Chad Johnson shows off his golf skills
The Bengals had just won big over their division rivals, Baltimore, and Chad Ochocinco was a big reason why. A big play saw Ochocinco get free from the defense to score a 54-yard touchdown that ended up being the biggest highlight of the game, not necessarily because of the play itself, but because of the celebration that ensued.
Alone in the endzone, Chad Ochocinco set the football down and picked up the pylon. Lining up his shot, he proceeded to use the pylon as a golf club and putt the football several yards. To complete the celebration, he made sure to include an iconic fist pump once the ball stopped rolling. While the direction and power of the putt may have been questionable, the celebration from his teammates makes it clear it was a success.
This celebration broke many NFL rules around celebrations but was an instant winner for fans. The whimsical manner in which he brought in a completely different sport was fun to watch. It was also simple enough that everyone knew exactly what he was parodying. Both are important elements in a memorable touchdown celebration and Ochocinco executed them perfectly. This is why Chad Ochocinco’s putt-putt celebration is almost instantly brought up when discussing the greatest celebrations in history.