It’s never too early to anoint your little Bengal fan the coveted title: Cincinnati Fan Numero Uno. Just ensure your young’un knows that in fall, the Orange and Black forego the standard greeting of, “How’s it goin’?” and get to business with a quick “Who Dey!”
Tracing its roots to a local 1980 Red Frazier Ford television spot, the “Who Dey!” chant took Cincy by storm during the team’s blockbuster 1981 season. After starting 5-3 and staring down a schedule of teams who dominated the prior season, your Bengals went on a tear, winning seven of their final eight regular-season games en route to a playoff run all the way to Super Bowl XVI. And with local radio station WLW recording the chant and keeping it in constant rotation, “Who Dey!” became the anthem of the Greater Cincinnati Area all season.
Who dey! Who dey! Who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals?! Nobody.