Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ocho Cinco is no Terry Hogan

I know we might be a little late to this party but it is worth mentioning that Cincinatti Bengals wideout Chad Johnson has legally changed his name to Chad Ocho Cinco. For those who missed Spanish numbers day in grammar school it stands for 85, his jersey number. It has been a tumultous off-season for Chad before this as he was having conflicts with team brass over his contract and also postponed a much needed ankle surgery. Personally I don't understand the name change. Unless you were given an awful name as a child, why not just keep it as it is. Two men who are of course absolved in my eyes are Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan who eventually went to Terry Hogan, and the Ultimate Warrior aka Jim Hellwig who went to Jim Warrior. For reasons God only knows - his amazing clip from youtube where Jim Warrior addresses a crowd on c-span is no longer available. In honor of bringing up these two legends can we get a little flash back to 1990, Toronto Skydome. You know where this is going... Wrestlemania Six. Enjoy.

My final thoughts on this is it would be so interesting to see Chad Johnson traded to a place where the number 85 is retired, such as the Detroit Lions - props to Chuck Hughes, or the St. Louis Rams - hello Jack Youngblood.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Awesome clip. Good ole' Skydome. Remember the classic battle between DiBiase & Sherri vs. Dusty & Sapphire?