Lesson for 2010: Be Careful Making Promises

January 4th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Chad Ochocinco–crazy cocky, yet kinda lovable–properly hyped up an imminent Bengals victory in last night’s SNF matchup versus the Jets during a pre-game interview with Bob Costas. He also added a wager:

86'd from last night's game with an injury

From FNN:

“If Revis shuts me down I will change my name back to Johnson,” Ochocinco told NBC’s Bob Costas on the network’s pre-game show. “That’s how confident I am. It’s not going to happen.”

The Cincinnati wide receiver then slipped during pre-game warmup and hurt his knee. He limped off the field, returned to play a silent first half, then ultimately left the game due to injury. Ochocinco watched from the sidelines as his team accepted defeat, 37-0.

What can be learned from this massive blunder? Don’t make a promise you can’t keep in a worst-case scenario (Absolutely don’t forget to account for natural disasters and bad traffic!). At least not on television.

[Football News Now: Ochocinco Will Change Name If Shut Down By Jets' CB Revis]
[NY Post: Jets' Revis Shuts Down Ochocinco]

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2 Responses to “Lesson for 2010: Be Careful Making Promises”

  1. Cindy says:

    Shouldn’t it be Ochenta Cinco? I’m just saying…

  2. xandersaide says:

    ochenta Y cinco

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