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:
The orange Philadelphia Flyers jersey is so raw 🔥🔥🔥— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 6, 2019
Holy shit the Flyers black jersey is 🔥🔥🔥— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 7, 2019
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:
I am Panthers fan that loves hockey and wanted a Giroux jersey 🏒 https://t.co/r34UFkcf2i— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 6, 2020
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.
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