There’s no question that Ickey Woods is one of the most believed figures in the history of Cincinnati sports.
That’s one of the many, many wonderful things that made today so special in Kansas City, as Woods’ Bengals overcame an 18-point deficit to arguably the NFL’s best offense and quarterback, walked it off in OT thanks to another Evan McPherson clutch shot, and are now playing in Super Bowl 56.
While the Bengals hope to hoist the Lombardi in two weeks, one should never discount the significance of the Lamar Hunt Trophy, which the Bengals have won three of now.
Making the trophy ceremony even more special was seeing Woods award the Lamar Hunt Trophy to Bengals owner Mike Brown while also embracing Joe Burrow during the postgame celebration.
My new all-time favorite world moment is Ickey Woods introducing himself to Joe Burrow on national TV, then hugging him. pic.twitter.com/VwjvQMEHTl— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) January 30, 2022
Immediately after stunning EVERYONE, clinching a trip to the mother truckin’ #SuperBowl coming off an ACL injury, 4 wins last year, 2 year before, Ickey Woods Burrow. Without hesitation, this young legend hits the “Ickey Shuffle” #BengalsCelly #AFCChampionship #ickeyshuffle pic.twitter.com/sPsfR9xuEC— Sean Labar (@seanlabarpr) January 30, 2022