Dead End Zone

in Hits & Misses by
“That smell…
either somebody died,
or we’re downwind
from Cleveland.”

Sam Wyche
NFL QB, head coach, snowball hater.
January 5, 1945 – January 2, 2020.
Aged 74 years.

Most recognized for: A back-up QB for Cincy in the late 60’s, he was later hired by team founder/owner Paul Brown as head coach of the Bengals in 1984… where he gave us trick huddles, the hurry-up offense, and a Bengals Super Bowl appearance. Just months after Mr. Brown’s death, his idiot son Mike assumed control of the team & promptly fired Mr. Wyche on Christmas eve… ushering in a legacy of nepotistic mismanagement. Wait… who are we supposed to be roasting here?