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Chad Johnson #1/15

Last week, I picked up this Chad Johnson dual jersey complete with bengal stripe numbered outta 15 on Ebay. When I purchased it, Chad was a Bengal. Now that it has arrived, Chad is a Patriot. I mentioned when I first started this blog that a big part of the very little football collecting I do is Chad Johnson. (Can we get a count on how many times I’ve said Chad in the first paragraph?) Along with Lebron “taking his talents to South Beach”, I have lost my favorite player on two of my favorite sports teams.

In a collector’s state of mind, this isn’t that big of a problem. I will continue to collect cards of Chad in a Bengals uniform.

But in a sports fan’s state of mind, it sucks seeing one of the last positive thing about the Bengals organization with another team. Putting my Bengals fandom out of the picture, (which is dwindling the way it is) it is nice to see him on a team that is actually a contender. He’s more passionate about the game than a whole lot of the players on the Bengals roster combined, and I hope he’s successful in New England. He deserves some success after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Bungles.

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  1. August 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    As a former season ticket holder (since moved to NJ, couldn’t keep ’em) – I agree. I loved Chad, because he was A) very good, and B) kept the Bungles somewhat relevant even when they were awful.

    • August 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      Everyone always talked about how Chad was such a media whore, which he was.. But that was the only thing that kept the Bengals in the news. Chad guarantees two touchdowns in Atlanta? They talk about it on Sportscenter. Chad says he has a big touchdown celebration in store for us, it makes headlines.. Without him, I think there is going to be much less of that.

      His presence was one of the very few things that made them enjoyable to watch, and now that it’s gone.. It’ll be difficult to keep up with the games anymore.

  2. August 2, 2011 at 9:33 am

    A very sad year for the Bengals. With the retirement of Carson Palmer and the departure of Chad Johnson, the only offense for the team is Cedric Benson. Not sure I can stay a Bungles fan any longer. Might have to jump ship and join the Browns bandwagon.

    • August 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      I think I’ll continue to root for the Bengals, just not as heavily as I used to. I think I’m going to lean more towards being a fan of the league in general. Follow the big games, breakout players & such. I think big college football games with two teams that I have no alliance to can be even more enjoyably to watch than Ohio State games because I’m not so biased about the calls, the plays, and can just enjoy the game for what it is.

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