Re: Chad: I'm done celebrating TD's until the Bengals get back to .500
Is what Chad does any different than the hot dogging Pete Rose did? Pete ran to first on a walk to fire himself up and to give an example of playing hard at all times. He used to spike the ball on the turf as he passed by the pitching mound if he caught the final out of an inning. All of this was showboating and the rest of the league hated him--but the rest of the league also respected him because they knew he was a great player. And I suspect if he was a bad player, the showboating would have been noticed less, as it would with Chad.
And if these talented guys like to do such things and are instrumental in their team winning with their play, then I really do not get the complaining about a little hot dogging that has a minimum, if any negative impact on their team (I suppose someone who wants the spotlight is probably envious of Chad on the team), and may even at times light a fire under them.