Bengals fans sure have peculiar ways of showing their support for the team.
While tattoos are a permanent and popular way to immortalize your love of the team, there’s nothing more undeniably Cincinnati than a celebratory chug of Skyline chili straight from the can to support the Bengals on their road to the Super Bowl.
It’s been a good luck trend since the team started their winning streak. If the Bengals are up a point? Slam a chili to keep it going. Down? Chug one for good luck.
Bengals are losing….
QUICK. CHUG SOME SKYLINE. pic.twitter.com/vdxTCcuirx
— Joe Burrow Fan Club (@JoeyBClub) January 30, 2022
While these youngsters might not know why their family insists they drink presumably room-temperature Cincinnati-style chili like it’s a 1980s Hudepohl “Hu-Dey” Bengals beer, it’s actually not too bad if you’re willing to try.
Plenty of Bengals fans seem totally unfazed. Thanks to the can’s pull-top lid, the same basic principles of shotgunning a beer can be applied to literally shotgunning a can of watery ground beef.
Barstool Cincinnati has an entire chain dedicated to chili-chugging videos.
Bengals fans chugging Skyline Chili: A thread pic.twitter.com/YfJjRYHz31
— Barstool Cincinnati (@UCBarstool) January 31, 2022
There’s also the slightly more sophisticated take: shots of chili in honor of “Shooter” McPherson.
Skyline shots for Shooter McPherson pic.twitter.com/hdL3bpD4Uo
— Barstool Cincinnati (@UCBarstool) February 2, 2022
Just a note: One 15-ounce can of Skyline’s original chili has 430 calories, 10 grams of saturated fat, 125 milligrams of cholesterol and 1,830 milligrams of sodium (that’s 80% of your recommended daily value).
Social media clout is temporary, coronary health is lifelong. So, don’t make a habit out of this stunt. Or do, as long as it cements the Bengals winning streak.
The Bengals will take on the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13. The Rams won the Jan. 30 NFC Championship game to advance with the Bengals, who overcame the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime just hours earlier to become the AFC champs.
The Super Bowl will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Rams’ home of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. NBC will broadcast the game, and fans also can watch on Peacock, Telemundo, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
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