Super Bowl secret weapon: Viral Bengals sensation ‘The Cart’ heads to Los Angeles

More commonly found in high school classrooms, the Bengals’ three-tier metal cart went viral in October after being carried around for press conferences.

The contraption was initially used by the Bengals to conduct off-road interviews due to Covid-19 restrictions, with reporters placing microphones, recorders or phones on the cart.

Like all real sports throwback stories, the makeshift mic stand was first mocked before becoming a beloved joke among the team and Bengals fans.

He even has his unofficial Twitter accountfurther bolstering the affection for the cart by spearheading a campaign in support of local Cincinnati charities ahead of the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.

And as the Bengals prepare to take on the Los Angeles Rams on home turf — only the second time in NFL history that a team has played the Super Bowl at their home stadium — the cart microphone goes a bit of a Hollywood moment.

“Departure route to SoFI Stadium,” the GPS voiceover says, in a video posted on the official Bengals Twitter account.
"Carriage"  was the lead actor in the hype video.

“Trip of a lifetime. Official: Mic Cart goes to the Super Bowl,” read the accompanying tweet.

The Cart’s emergence coincided with an unprecedented stellar season for the Bengals, with the Cincinnati team playing in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989.

A spectacular victory in overtime over the favorite Kansas City Chiefs in the title game the AFC scored their ticket to the big game in Los Angeles, putting the Bengals one win away from a first-ever Super Bowl triumph.

And if the Bengals triumph, don’t be surprised to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy parade on that very special four-wheeler in Ohio.