T.O. and Ochocinco…Dynamic Duel or Double Trouble

It is hard to believe that anyone would believe that Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco could possibly share the same side of the football field, but obviously the Cincinnati Bengals believe it can be done. With the addition of TO they had two of the biggest egos in football vying for playing and camera time. Last year TO behaved himself in Buffalo but he also had a somewhat lackluster season. Owens is more of an issue when he does catch the ball and at 36 he is approaching the backside of his career, and his grasp for glory is reaching the point of desperation. Sportswriter Jay Marriotti said “It will be comical enough watching them demand the football, leaving one to pout when the other guy is getting more touches or the other to mope when he isn’t catching the winning touchdown pass. But if we’ve learned anything through the years from these hopeless attention hogs, it’s that they’re entertainers first who inevitably will vie to have the most Twitter followers, pull off the more discussed end-zone stunts and, frighteningly enough, attract the higher ratings in their back-to-back reality shows on VH1.” Well said. Tell me what you think. Are they gifted athletes or just glory hounds?

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  • amina  On July 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    When asked by TMZ why he did not want Black girls on his show Chad 85 said, “Well I’m a man of class and distinction”. This insult to Afro-Latina, Afro- American, Afro -European African and Afro- Asian just shows his slave mentality and poor marketing skills. In addition it shows his self-centerdness. How does he explainto his 12 year -old daughter that a woman of her complexion is not good enough to be on a cheesy , fake reality show? Maybe he feels it sill raise his status to be seen with white females ( slave mentality/self-hate). He is a man without dignity and self-pride and should think ore about how his actions/words may affect his kids.

    • elogam  On July 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      Amina, I didn’t see or hear the quote so I’m just wondering: Was that his ENTIRE response? Did they quote him fully and in context? Let’s not see another Sherrod situation develop here. I can’t see someone so media saavy make such a comment. On the other hand, a little controversy goes a long way towards marketing a reality TV show.

  • Chris Ross  On July 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Great article man! It is really going to be interesting to see T.O. in Cincy with Ochocinco there. Two of the most controversial wide receivers in the league on the same team, it’s like a media dream come true. I actually think that TO can help a team out, but he truly has to realize that he is not the go to guy and is not going to get the ball all the time. I’m not sure that is possible. Nevertheless, it is going to be a great NFL season. The only thing I’m waiting for is Favre to officially return :). Also, you think you could check out my post about TO’s possible return cuz I would love to hear your thoughts. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/unemployed-and-desperate/

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