Joe Burrow dethrones hippo as best Cincinnatian

Joe Burrow dethrones hippo as best Cincinnatian

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.”





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.





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.



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.