Cincinnati Football Is Asking Fans to Prepare for a Funeral But Whose?

by Thad Mitchell

In a matter of days, the Cincinnati Bearcats will meet the Alabama Crimson Tide to determine who moves on to the championship games.

The odds are not in Cincinnati’s favor as they will clash with the defending National Champions. Alabama is coming off a thrashing of former top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and are flying high. But so are the Cincinnati Bearcats, who wrapped up the regular season with a perfect 13-0 record. It is a true underdog story for the Bearcats as practically no one thought they would make it this far. But here they are and on Friday, they will look across the field and see the Alabama Crimson Tide. You can bet this matchup will be a battle of the titans as both teams have their eyes set on the National Championship prize.

In an effort to provide a little bit of an advantage, Cincinnati is encouraging their fans to dress like their attending a funeral. The team wants fans attending the game to wear all black colors, which is one of the Bearcat’s primary colors. The “blackout,” as it is often called, is meant to unite the fan base and provide moral support to the team. Cincinnati will need all the support they can get from their fan base when they take on Alabama this Friday.

Cincinnati’s blackout could be a bad omen and they aren’t the first team to try this against the Tide. A few years ago, the Georgia Bulldogs thought a blackout against Alabama was a good idea, only to get throttled by the Tide. Still, Cincinnati will pull out all the stops against the mighty Alabama team.

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Despite not suffering a defeat all season, Cincinnati is a big underdog in this matchup with Alabama. The Crimson Tide has numerous superstars dotting its roster, led by quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young. It will be up to the Bearcat defense to establish its presence against the powerful Alabama offense. Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell knows his team will have to be completely dialed in to compete with their opponent.

“If you want to have a shot at the title, you got to beat the champs, and this is what we have,” the head coach says. “We have a shot to beat the champs. And regardless of what the line is of any sorts, you know, we’ve said it all year long, that the best team doesn’t always win the game. It’s just a reality. The teams that play the best win the football game.”

The Bearcats and Crimson Tide will take the field this Friday. The winner advances to the National Title game.