I was at a friend’s birthday party several years ago when she decided that she was tired of karaoke and wanted to go to another bar to ride a mechanical bull. Did I mention she’s from Texas? We got to the bar, loaded up on Lone Stars and whiskey and started messing with the bull. I demurred for a while but eventually the bourbon started talking and I agreed to have a go. The minute I mounted the bull, my friend started yelling, “Black man on a bull!” and off I flew. I may have lost my dignity but at least I didn’t lose the tip of my finger like another friend on the same bull earlier this year.
Now imagine a whole crowd yelling “Black man on a bull”. You won’t have to wonder what that’s like for much longer. Chad Ochocinco is going to ride a bull. PBR COO Sean Gleason challenged the Bengals receiver to mount up at the LucasOil Invitational in Duluth, MN later this month. He’ll get $10,000 just for getting on the bull and a Ford F-150 if he stays on for eight seconds.
Gleason says Ochocinco is “a gifted athlete, but bull riding is a much different sport and climbing on the back of a bull in the chutes takes a little more than Twitter confidence, let alone calling for the gate (to open).”
Ochocinco = Twitter gangsta. Gleason has a point. He still has a standing challenge to take on the Ravens’ Tom Zbikowski in the boxing ring but he wisely shut up about that.
Marvin Lewis is gonna love hearing about his number one receiver riding a bull. Unfortunately for him, he can’t tell Ochocinco not to do it. I think we all know how this is going to end. The only way it can for a Cincinnati Bengal. Pray for Mojo.