Joe Burrow has many big wins over his career but picked up one last week against his largest opponent yet. Per the Cincinnati Zoo, Burrow took the top spot from Fiona the hippo for the title of “Best Cincinnatian.”
Well, it was a good run! After five years at the top spot, it took @Bengals QB @JoeyB to finally dethrone Fiona the hippo as the #1 Cincinnatian! Congrats Joe Burrow! Who Dey! https://t.co/IYAbUEOyHM pic.twitter.com/GljoZ7grv1
— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) March 31, 2023
Fiona put up elite numbers in the past few years. According to the zoo, she won the title for five consecutive years prior to Burrow’s win this year. When analyzing the tape, it’s not hard to understand why.
TIPTOEING HIPPO: Fiona the hippo took a little stroll in her tank last week — on her tiptoes. pic.twitter.com/YahnSOwu6Z
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 11, 2019
In the above video, Fiona shows great footwork as she balances on two feet. In the next video, she shows promising accuracy by pinpointing her food and avoiding the fish in her way, since hippos are herbivores. She first gained an audience back in 2017 when she was born prematurely.
Burrow, on the other hand, received notoriety as a late bloomer when he was a fifth-year senior at LSU in 2019. Last season, he led the Bengals to their second consecutive AFC Championship Game.
Watch how Fiona the Hippo avoids chomping on the fish. Hippos are herbivores whose diet consists of almost entirely grass.pic.twitter.com/pfqspdkyw4
— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) November 2, 2022
They finished a win away from making back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl. The run Fiona was on is one for the record books and being usurped by Burrow could make her a hungry, hungry hippo as she tries to win back her title. Just as hungry as the Bengals are to win their first.