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Old 06-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Was watching the top 10 worst teams on the NFL Channel and found out a couple interesting things

1. The 1990's Bungles are ranked #4 worst team ever - no brainer
2. thank you Mr Cope (may he rest in peace) for branding the Bengals with the nickname Bungles
3. Their tired "who dey" chant goes back a few decades.

4. The Bungles coaching search in 1992 came down to two candidates - -
Shula and Cowher Who knew?
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Cowher could've easily been a coach for a certain other Ohio pro team, if Art Moddell wasn't the fricken owner . Best part is that he loved being the assistant here under marty, and seemed pretty psyched being a Browns coach, if anyones seen the Jets game from '86, they can vouch. Rumor has it, that even in his Pittsburgh office he had some Browns stuff.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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I watched that today as wel! LOL... Bungles.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Cowher could've easily been a coach for a certain other Ohio pro team, if Art Moddell wasn't the fricken owner . Best part is that he loved being the assistant here under marty, and seemed pretty psyched being a Browns coach, if anyones seen the Jets game from '86, they can vouch. Rumor has it, that even in his Pittsburgh office he had some Browns stuff.
Well... he did play for them remember...
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Rumor has it, that even in his Pittsburgh office he had some Browns stuff.
yeah it is true that he had a toilet/bathroom in his office with plenty of rolls of tp.

the bungles shouldnt feel bad about missing on cowher. it was quite a coup to land marvin lewis.
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..... Their tired "who dey" chant goes back a few decades....
The chant was first used by LSU...who share a fanbase with the Saints..(who were the 1st pro team to use it)
The Saints offensive linemen would yell the chant out and the crowd would answer.
A full year later the Bengals picked it up from a car dealer commercial..then it was made into a silly song by a local DJ... since most Bengal Fans are uninformed...they think it started in Cincy.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:53 PM   #7
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The chant was first used by LSU...who share a fanbase with the Saints..(who were the 1st pro team to use it)
The Saints offensive linemen would yell the chant out and the crowd would answer.
A full year later the Bengals picked it up from a car dealer commercial..then it was made into a silly song by a local DJ... since most Bengal Fans are uninformed...they think it started in Cincy.
"Who Dat" began as a phrase popular in minstrel and vaudeville shows from the late 1800s that would stereotype black people. It later was adapted by swing and jazz musicians in the 20s and 30s. Particularly with swing, songs would feature improvised lyrics except for one constant piece -- a call and response section between the leader and band or between the band and audience. Here's a sample of one of those songs from 1937:

Who dat up there who's dat down there?
Who dat up there who dat well down there?
Who's dat up there, sayin' who's dat down there?
When I see you up there well who's dat down there?

Who dat inside who's dat outside?
Who's dat inside who dat well outside?
Who's dat inside, singin' who's dat outside?
When I see up there well who's dat out there?

Swing and jazz being as popular and vital as they are in New Orleans, their history has it spreading to New Orleans high schools and then on up until the Saints in the late 70's.

In 1981, the Bengals started out 4-2 after a 6-10 season. In week seven, they had to play their longtime rival Steelers, a perennial power. In what could be considered the Bengals' Super Bowl, they were victorious only to suffer a letdown the following week against (ironically) New Orleans. Now at 5-3 and facing a gauntlet of tough opponents, the Bengals' future looked bleak but won three in a row against Houston, San Diego, and Los Angeles to go 8-3. After the San Diego game, at 7-3, is when Bengals' history claims the "Who dey" started.

An old commercial in Cincinnati for Red Frazier Ford featured the jingle "Who's going to give you a better deal than Red Frazier? Noooo body." Quickly this was adapted to "Who they think is gonna beat them Bengals?" and later replacing "they" and "them" with "dey" and "dem." The saying picked up so much steam that a 45 was recorded by a local weatherman named Zip. I swear that's his name. The lyrics:

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?

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?

Noooooobodyyyyy!

Lesson of the story: who do we have to blame for the who dat/who dey chants? Racists!
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I'm sure he did in the bathroom that adjoined his office.
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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?
WE DEY!
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