Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by osugrad21, Sep 29, 2005.
Compliments of GoBucks19 on BN$
I laughed like hell when I saw this.
Yes, that was too funny!
i love that clip!!!!
I wish they would differentiate between taunting and entertaining. Clever celebrations don't usually lead to fights, mocking the other team or dancing on their logo is a different story.
He is great to watch.
one of the few times you'll see the two of us agree.
If I had to guess, I don't think it was meant to look cool...
[Mark May], it looks like he is Black Irish too. I wonder if we are related?
Chad Johnson does that stuff because he truly loves football, and scorching CBs, not to be an ego-maniac. He goes to Elder and LaSalle games on Friday nights just to see more football. The day I knew he was for real, and not an ego maniac was 2 years ago against the Niners. He caught an 8-10 yard pass over the middle w/ a diving catch, and began writhing around on the ground like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. He was that psyched about the game and the fact that he got the first down. It wasn't for the cameras or the fans, it was just his own excitement. I think he ought to do some breakdancing in the end zone this year.
Did you see him interviewed by Dan Patrick last night? One of the most grounded, self-aware athletes I've ever seen interviewed. When asked if he is comparable to Randy Moss, T.O., Holt... he said that he hasn't been to the playoffs yet and that he can't be compared to them until his team consistently makes the playoffs.
Also said what the Bengals have done so far is "Nothing." Said they've only won 3 games, nothing more.
I saw something with him a few weeks ago, I think on the NFL Network, and the crew was going with him to training camp. He stopped at McDonald's for breakfast and also asked for an application. He said he needed just in case he couldn't play football. You could tell he was half serious about it. He was pretty funny.
I caught a little bit of it. Dan asked him if he was the best in the league. Chad replied that he thought he was one of the better, but didn't think he was the best. Dan then proceeded to ask him if was on the same level as these other guys (MOss, TO, etc). This irked the hell out of me. They finally find an athlete who is (somewhat) humble and then try to bait him into making an egotistical/controversial statement about how he is so much better than guy X and guy Y. I wish they would stop trying to create controversy. Oh...wait...on what channel was that interview? Oh, nevermind.
Chad Johnson (official thread)
Bengals coach replaces star WR's
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chad Johnson has a new editor for his provocative checklists -- an unamused head coach with a finger on the delete key.
The Bengals' star receiver created a special list for his locker this week, tweaking the Baltimore Ravens as a lead-up to their game. When he arrived on Wednesday morning, he found it had been replaced. </p> A new checklist challenged the Pro Bowl receiver to study, block and lead -- and, indirectly, to keep his mouth shut heading into a game that the Bengals (6-2) need to win to ensure they'll stay in first place in the AFC North. </p>Coach Marvin Lewis was now editor-in-chief. </p>"He messed up my fun for the week, man," Johnson said with a disappointed shake of his shaved head. </p>Lewis quickly and proudly fessed up to replacing the provocative checklist late Tuesday night, laminating his version just before midnight. </p>"His list was good. My list is important," Lewis said with a broad smile and serious tone. "It's up there." </p>And there it shall stay, replacing one that wasn't up long enough for outsiders to see. Johnson declined to say what was on it, fearing his coach's wrath. </p>"He took it," Johnson said. "That could have made the Hall of Fame of all lists. That was a good one." </p>It wasn't his first. </p>At the start of the season, Johnson posted a laminated list in his locker with a headline asking: Who covered No. 85 in '05? Each opponent and its top cornerback was listed below, followed by checkoff boxes for a "yes" or a "no" decision. </p>At road games, fans have made up their own versions of the checklist, having a little fun with the fun-loving receiver. Lewis hated the list, bristling whenever it was mentioned. But he left Johnson's locker alone -- until now. </p>Johnson is particularly excited facing the Ravens' defense. He has spent time learning techniques from Deion Sanders, and heard a lot of stories about Ray Lewis from his head coach, who was the Ravens' defensive coordinator when they won the 2000 NFL title. </p>"This is my week here, man," Johnson said. "This is the week of all weeks. I've been waiting for Baltimore." </p>Last year, Johnson had two solid games against the Ravens. He caught eight passes for 99 yards in a 23-9 loss in Cincinnati, then caught 10 passes for 161 yards in a 27-26 comeback victory in Baltimore. </p>At his coach's insistence, Johnson has toned down his talk leading up to games this season -- no more win guarantees, no more antacid shipments to opposing defensive backs. The only thing that stood out was his checklist. </p>When Lewis learned of the new one during the players' day off Tuesday, he made sure no one would see it. Lewis posted his own list asking whether Johnson does everything necessary this week _ study extra tape, block, avoid mental errors and so forth -- to help his team win, followed by blank "yes" and "no" boxes. </p>Asked which one of them would decide which boxes to check after the game, Lewis summed up the entire situation in one word. </p>"Me," he said. </p></p></p>
Hilarious - Good for Marvin, and honestly good on Chad the way he took the whole thing.
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