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From OchoCinco to Hachi Go

I love that Chad and the rest of the Bengals are bringing their A game and are number one in the league because it gives me bragging rights in the house (uh oh, looks like the Browns can’t bring it.  Who’s running this state?  Who’s running this state?) but this name changing thing?  Oh, he’s gots tuh stop.

He was born Chad Javon Johnson but last year he legally changed his last name to the spanish pronounciation of his jersey number so now he’s OchoCinco.  But wait, he wants to change it again.

To what?

To this:

Ochocinco announced on his live USTREAM broadcast Sunday morning that he will be legally changing his last name to “Hachi Go” next season.

“Hachi Go” is Japanese for 8 – 5.

While cooking breakfast, only six hours before his Cincinnati Bengals took on the Detroit Lions, he held up a custom made Cincinnati Bengals jersey with “Hachi Go” on the back.

“I’m not sure how Mr. Goodell is going to take it,” Ochocinco said as he held up the jersey.

But why “Hachi Go”?

A Japanese film crew was in town a couple weeks ago to do a piece on the Bengals for a NFL show over there. They said all NFL fans in Japan know who Chad Ocho Cinco is and they seriously made a proposal to Chad to change his last name to “Hachi Go”.

“Some fans of mine that are Japanese said I should change my last name to ‘Hachi Go’.”

Okay, I can see jettisoning the last name Johnson, I know some blacks who have let go of their “slave name” to something that might reflect their roots.  But he changed it to a number in spanish.  And now he wants to change it to a Japanese number.

The conversation of the name change will probably go like the scene from the movie “Coming to America“.

Saul: A man has the right to change his name to vatever he vants to change it to. And if a man vants to be called Muhammad Ali, godammit this is a free country, you should respect his vishes, and call the man Muhammad Ali!
Morris: His mamma call him Clay, imma call him Clay.

You know what, as long as he’s helping the team to win, I’ll call him (almost) anything he wants.  I’ll even laugh as he pays his fines for celebrating in the endzone. Dance on Hachi Go, dance on.


Written by rentec

10 December, 2009 at 6:52 pm

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