Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Them Bengals!



Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Them Bengals!

These frigid, black January mornings aren’t so bad when your team’s in the playoffs.

Most of you made that connection years ago but, as a Cincinnati Bengals fan, this buzz is unfamiliar to me.

Sure, they’ve put together some decent records and have qualified for the postseason several times over the past two decades, but the Bengals haven’t been in the playoffs for more than 30 years. To say I’m excited would be quite an understatement. Heck, even our very own Icky Shuffle, who has his own complicated history with the Bungles, admitted to having pumped his fist and let out a celebratory (involuntary?) cheer as Money McPherson’s 52-yarder cleared the uprights last weekend to send Cincinnati to the AFC Championship game.

Despite the challenge that awaits Sunday in KC, it’s been a fun week. Heck, it’s been a fun season! So when Voodoo texts with a “hey, can you Q tomorrow” it’s a no-brainer. Certainly I can spare an hour from watching Joe Burrow hype videos and singing Who Dey parodies alone in my office. In fact, why not bring a little of the ‘Nati to Meathead?

So we did.

No, we didn’t get “creative” with our rep counts – matching player jersey numbers, memorable game scores or even years of ineptitude. We did, however, mix in a few of my Paul Brown Stadium favorite hits along with my normal barrage of 90’s alternative, early 00’s pop-punk and, more recent indie-pop tunes. So with the likes of “Bang the Drum All Day,” “Jungle Boogie,” and “Welcome to the Jungle” blaring in the background, here’s what we did:

Pregame

SSH x 20

IW x 20

2-hand swing x 10

Merkins x 10

low, slow squat x 10

2-hand swing x 10

Merkins x 10

Good Morning w/bell x 10

2-hand swing x 10

Gametime

A. Clean/Press

  • 4 sets, 11 reps of each exercise

B. Squat/Clean

  • 4 sets, 11 reps of each exercise

C. Heavy swing/Lawnmower

  • 4 sets, 11 reps of each exercise

Q’s Choice:

Right leg walking lunge w/bell x 8, suitcase carry 50 yards, Romanian deadlift Right leg x 8

Left leg walking lunge w/bell x 8, suitcase carry 50 yards, Romanian deadlift Left leg x 8

Waiter carry w/bell 50 yards, High pull right x 10

Waiter carry w/bell 50 yards, High pull left x 10

Single arm snatch R x 10

Single arm snatch L x 10

Postgame

2-minute plank – elbows, hands, left arm high, left leg high, regular, right arm high, right leg high, regular, elbows

Hollow body hold x 1 minute

Presser

Fun morning with bits of mumble chatter mixed throughout to keep things interesting. Yes, much of the talk involved football and even included discussions around the origins of the Bengals “Who Dey” battlecry and debate over which came first, “Who Dey” or the Saints’ “Who Dat?”

Following the spreadsheet makes putting together a Weinke pretty cut and dry but engineering a playlist is always fun. As always, I appreciate the opportunity to lead, as well as the pax generous indulgence in my playoff excitement. Who Dey!

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