The Bengals face a tough battle against top competition in pursuit of their 2012 goals. The road to victory will be rigorous.
Except for Who Dey, that is.
The irrepressible and often irreverent Bengals Tiger character will be pitted against opposing team mascots on the covers of all this season’s Gameday programs, and it’s a cinch he’ll go undefeated with ease. And this week Who Dey's appetite for victory looks sure to be satisfied.
“You could say we’re trying something new with the covers this year,” said Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan, “but it’s also something old. Covers like these were popular with many teams around the ‘60s. We hope some of our veteran fans will be happy with the historical connection, and that younger fans will have fun with what may be a first-time concept for them.”
And the team believes it bagged the best possible cartoonist for the job in Jeff Stahler, an award-winning pro who previously was the editorial cartoonist for the Cincinnati Post
and Columbus Dispatch
. His cartoons currently are syndicated for use in major magazines and newspapers, and he also is in his 10th year of creating the nationally syndicated slice-of-life comic panel "Moderately Confused."
“Jeff has cartooned on many serious issues as well as lighter ones,” Brennan said, “but through it all he has shown a style that’s perfect for this kind of project. It’s uncluttered, whimsical and witty, and with an instantly clear message.”
“This has been a fun project for me,” said Stahler. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to the rest of the season.”
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