In case you don’t live in Boston and hadn’t heard, Chad Ochocinco is going to live with a fan for the first two or three weeks of the season. That’s right, a professional athlete is going to be a man of the people, literally, as he starts his career with the New England Patriots.
“That should be fun, until I get myself acclimated and learn my way around, ” Ochocinco said. “The way I learn a new city is by traveling out, adventuring out, getting lost on purpose,” he was quoted as saying in an article by Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com this week.
Thankfully, my wife is an absolute rarity, an unemotional Italian woman. She’s calm and level-headed even when it comes to sports, save for her obsession with Cal Ripken, whose birthday is coming up on the 24th of this month (and yes, I’m embarrassed to say I knew that without looking it up).
So why do I love Chad Ochocinco? Because just thinking about this idea is fun. And he changed his name because it was fun. And we often forget sports are supposed to be fun. Of course, we want our favorite teams to win. But if it’s not fun along the way, who cares? So go ahead, Ochocinco, live with a fan. But if that person turns out to be just like me, my wife won’t be around to help you out!