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Ochocinco scores, breaks out sombrero and poncho

Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco promised a fine-worthy touchdown celebration if/when he scored a touchdown Sunday against the Lions.

He scored, but the post-touchdown routine was, well, quite lame.

Ochocinco went to the sidelines, and he donned a sombrero and a poncho.  The FOX announcers didn’ seem to even notice.

Even though he was in the bench area, the use of props is strictly prohibited.  So Chad could be fined.

Then again, Johnson wasn’t fined for putting on a fake Hall of Fame jacket several years ago — the closest he’ll ever come, frankly, to actually wearing one.

At some point, the Bengals need to be fined, too.  They clearly are aiding and abetting many of his violations, and the rules contemplate that teams can be fined for helping a player break the rules.

More importantly, the Bengals now lead the Lions, 14-7, after falling into an early seven-point hole.

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31 Responses to “Ochocinco scores, breaks out sombrero and poncho”
  1. SmackMyVickUp says: Dec 6, 2009 2:14 PM

    Capt Morgan pose would have generated more attention. Lame job Ocho.

  2. _Semaj_ says: Dec 6, 2009 2:17 PM

    It’s not that serious. Really.

  3. NickOGS20 says: Dec 6, 2009 2:18 PM

    Oh lighten up Florio. This little vendetta you have against 85 is massively lame.

  4. Igottz5onit says: Dec 6, 2009 2:18 PM

    This guy is such a clown. I don’t really mind because he does not play for my team and he is sometimes funny but it is funny if he really thinks he is an HoF-er.

  5. joe32077 says: Dec 6, 2009 2:18 PM

    It was pretty lame

  6. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 6, 2009 2:24 PM

    “He scored, but the post-touchdown routine was, well, quite lame.”
    You say that like any of them have been NOT lame. In fact, the only one that ever was entertaining was Terrell Owens kneeling on the star….but only the second time, because he got clobbered.
    I still can’t understand the mentality of the morons who find that shit entertaining.
    Grow the hell up.

  7. Bengals4ever...or so says: Dec 6, 2009 2:29 PM

    The FOX announcers didn’ seem to even notice.
    ——
    Well, that’s nothing new for FOX. BTW their on-screen graphics showing score, time, etc leave a LOT to be desired…e.g. what is down and distance, how many time-outs are left, etc.???
    BTW, the ‘old’ Chad would have done all this in the end zone, so he is really cutting back! ;-)

  8. Facts Domino says: Dec 6, 2009 2:31 PM

    suspend him for stupidty

  9. Farves sweet Hair says: Dec 6, 2009 2:32 PM

    Can we say Chemical imbalance? This guy acts like a 10 years old.

  10. bearsrule says: Dec 6, 2009 2:32 PM

    At some point, the Bengals need to be fined, too. They clearly are aiding and abetting many of his violations, and the rules contemplate that teams can be fined for helping a player break the rules.
    I got hammered earlier for criticizing his act. I’m not against fun at all. But HIS “act ” is old and worn out. It was cute and fun once, but , no more. What he did today was stupid and pathetic, not fun.

  11. Garbanzo says: Dec 6, 2009 2:32 PM

    Frankly, Florio, your smug proclamation of Johnson not getting into the hall of a fame is kind of stupid. The guy has plenty of career left to play and a good chance to improve some of his numbers into the top 15 all-time of receiving. Might take a few years, but if he continues to put up decent numbers for a few more years he has a good shot at the hall of fame.

  12. Marvin Berry says: Dec 6, 2009 2:33 PM

    Let him do his thing. The NFL was a better league when there were characters known for being characters.

  13. Craig says: Dec 6, 2009 2:38 PM

    I am all for Players having fun. But stop talking about what your going to do. most of the time he says he is going to do something and he never scores during that game. If you are going to do something just stop telling everyone before hand. And if you are then going to do something, make it funny cause this really was not that funny.

  14. Kubik says: Dec 6, 2009 2:38 PM

    Mike stop hating fun.
    I mean, unless you can’t bear to watch something that may not be your cup of tea for oh, what, a few seconds?
    Keep fighting the good fight.

  15. Brentonmcclellan says: Dec 6, 2009 2:39 PM

    If the NFL are truly going to be no-fun hardasses, start suspending players for a week with no pay instead of slapping them with a 5,000 or 10,000 fine in a week they made 250,000 to 400,000 dollars.
    Personally though, I miss the days of the John Randle face paint, the vicious ball spikes, the mouth running, the end zone throat cuts, and the fans throwing batteries at the refs.
    This is American Football, not some country club pussy Soccer Plus league.
    IMO.

  16. C. Burgbacher says: Dec 6, 2009 2:42 PM

    You’d know a lot about what it takes to get into the Hall of Fame with all the football you played Florio.
    Face it, the Bengals are better than your Steelers. Quit trying to tear down the organization because they swept your team.

  17. BonnieD says: Dec 6, 2009 2:43 PM

    The Bengals need to be fined? Are you flipping serious? In one breath you say nobody noticed, and in the other you say it’s so serious the team should be fined!
    It’s for the fans, get over it.

  18. Chingonrungame!424 says: Dec 6, 2009 2:45 PM

    Now he’s a true Mexican !! Ese mi vato ! He forgot the poncho villa mustach he let me down !!!!!

  19. mike says: Dec 6, 2009 2:46 PM

    He had it planned out and he was ready to give up a weeks pay for his stunt. Maybe the NFL should fine him a months pay I bet he didnt plan for that.

  20. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Dec 6, 2009 2:49 PM

    Were you weating your Hines Ward jersey when you typed that one out? Now that we’ve lost twice to the Bengals, UNLEASH HELL on Bruce gragkoosky and the raiders.

  21. urbusted says: Dec 6, 2009 2:58 PM

    At some point, the Bengals need to be fined, too. They clearly are aiding and abetting many of his violations, and the rules contemplate that teams can be fined for helping a player break the rules.
    Aiding and abetting? Florio, abetting is a legal term normally found in laws, ordinances and legal complaints. How many people use that term every day? I think we should change your first name to Perry. Perry Florio. That has a ring to it huh?

  22. VoxVeritas says: Dec 6, 2009 3:10 PM

    “Then again, Johnson wasn’t fined for putting on a fake Hall of Fame jacket several years ago — the closest he’ll ever come, frankly, to actually wearing one.”
    Maybe not.
    Ochocincho 665 receptions, 9678 yards, 58 TDs
    Stallworth 537 receptions, 8723 yards, 63 TDs
    Swann 336 receptions, 5462 yards, 51 TDs
    And Chad Ochocinco’s not done yet. But who knows, maybe he’ll get bumped by Louis Lipps or Calvin Sweeney.

  23. BonnieD says: Dec 6, 2009 3:36 PM

    When you say Chad has no chance of getting into the hall of fame with his numbers and a lot of career left, are you speaking with inside information? Is there a prejudice against certain players to ever get in?

  24. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 6, 2009 4:53 PM

    “BonnieD says:
    December 6, 2009 3:36 PM
    When you say Chad has no chance of getting into the hall of fame with his numbers and a lot of career left, are you speaking with inside information? Is there a prejudice against certain players to ever get in?”
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JohnCh01.htm
    I think it has to do more with his career being most similar to guys like Herman Moore and Sterling Sharpe.
    Very very good receivers. Not all time greats.

  25. texasPHINSfan says: Dec 6, 2009 4:53 PM

    Lighten up, Florio. I’m not even a Bengals fan, but I have to wonder…. Who is Chad hurting, exactly, by doing these “celebrations”?
    Let the guy have his fun. As long as he’s willing to pay the fines….
    This one was rather lame, but at least he’s trying. He’s just an entertainer. :)

  26. SnarfTheFierce says: Dec 6, 2009 5:28 PM

    Wow. I’ve attempted to ignore Florio’s increasing bias against the Bengals–hell, he was one of our earliest champions this season–but a post like this only crystallizes his bizarre and bitter antagonism towards the team. Dismissing Chad Johnson’s on-the-field credentials? Barring last season, he’s among the best wide-outs this league has seen in two or three decades. No, not the best, but among the finest. Such a strange hatred Florio attempts to cultivate here, and one that really undermines his ability to commentate with any kind of accuracy. It’s a shame. Mike, you could’a been a contender.

  27. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 6, 2009 6:27 PM

    “SnarfTheFierce says:
    December 6, 2009 5:28 PM
    Dismissing Chad Johnson’s on-the-field credentials? Barring last season, he’s among the best wide-outs this league has seen in two or three decades.”
    Once again…..his career is similar in shape to Herman Moore, Sterling Sharpe and Cris Collinsworth.
    Better WR in the last 2 or 3 decades: Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Terrell Owen, Rod Smith, Marvin Harrison, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, Michael Irvin, Jimmy Smith….
    And guess what….some of those guys are very borderline cases for the HOF. And they are all better than Chad, unless he posts 3 or 4 back to back 1400 yard seasons. Then we can talk.

  28. ilivincin97 says: Dec 6, 2009 7:06 PM

    Quit crying Florio, the Bengals are going to win the division, and your team may be out. Get over it and recognize the Bengals are for real. Winning is all that matters. Who Dey!

  29. vortexer says: Dec 7, 2009 9:04 AM

    Better WR in the last 2 or 3 decades: Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Terrell Owen, Rod Smith, Marvin Harrison, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, Michael Irvin, Jimmy Smith….
    Actually, your list argues his case pretty strongly thus far. Looking at receptions, yards, touchdowns and Pro Bowl appearances only Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss and Torry Holt exceed Ochocinco in more than one category at this point in their careers. The keys for Ochocinco will be how many more years can he produce and whether he gets a ring at some point.

  30. BengalsDouche2 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:18 AM

    Yeah but we didn’t beat the Lions 98 to 7 so therefore I’m sure Florio will be making a post sometime this week questioning our ability to win games. Hey Florio, how about you go over to CFT full time since you seem to think that how much you win by matters. It does matter there (for whatever dumb ass reason) and doesn’t here. Yeah we were down by 7 at the beginning, We came back and took a decent lead and held it. That’s all we had to do to win. We weren’t looking to cut the throat of the Lions as much as you think we have to.

  31. antneejay2 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:18 AM

    I think the guy is naturally entertaining, but screws things up when he tries to be cute. This highlights one of the things I don’t like about planned celebrations. These guys spend all week working on this stuff and can’t come up with anything better that a sombrero or a sharpie in their sock or whatever. I’ll take spontaneity any day.

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