In recent weeks, Bengals fans have gone from cheering to booing over the mascot. The latest news about Mike Brown has fans angry. The Bengals have lost two straight seasons and have not reached the postseason since Marvin Lewis took over fifteen seasons ago. Perhaps the news took them by surprise. This has sparked a petition from fans to change the Bengals’ Reddit page. Read on to learn more about what’s going on.
Cincinnati Bengals Message Board
One Reddit NFL sub found a post about the 1991 playoff win by the Cincinnati Bengals. The post was from Usenet newsgroup discussions, an early form of Internet message board where users communicated through posts and threads. The Bengals message board ranked sixth among the NFL teams for positive attitudes toward the LGBTQ community. A Reddit message board for the team was also found. But the Bengals were far from alone.
Cincinnati Bengals Mascot Cartoon
The story behind the Cincinnati Bengals’ iconic mascot cartoon is almost as old as the franchise itself. Originally commissioned in 1988 by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the cartoon featured the battle-ready Bengal tiger near midfield in a football stadium. It was later published online and became an instant hit after the Bengals won their first Super Bowl in three decades. Originally published in The Enquirer on Oct. 6, 1988, the Thursday before the team’s regular-season game against the New York Jets, the cartoon became a national phenomenon.
Since the team joined the AFC Central Division, the mascot has undergone a few changes, including the removal of the wordmark “Bengals” and the use of block letters in white with black outlines, no squiggles. In addition to the team’s new color scheme, Paul Brown selected the orange helmet shade as a dig at former teammate Art Modell. He also chose the shape to mimic the opposing team’s logo.
In 2005, the Bengals’ mascot ran for mayor of Cincinnati but lost. In 2005, he finished third in the Cincinnati Mayoral election, losing to current mayor Mark Mallory. The cartoon was popular enough that adult film star Jenna Jameson was rumored to scream “Who Dey” at the climax of the movie. As of this writing, Who Dey is currently the only NFL mascot to appear in five Pro Bowls.
In the 1980 Super Bowl, the Bengals beat the Steelers for the first time in team history. The Steelers were nine points better than the Bengals, but their win was a rare victory. The team went on to win the Super Bowl. They also won the 1979 Super Bowl, and their catchphrase, “Who Dat,” was adopted by the Saints. The chant became an instant hit. In the years following, the catchphrase became part of the team’s logo and slogan.
The Cincinnati Bengals’ mascot cartoon has roots in the team’s heritage. It was drawn by John “Paddy” Reece and depicts a Kentucky Wildcat being chased by a mysterious creature. The creature was labeled the Cincinnati Bear Cat, and the cartoon’s popularity increased in the 1970s. It has continued to grow to this day. This unique history is why the Bengals have become one of the best-known franchises in the NFL.
In the season of 1981, the Bengals were seven-three. As a result, fans responded with a chant similar to “Nobody Dey”: Noooo Booooooody! The chant was actually taken from a Red Frazier Ford commercial that was already wildly popular. It was so popular, that Zip Rzeppa decided to record it. The team’s mascot, ‘Nobody’, was born out of the culture of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cincinnati Bengals’ New Pregame Tradition
The Bengals are adding a new pregame tradition this year: the “Ruler of the Jungle.” This chant will be led by a Bengals superfan on a jungle-style throne. Fans are encouraged to arrive at least three hours before kickoff. They must also be seated by 3:45 p.m. to participate in the ritual. Ticketholders will get an exclusive gift during the pregame ceremony, and they will have concession discounts as well.
This new tradition is a tribute to the team’s fans. The band will feature 20 professionally-paid musicians from across the country. The group will perform before every home game at Paul Brown Stadium. The musicians will be led by Alex McIntosh, a 2012 graduate of Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio. He hopes that the show will create a fun, interactive environment for fans and players. Hopefully, this new tradition will be the beginning of a long tradition for the Bengals.
The tailgate party begins three hours before kickoff and takes place on the east plaza level of Paul Brown Stadium. Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate returning starters and participate in the new pregame tradition. A new stage is being set up near Gate E and food trucks will be selling their wares. Fans will also be able to order a Red Pepper Jelly Burger. And, as long as it is a football game, fans will be able to watch the game in the best possible light.
Another new tradition is the band marching onto the field before kickoff. During this march, the band plays a national drumline song, “Down the Drive.” Afterward, the band transitions to Cheer Cincinnati and then the National Anthem. This tradition is a favorite of many Bengals fans, and the band’s music will be played as the band marches on. It is a great way to kick off the game in a big way.
The fans’ new tradition began Saturday night at Mount Lookout Tavern, where C.J. Uzomah handed the game ball to a local business in Ft. Wright, Ohio. A video of this new tradition went viral, and it has been picked up by media outlets worldwide. It felt like the entire world was watching the presentation. It was also noted that the kitchen manager was also filming the event.
After the Rams’ halftime show, the Bengals’ new pregame tradition will kick off the game in a big way. After the first half, the Bengals will receive the ball first, as is the custom. It’s a great way to start the game before the Rams’ offense takes control. There will be no time for mistakes when the Bengals have the ball first in the second half.