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Top Five Celebrity Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals

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Every National Football League team has their own unique celebrity fan base, and this can help draw more fans to the games. The Cincinnati Bengals released the preseason schedule on April 4, 2012, which is a sign that football is right around the corner.

As a fan of the Bengals, one of the best aspects of rooting for the team is hearing about all of the celebrities that go to the games during the NFL season.

Although most fans of the Bengals would rather be anonymous, here are the top five celebrity fans of the team:

Gary Owen

Gary Owen, a comedian and actor, is a huge fan of the Bengals, granted, he grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gary goes to Paul Brown Stadium whenever he is in Cincinnati and has long used his comedy to get into the good graces of the players. In the entertainment world, Gary is best known for his spot in "House of Payne," which is a Tyler Perry creation, and has been around the block on the comedy circuit for years.

Nick Lachey

Former boy band member Nick Lachey is a huge fan of the Bengals, and is basically a fan of everything Cincinnati sports. When Nick was with Jessica Simpson, you would always see Nick yelling at the television set on their reality show, which gives some insight into his dedication to all things Cincinnati. Nick might have been the lead singer for 98 Degrees, but when it comes to sports, his temper can boil over way past that point.

George Clooney

One of the most sought after men in the world, George Clooney, considers himself to be a big time Bengals fan, since he is a Cincinnati, Ohio, native. George has spent a lot of time in Cincinnati and is always willing to come back home to see the Bengals play or watch them play on the road. George has been a big player in the entertainment industry, has developed an immense following of women, and has proven to stay true to his roots through the years.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra, one of the hottest women in Hollywood, is also a fan of the Bengals, which is a bit surprising. Carmen did grow up in prime Bengals territory, and also went to high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, so it is no surprise she glows with Bengals pride. Carmen might be known to be a sexy model, and former wife of a rock star, but it is cool to know she can talk sports with the guys, too.

Woody Harrelson

Actor Woody Harrelson is also a huge Bengals fan, since he went to high school in nearby Lebanon, Ohio. Woody has starred in sitcoms such as "Cheers," and has been in numerous movies throughout his acting career, but he is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys just hanging out with his friends. When you think about Woody, you would never imagine he could be a fan of the Bengals, but living in the area allows the team to grow on you.

Jeanne Rose loves watching a variety of sports, including football and MMA. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and is an avid entertainment enthusiast as well.

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