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Who Dey!!

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Thump, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Cincybuckfan

    Cincybuckfan Newbie

    Actually, WHo Dey started during the first super bowl season of 1982... I remember watching the famous Ice bowl when they beat the Dan Fouts SanDiego Chargers and the Offensive Linemen went sleeve less.....
  2. harrydangler

    harrydangler Rookie

    It may have but did a search and found this for what it's worth:

  3. Cincybuckfan

    Cincybuckfan Newbie

    Interesting article and I also remember that AFC championship game.. Bruce Smith was having his way with the best offensive lineman ever until he got hurt.. I believe that was the difference in the game... The crowd was goin crazy with the chant that is still said even today when the Bengals win... But I know it started during the 81 season regardless of what a writer says in an article(no offense). I even remember saying it in 4th grade which is how old I was then... Pete Johnson was stopped by Hacksaw Reynolds of the 49ers on fourth down at the goal line. The irony of that was the Hacksaw was from the west side of Cincinnati.....
  4. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I have no clue what you're talking about :wink:

    Now that this season has been washed down the pipes, all I have left is the hopes of a high draft pick and the Bengals Fan's misery. It's a little more pleasant when their hopes get risen before being shattered like a glass ball against jagged rocks.

    Go a few years. :smash:
  5. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    That's nice. :lol:

    Hey, at least you guys dont have ol Butch drafting anymore of his thugs to the Browns....
  6. Cincybuckfan

    Cincybuckfan Newbie

    Have the Browns ever been to the SuperBowl? I know they were great in the fifties when the had a coach named Paul Brown... Haven't seen much since, Oh except for "The Drive".....
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Nope... The Browns have never made it to the Super Bowl (fuck you Elway!). All their titles are from the old league.
  8. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    At about this time, you're probably sorry you even asked....

    In 1981 the Bengals had changes that were new to the team. New Uniforms , a Super Bowl Birth and The Who Dey Chant.

    Today you learn the origin of

    Rumors (It came from the Saints, It came from Alcorn State University, It came from LSU.)

    Today you learn how it got started, when it started and where it traveled once it became popular. It started in November of 1981. And following is the stepping stone to it's arrival.

    The Bengals were going up against the Steelers in the middle of October. Both had records of 4-2. The Steelers lost their first two games and then went on to win 4 in a row. It was the lowly Bengals playing the Super Bowl Champs of 1979 who was 9-7 in 1980. It was a big deal beating the Steelers because the Bengals already were defeated by co division leaders Houston and Cleveland who were 11-5 the year before.
    At that time Pittsburgh was the big game of the year. That and Buffalo who was 11-5 also in 1980. The Buffalo Bills game didn't mean as much because the Bengals only beat teams that had worse records than them in 1981 before that game. The first two games were against the Jets and Seahawks who had records of 4-12 in 1980. And Baltimore who won 1 more games than the Bengals in 1980.
    The Pittsburgh game meant more than all other games at the time. The Bengals Superbowl at the time. They won their Superbowl beating the Steelers 34-7. But the Bengals had a let down game following that game going against the Saints or (Ain'ts at that time). Losing 17-7.

    The future didn't look bright. Because next on the schedule every team had a winning record the year before. And the next 3 team were 11-5 after the 1980 season. First Houston who already beat us, then the Chargers and Rams. All three were in the playoffs the prior two years,The Rams and Oilers prior 3 years. San Diego was picked to win the Superbowl in 1981. Plus we had Cleveland again, who were 11-5 and Atlanta who finish 1980 at 12-4. Five of the teams had a total of 24 loses in 1980

    Cincinnati went on a great run. After starting out 5-3. They beat Houston by 13, San Diego by 23 and Los Angeles by 14. The chant started after the San Diego game. Second game of November. The Bengals had 5 games in November and won all 5. Beating every team by more than 2 TD's. The Bengals only lost one more game all the way up to the Superbowl. That game was against the 49'ers who they also played and lost to in the Superbowl.

    The chant started, Who They think is going to beat them Bengals. ( Cincinnati was on a roll.they were 7-3 a season after they finished 6-10 and prior two seasons 4-12) When some hollered, "Who They think is going to beat them Bengals" Other fans would reply with "Nobody"
    A week or two later. The whole chant started to grow, and the nobody was stretched out to Noooo Boooooooody. Coming from an old car commericial of (Red Frazier Ford ) who was out of business at the time. But had a very popular commercial, Who's going to give you a better deal than Red Frazier? Nooo Boooody.

    Following that, the chant put was on a 45 record. Recorded by Cincinnati's WLW weatherman Who's first name was Zip.

    From the banks of the Ohio comes that orange and black machine
    They're the Cincinnati Bengals The finest ever seen
    With stripes upon their helmets and fire in their eyes
    They'll take the field they will not yield
    They're strong and tough and wise
    Who Dey.Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals
    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals
    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals
    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals[font=Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Hear that Bengal growling, mean and angry
    See that Bengal prowling, lean and hungry
    An offensive brute, run, pass, or boot
    And defensively, he's rough errrr tough errrr
    Cincinnati Bengals that's the team were gonna cheer to victory
    Touchdown Bengals!!
    Put some points up on the board and win a game for Cincinnati!

    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals
    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals
    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals
    Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals


    When Cincinnati made the playoffs, the Hudepohl beer company jumped on the Who Dey bandwagon with their own version in Hu Dey Beer. [​IMG]


    Who they think is going to beat them Bengals. Quickly changed to Who Dey think is gonna beat dem Bengals.

    Now you will hear stories of where it started and it wasn't Cincinnati. But I assure you. It came from Cincinnati during November of 1981.

    Who Dat?. The New Orleans Saints fans want to lay claim to Who Dey through Who Dat. .Not only did it not start with the Saints, I can show where the Saints picked it up and who were the people who changed it to Who Dat.

    The Saint's Who Dat started in 1987 the year they started out 3-3 and never lost another game until they made the playoffs.
    Losing to the Viking in their first playoff game. Before 1987 the Saints were known as the Ain'ts, never having a winning record until 1987. They went 8-8 twice, but could never end up above .500.
    The reason many believe it came from the Saints, was because their Who Dat chant was popular the 1987 season and the Bengals Who Dey chant was ringing loud in peoples ears the Bengals Super Bowl season of 1988.

    The Saints took Who Dat from LSU.
    It was reported that LSU football was using a who dat chant in 1982. When they went to the Orange Bowl against Nebraska. Orange Bowl History
    A year after the Bengals played in the Super Bowl. LSU finished behind Georgia for the Sec championship. Georgia play Penn St in the Sugar Bowl and lost to the National Champions. LSU lost to Nebraska who finished with second best record in the nation.

    The Sec had 4 team in top 20 in 1982. And LSU beat every team in the conference except Georgia (National Championship Game) and Tennessee which they had tied. LSU had the Tiger connection with the Bengals. And in 1981 the Bengals had LSU record holder Charles Alexander on their roster. Who still holds the single season rushing record at LSU. So the alum from LSU watch the Bengals closely because of Charles Alexander.
    So it was easy for them to pick up the Who Dey chant and revise it to Who Dat when they started winning in 1982.

    LSU had the same type Cinderella story as the Bengals. They finished 3-7-1 in 1981 and only beat one conference team. But turned it around in 1982 going 8-2-1 losing only to Georgia in the SEC. The LSU Tigers lost the Orange Bowl game 21-20 against the second best team in the nation at the time. Nebraska.

    [font=Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=+2][​IMG]Who Dey the Mascot[​IMG][/size][/font]​

    [font=Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif]

    Who Dey came into existence in the year 1997.
    The mascot is called Who Dey because back when the Bengals were good (in the 80s) 'Who Dey' was the fans' battle cry: 'Who dey, who dey, who dey think gonna beat them Bengals??!!' The fans would then shout, 'Nooooobody!!'

    The man in the uniform is Brent Claiborne. Claiborne's college was the University of Kentucky. He was a kicker on the football team and an education major. Jerry Claiborne, Brent's legendary uncle, coached his nephew in 1989 - Brent's first season and Jerry's last.

    His kicking days concluded in 1993, but his education wasn't yet completed. So he went searching for scholarship money and found it stuffed in a big furry suit.

    "I'd been praying for scholarships," Claiborne said, "and the Lord blessed me with an opportunity to do the Wildcat for three years."

    The Kentucky Wildcat mascot is part of the cheerleading team. And the members of the cheerleading team are athletes. And athletes receive scholarships.

    Once he became Who Dey, Claiborne didn't have premission as he strapped skis to his fleeced feet .

    "A few winters ago when the roads were frozen and closed, Brent tied a rope to a truck (driven by Tim Roland), put on the Who Dey outfit, and went skiing," "He was doing okay until the cops pulled him over on Richmond Road. They didn't think it was too funny. But they didn't give him a ticket. Just made him get off the road."

    Once for a post-game photo op, Claiborne climbed the goal post in Cincinnati to be like "Mork from Mork and Mindy a popular sitcoms of the late 1970's and early 1980's.." His antics allegedly misaligned the posts, and the Bengals' groundskeeper "reprimanded" him.
  9. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    I think that I'm going to puke!!
  10. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 JCUSN91 Staff Member

    I thought it had something to do with Hudepohl ("Hudy") beer that is brewed in Cinci?

    Of course, I could be crazy.
  11. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Wrong. It started with the 81 super bowl team.
  12. harrydangler

    harrydangler Rookie

    I'll take your word for it...I barely remember the year 2000 let alone the 80's lol.
  13. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Too bad WhoDey has trouble coordinating the color of his arms and head...

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  14. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Joey Hudepohl-the gold medal winning Olympic swimmer-was a year ahead of me at St.X. When he won the gold medals everyone talked about what a great commercial opportunity it was for Hudepohl beer-no relation to Joey Hudepohl's family-but, alas, nothing ever came of it.
  15. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    Anyone else have a WhoDey Hanky?

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