18 Nov 2004
In what has become almost a weekly occurrence, another opposing player has given the Steelers bulletin board material and sent the opposing coach into damage control. This time it's WR Chad Johnson and he's asked every fan to bring a dollar to the Bengals-Steelers game this week to help cover the fine that will inevitably follow his planned touchdown celebration. When Marvin Lewis was informed of Johnsons' comments he sat silent for a few seconds before answering: "It's not a wise thing," Lewis finally said, with annoyance in his eyes. "It's not his fine that's as significant as if we get a penalty."
As a fan, this is pretty funny; if you're the Bengals and fighting to get back to .500, it's the last thing you need. But hey, at least Johnson didn't threaten to take anyone's head off.
3 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2011, 8:42am by rosewillson
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.