More commonly found in high-school classrooms, the Bengals’ three-tiered metal cart went viral in October after being wheeled out for media conferences.
The contraption was initially used by the Bengals to conduct interviews outdoors as a result of Covid-19 restrictions with journalists placing microphones, recorders or phones on the cart.
Like all true sporting comeback stories, the improvised mic stand was initially mocked before becoming a beloved in-joke of the Bengals team and fans.
And as the Bengals get ready to take on the Los Angeles Rams on their own turf — only the second time in NFL history a team has played the Super Bowl at their home stadium — the mic cart is having a bit of a Hollywood moment.
“The journey of a lifetime. Official: The Mic Cart is going to the Super Bowl,” the accompanying tweet read.
The cart’s emergence has coincided with an unprecedented stellar season for the Bengals, with the Cincinnati team playing in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989.
And should the Bengals triumph, don’t be surprised to see the Vince Lombardi trophy being paraded on that very special four-wheeled chariot in Ohio.