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30 Aug 2008
Chad Johnson is dead. Long live Chad Javon Ocho Cinco! This man must never be allowed to retire.
Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 30 Aug 2008
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02 Sep 2008, 5:10am by
seriously, its funny to watch, but think about it, this is a real guy, not a caricature in a cartoon.
I seriously think he has a mental problem.
Our modern day Rabbit Maranville.
Chad Javon Ocho Cinco "Johnson" is the answer to the question: What would Andy Kaufman have been like as a world class athlete? The degree of his self-awareness is unknowable, his commitment to his art is unquestioned, his actions ultimately unpredictable, and to the sophisticates among us, he's always entertaining.
#3 wow. what he said.
My main concern is how it'll get alphabetized... under the O's presumably.
now if he'll just change his first name to Domanack...
We've replaced the Bengals #1 receiver with Tracy Jordan. Let's see if anyone notices.
this guy has problems. what will he do when he cant play football anymore? maybe become pro wrestler or crappy movie maker guy like Brian Bosworth or Ronnie lott or Fred Wllaimson.
If make it to 2009 seaon, Chad Ovcho Cinco going to eb shut down by Hall and Asomugha in Raiders vs Bengals game. Going to be called Chad Nada after game.
Exactly. It'll be a sad day when he retires.
2: And remember, Maranville was hired to MANAGE at one point. We can only hope...
So now he can wear "Ocho Cinco" on his jersey and the NFL cannot fine him! That rules.
I remember hearing someone on the four-letter network remark that Goodell should at least be happy Chad didn't change his last name to "Goodello Sucko."
As far as comparisons to other pro athletes after retirement go, I'd say his best comp is probably Dennis Rodman at this point.
Sometimes, wikipedia is just too good.
Boy, now I really want the Bengals to trade him ... to a team with a number one receiver who wears #85! I can't think of any team that applies, but it sure would be funny if they traded him and he couldn't wear #85 with his new team.
As soon as he retires, he can always change it back (if he wants). It's not like he won't be able to afford the fees.
Wait...can you have two non-hyphenated last names on the back of your jersey? Wouldn't his jersey just say"Cinco?"
I totally understand this. I've had a strange urge to change my name to Mooseburger the last couple of days.
It will probably say Ocho Cinco, not Cinco. Antwaan Randle El's jersey doesn't say "EL"
I have no words to describe the deep, abiding, massive man-crush I have on Chad Johnso . . . er, Chad Ocho Cinco right now. Hilarious.
I'm getting an Ocho Cinco jersey. Anyone else?
Boy, now I really want the Bengals to trade him â€¦ to a team with a number one receiver who wears #85! I canâ€™t think of any team that applies, but it sure would be funny if they traded him and he couldnâ€™t wear #85 with his new team.
You should understand, I'm not asking for Chad Ocho Cinco to be traded to the Chargers right now. I have tactical nuclear weapons, and I'm demanding it.
17, I immediately thought of the "Van's" - Van Dyke, Van Pelt, etc.
Although it would be funny if the NFL pressed the issue, and made him go back and change it to hyphenated.
whats funny is that ocho cinco doesn't even mean 85 five. It means 8, 5. but it does sound better than ochenta y cinco.
Please tell me Madden 09 is already updated?
The commitment to "85" means he is more vulnerable to the team's reassigning him to a different number, such as "13". Will that make him more docile on issues important to the team?
I see NFL.com has yet to update his player page. Hmmmm...
Tonight, ESPN had some ticker news about Chad Ocho Cinco, but called him Chad Johnson. I wonder when/how the media outlets will determine to officially recognize his name change.
I think all this is frickin hilarious. Go Ocho Cinco!
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