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Just Like Gus, Chad Ochocinco Is A Field Goal-Kicking Ass


For those of you too young to know, movies with animals participating in human sports did not begin in the nineties with atrocious films like Air Bud and MVP: Most Valuable Primate. Nope, in the late seventies, movie studios could attract major talent to star in ill-conceived films. For instance, Disney managed to bring in acting legends Don Knotts (he played Mr. Firley on Three’s Company!), Ed Asner and Tim Conway for Gus, which was about a field goal-kicking mule. Knotts played Coach Venner, head coach of the inept California Atoms, who bring in the ass to be the team’s kicker. Of course, hilarity ensues.

Which brings me to Chad Ochocinco. With regular kicker Shawn Graham sidelined with a groin injury, kicked the game-winning extra point in the Bengals’ 6-3 meaningless preseason victory over the Patriots. Via The Huddle:

“‘Esteban’ Ochocinco is back,” Ochocinco (whose day job is as a receiver) told reporters. “The most interesting footballer in the world. Everyone has to remember, I’ve always said that soccer is my No. 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now.”

I’m sure he would be proud, Chad – if he had any idea who in the hell you were.

If you ask me, I think Gus had better form than Chad. And much better-looking, too.

Ochocinco the placekicker vows more shenanigans in 2009 [The Huddle]