Louisiana native Karl Malone, who played college basketball at Louisiana Tech, has a deal worked out with the Cincinnati Bengals if the franchise wins its first-ever Super Bowl.
And it’s all because of former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow.
If the Bengals win the Super Bowl, Malone is going to ship the team five boxes of his cigars (according to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger).
Malone’s cigar store, which was established in 2018, is called “Legends”. His cigar is called “Barrel Aged by Karl Malone”.
Former LSU football star Joe Burrow brings cigar tradition to Cincinnati Bengals
Burrow has become synonymous with cigars ever since being photographed puffing on a cigar after LSU’s win in the College Football Playoff championship game against the Clemson Tigers in early 2020.
When the Bengals clinched the AFC North earlier this year, Burrow broke out a cigar again.
And then when the Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs to advance to the Super Bowl, Burrow again broke out a cigar.
It’s become quite a tradition for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Winning the Super Bowl, though, is the ultimate goal for Burrow. While analysts will view the Bengals’ 2021 season as a wild success even if they lose to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, Burrow won’t
The cigars from the AFC North division win and the AFC Championship game win won’t mean much to Burrow if Cincinnati doesn’t leave Los Angeles with the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.
That’s just how Burrow is wired. He’s too competitive to be satisfied with coming in second. And he’s going to be mad if he doesn’t get those cigars from Malone.