‘More exciting than it’s ever been;’ Lifelong Bengals fan reps team in Chiefs territory
In a neighborhood in Overland Park, Kansas you’d be hard-pressed to find black and orange until you get to Ty Anderson’s house.
“I’m gonna keep it up for after we win the Superbowl for another week,” Anderson said.
Throughout January the Bengals flag has flown outside his house. For a lifelong fan like him, the team’s success has meant a lot.
“Probably more exciting than it’s ever been,” he said.
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Anderson grew up in Washington Court House an hour southeast of Dayton and also is a Wright State Alum.
His job has allowed him to move all over the country and he settled in Kansas in 2016.
“I’m sad to say I kind of almost lost interest when we moved here to Kansas City because I could adopt a winning team at that time and forget about the woes that I’d gone through for multiple decades with the Bengals,” he said.
But the Bengals’ recent success has reenergized him.
“What Burrow did at LSU and what he’s doing now for the Bengals, I mean you can’t help but be a fan,” Anderson said.
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He’s sticking with the Bengals, even though he’s hundreds of miles away and living in a divided household.
“I have my wife who has completely become a Kansas City fan and I have two children, one of them is a die-hard Bengals fan,” Anderson said.
He’ll be watching the game with his wife Sunday and is confident the Bengals will beat the Chiefs.
“I think the Bengals’ defense is probably the best defense that we’ve had. I think that coupled with their offense makes them multi-dimensional. I certainly believe that the Bengals will prevail,” he said.
Tune in to watch the Bengals face the Chiefs on WHIO-TV starting at 6:30 p.m.