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Ochocinco Wants To Do 'Lambeau Leap'


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco said last week that he plans to do a 'Lambeau Leap' if he scores a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

When the flamboyant receiver, previously known as Chad Johnson went as far as changing his name to Ochocinco (eight five in Spanish) so he could wear it on his jersey, he made his level of intelligence very clear. Still, his latest comments have me wondering all over again.

Ochocinco also said he thinks Packer fans will embrace him because it's all in fun and because he asked first.

“If they’re to accept one individual out of all the NFL teams to embrace if he got in the stands, I think I should be that one,” Ochocinco said. “I’m no harm. It’s all fun. It’s all entertainment.... I’m looking for the Cheeseheads to embrace Ocho also.”

Really? Embrace you? Why would we do that? It's not like we're talking Jerry Rice here. Packer fans don't embrace flashy, me-first players who think they are much better than they are. We don't embrace players who proclaim themselves Hall of Fame worthy half-way through a mediocre career for one of the perennially worst teams in the league.

I'm not sure which is worse, the fact that he still thinks he is a premiere NFL receiver or the fact that he thinks Packer fans will embrace him for scoring a touchdown and taunting them with a celebratory leap.

Maybe Ochocinco should check with former Vikings cornerback Fred Smoot, the last opposing player to attempt the leap, and see how it went. Smoot was violently rejected and pushed back onto the field by fans after returning an interception for a touchdown.

Ah Chad, you'll get the same treatment, maybe worse since you went out of your way to announce your intentions weeks before the game.

Maybe he just doesn't get that Packer fans are serious about their football and don't stand for antics by opposing players. Maybe he doesn't get that Packer fans are not amused by his flashy attitude. Maybe he just doesn't get it.

Somewhere in Packerland tonight there is a front-row season ticket holder dreaming of putting his forearm into Ochocinco's gold tooth mouth guard and dumping his six dollar beer all over 8-5.

But of course in order to do a Lambeau Leap you have to score a touchdown first. Good luck to you Chad.


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