Fourth Bengals game ball located in Baltimore’s back yard

The fourth game ball from the Bengals AFC championship victory was given to Zip's Cafe in Mt....
The fourth game ball from the Bengals AFC championship victory was given to Zip's Cafe in Mt. Lookout after practice by Coach Zach Taylor.(Mike Burke | Mike Birke)
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 9:27 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Four of the six game balls from Cincinnati’s win over the Baltimore Ravens last weekend are accounted for, and the most recent one is headed to Baltimore’s back yard. (Credit to The Athletic’s Jay Morrison for the turn of phrase.)

The first three game balls went out to Cincinnati bars in the hours after the win: The Blind Pig in Downtown Cincinnati; Crowley’s Irish Pub in Mt. Adams; and Clutch OTR.

Head coach Zac Taylor said Monday the team will send game balls outside Cincinnati for the first time since the team began the tradition following playoff wins during last year’s run to the Super Bowl.

Now we know where at least one of them is going: Washington, D.C.

“What’s up Washington, D.C.!” Taylor said in a video posted to Twitter Thursday. “I know we’ve got a lot of great fans over there, cheering us on to a big playoff win over the Ravens. So we’ve got a game ball coming your way! We’re going to need you all cheering us loud next week when we’re in Buffalo playing the Bills. I know we can count on you all.”

Hours later, a bar called the Bottom Line said the game ball is coming their way. The Bottom Line is located just a few hundred feet from the White House—and just 45 miles from downtown Baltimore.

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