Joe Burrow brought something completely unexpected to the city of Cincinnati

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Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow has had quite a month.

Burrow has the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl for the first time in over 30 years. As a result, he’s one of the most popular athletes in the nation right now.

Kinda feels like late 2019/early 2020, doesn’t it?

LSU fans certainly aren’t surprised that Burrow has the Bengals in the Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams just two years after the franchise went 2-14.

Nor will LSU fans be surprised if Burrow and the Bengals leave LA with the Lombardi Trophy. That’s just the kind of impact Burrow has on teams.

Joe Burrow brought something completely unexpected to the city of Cincinnati

Burrow has managed to turn Cincinnati into Louisana North.

That’s right — Cincy fans are embracing Louisiana culture thanks to Burrow and former Tigers wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

How so you ask?

Bengals fans are planning to celebrate the Super Bowl by serving Louisiana-inspired cuisine.

From Yahoo:

"“This whole Bengals success story with Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase has just created a unique mash-up of cultures,” Bengals fan Craig Shields, who plans to serve jambalaya and king cake at his Super Bowl party, told the Cincinnati news station.“I wanted to acknowledge the Louisiana fans,” Shields explained. “We welcome them, and I hope they can help us celebrate.”"

It’s incredible the type of effect Burrow is having on the entire city.

Though here’ the crazy part — Burrow grew up in Ohio. He only spent two seasons in Baton Rouge. It’s kind of hilarious that Cincinnati fans are celebrating an Ohioan with Louisiana culture.

Does it make total sense?

Not necessarily.

But is it totally awesome?


(Chase is a Louisiana native for what it’s worth.)

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I love the crossover between the Cincinnati and LSU fan bases. Except for the rare Rams/Tigers fan (which I’m sure some of those exist), I imagine every LSU fan in the country will be pulling for the Bengals on Sunday.