Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chad has taken his antics to a new level

Well, I'm just going to jump right into this because I just stumbled upon a fantastic story. So we all remember Chad Johnson's stunt last season when he decided to have the name on the back of his jersey changed from "Johnson" to "Ocho Cinco". It wasn't met with laughter by the powers that be in the NFL, and Chad was fined a significant amount of money, something like $5,000, I think.

The other night on Monday Night Football, Chad let it be known that he had some plans for the upcoming season. I, like many, thought that meant another ridiculous touchdown celebration. The first idea that popped into my head was him transforming into a matador once he scores a touchdown, somehow getting hold of cape (maybe have a ball boy on the sideline holding it), and finally have one of his offensive linemen pretend to be a bull. That would definitely be 15-yard penalty and fine worthy, which is what I thought Chad was going for.

Apparently, I was completely off base. Chad's actual idea is soooo much cooler:

Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson was fined $5,000 for wearing “Ocho Cinco” on the back of his jersey before a game in 2006. To avoid getting fined, Johnson hasn’t done it since then. But Johnson now has a plan for how he can get away with having “Ocho Cinco” spelled out over the “85″ on his back.

We’ve learned that Johnson has taken the first steps in the state of Florida toward legally changing his last name to Ocho Cinco. If Johnson follows through on this, his actual, legal name will be Chad Ocho Cinco, and the NFL would then (we assume) allow him to put his new last name on the back of his jersey.

Are you serious??? If he pulls this off, it will be the stuff of legend. Chad Ocho Cinco would join the ranks amongst the great names in all of sports. I'm talking the best of the best like World B. Free and Fat Lever (both of whom were basketball semi-stars from the 80s).

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