For those of you that don’t know, Chad Ochocinco is a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. Chad legally changed his last name to Ochocinco, who wears the number 85 on his jersey, from Johnson last season. Ochocinco is arguably one of the best wide receivers in the league, but he knows it and it’s obviously gotten to his head. He likes to be the center of media attention and has been very good at it in his career.
The Bengals were in Green Bay to play this Sunday to play the Packers and of course Chad has to do something to draw some attention. He accomplished this by telling reporters that he would perform the “Lambeau Leap” after scoring a touchdown in Sunday’s game. This is a big deal because the “Lambeau Leap” is generally reserved for Packer players only, where players jump into the stands after scoring a touchdown. This caused a lot of media build-up over the week and angered a lot of Packer fans.
On Sunday fans sitting near the end zone prepared to protect the stands in case Ochocinco did score a touchdown. He did manage to score a touchdown and headed towards the stands. Luckily for him, three Bengals fans managed to get tickets in the front row (or Ochocino bought them for the fans) and he was able to jump in the stands. One Packer fan nearby shared a few choice words and flipped Ochocinco off on live TV. So Chad got the attention he wanted and accomplished his goal of pissing off Packer fans.
The sports media has made a big deal about it and I think it’s pointless. They should concentrate more on who’s performing well and who’s winning games. That type of behavior is meant for reality TV and not football in my opinion.