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(Yahoo)   Chad Ochocinco invites grieving widow to his July 4 wedding   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 61
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2012-07-04 08:09:37 AM  
For a guy who gets killed in the media, he does a lot of feel good things.


well played 85
 
2012-07-04 08:12:58 AM  
For anyone who ever wondered why he is beloved for his antics, whereas guys like T.O. and Randy Moss are and were reviled for theirs.
 
2012-07-04 10:05:53 AM  
Props, Chad. Well done.
 
2012-07-04 10:06:00 AM  
Wow. Good on you Chad.
 
2012-07-04 10:13:51 AM  
I really, really wanted him to be good with the Pats.

Guy is a class act.
 
2012-07-04 10:20:43 AM  
I missed it 2 summers ago when he came to an Indianapolis jazz club and bought everybody steak dinners. I even saw the invite on twitter, but didn't skip out on work in the middle of the afternoon to drive there. He seems like a great guy.
 
2012-07-04 10:30:20 AM  
I can't hate Ocho. Sure, he can be an idiot sometimes but he means well.
 
2012-07-04 10:32:19 AM  
Wow. Very cool stuff.

fatalvenom: I really, really wanted him to be good with the Pats.

Guy is a class act.


This. I was really pulling for him there, too.
 
2012-07-04 10:34:46 AM  
I was totally against Ocho Cinco until I started reading his twitter and I got an understanding of how he works.

On the flip side, I thought Alyssa Milano was totally hot until I started reading her twitter and now I can't stand her.
 
2012-07-04 10:42:31 AM  

Ima10urin8: For a guy who gets killed in the media, he does a lot of feel good things.


If you look at the things he gets killed for, they're ultimately harmless. He's a really good guy, just in a loud and class-clownish sort of way.

This is going above and beyond though. Even for him.
 
Slu
2012-07-04 10:53:23 AM  
I wish he would just go away. I am sick of hearing about that clown.
 
2012-07-04 11:00:47 AM  

MattyFridays: I was totally against Ocho Cinco until I started reading his twitter and I got an understanding of how he works.


The best description of Ocho I've read is: "He's a fundamentally *good* person, who does everything he can to convince the world he's not."

(Though I feel like I hear of his good person twitter antics fairly frequently.)
 
2012-07-04 11:10:40 AM  
What a great thing to do. He seems to do things like this a LOT.
 
2012-07-04 11:16:45 AM  
I'm sorry, how did a sappy headline get approved without the requisite, "it must be dusty in here" quip? Change scares me.
 
2012-07-04 11:17:27 AM  
So, where is the wedding?

Hope there is a follow up in a few days.
 
2012-07-04 11:32:16 AM  

Ima10urin8: For a guy who gets killed in the media, he does a lot of feel good things.


well played 85


I think it was Wilbon that said Ocho works very hard at making everybody think he's a clown to hide the fact he's anything but.
 
2012-07-04 11:38:52 AM  
Bears repeating: Ochocinco is a guy who understands that the NFL is entertainment. Therefore, he acts as such. Sure, he gets fined for silly antics, but a lot of his time/money is spent with fans.

I think he's a farking riot.
 
2012-07-04 11:41:11 AM  

buwolverine: Ima10urin8: For a guy who gets killed in the media, he does a lot of feel good things.


well played 85

I think it was Wilbon that said Ocho works very hard at making everybody think he's a clown to hide the fact he's anything but.


Most likely a defense mechanism. Guys who are very giving like him can get taken advantage of so if the media hypes him as a jackass he's more likely to get left alone to do his thing.
 
2012-07-04 12:00:38 PM  

Billy Crystal Meth Lab: Bears repeating: Ochocinco is a guy who understands that the NFL is entertainment. Therefore, he acts as such. Sure, he gets fined for silly antics, but a lot of his time/money is spent with fans.

I think he's a farking riot.


At one point wasn't he making matching charity donations for every fine he recieved? Eight Five is one of the good guys.
 
2012-07-04 12:04:26 PM  
I used to think Chad was a douche but I was completely wrong. Guy is awesome.
 
2012-07-04 12:07:42 PM  
I never understood how some folks grouped Ochocinco with guys like Moss and Owens. Ochocinco has been nothing but a great team mate, model citizen and good guy. I don't think he's ever thrown anyone under the bus, and I don't recall any type of crime or drug issue.

But he did change his name and pretend to play golf with a goal line marker, so I guess he is a pretty bad dude.
 
2012-07-04 12:09:11 PM  

Slu: I wish he would just go away. I am sick of hearing about that clown.


It's like you're not even trying.
0/10
 
2012-07-04 12:11:21 PM  
He also bought out tickets to Bengal games to avoid media blackouts, invites fans to dinners, invites fans to movies, takes opposing teams fans on shopping sprees and paid to have fans be in the end zone on away games.

NFL needs more guys like him.
 
2012-07-04 12:17:23 PM  

PoochUMD: He also bought out tickets to Bengal games to avoid media blackouts, invites fans to dinners, invites fans to movies, takes opposing teams fans on shopping sprees and paid to have fans be in the end zone on away games.

NFL needs more guys like him.


Brandon Phillips is the same way when it comes to the fans.

Brandon Phillips shocks Twitter follower by showing up at his game
 
2012-07-04 12:27:01 PM  
I loved it when he offered to fly Jets fan "Fireman Ed" down to the Cincy playoff game a few years ago.

Ed refused saying basically that he wouldn't go there on a rival player's dime. The Jets missed a golden PR opportunity by not offering to then pay for Ed to go down.

LINK
 
2012-07-04 12:44:51 PM  
The NFL needs more dude's like him.
 
2012-07-04 12:45:28 PM  
Dudes. Dammit.
 
2012-07-04 12:51:33 PM  

Slu: I wish he would just go away. I am sick of hearing about that clown.


We wish you would just go away. We're sick of hearing from you, assclown.

GTFO
 
2012-07-04 01:03:21 PM  

DBart81: I never understood how some folks grouped Ochocinco with guys like Moss and Owens. Ochocinco has been nothing but a great team mate, model citizen and good guy. I don't think he's ever thrown anyone under the bus, and I don't recall any type of crime or drug issue.


I feel the same way - my boyfriend acts like he is the antichrist. His seems like a very decent guy and his twitter feed is fun to follow. He does stuff for his fans and charity often and loves his Grandma so he is always going to be a cool guy as far as I am concerned.

The world needs more 85s...
 
2012-07-04 01:12:27 PM  
I love Ocho! I've always been a fan but following his Twitter just solidified that for me. And this one made me cry--no dust required.
 
2012-07-04 01:22:52 PM  

fatalvenom: I really, really wanted him to be good with the Pats.

Guy is a class act.

 
2012-07-04 01:23:25 PM  
As someone who lives in the Bengals broadcast area I used to get tired/fed up with what I took to be Chad's "look at me" AWish antics. Over the years though that impression has changed & I've come to realize just what a good guy he really is. He's figured out the fundamental fact that, in the end, football is just entertainment. He's also discovered that he gets paid a great deal of money for what he does & that he can, without really impacting his standard of living, really make a lot of people happy (even if only for a little bit). That he can do all that while having fun is a huge bonus. He is one of the good guys.

His antics may take some getting used to but I hope that the Miami fans treat him right. The NFL (& the world) really need more people like him.
 
2012-07-04 01:27:34 PM  
Tears here, no dust required as well.

Good on Chad.
 
2012-07-04 01:30:41 PM  
I've always liked him due to his shenanigans & being generally entertaining. This just reinforces all that liking with good stuff like being super-nice to people he doesn't really have to be nice to.
 
2012-07-04 01:36:11 PM  
He's a good dude. May not have liked his flamboyance on the field that much, but there's no doubt he's a good guy.
 
2012-07-04 01:37:11 PM  
I never understood how people grouped him with Moss and Owens as those two were much better players.

I used to enjoy Ochocinco for his antics on the field, but all this niceguy stuff over the years has proven he is a real loser. His riverdance was really good though.

I hope Beiber plays the Super Bowl this year.
 
Slu
2012-07-04 02:36:00 PM  

Elephantman: Slu: I wish he would just go away. I am sick of hearing about that clown.

It's like you're not even trying.
0/10


I am not trying. I don't have a problem with the guy I just think he gets a ludicrous amount of media coverage and it annoys me.
 
Slu
2012-07-04 02:38:34 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: Slu: I wish he would just go away. I am sick of hearing about that clown.

We wish you would just go away. We're sick of hearing from you, assclown.

GTFO


Now, now. I wouldn't call that witty. I am sure you can do better than that, sport.
 
2012-07-04 02:44:06 PM  
I'd really like to see him have a few more pretty good seasons, so he might have an outside shot at the Hall of Fame someday.

He's not nearly as far away from that being a reality as some might think.
 
2012-07-04 02:46:19 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: I'd really like to see him have a few more pretty good seasons, so he might have an outside shot at the Hall of Fame someday.

He's not nearly as far away from that being a reality as some might think.


Doesn't have have every significant receiving record for the Bengals?
 
2012-07-04 03:21:36 PM  

Slu: Elephantman: Slu: I wish he would just go away. I am sick of hearing about that clown.

It's like you're not even trying.
0/10

I am not trying. I don't have a problem with the guy I just think he gets a ludicrous amount of media coverage and it annoys me.


Yeah. Why would a pro football player get so much media attention? Just boggles the farking mind, huh?

/farking idiot
 
2012-07-04 04:02:39 PM  

Slu: I am not trying. I don't have a problem with the guy I just think he gets a ludicrous amount of media coverage and it annoys me.


You get annoyed far too easily
 
2012-07-04 04:35:12 PM  
Like a lot of others, I thought he was a jerk, until I started following his twitterfeed. He plays random followers on XBox / PS3, I pokes fun at himself and his clownish ways and he talks up the good guys.

I wish him well for his wedding and think was a classy thing to do.
 
2012-07-04 04:39:58 PM  

fatalvenom: I really, really wanted him to be good with the Pats.

Guy is a class act.


Funny thing about that.

On the last play of the Super Bowl - you know, a Hail Mary? Ocho was one of the tallest, fastest receivers the pats had (another tall WR being Tiquan Underwood) and the Hoody had Ocho on the bench and cut Tiquan THE NIGHT BEFORE.
 
2012-07-04 05:24:54 PM  

DBart81: I never understood how some folks grouped Ochocinco with guys like Moss and Owens. Ochocinco has been nothing but a great team mate, model citizen and good guy. I don't think he's ever thrown anyone under the bus, and I don't recall any type of crime or drug issue.

But he did change his name and pretend to play golf with a goal line marker, so I guess he is a pretty bad dude.


I try my damndest to convince my kinda-racist family he's a great guy, but they seriously think like the above post.
 
2012-07-04 09:52:24 PM  

fatalvenom: I really, really wanted him to be good with the Pats.


And now I really, really want him to be good with the Fish.
 
2012-07-04 10:08:51 PM  

Recoil Therapy: As someone who lives in the Bengals broadcast area I used to get tired/fed up with what I took to be Chad's "look at me" AWish antics. Over the years though that impression has changed & I've come to realize just what a good guy he really is. He's figured out the fundamental fact that, in the end, football is just entertainment. He's also discovered that he gets paid a great deal of money for what he does & that he can, without really impacting his standard of living, really make a lot of people happy (even if only for a little bit). That he can do all that while having fun is a huge bonus. He is one of the good guys.

His antics may take some getting used to but I hope that the Miami fans treat him right. The NFL (& the world) really need more people like him.


This thing about Chad's antics that people hardly every fully grasp is that they are mostly between the lines and not in private. Every story I have heard about him is that outside the field he is really one of the good guys and doesn't deserve the bad rep he has.

Compare that to Moss and Owens who take their antics on the field to their private life and live by the 'look at me' mentality 24/7.
 
2012-07-04 11:19:28 PM  
That does it. I'm officially on the Ochocino bandwagon. What a mensch... I hope he really kicks ass down in Miami this year.

Good on ya, Chad.
 
2012-07-05 12:32:04 AM  
The guy gets decapitated by Ray Lewis and then begs the Commish not to fine him. How can you hate on that dude?
 
2012-07-05 01:06:40 AM  
 
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