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T.O., Ochocinco Compete for Attention, On and Off the Football Field
August 22, 2010  | By Alan Pergament
 
Terrell_Owens.jpgTony Siragusa, TV critic.

The Fox analyst turned into one Friday night during a sideline interview with Cincinnati Bengal receivers and new best friends Terrell Owens (shown here) and Chad Ochocinco during the Bengals' 22-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

At one point in the endlessly silly and entertaining interview, Siragusa appeared to turn to Ochocinco to praise his VH1 reality series, Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.

I'm not sure what was sillier -- Siragusa praising the dating series, or wasting so much time with the attention-needy players while the game was being decided.

Check that. It was a preseason game, so ex-Bill Owens and Ochocinco were definitely the better entertainment choice.

Siragusa's apparent praise of Ochocinco's series had to sting Owens a little, since his reality series, The T.O. Show, also runs on VH1, and these guys are in competition for everything -- catches, TV ratings, screen time, headlines, and any attention.

But if T.O. was upset, it was never visible. He seemed on a mission to filibuster during the interview, hogging camera time and even putting in a pitch to do some toothpaste commercials while he flashed his beautiful white teeth.

In short, T.O. looked happier Friday night than he did all last season playing for the Bills without a decent line or quarterback.

Oh, by the way, T.O. caught three passes for 67 yards in the game, which would have been a good day's haul for any Bills receiver last season.

 
 
 
 
 
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