More playoff wins for the Cincinnati Bengals means more game balls for the city of Cincinnati. Zac Taylor will make sure of that.
Following the team’s final practice in Cincinnati before flying out to Los Angeles for the Super Bowl, Taylor stopped by local burger joint Zip’s Cafe to deliver the fifth game ball from the AFC Championship game.
A friend of mine was at Zip’s Cafe today when Zac Taylor dropped off a game ball. It is such a cool tradition that is sure to be copied by other teams in other cities. But it started with the #Bengals! #RuleItAll #SuperBowl #WhoDey— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) February 5, 2022
With four other balls hand-delivered all over the Cincinnati area this week, Taylor has ensured that the entire city is getting in on the action this postseason. Zip’s in particular is another east-side attraction that arguably has the best burger in town, but that’s just a personal preference. The train going around the top of the walls is fun, too.
Per usual, Taylor didn’t make an announcement beforehand, he just showed up and surprised everyone fresh out of practice at the University of Cincinnati’s indoor practice bubble. It makes you think when and how he picks out specific places to receive the balls.
Those Super Bowl game balls are going to hit different for sure.