It is pretty much the worst kept secret that Joe Burrow will be making his way to the Bengals after the first 10 minutes of the draft. More importantly, he will be a Cincinnati resident, and that means he will have to deal with the other residents of the area who are very passionate about a certain regional chain chili. That is something that Burrow is a little worried about that he revealed to Pardon My Take.
“Oh, God. I hate it. Cincinnati’s gonna hate me. I hate that stuff,” Burrow said. “It’s not real chili. It’s just sauce. I mean they’ve hated me for a while because I’ve had these takes since like I first got to Ohio State. And they’re like, ‘What do you mean? You’re from Ohio!’ and I’m like, ‘Doesn’t matter. I hate it.’”
This isn’t the first time Burrow has shared this opinion. In fact an old tweet circulated recently where Burrow laid it out very clearly his feelings on the food. The tweet was screen captured and shared by former Bengal safety George Iloka who also wasn’t a fan of Cincinnati’s signature dish.
I knew I wasn’t trippin lol pic.twitter.com/XhaOdDzSHN— George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 14, 2020
For the uninitiated, Skyline is a very popular restaurant that resides mostly in the southwest of Ohio that spills over into Kentucky and Indiana. They are famous for their chili (that I’m sure you could find at your local grocery store in cans although it just ins’t the same). It is often enjoyed over hot dogs or spaghetti. It is often criticized by people not from the area who have different expectations for chili, but it is really just a nice cheap filling meal that is great after a night of drinking.
We need to get one thing straight as Bengals fans though. This isn’t going to be something we legitimately hold against Burrow. What he eats or likes to eat should be the last thing we are concerned about. You think Kansas City is concerned that Patrick Mahomes eats his steak with ketchup, or are they just happy the Chiefs are headed to their second straight AFC Championship game?
Burrow will have plenty to prove once he gets to the NFL. It will be a matter of if and how quickly can he adjust to the speed of the NFL game. You being concerned about what he eats during the meantime is irrelevant.
If Burrow turns out to be the franchise guy that he is being made out to be, he could put hot sauce on his ice cream and call it chili, and I’m pretty sure fans wouldn’t bat an eyelash. As long as he is producing on the field, he can have whatever hot take with food he wants.