The Cincinnati Bengals have had an unbreakable bond with the city they have called home since their inception in 1968.
Their fans continue to pack the seats at Paul Brown Stadium every Sunday, even throughout the team’s down years.
This year, the frustrations are over because their beloved franchise finally ended a 31-year playoff victory drought and clinched two additional postseason victories on the road.
The team endeared themselves even more when they delivered game balls from their postseason wins to their loyal fans.
YOU GET A GAME BALL! YOU GET A GAME BALL! AND YOU GET A GAME BALL! pic.twitter.com/JAtcKQlfaY
– Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 31, 2022
The Bengals can make that three at Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams, who will be enjoying home-field advantage.
Since they’ve waited for a generation for this moment, residents of The Queen City would like to ensure that every resident, regardless of age, will be able to throw their support to their hometown pride.
After all, they need to bring as many Bengals supporters as possible to SoFi Stadium to mute the cheers of Rams fans.
Therefore, the city suspended classes for all public schools on February 14, the day after the big game.
On The Cusp Of History
Cincinnati hopes that this announcement will motivate everyone, especially the students, to rally their energy for the Bengals.
Without question, these kids are lucky because they get to see their team play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in their lifetime.
Unfortunately, some of their parents did not see that moment happen when they were young because it has been 33 years since the Bengals last played in the Super Bowl.
This year’s Bengals can also make history by bringing the title to Cincinnati for the first time.
– Cincinnati 🧡🖤 (@CincyProblems) January 31, 2022
That goal will only come true if starting quarterback Joe Burrow takes the Rams defense to school.
He was instrumental in helping the Bengals overcome an 18-point deficit against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game.
When the second-year quarterback is in the zone, he will not have problems finding Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Ja’Marr Chase downfield.
The Bengals will also rely on rookie kicker Evan McPherson, who is yet to miss a field goal attempt this postseason after 12 attempts.
– Evan McPherson (@McPherson_Evan) January 29, 2022
On defense, they are expecting Trey Hendrickson and Sam Hubbard to pressure the Rams’ offensive line.
Mike Hilton and Eli Apple also have the challenging task of shutting down Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr.
A Huge Party Awaits
Aside from making February 14 a holiday, Cincinnati Public Schools might create another holiday for the victory parade when the Bengals win the Super Bowl.
That event would be the biggest party the city has thrown, and they want the students to be in that moment.
Winning a championship is not easy, especially in the NFL, where the hard salary cap can drastically change a team’s composition every year.
– Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 1, 2022
While the Bengals can become serious contenders for the next decade, the residents would like to cheer the players that relieved them from endless heartbreaks.
The people of Cincinnati deserve to celebrate as much as they want if the Bengals win the whole thing.
Tears of joy would fall as the team delivers the sweetest game ball of all.