October 02, 2008
Just days after I lauded him for not being crazy, Chad Johnson is once again back to crazy. It's almost like he read the post and said to himself, "I'm acting sensible?! I will not have this nonsense written about me!", and then made a conscious decision to just let the crazy loose.
Point taken, sir. I take it all back. You are not sensible, you are not sane, and your wheel is spinning out of control, but I suspect that the hamster is dead. Feel better now?
We'll get to all the different levels of crazy in a second, but first, let's let Chad explain for real why he's decided to be crazy again.
"We are 0-and-4. So therefore, I think my mouth needs to start running again, and get this [stuff] going, excuse me. Whether you like me or not, whether you like the stuff that I do or not, it ain't right. We 0-and-4, and I'm gonna get it stirred back up the way it used to be ... I told Mr. Brown, early today in practice, I'm lettin' the cat out the bag. He ignored me."
Alright, then, let's let loose.
Crazy Subject #1: Chad Johnson would still like to be a Dallas Cowboy:
"Let me tell you, I don't mean to be funny ... I'm not tried to be rude or [tick] anybody off, but if I was in Dallas, they would have to change all of our damn games to pay-per-view because you need to pay to see that [stuff] ... Because you can't just watch a show like that for free; 81 and 85? Come on, now. Please."
"Tell Jerry Jones I said hello, and give me a call some time."
"That's America's team. It's one of the greatest organizations ever. This week, to show my respect for Dallas and its owner, Jerry Jones, I'm going to score and I'm going to kiss the star. I'm telling you, I'm not being rude about anything, I'm going to kiss the star."
Crazy Subject #3 (and my personal favorite): He thinks the Bengals poor play as of late is attributable to the fact that no Bengal has committed any felonies lately.
"Think about this: You remember our '05 season right? Our '05 season we were unbelievable. Our '05 season is the year everybody went to jail and got arrested. That year everybody got in trouble. So maybe the bad was a good thing ... We have cleaned house and nobody is getting in trouble anymore, no DUIs, no arrests, now we're getting our [heineys] whopped. Maybe, I don't know, maybe I should go out, have a drink, get in trouble."
You know what? I'm all for it. To hell with it. I'm all for Chad going out and
getting arrested, and I'm all for him opening his mouth and spouting off any
nonsense that happens to run through his extremely active mind. I mean it.
He's right. The Bengals are winless, and desperation is not an inappropriate response. You might as well give crazy another chance to work. This time, unlike many, many occasions in the past, Chad Johnson's brand of crazy might serve an actual purpose.
They're still going to lose to the Cowboys by four touchdowns, of course, but it's worth a shot, right?
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