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.