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Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:27 pm
 
By Josh Katzowitz
The player formerly known as Chad Johnson will be Chad Johnson yet again. (US Presswire)
Chad Ochocinco will become Chad Johnson once again. The reason, part I: a woman. The reason, part II: sound financial advice.

As Ochocinco reported on OCNN Twitter (via Yahoo Sports), Ochocinco will transform himself into Chad Johnson again by July 4, so, as TMZ reports, his fiancé Evelyn Lozada* won’t have a made up last name.

He changed his name before the 2008 season, and with his newest surname, his production dramatcially declined from when Chad Johnson was in his prime (particularly in 2010 when Terrell Owens was the top Bengals receiver and 2011 when Ochocinco was barely an afterthought with the Patriots).

*At the Indianapolis airport on Monday afternoon, CBSSports.com colleague and reality TV show junkie Pete Prisco pointed her out to me as we were going through the security line. I wish I could have asked her about this topic.

Eye on Baseball’s C. Trent Rosecrans makes an interesting point on the timing of the name change (if Ochocinco actually goes through with it). Although many of us in the Cincinnati market figured he would change his name back to Johnson after he retired, he might be making the move now because the league is switching from Reebok to Nike as the NFL’s official uniform provider.

With that move, the players won’t have to buy the entire backstock of their jerseys for changing their numbers and names, like they would have if Reebok still supplied the uniforms. Thus, it makes more financial sense for Ochocinco/Johnson to change his name this year, when every player hypothetically could switch numbers and names for free, than it would at any other time he is playing.  

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Comments

Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Note the keyword "some"
Noted........thanks for the note!  And again, I still think Ocho or whatever he wants to call himself can be a big physical target for a team that needs one IE, Niners........



Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:05 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Good!!!!! Now that he has matured a bit, he can get to camp early and get on the same page as the rest of the receivers. He can be a huge asset to the Patriots next year and possibly the year after, is still under contract, and isn't trying to be the center of attention. With such a limited amount of playing time last season, if he gets equal looks to maybe what Deion Branch received it would be enough to probably motivate him and make him feel like a large part of the team. I think Johnson, Branch , Welker, Hernandez, Gronk, and maybe someone like Brandon Lloyd could be a good group of guys. Branch's contract could be up and an experienced FA would be great like Garcon, Lloyd, or VJax, but CJ would be a tough guy to defend if he truly learns the Pats offensive scheme, and they add a true #1.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:36 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Perhaps he's new last name should be "Washed-Up", then again the lady will not approve that either.



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:26 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Oh, my bad. Completely forgot that the article was about Chad. Once again, doesn't take much for this guy to be an after-thought.



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Well, Knowing this now means that Adrain Peterson will be able to get his wish by changing numbers. How stupid is that...change numbers, by your stock. Ya ok!!!



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:02 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Maybe....NYC>>Cincinnati though. This is not even close, exciting is always>>boring. This is the same reason the Giants and Jets still have a "NY" on their helmet. No one wants to buy a "NJ" emblem! Its sexy Cincinnati is boring as hell, been there, keep sharp objects away!
Thank you for your personal opinion I'm sure most people will use it. Very valuable information most people from Cincinnati will keep in mind.

I'll take boring in a huge 2000 sq ft condo for half the price of a 500 sq ft apartment in a crap neighborhood. Keep living the dream!



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Because if you spell it wrong, the simpletons that troll the CBS boards won't have a clue what you're talking about. Some people are so easily lost
If I live in Cincinnati how can that be trolling. Plain and simple if you are going to bash someone else's city spell it right. Period! Regardless if everyone knows who they are talking about! Coming from a Chicago fan though I'll take that as a compliment.  


  



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Exciting always? Hmm, when I was there last the streets were filled with trash stacked high on the streets. I asked a local why there was so much trash and they said something about a labor disbute over money, thats exciting. Down one alley they had a ton of horses for some reason and the smell was just awesome! I met about five people who actually spoke english..another wonderful feeling. I held the door for a couple people behind me and not a single thank you...yea your right...NYC is such a wonderful place to live. It's not always about night clubs and celebs.



Since: Jun 16, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

He'll be lucky to even have a jersey next year.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:57 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Chad Muchosucko


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