On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will return to Lambeau Field for the first time since 1995. And since that was six years before Chad Ochocinco entered the NFL, it’ll be his first chance to put on a show for the people of Wisconsin.
And he intends to make it a good one.
During a Tuesday conference call with Green Bay reporters, Ochocinco said that he plans to perform one of the routines usually reserved to Packers players who score touchdowns.
“[H]opefully I can Lambeau Leap,” he said.
Asked whether he’d really do that, Ochocinco pointed out that he has done it in Cleveland, jumping into the Dawg Pound after scoring a touchdown.
“They embrace me,” Ochocinco said. “I’m looking for the Cheeseheads to embrace Ocho also.”
If by “embrace me” he means “pour a beer on me” or “angrily give me the finger,” we agree.
Ochocinco also told reporters to inform linebacker Nick Barnett that “I’m coming for his head,” and then in the next breath Ochocinco changed his tone, “[L]et the Packer Nation know that we’re coming to town, and I’m
looking forward to entertaining and bringing a little fun to the city
and with no disrespect.”
Yeah, no disrespect. Except for Barnett.
We’ve got a feeling that Barnett might like to make Chad remember one of his other visits to Cleveland — one that Chad likely doesn’t remember at all.