In the midst of the dreary, cold, gray-stricken days of winter, Cincinnati has come to life. In anticipation of their home team, The Bengals, winning Super Bowl LVI, Cincinnati has been energized to levels that did not seem possible. There was no better evidence of that newfound energy, than at the Pre Super Bowl Pep Rally held at Paul Brown Stadium on February 7, 2022.
Thirty thousand Bengal fans packed the stadium to give their team the best show of support by applauding and shouting cheers of encouragement to the players and coaches. The entire Bengal squad was present, and many players stepped forward during the rally to create some unforgettable moments. The fans roared and chanted “M-V-P” when their young quarterback, Joe Burrows came to the microphone and announced, “I am honored to be the quarterback for such a great organization.” The crowd really got fired up when C.J. Uzomah ripped off his leg brace and vowed not to miss the biggest game of his life. Emotions ran high all night and were evident when punter Kevin Huber struggled to hold back tears saying, “Hopefully next week we’re right back here for the afterparty.” The night concluded with a spectacular display of fireworks.
It is an exciting time to be a Cincinnatian, and we are definitely proud of our team’s performance this year. May the Bengals take with them all this pep rally “Who Dey” spirit and bring home their first Super Bowl Title. The jungle has never been hungrier for such a victory.