In honor of what he calls "Spanish" History Month, Cincinnati Bengals wide receive Chad Johnson has officially changed his name to Chad Ocho Cinco. "Ocho Cinco" in honor of his number, 85. The NFL, however, won't let the brother put his new placa on the back of his game jersey until Ocho Cinco's Johnson's "financial obligation to Reebok" is resolved (Rebok being the company that sells jersey's with his old name on the back). The league, apparently, uncomfortable in coming between homeboy's desire to become part of la raza cosmica and his endorsement contracts. As for me I think it's a pretty badass name, perfectly fitting for a guy who once sent a "case of Pepto Bismol to an opposing team’s defensive back to cure them of the sickness he was planning on causing ." And even though the Bengals lost yesterday 17-10 to the Baltimore Ravens -- and Ocho Cinco had only a so so game -- the absurdity of seeing his new name in the context of a run-of-the-mill sports article is hilarious. From the article:
Chad Ocho Cinco, forced by the NFL to wear Chad Johnson on his jersey, was held to one catch for 22 yards. He praised the blitz-oriented defense deployed by Ryan.
"Two thumbs up to him and what they did today. It was unbelievable, and I told him after the game," Ocho Cinco said. "I don't know what they were playing. That's some playground defense."
I love it.