks" in the newspaper.
A glass of Pepsi in his right hand, his left hand pocketed, Mike Brown rocked on his feet slightly and laughed at himself a bit.
He was recently told of a worn bumper sticker on a pickup truck driving into downtown Cincinnati that read, “Mike Brown still stinks,” and he referenced Richard M. Nixon’s concession speech in 1962, when the candidate for California governor proclaimed he was no longer going to be a punching bag.
“What the heck, I’m in a business where there’s got to be someone to kick around,” Brown said with a chuckle. “I’m happy to be kicked around. I’m still here. Go at it if you will.”
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/ ... /87582600/
Tacit conformation comes from Hobson:
So which one of you gents has a pickup sporting this weathered bumper sticker? I hope it was one of us. Come on, fess up. The Hobson piece makes me wonder if it was Murf.
The race for the presidency got Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan telling Brown a story Monday night at Lewis’ annual kick-off party for his coaches and front office staff. While Brennan was driving, he got behind a vehicle extolling the virtues of Republican nominee Donald Trump with two bumper stickers, one of which was rather obscene. Brennan couldn’t quite fathom what it said and when he looked closer he saw that a third bumper sticker that read, “Mike Brown Still Bleeps.”
No one laughed harder than Brown and he was still telling the story Tuesday. He even offered it to the microphones.
“What the heck? I'm in a business where there's going to be someone to kick around, as Nixon once said,” Brown said. “You don't have me to kick around anymore -- you remember his speech? I'm happy to be kicked around. I'm still here. So go at it if you will.”
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/M ... 5aff1bb651
I doubt if the audio is downloadable, but it's worth a look.