Ochocinco: Master temp worker

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Ochocinco: Master temp worker

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

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.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?

0:41 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss what’s going on between the Patriots and Malcolm Butler after Bill Belichick praised Jonathan Jones and Eric Rowe but didn’t have much to say on Butler.

5:39 - John Farrell thinks David Price out of the bullpen can be similar to Andrew Miller with the Indians last year in the playoffs. Our panel on BST break it down.

10:35 - Curran, Holley, Smith, and Phil Perry talk about the NFL ratings being down and why that continues to be.

15:15 - Evan Drellich joins BST after the Red Sox win to explain why Drew Pomeranz could be even more threatening, how good the bullpen actually is, and the offense not driving in runs.

Krug, Forbacka Karlsson suffer upper body injuries vs. Red Wings

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Krug, Forbacka Karlsson suffer upper body injuries vs. Red Wings

BOSTON – The Bruins ended Tuesday night’s preseason home date with another feel-good victory over the Red Wings, but it may have come at a cost.

Both Torey Krug and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson were injured in the second period of the B’s 4-2 win over the Red Wings at TD Garden, and didn’t return to the game. Krug was hit in the face with a puck in the defensive zone during the second period, and quickly exited the ice with Bruins trainer Don DelNegro after the impact of the puck hitting his face initially took his feet out from under him.  

“[Krug] clearly didn’t finish the game, and took a shot up in the facial area,” said Bruce Cassidy of Krug, who had a couple of shots on net in 9:10 of ice time while largely playing with Charlie McAvoy in an offensive-minded pairing. “We’ll probably have an update tomorrow.”

Forbacka Karlsson took a hard tumble into the end boards in the game’s middle period, and never returned after serving up the primary assist on Danton Heinen’s goal earlier in that very same period. JFK tried to return to Tuesday night’s win over the Red Wings, according to Cassidy, but was kept out of the game with an upper body injury that has his status as questionable moving forward.

“He went into the boards late in the second. He’s day-to-day, upper body. I think wanted to – he did come back and try [to return to the game],” said Cassidy of JFK, who put up an assist and a plus-1 rating in 8:37 of ice time before leaving the game. “I don’t think it’s serious, but I can’t speculate. We’ll get another update tomorrow. It didn’t look good, but I don’t think it’s as bad as it looked. We’ll know more [about JFK] tomorrow.”

It certainly sounds like both Krug and JFK could miss a day or two of practice moving forward after the injury wear-and-tear of preseason action, but the hope is that the Black and Gold won’t be missing a couple of key performers for anything more than that.  

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