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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, 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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Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:53 am

average talent EXPOSED

Who showed actual productivity with a new team this past season: the once great WR or the once great QB?  If the once great WR's new bride can get her man tofocus on the concept of TEAM, then I'd say he's got a chance at reviving a spiraling future. If he's willing to take less $$ for a chance at another SuperBowl, I wouldn't mind seeing him try on a Niner's jersey....

Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:26 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

The best thing that happened to Chad besides his future wife is the fact that he matured as a person and was humbled while playing for the Patriots. He is a new man and he will be a BEAST what ever team he plays for. Alot of people hate him but he has never gotten in trouble off the field and what most people dont know is that when he played for Cincy, he bought all the remanding tickets so the fans wouldnt experience a black out on the games. Propaganda is all it is. He is cocky but a good person too. He is just having fun.

Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:52 am

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!

Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:51 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Chad to the Jets..perfect...Sunday Afternoon Live for 6-10 Jets and their 0-16 fansLaughing

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:50 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

What a suprise, another "New Yorker" bashing a city that's not named New York. I have to ask, what makes New York so much better than any other city? 8 million people? I go to New York for work all the time and yes it's a large city but to call out the city of Cincinnati and the people who live in it is kinda crude. I'm sure others on this board could come up with many stero types or opinions on New York but some people have respect.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:21 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Being as I've lived in New York briefly and know how funny some of those people are....Rule #1 to bashing another persons city. You should go to google and learn to spell it right!!
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.

Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:19 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

"COME ON MAN"!!!!!

Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:18 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

At least he won't have to worry about Reebok coming after him for unsold Ochocinco jersey one is buying them anyway!

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:45 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Dear Mr. Ochocinco/Johnson:

Please go away. 


football fans everywhere

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:44 am

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

I'm a New Yorker & I'm funny but I haven't bashed anyone!
Note the keyword "some"
Note the MORON a few comments down, bearcats80, that just makes you scratch your head in wonder!

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