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By Michael Mitchell
The Cincinnati Herald
More than 30 thousand Cincinnati Bengal fans filled the lower level of Paul Brown Stadium Monday night for a pep rally for their Super Bowl 56 bound Cincinnati Bengals, that play the Los Angeles Rams starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Los Angeles.
It will be the third Super Bowl appearance for the Bengals.
Former Bengal players Willie Anderson, Ken Anderson, David Fulcher, Tim Krumire and Max Montoya give motivating speeches as they reflected on their past Super Bowl experiences in 1981 and 1988. Hosting the pep rally was longtime season ticket holder Bengal Jim and Cincinnati native and actor/comedian Gray Owen.
Some of the players thanked the fans as they stood by the American Conference Championship trophy they won two weeks ago when they defeated the Kansas City Chief in Kansas City. The players then greeted some of the fans when they exited the field as the night sky was lit up with fire works.