Last year the Pittsburgh Steelers sported jerseys with black and yellow stripes (pictured above) for one game, some said they looked like the Hamburglar, others said they looked like bumblebees. Anyways, LB James Harrison traded his Hamburglar stripes for Bengal stripes as he was signed to a two year deal yesterday.
Harrison seemed very excited to be a Bengal, he tweeted “WhoDey!!!!!!!!!!! Hello Cincinnati!!!!”.
Harrison goes from being part of the enemy, to being a friend to all Bengals fans.
It’s interesting, this upcoming season, the Bengals will face the Steelers twice, as always, and both games will be prime-time games. The first game will be at Paul Brown Stadium on September 16 and will be televised on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The second game will be week 15 game on December 15 in Pittsburgh and will be NBC’s Sunday Night Football game.
Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis said “He brings some playmaking ability to us”.
Harrison is going into his 11th NFL season, he will no doubt teach new things to young defensive players, like Ray Maualuga.
Bengals players expressed their excitement via twitter. Andy Dalton tweeted “Welcome @jharrison9292 #whodey”, Rey Maulaluga tweeted “@jharrison9292 welcome my brother!”. Cincinnati-native superstar, Nick Lachey tweeted Harrison saying “welcome to the Nati my man! #whodey”
It’s safe to say everyone will get over the fact that they used to hate Mr. Harrison, and look forward to him helping the Bengals in the next two years.