Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco and The 10 Craziest Team-Ups In Sports
They say you'll never know if something works until you try it.
That statement is accurate in many phases of life. Sports is one of those phases.
You don't know if you can throw a football effectively until you try it, you don't know if you can shoot a basketball effectively until you try it, you don't know if you can hit a baseball effectively until you try it, and you don't know if Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco can coexist effectively as a team until you try it.
But once you do try it and it works you end up surprising yourself.
Here's 10 team-ups that are surprising to say the least.
10. Amar'e Stoudemire and Mike D'Antoni
There's something strange about Amar'e Stoudemire and Mike D'Antoni teaming up again in New York, and it ain't that both of their names contain apostrophes.
Stoudemire and D'Antoni have quietly had a rivalry brewing since the day D'Antoni left Phoenix for the Knicks.
Amar'e has sounded off on Mike saying that he didn't care about his players or creating relationships with them, his coaching worsened Amar'e as a player because he never learned defense, and that his offensive system worsened Amar'e's shot selection.
But wouldn't you know it, just three years later they're re-united and it feels so good... or does it?
Mike and Amar'e claim they buried the hatchet over breakfast. But are we really supposed to believe that one conversation over some pancakes can heal all the wounds these two men have inflicted upon each other?
If things go down the pooper for the Knicks this season, the D'Antoni-Stoudemire situation could be fun to watch unfold.
9. Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella
When things aren't going right for Carlos Zambrano, staying as far away from him as possible is always a smart plan.
The guy would snap at the towel boy for handing him a towel with bad form if he were in a bad mood.
Zambrano has become known for having an EXTREMELY short fuse.
Perhaps the only person in all of sports with a shorter fuse is Lou Piniella.
I really don't think I need to bring his constant ejections to light.
Dealing with either of these guys in your clubhouse is no easy task. But dealing with them together?
I'm guessing there's not too much fun being had in the Cubs' clubhouse.
8. Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton
Arenas pulled a gun on Crittenton. I'm pretty sure that's an automatic bid onto this list.
7. Ozzie Guillen and A.J Pierzynski
Quite possibly the two most out-spoken and annoying people in all of sports.
A.J Pierzynski and Ozzie Guillen are one hell of a duo, but their greatest talent as a team is making people want to jump off a bridge.
When there's something to rant about within Major League Baseball these are usually the first two guys on the scene.
Dealing with them is bad enough, but the fact that they belong to the same clubhouse is murder.
I truly feel for the White Sox players. I can only imagine how some of the Pierzynski-Guillen confrontations go down.
"A.J why the (expletive) can't you educate the (expletive) Hispanic players on the dangers of (expletive) steroids while you're behind the plate. Don't you realize they don't (expletive) know better!"
6. Ron Artest and the Lakers
Am I the only one who's confused about how Ron Artest fit in with the Lakers?
It just didn't look right. Eleven of the most down to Earth players in the NBA... and Ron Artest.
I know Artest was a vital part of the Lakers' championship run, but he looked out of place for much of the year.
He may not have been the Ron Artest of the Indiana days, but he was Ron Artest nonetheless. And seeing him as a Laker was one strange sight.
5. Randy Moss and Tom Brady
It's easy to forget it these days but Randy Moss was once in fact every bit as much of a problem child as Terrell Owens.
He pulled the moon at Lambeau, didn't try hard, and complained. The Patriots fetched him for just a fifth-round pick.
His name has ceased to exist from the headlines without a gridiron nearby since he joined the Pats. But a Tiger never changes his stripes.
Randy Moss is still Randy Moss—Tom Brady's complete opposite.
I'm not sure how these guys make it work but they do, and that's all that matters.
4. Brett Favre and the Vikings
Some things don't require explanation.
3. Miami Thrice
Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh.
In the Olympics? OK.
In the All-Star game? Sure.
On the same team during the regular season? I don't think so.
It's just not meant to be. LeBron James, D-Wade, and Chris Bosh are not meant to be on the same team.
Too much star-power to coexist.
2. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez
Remember the good 'ol days when Derek Jeter vs. Alex Rodriguez wasn't an in-house debate?
A-Rod and Jeter were always fighting for the title of best shortstop in the game.
Rodriguez even told Esquire in a 2001 interview: "Jeter's been blessed with great talent around him... he's never had to lead."
And: "When you go to New York, you wanna stop Bernie [Williams] and [Paul] O'Neill. You never say, 'Don't let Derek beat you.' He's never your concern."
Little did we know they would become teammates.
Overall, what really makes these guys a strange pair is the fact that they're so different.
Jeter's the lovable, clutch, effort-giving, perfect player. While A-Rod is the over-paid, 'roided up, choke artist.
Well at least that's how the public views them.
And that is why these two have had so much trouble off the field. It's also why this tandem will never be able to come together as one.
1. T.O and C.O
No surprise here, it's clear that this is the craziest duo in all of sports.
Ochocinco and T.O's antics were entertaining enough on their own, god only knows how fun they'll be to watch together.
We could be in for what may be some of the greatest touchdown celebrations in league history.
However, it's no guarantee that this tandem will be able to score touchdowns. I'm sure you're all familiar with their attitude problems when things don't go right.
I can truly tell you I have no idea what's going to happen with these guys.
This could be an utter disaster or it could be maybe the greatest receiving duo in NFL history. The range for what could happen here is really incredible.
However, one thing I can guarantee is that anytime the Bengals play, you're gonna want to getcha popcorn ready.