By Justin Aucoin
While some NFL players are having trouble staying out of trouble, good ol Chad Ochocinco has directed his lock-out energy into something more productive as in trying out a slew of other jobs to occupy his time and fill his giant vault.
Just recently Mr. 85 accepted an offer to ride Deja Blue one tough 1,500 pound hombre. And just by having the balls to show up Chad got paid 10,000.
If only we were so lucky to receive such an offer.
Heres how that whole bull riding endeavor ended for Ochocinco.
If theres a lockout, Im coming back, Chad said.
And you thought we were joking.
To be fair, he did get a foot out of the gate. Thats probably a foot further than the Wicked Good Sports staff wouldve gotten mostly because were not dumb enough to ride 1,500 pound piece of steak.
Ochocinco also had an extremely short soccer career that lasted about a week and one poor game.
Never realized soccer coaches actually called things like they see it. Maybe here in New England were just used to the likes of Bill Belichick, Terry Francona and Claude Julien sugar coating things or not saying a word at all.
But boy was it fun to see Peter Vermes rail Chad verbally for his lack of skill and conditioning, all the while acting like he was pleased to have Chad around for what was only a celebrity stunt for Chad and the team. Well played, sir.
But hey, at least Chads soccer career lasted longer than his bull riding venture.
All of Chads temp-work has us dreading the announcement from Peter Chiarelli that hes been signed to help with the teams abysmal power play unit.
You know what? It cant look any worse with him at the point, right?
Sox could always use more arms in the umm errr. bullpen, too.
Hell be fine as long as he doesnt have Deja Blue flashbacks.
We have an idea of how Ochocinco can make a living during the lockout.
Slum it like the rest of us, killer.
Paoletti likes her coffee black, by the way.