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Jermichael Finley calls Ochocinco a “clown”

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If Chad Ochocinco is really the second most influential person on Twitter, it only makes sense that those less influential than him will try to take him down a peg.

“Man I think this cat @ochocinco is a clown,” Packers tight end Jermichael Finley wrote Thursday.  “Bruh soccer seriously, sit down an wait for this lockout to b over and play what u no best.”

In a series of tweets to follow, it became clear that Finley didn’t get a good reaction to his message.

“I guess people dont come at people real these days. #Stand4Something,” Finley wrote.

(Yes, stand for important things you believe in.  Like calling out a dude for playing soccer.)

Ochocinco, of course, responded.  Which was probably Finley’s intent in the first place.   More followers!

“You always expect the negative to come from the outside but it’s sad as f— when it comes from within, that’s some funny s–t!!!” Ochocinco wrote.  “[Shout out] everyone who has a negative opinion pertaining to me.  And [shot out] to me for consistently being able to NOT GIVE A F—!”

Well, perhaps Ochocinco can get the best revenge by actually making Sporting Kansas City, the MLS team he’s trying out for.  After a rough first day, the Kansas City Star writes Ochocinco was noticeably better Thursday.

“Just one day after losing the ball three of the four times he touched it, Ochocinco was more aggressive, more confident and actually had a few highlights,”  Terez A. Paylor writes.

One of those highlights — a good cross after Ochocinco trailed down a ball in the corner — even got a standing ovation from his new teammates.

“He actually had two of the best crosses in the games today,” coach Peter Vermes said.

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52 Responses to “Jermichael Finley calls Ochocinco a “clown””
  1. pftdabomb says: Mar 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    A clown maybe. But a clown who has 50 times the talent the Jermichael Finley has. He is just hating.

  2. tatum064 says: Mar 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    So, how many Pro Bowl’s you been to Finley? Nice way to coast in for a Packer ring, btw? I think dude needs a few more years in the game before he can call a multiple Pro Bowler a clown….even if it is true, bruh.

    ““He actually had two of the best crosses in the games today”
    -Peter Vernes, Coach

  3. paul82461 says: Mar 25, 2011 9:56 AM

    He’s still a clown, if he gets a roster spot you know that team must really suck.

  4. RussianBreadMaker says: Mar 25, 2011 9:57 AM

    In other news, Jermichael Finley calls the sky “blue.”

  5. drstrangelust says: Mar 25, 2011 10:04 AM

    The NFL has the most Schizophrenic players/fans!!!

    Out one side of their face, they rip Cutler for being as exciting as a dead log…And out the other side of their face, they rip Ocho for being too much of a clown.

    Make up your effing minds!

  6. writtenbyross says: Mar 25, 2011 10:04 AM

    While Jermichael’s Jertweet was Jerunecessary, but I do feel like this whole Ocho Socco saga has been like Make-a-Wish for Millionaires.

  7. thevikes85 says: Mar 25, 2011 10:04 AM

    He’s right.

  8. shibbyleigh says: Mar 25, 2011 10:05 AM

    I used to like Finley a lot. The kid has potential to be the best TE in the game. That said, he has shown incredible immaturity this year.

    From whining about getting hurt & never sacrificing his body again, to twatting about the SB picture (hypocrisy when you think about his “come at people real” comment), to calling OchoCinco out over playing soccer — the kid is a tool.

    There’s no room for me-first egos in Green Bay. I will take Crabtree and pan-hands Quarless over someone who whines for the ball and queefs crap on twitter all day long.

  9. writtenbyross says: Mar 25, 2011 10:07 AM

    I need a Jeredit button to correct my Jergrammar.

  10. biggerballz says: Mar 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    hhaah whats funny is that fat trash finley has been sitting down for the last year. Don’t hate that ocho has his acl and you don’t loser.

  11. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Well, Ocho is a clown. But, I would have rather a comment like this come from an NFL veteran. Finley hasn’t even played an entire NFL season yet. He has no right to publicly criticize a multiple pro-bowl WR.

  12. melikefootball says: Mar 25, 2011 10:15 AM

    He may be the second coming on tweeter but he will never be a team player and leader. Clown is about right ,he is all in, as long as he has front stage. As a team player and leader on a football field, well,he forgot to put on his big red nose for that one.

  13. minnesconsin says: Mar 25, 2011 10:15 AM

    pftdabomb says:
    Mar 25, 2011 9:54 AM
    A clown maybe. But a clown who has 50 times the talent the Jermichael Finley has. He is just hating.
    ———-

    Really? so what, the 20th (that’s being generous) best WR in the game is more talented than a top 3 tight end? at this point in his career, finley is more talented, more valuable. Ocho was a stud once upon a time, those days are long gone.

  14. ny82jy says: Mar 25, 2011 10:20 AM

    Good for Ocho. I’ve always kinda cheered for him. some of his antics are alot for people to handle but the guy never gets in trouble and he does alot of nice things that he doesn’t have to do. He helped the bengals avoid blackouts last year, he interacts with his fans always by taking them to dinners and movies etc. He’s also a pretty solid player IMO . So I think Finley should just shut up and worry about himself. At least Ocho is staying in shape and doing something positive. Finley is trying to start twitter wars.

  15. godofwine330 says: Mar 25, 2011 10:20 AM

    Ochocinco is a cool cat in my book. Silly as hell, but he does a lot for the fans. He came to Cleveland and bought dinner for the first 85 people to show up after he tweeted…and this is one of the most expensive steakhouses in Cleveland.

    There are other things, but playing soccer is a childhood dream. He went the football route because maybe it paid better or he was better in it than he was in soccer, but he is realizing a dream. If he fails, he fails. I’m sure he knows that. Few of us ever realize a childhood dream or even get the chance. I dreamed of being a writer or some sorts and have penned one song that I have yet to publish and hope one day to write country music.

    Jermichael, what Chad does has nothing to do with you, so go be nagative elsewhere.

  16. bigtony300 says: Mar 25, 2011 10:23 AM

    PFTDABOMB…..Your insane. Jermichael Finely is the most athletic TE in the game today. Injury cut him short last season. When and if they play this year, Rodgers to Finely will the the best QB to TE combo in the league…..YES better than Manning to Clark. Finely is a beast.

  17. bengalsown says: Mar 25, 2011 10:32 AM

    @minnesconsin

    Ocho is still capable of 1200 yard seasons.

    And LOL @ top 3

  18. pixelito says: Mar 25, 2011 10:34 AM

    If it wasn’t for Twitter and the name change, you wouldn’t know Chad Johnson was even playing in the NFL anymore.

  19. 3octaveFart says: Mar 25, 2011 10:37 AM

    #85 does understand one thing.
    There’s no such thing as bad publicity.

  20. ezmoover says: Mar 25, 2011 10:39 AM

    Hmmmm.

    A couple of NFL millionaires behaving like 10 year olds in a public spit ball fight.

    Apparently, these “men” have finally broken down to the burden of NFL slavery. What a shame.

    NFL owners really need to take a look in the mirror and accept responsibility for what they have done to the psychological fiber of these poor souls.

    Enough is enough!

  21. wryly1 says: Mar 25, 2011 10:39 AM

    Don’t shoot the messeger (Jermichael Finley) for telling the truth that Chad IS a clown who stands for nothing. And don’t ignore Chad admitting he doesn’t give a rats behind about anybody or anything but himself. And every NFL fan should acknowledge what we saw last season – that T.O, in his late 30′s and playing side by side with him, showed just how mediocre-at best Chad is anymore.

  22. ilpackerbacker says: Mar 25, 2011 10:40 AM

    Finley is an immense talent and he’s blessed to have his size, speed, and hands. He’s a matchup nightmare for linebackers and d-backs. However, compared to Ochocinco, Finley hasn’t done nearly as much. To give Ocho grief for simply giving soccer a shot, while killing time during the lockout, is selfishly stupid.

    Soccer sucks – I’d rather watch flies mate and paint dry. But they run an average of 12 miles a game – that takes an incredible physical specimen. Ocho is a clown – perhaps the biggest in the NFL now, but giving soccer a shot is commendable, not to mention extremely far-fetched and difficult. Finley is out of line with this. Dumb.

  23. enders9 says: Mar 25, 2011 10:52 AM

    minnesconsin says: Mar 25, 2011 10:15 AM

    pftdabomb says:
    Mar 25, 2011 9:54 AM
    A clown maybe. But a clown who has 50 times the talent the Jermichael Finley has. He is just hating.
    ———-

    Really? so what, the 20th (that’s being generous) best WR in the game is more talented than a top 3 tight end? at this point in his career, finley is more talented, more valuable. Ocho was a stud once upon a time, those days are long gone.

    ————————-

    Finely is so valuable that when he was put on IR his team…………………………….

    WON THE SUPERBOWL.

    Chad at age 33 is more valuable than Finley at age 23…… Because of the simple fact that Chad can stay healthy, something that Finley obviously can’t do.

    And Jermichael Finley is not a top 3 TE… that was more than being generous, that was being delusional. Finley has a ton of potential, and could become the best TE in the game in the next year or two, but not if he keeps getting injured all the time. Right now, he is a top 10 TE who is overhyped as hell based on his potential (that he has not lived up to in his 3 NFL seasons).

  24. coachstram says: Mar 25, 2011 11:00 AM

    First off, I HATE soccer…..its a bunch of drama queens, faking injuries and flopping as if a grenade just went off at thier feet.

    I HATE it so much, I actually forced myself to go to a World Cup game while living in Dallas ( about the same time I saw a certain #21 in a strip club just a few weeks after he came out and proffessed his faith, and clamed to be a Minister – but thats another story ) just make cartain I wasnt missing anything.

    I wasnt.

    BUT, if this clown makes a pro soccer team, THAT would be impressive!

  25. scytherius says: Mar 25, 2011 11:02 AM

    Ya know, every once in awhile … every once in a graet while … it’s nice when Capt. Obvious shows up.

  26. sterling7 says: Mar 25, 2011 11:02 AM

    As a glutton for punishment (a Minnesota Vikings fan) I loathe everything about the Packers (except for the 60′s Packers). I especially loathe these current day Packers…..however I just became a big Jermichael Finley fan. I can’t stand Chad Johnson’s big mouth (nor Terrell Owens for that matter). Anybody who thinks the Chad Johnson (and I will continue calling him Chad Johnson until he stops being so annoying) is entertainment is just as sad a case and as big an assclown as he is. What the hell happened? I turn around and all of a sudden any jerk with a loud mouth desperately trying to get attention is a media darling. Please NFL Network don’t allow this clown on your station anymore, it’s pathetic…..he’s pathetic.

  27. flyinhighwithvick says: Mar 25, 2011 11:11 AM

    Where is the news here? He is a clown.

  28. pwall1 says: Mar 25, 2011 11:12 AM

    Gotta love the lockout, when the only thing to talk about is Twitter fights between bored athletes.

  29. melonnhead says: Mar 25, 2011 11:25 AM

    Really? so what, the 20th (that’s being generous) best WR in the game is more talented than a top 3 tight end?
    ————–

    Top 3 seriously? Who are the other two on your list?

  30. melonnhead says: Mar 25, 2011 11:29 AM

    PFTDABOMB…..Your insane. Jermichael Finely is the most athletic TE in the game today. Injury cut him short last season. When and if they play this year, Rodgers to Finely will the the best QB to TE combo in the league…..YES better than Manning to Clark. Finely is a beast.

    ————————–

    Did you know that only 5 TEs caught as many or more TD passes last season than Finley… has in his entire career?

  31. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    Everyone needs to stop with the Finley The Great TE talk. In his entire career (3 years), he has 82 catches for 1051 yards and 7 TDs. That is pathetic. In comparison, Jason Witten last year alone had 94 catches for 1002 yards and 9 TDs. And that was with Jon Kitna throwing him the ball most of the year. And I’m not even sure Witten is a top three TE. But I do know Finley can’t shine the shoes of Witten, Gates, Davis, or Clark.

  32. mick730 says: Mar 25, 2011 12:01 PM

    The sad thing is that for both of these guys (clowns), their formal use of the English language is probably no different than their “tweets”.

    “no” what I mean?

  33. CKL says: Mar 25, 2011 12:02 PM

    Nothing says “I don’t care what people think of me” more than responding to insults from people via Twitter with “I don’t care what people think of me”.

  34. oldbyrd says: Mar 25, 2011 12:06 PM

    I care about this because????????

  35. mharenza says: Mar 25, 2011 12:07 PM

    Listen, I am not the biggest soccer fan in the world but his notion that soccer players are all crybaby wimps is absolutely ridiculous. While there are the whiners and fakers out there, many times when a player goes down and writhes in pain it is because well they are in pain. Try running at full speed and having somebody go through your legs with cleats. It is unpleasant. NFL players embellish all the time to draw flags. Unfortunately, it seems to be a part of all sports. As for Finley, he should just shut his mouth and be thankful he is in the Packer team photo.

  36. philyeagles5 says: Mar 25, 2011 12:12 PM

    so what about Tommy Z boxing during the lockout?

    i mean BRUH, BOXING SERIOUSLY?!?!?!

  37. backinblack67 says: Mar 25, 2011 12:18 PM

    CJ is a clown = old news.

    On a side note,.. let the dude do whatever he wants. Hell, half the NFL will be sitting around getting fat and or getting arrested.

  38. thefiesty1 says: Mar 25, 2011 12:27 PM

    Jermicheal is right on. Ocho Johnson doesn’t have a clue. What a jerk! Go back to the bungles when the lockout is over and beg them to let you stay on the team for zero pay. That’s about what he’s worth.

  39. imjinbrdgr says: Mar 25, 2011 12:32 PM

    Finley was really immature when hes 1st got in the league. Believe it or not he is growing up, gradually. He still needs to learn when he to keep his mouth shut. He’ll get there and he’ll also get to being the best TE in the game, maybe ever.

  40. wiscoboy says: Mar 25, 2011 12:34 PM

    winning

  41. mrpotatoehead says: Mar 25, 2011 12:40 PM

    He changed his name to 85 in spanish…dude’s a clown. Him trying to play soccer is laughable, so what if he makes the team, does he quit when football starts again??

  42. itwasagoodrun says: Mar 25, 2011 12:44 PM

    Finley is right, Ocho is a clown, but he’s also “entertaining” and actually fairly well put together mentally. Finley on the other hand is also about as sharp as a marble. Great talent, dumb as a rock.

  43. tehowdruid says: Mar 25, 2011 12:55 PM

    Who cares? My god, the only people that care about this guy are the Bengals fans. I’ll give him credit though, he knows how to stay in the spotlight and get all of you drones to care what he does so I gotta give him props there.

    Everyone bashes all of the Favre stuff (and for good reason) but personally this is just as bad and annoying

  44. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 25, 2011 1:07 PM

    @backinblack67 -

    On a side note,.. let the dude do whatever he wants. Hell, half the NFL will be sitting around getting fat and or getting arrested.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Exactly what I was thinking. While soccer isn’t fun to watch(for me), I’d rather hear about Chad Ochocinco playing soccer than hear about other guys “brandishing handguns” and getting accused of sexual assault.

    Plus, he’s getting fit. As somebody stated, the average soccer player runs more than 10 miles during a match. Matt Damon said it best in Dogma, “Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity you can partake in. Next to soccer of course.”

    Bet you when the lockout ends Ochocinco has 400 yards more and 3 extra TD’s compared to Finley.

    Yeah, I said it.

  45. minnesconsin says: Mar 25, 2011 2:01 PM

    bengalsown says:
    Mar 25, 2011 10:32 AM
    @minnesconsin

    Ocho is still capable of 1200 yard seasons.

    And LOL @ top 3
    —————

    His last 1200 yard season was 2007. he’s 33 years old. he’s not even capable of a 1,000 yard season anymore.

    Obviously Finley hasn’t proven himself able to stay healthy for the long haul, but in terms of talent, a lot of scouts and experts will agree he’s in the top few TE’s in the league.

  46. cwitty63 says: Mar 25, 2011 2:13 PM

    I agree chads a clown and you could probaly find proof of it if you looked long enough…big shoes face painted you know but jeremichael IR finley.come on hes proved nothing on the football field yet.
    Every offseason chad does something different ie boxing,dancing with the has beens whatever.

  47. brewdogg says: Mar 25, 2011 2:22 PM

    touchdownroddywhite says:
    Mar 25, 2011 1:07 PM

    Bet you when the lockout ends Ochocinco has 400 yards more and 3 extra TD’s compared to Finley.

    Yeah, I said it.

    ——————————————–

    Will that be when Finley goes on IR again or after the season is done?

    just wanted clarification…..

  48. cincyalldaway says: Mar 25, 2011 2:56 PM

    Yeah Ocho like to clown around…so what?? And he’s 33 years old…so what?? But if he’s such a screw up and lacks so much talent then why does EVERY opposing team double up coverage on him for every play….Hmmm

    Oh yeah…This just in….Johnny Jolly was just arrested AGAIN for drug possession. 600 grams of codeine. I don’t think Ocho has tried this yet. Ocho might be trying to play soccer but he ain’t running up the arrest meter. Imagine that! All you clowns hatin on him need to mind your own damn business for a change. I’m not huge fan of Chad but the guys has been and still is productive. Whats Finley ever done other than stay hurt?? Maybe it’s all that Purple Drank he and Jolly are cooking up. Buch of clowns!

  49. phinheads says: Mar 25, 2011 3:13 PM

    GO OCHO GO!!

  50. goombar2 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:23 PM

    I’m thinking more and more that Finley would make a better raider than Packer… Wonder what we can get for him? Hopefully he can stay health another season or two and we can trade him.

  51. enders9 says: Mar 25, 2011 8:05 PM

    minnesconsin says: Mar 25, 2011 2:01 PM

    His last 1200 yard season was 2007. he’s 33 years old. he’s not even capable of a 1,000 yard season anymore.

    Obviously Finley hasn’t proven himself able to stay healthy for the long haul, but in terms of talent, a lot of scouts and experts will agree he’s in the top few TE’s in the league.

    ———————–

    Chad had another 1000 yard season last season even though the Bengals were such a run heavy team, and if he hadn’t missed the last two games this season 1000 yards was definitely within reach for him.

    1200 is definitely still within his reach if Gruden can be even slightly better than Bratkowski was as OC. Which won’t be too difficult considering Brat was arguably the worst OC in the NFL

  52. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 26, 2011 11:44 AM

    @brewdog -

    Doesn’t matter how it happens. If Ochocinco only has better stats cause he plays a full season and Finley doesn’t, then I guess it further proves that Ocho is more valuable.

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