Who dey Bengals song lyrics meaning explained, origin and why do fans chant it

Who dey Bengals song lyrics meaning explained, origin and why do fans chant it

Before playing the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, the Cincinnati Bengals will chant, “Who Dey,” know the meaning of the lyrics of the song

The Bengals are set to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bengals have done it again. The Cincinnati Bengals will play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game after making it there two years in a row. The Bengals qualified for the Super Bowl last year for the first time since 1989. After a 0-2 start to the season, they came back to win the AFC North with a 12-4 record but ultimately fell to the Rams.

Who dey Bengals song lyrics meaning, origin and why do fans chant it

Exploring the meaning of “Who Dey”

There is little doubt that if you are watching the game today, Bengals supporters will be screaming “Who Dey.” Who Dey is a Bengals-related shout that unites the entire city and its supporters. It is frequently chanted after the Bengals score a touchdown and serves as both a calling card and victory cry that unites individuals and fosters a sense of shared identity among Bengals supporters.

“Who do you think will defeat dem Bengals, do you think?” is the actual chant. The response “nobody” is then shouted collectively. A Bengal tiger named “Who Dey” serves as the team’s mascot because Who Dey is such an integral element of the organization.

Where does “Who Dey” come from?

The history and origin of “Who Dey” always generate some debate. Some people think the Bengals borrowed and modified the Who Dat chant, which was first used by the New Orleans Saints in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Bengals supporters assert that a 1980 ad served as one of the inspirations for Who Dey. “Who’s going to give you a better bargain than Red Frazier? Nobody!” was the tagline used in the Cincinnati-based Red Frazier Ford commercial.

Others believe that Hudy, a beer produced by the Hudepohl Brewing Company in the late 1980s, is the source of the “Who Dey” chant. Beer sellers hawking the ale frequently yelled “Hudy,” and Bengals supporters occasionally responded. Over time, this changed from “Hudy” to “Who Dey.”


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