While COVID wipes out much of the NFL rosters across the country, Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow has offered his theory on how the Bengals have remained relatively healthy during this time. No, no extra tests or vaccine warrants – it’s literally just that Cincinnati is, well, boring.
His exact words to the press were “Fortunately, there isn’t much to do in Cincinnati. Nobody goes out in clubs and bars and gets COVID “. You just have to respect the audacity to dunk on the city playing for every weekend, and also the outspoken honesty of the statement. He’s right: Bengals players don’t have the same temptations as, for example, the Dolphins or the Rams or the Titans, who all play in nice and fun cities (sorry, Cincinnati, Joe’s words, not mine).
So we decided to check out what Cincinnati has to offer. Of course, there’s always the famous Skyline Chili, which I’m not sure is part of your average NFL player’s diet. I’ve never been to Cincinnati personally, but from what I’ve heard, chili is a somewhat controversial topic, and I’d love to hear Joe Burrow’s thoughts on that too.
Cincinnati isn’t having the easiest moment right now – there’s even a TikTok audio going semi-viral (the most viral you can get these days, I suppose) by wrestler AEW MJF declaring all in the Midwest to be “half” (for those of you unfamiliar with the term, here’s the Urban Dictionary page on it). Every example he uses to back up his rant against the Midwest is based in Cincinnati (including chili), which I suppose is the epitome of the Midwestern city. Still, stern.
There is, of course, the Cincinnati Zoo, home of Fiona the hippo, and perhaps best known for the 2016 death of Harambe the gorilla, which sparked a cultural revolution and changed the course of our collective reality. So maybe it’s not a prime holiday destination, but it’s not completely boring either! However, Cincinnati has the unfortunate trait of being in Ohio. A little drawn the short straw on that.
All in good fun here – it’s a good sign that Burrow and the Bengals have stayed safe and kept their roster largely sane, so they won’t have to deal with the huge chunks of players in COVID protocols that many other teams in the league are seeing. at the time which caused several matches to be rescheduled. The Bengals will play the Ravens at home this Sunday, as both teams currently sit at the top of AFC North with 8-6 records. It will be the rematch of a week 7 game in which Burrow and the Bengals demolished Baltimore.