The chant ‘Who-Dey’ can be heard all around Cincinnati on any given Sunday but this week it will be heard loud and clear Thursday night as the Bengals take on the Dolphins and try to improve their record to 7-2.
This football fever has even reached the Charley Harper collection as his ‘Cool Carnivore’ print from 1979 seems to mimic the exhaustion that our hometown team feels after each game.
The original intention behind the print was to bring into focus the effect of excessive hunting of the Bengal tiger and what that might mean to the livelihood of the species. In fact, the year that the “Cool Carnivore” print was released another tiger, the Javan tiger, was hunted into extinction.
More recently the Bengal tiger has been recognized as having the largest population of any endangered tiger species and is on track to maintain that status.
With roughly 2500 Bengal tigers worldwide and 100 times as many Cincinnati football fans* its not a surprise that the “Cool Carnivore” has started to show his face on snazzy tailgating accessories like our mugs and glasses.
Tune in this Thursday at 8:30 to catch the Kick off of the Cincinnati Bengals and turn up to one of our five locations to view “Cool Carnivore” for yourself!