The Cincinnati Bengals ended a playoff win drought that dated back to the beginning of the 1990s.
That meant it was time to celebrate and head coach Zac Taylor decided game balls would be handed out in bars around Cincinnati.
This seemed like a fun idea and allowed the players and coaches to be one with local fans after the big win.
But it turns out Taylor is not at hero status just yet.
Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah appeared on Good Morning Football and offered up a hilarious piece of information.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) January 20, 2022
The tight end claims Taylor got carded at the bar where he went to hand out a game ball.
While the head coach does look young, he is still 38 years old and the leader of the Bengals.
That proves just how far he has to go to put the team back on the map.
Taylor Trying To Become A Mainstay
It’s entirely possible the bouncer thought Taylor was a random fan, or maybe a Bengals intern.
This story is a funny one because it proves that while one person may believe themselves to be famous, others may have no idea who they are.
Taylor got the Bengals job in 2019 and won six games in his first two seasons.
Joe Burrow is now the franchise’s savior and we know he is not getting carded when he goes out anywhere in Cincinnati.
Zac Taylor delivering a game ball to local bar on his way home from their playoff win is as Ted Lasso as it gets. pic.twitter.com/0s7d4gq5AQ
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 17, 2022
Ultimately, this is just a funny story and there is nothing wrong with a bouncer or bartender asking for identification.
That is just a good way to operate in general.
Taylor should also enjoy the fact he can go out and not be bothered since he is clearly not too recognizable in the city.
Just don’t expect his players to stop joking about this story anytime soon.