I tried to watch some of the Ravens-Bengals game tonight, even though I knew it would be hard. Whenever the Ravens are on ESPN, one has to be prepared for the incredible overdose of "Killer" Ray Lewis nonsense. That's bad enough, but when combined with the NFL's newest favorite son, Bengals' WR Chad Johnson, it becomes almost unbearable to turn the sound on. In very limited amounts of viewing, I heard the following: -Chad Johnson given many, many minutes of "miked" comments that are supposed to be "entertaining." -Tony Kornheiser and co. going absolutely bonkers over Johnson's promise to put on the "greatest" TD celebration ever, if he scored. Yeah, that was a tough one to predict. -The actual Johnson TD itself, which was vintage fixed NFL. Shocker that the one player the announcers were fixating on, even to the exclusion of their long-time love interest "Killer" Ray Lewis, made good on his promise to score a TD in the game. Then, lo and behold, someone on the sidelines provides him with a prop, a gold jacket that says "future HOFer." Really, how can anyone doubt my fervent belief that this stuff is completely fixed? Could you have anything more pro wrassling-like than that? This idiot Chad Johnson is even more obnoxious than his cousin Keyshawn. From the absurd nickname "Ocho Cinco," that the white jock-sniffers in the media dutifully repeat ad nauseum, to his less than stellar production on the field (he has only had one season with double- digit TDs in his career), he is really hard to take. The NFL Network has literally adopted him as its mascot. They pay more attention to this overhyped moron than the best players in the game, even the legitimate black superstars like Ladanian Tomlinson and Marvin Harrison. As bad as Terrell Owens is, at least he did produce some monster numbers on the field. "Ocho Cinco" doesn't produce monster numbers, but the lame, wannabe comedians at ESPN seem to have convinced all the drunk white fans that he has. How can the true superstar of the Bengals, Carson Palmer, tolerate this lunacy? It's insane that his overhyped clownish WR (who often is not even the best receiver on his team, as he doesn't produce all that much more than T.J. Houshemenzadah does) is the spokesperson for the team, while the QB who makes the team run is practically ignored by the Bermans, Greenbergs, Kornheisers, etc. I agree with Shogun- this "product" has become so ghettoized and pro-wrassled-up that it is almost unwatchable. The penalties, the turnovers, the theatrical antics and overreaction to every first down or tackle is absurd. I would guarantee that I could field an all-white team of NFL rejects that would cruise through the rest of the Caste league undefeated, if someone gave me a chance. The only stipulation would be that the rules would have to enforced fairly, and of course the script writers would not be involved. Anyhow, this game was about as bad as it gets; two of the blackest teams, with so many thugs with long arrest records, and yet the constant reminder from the announcers that it is all somehow "special" and "great." Okay, end of rant.