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Imagine Gritty and Ochocinco galavanting all over the arena, causing chaos and leading chants. I need it yesterday.&nbsp;<\/p>\n<p>Johnson could even give the Fly Guys some celebration tips:<\/p>\n<iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/ZVUSpLsUTds\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen><\/iframe> \n<p>They're scoring more goals lately than any team in the league, and are bound to run out of cellies eventually.<\/p>\n<p>It seems that Johnson's Flyers \"fandom\" is a relatively new development.<\/p>\n<p>Back in early December, he tweeted twice in three days about how much he enjoys the team's sweaters:<\/p>\n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">The orange Philadelphia Flyers jersey is so raw \ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25<\/p>&mdash; Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/ochocinco\/status\/1202743048603459585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">December 6, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n <blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">Holy shit the Flyers black jersey is \ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25<\/p>&mdash; Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/ochocinco\/status\/1203397425097924608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">December 7, 2019<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n\n<p>It makes sense that Johnson would be a big fan of the black-and-orange color palette, considering his best days in the NFL came with the Bengals.<\/p>\n<p>To be fair, Ochocinco saw this blog and wanted to clarify: he's a Panthers fan, who just likes Claude Giroux:<\/p>\n<p><blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"><p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">I am Panthers fan that loves hockey and wanted a Giroux jersey \ud83c\udfd2 <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/r34UFkcf2i\">https:\/\/t.co\/r34UFkcf2i<\/a><\/p>&mdash; Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/ochocinco\/status\/1235743485292146688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">March 6, 2020<\/a><\/blockquote>\n<script async src=\"https:\/\/platform.twitter.com\/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"><\/script>\n\n<p>Sounds like he and Gritty would get along!<\/p>\n<p>But we've already made it clear: <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/philadelphia\/flyers\/dear-flyers-bandwagon-fans-welcome-aboard\">everyone is welcome aboard the bandwagon<\/a>. 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Flyers win 8th straight as Metro push gets crazier<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n<\/li>\n<li dir=\"ltr\">\n<p dir=\"ltr\" role=\"presentation\"><a href=\"https:\/\/www.nbcsports.com\/philadelphia\/flyers\/when-will-james-van-riemsdyk-return-finger-injury-flyers-answers-joel-farabee\">When will JVR return? Who steps up? 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The Flyers are suddenly one of the best teams in the NHL, just a month before the postseason begins, and Philadelphia is jumping on the bandwagon en masse.

It's such a big movement, even non-Philly fans are joining the fun: on Thursday night, former NFL wideout and generally famous person Chad Johnson — you know, Chad Ochocinco — officially, and profanely, hopped on the hype train:

Johnson at the Wells Fargo Center in mid-April for a home Flyers playoff game would be quite a scene indeed. Imagine Gritty and Ochocinco galavanting all over the arena, causing chaos and leading chants. I need it yesterday. 

Johnson could even give the Fly Guys some celebration tips:

They're scoring more goals lately than any team in the league, and are bound to run out of cellies eventually.

It seems that Johnson's Flyers "fandom" is a relatively new development.

Back in early December, he tweeted twice in three days about how much he enjoys the team's sweaters:

It makes sense that Johnson would be a big fan of the black-and-orange color palette, considering his best days in the NFL came with the Bengals.

To be fair, Ochocinco saw this blog and wanted to clarify: he's a Panthers fan, who just likes Claude Giroux:

 

Sounds like he and Gritty would get along!

But we've already made it clear: everyone is welcome aboard the bandwagon. So get on, Ochocinco, and let's go dancing.

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

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