Vote for your favorite Johnson/Ochocinco/Johnson moment

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Receiver Chad Johnson a/k/a Chad Ochocinco a/k/a Chad Johnson has washed out of the NFL; he’s currently playing in Canada.  But he leaves a legacy of outlandish moments that will be reviewed on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.

It’s part of the Prime Number series, which on Wednesday takes up among other digits the number 85.

So vote below on your favorite Johnson/Ochocinco/Johnson moment.  Several others didn’t make the cut.

And tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET for a full hour of discussion on the sport that’s always in season, even when it isn’t.

42 responses to “Vote for your favorite Johnson/Ochocinco/Johnson moment

  1. The Hall of Fame jacket has to be the funniest because that is the closest he’ll ever get.

  2. Chad gets a lot of hate around here, which I don’t fully understand.

    He could be a bit selfish and over the top (this coming from a Bengal fan), but his intentions were always right.

    He did all his antics in fun. I’m sure he wishes he would have handled his career a bit differently, but we’ve all made some poor decisions.

    I’ll always be a Chad fan, he was fun to watch for several years.

  3. I genuinely thought this guy could play, and once he gets to the best team, the best QB in Brady, his career inexplicably falls off a cliff…

    Tom Brady has the power to turn nobodies into pure stars…household names even, so how did Chad fail to succeed there? The only explanation is that he didn’t carry himself even remotely like a Patriot, therefore he doesn’t click with Brady, and the rest is history. Tom can make you look really good or really bad, it’s up to you whether or not to buy into the Patriot Way.

  4. Minus the wife beating thing, I love Chad. He has kept me entertained for many many years. He was always fun to watch and loved to play the game.

  5. Carson Palmer decided to announce retirement instead of playing with chad ochojohnsoncinco ever again.

    Bengals owner mike brown enabled insecure, needy, attention seeking, locker room cancer chad ochojohnsoncinco to sell tickets instead of trading him for STABLE hard working team minded players who weren’t annoying distractions.

  6. My favorite moment occurred in 2005, when the Bengals won the AFC North Division. Johnson proclaimed the moment as “the changing of the guard,” and that the Steelers were “in black & white,” while the Bengals were “in high definition.”
    The Steelers then went out and put a smackdown on the Bengals in the playoffs en route to a Super Bowl win.
    After crushing the Bengals, Steelers coach Bill Cowher rejoiced, screaming, “Who Dey?” Johnson’s mouth and antics provided his opponents a lot of motivation.

  7. It’s too bad his swing at Marvin Lewis wasn’t captured on camera… It would be #1 without question.

    Johnson getting body slammed by James Harrison was easily his best moment caught on video.

  8. I voted for the time he helped the Bengals win a Superbowl!!!!
    Oh,wait a minute…….

  9. The league would be empty if players got cut the first time they got in trouble. I hate that teams use something like that as an excuse to dump a guy that isn’t what they expected on the field, especially when they’re constantly drafting players that come from poverty and all the questionable history that poverty invariably generates.

    The fact remains that Chad Johnson is a great football player. People that disparage a great football player for things unrelated to playing football do so only because that player isn’t currently on their team.

  10. i dont know whats wrong with most of the people on here but i watch football for the purpose of entertainment, and there wasnt a better entertainer than Chad Johnson. I loved his attitude, hes getting payed millions to play a game, enjoy yourself. he had a bunch of MONSTER seasons so he wasnt all just for show.

  11. I also like the games when he showed up to play the Steelers,which in fact was never.

    Also internet scholars around the world,the spelling is PAID not PAYED.

  12. I vote for the time he had to field passes from Kitna in a playoff game because his Oline could not stop the mighty Kemo.

  13. One of the more emotional events was when Chad, reached out to his father that he never really got to know as a young child. His father was in prison for most of Chad’s life. When his father was released, Chad not only helped him to his feet, brought him to a Bengals’ home game the very week that his Dad got released. With all of the African-American athletes that seem to relish in father bashing, Chad sought to repair his father and repair a Father-Son relationship. I consider this a very honorable act by a young man that had so much fun with his job. Chad began showing up to out of town (and some in town) games, treating opposing fans to dinners/lunches. Chad paid, out of his pocket, and personally sought sponsors to keep The Bengals’ home games from getting ‘Blacked-Out’. Chad would randomly help homeless or needy without agents suggesting ‘tax deduction’ schemes.
    All of this, and the biggest Football event that sticks in my mind was the year that Chad told Owner Mike Brown that he was going to become a great player, and he committed to staying at Riverfront Stadium the entire off-season to workout and become the best. He stated, “…I’m not going anywhere, your gonna see me working day to night. You’ll get sick of me, because I’m going be in the face of every coach to ask questions on what I need to do to improve my game.” That was the beginning of Chad leading the NFL 4 years in a row… and at a time when Cincinnati had no pride in pro-football, it was Chad Johnson that raised the standard single-highhandedly.
    My favorite ‘Chad Antic’, was Coach Lewis’ first season, when the win less 0-6 Bengals were about to host the undefeated 6-0 K.C. Chiefs. Chad publicly guaranteed a victory. Coach Marvin Lewis hated it, but Chad’s proclamation fired up Cory Dillon and TJ Houshmanzada. I remember Cory, stating, “…Gimme some of that, I want to be in on Chad’s guarantee, too”. The Bengals won. The Chief’s defense focused so much on Chad not beating them, that TJ (player of the game) and Cory Dillon destroyed them.
    Chad was fun for the NFL and Cincinnati.

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