It’s been an epic year for Really Chill Individuals (RCI’s) from all walks of life. Some faltered, others thrived, but only one chilled the hardest.
Mr. Ochocinco impressed us for a number of reasons, but certain characteristics stood out:
1. His name
Chad is so brash, he actually changed his legal name from “Johnson” to “Ochocinco,” even though that doesn’t even mean “85″ in Spanish. In the process, he has forced announcers to repeat the name “Ochocinco” during live broadcasts, and compelled the NFL to print this ridiculous, hybrid number on the back of thousands of jerseys.
2. He Raced a Horse… AND WON
Better angle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kspi6Fuy64M
3. Signature touchdown…and non-touchdown celebrations
Need we say more? He’s bribed a ref, donned a sombrero, grabbed a camera, all while accumulating ridiculous fines (over 60K in one year) in the process. Oh yeah, he doesn’t give a crap.
Chad’s also not afraid to wear his emotions on his sleeve, as we saw during the the Chris Henry game, in which his TD sent chills down every sports fan’s spine.
4. “Child Please”
Ocho created a catch-phrase that instantly became part of everyone’s vernacular. According to Chad, the definition of this seemingly absurd statement is, in fact, rather simple: “F*ck You”
5. Dedication to a rigid McDonald’s diet
Chad admitted to eating the most unhealthy fast food imaginably and yet because he burns 10,000 calories a day, he remains one of the most athletic wide receivers in the NFL.
Oh yeah and did we mention he also played two really chill positions in a single game (Wide Receiver and Kicker)?
Happy New Year everyone and here’s to hoping we can all be as Chill as Ochocinco during 2010!