What do the Cincinnati Bengals and Camp Chikopi have in common? In 1947 Mike Brown, the Bengals owner, was the 12-year-old scrawny camper you see below at Camp Chikopi. Mike is the son of Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown. Paul was the original coach and co-founded the Bengals in 1968. 2022 was the Bengals' third appearance at the Superbowl - 1982 and 1989; both previous appearances were against the 49ers. The final two minutes of Superbowl #56 was thrilling but will go down as one of the great heartbreaks in the Bengals Franchise History.