CINCINNATI -- In case you missed the news: Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and coach Ken Anderson will lead the World's Largest Chicken Dance as grand marshal of this year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
Anderson played quarterback with the Bengals from 1971-1986, including during the "Freezer Bowl" in 1982, which is known as the coldest game in NFL history. He also was selected to four Pro Bowls (1975,1976, 1981, 1982) and earned NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards in 1981.
After all that, leading the Chicken Dance should be easy, right?
We asked cartoonist Kevin Necessary to help us imagine what it'll look like when Anderson takes the stage at Fountain Square at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
The Bengals great has some tough acts to follow: Previous grand marshals have included Cincinnati pop stars and TV personalities Nick and Drew Lachey, "Star Trek" actor George Takei and former Bengals player Chad Ochocinco, among other notable names.
The Chicken Dance is the biggest highlight of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, which is scheduled Sept. 18-20 on Fifth Street, from Vine to Sentinel, Downtown. For more details, go to www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.