Chad Ochocinco needs his own television show, but not just a television show that documents his life, which I’m sure is hilarious. He needs a cheesy, cheap, trashy VH1 show (only it won’t be cheesy, cheap, and trashy). At the very least, he deserves a documentary film chronicling his thought process when it comes to planning a touchdown celebration.
Love him or hate him, Ochocinco has gone far beyond the typical end zone dance and has rather opted for interesting, innovative, and original celebrations that not only land on SportsCenter highlights, but also land him in deep you-know-what with the league. His latest stunt involved putting on a sombrero and a creepy, strange, albeit quite practical snuggie on the sidelines, which cost him a mind-blowing $20,000 from the commish. But knowing Chad’s previous history, you know damn well he was completely aware he was going to receive the fine. In fact, in a tweet to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ochocinco even said “what I’ve planned for today will get me fined when I score but it’s so worth it.” I mean, seriously, $30,000 ain’t no pocket change, but he’s so intent on entertaining the crowd, he’s willing to shell it out.
Now think about it, how intriguing would it be to see how this guy plans out these celebrations? Does he have a checklist? Is there a closet full of props that he chooses from? Is there a manual on “How to Create the Most Ridiculous Touchdown Celebrations?” Who, in their right mind, would ever think “So today, I’m going to whip out a sombrero and a snuggie after I score”? Apparently, Ochocinco does. This is the same guy who did the Riverdance, gave CPR to the football, and did the Lambeau Leap (at Lambeau Field) into a sea of Bengals fans, who he bought the tickets for. The show would be pure entertainment at it’s finest, because that’s what Ocho is — pure entertainment.
Of course, to keep the element of surprise in tact, the series will have to be shown after the season (or after each week). However, just being able to see how his mind works and what’s he’s thinking before each week would be comedy. I’m sure Commissioner Goddell wouldn’t be tuning in every week, but even he would find the comedic nature of it.
However, I’m sure if you asked Ochocinco’s what he’d think of his show, he’d brazenly say, “CHILD PLEASE!!! I AM COMEDY!”
The other night on Twitter, I stumbled upon an interesting conversation between Chad OchoCinco and Larry Fitzgerald. Basically, OchoCinco, one of the most followed athletes on Twitter, was politely asked by Fitzgerald for a little shout out to help get his own follow count up.
Fitz: @OGOchoCinco hey mr-i have a quarter million followers, can i get a shout out every now & than from u 2 get my following up geeez? Lol
Prior to last night, Fitzgerald had a humble 91,000+. *Note: Fitz’s tweet might be a little unclear. He’s not saying that he has a quarter million followers; he’s calling OchoCinco Mr. “I Have a Quarter Million Followers.”
OchoCinco replied with…and get ready for it:
OC: all my followers follow the best reciever in the game, my homeboy @Lfitzgerald11
I know, right? He was later @replied with a bunch of his followers saying “Whoa! OchoCinco actually said someone was better than him!” to which the outspoken player then tweeted back:
OC: Yeah Larry Fitzgerald is better than me, he’s done something I’ve yet to accomplish! He took his team to the playoffs and super bowl!!!!!
And the lovefest continued…
Fitz: Thanks @OGOchoCinco i dont know about the best man,im just tryin 2 keep gettin better.but ill take the extra followers.mcdonalds on me lol!
OC: @Lfitzgerald11 bruh you know how greatness is measured in this league, numbers, wins and rings, I only got one of the three and that’s #’s
Fitz: @OGOchoCinco thanks man thats a big statement from some1 wit as much talent as u have
I got a kick out of following this conversation, not only because it’s fascinating to read the rapport between players, but also because of the responses from their followers including tweets like “Fitzgerald and OchoCinco got a Bromance,” “Are you guys going to kiss now?” and “You guys need to get a room.”
All in all, Fitzgerald’s attempts to get his count up worked. He now has over 98,000 followers.
Oh, the wonders of Twitter…