It's a good question: where do you draw the line? Yeah, it's a prick move stemming 100% from ego, but it is his legal name. No one has a problem saying Misty May-Traynor rather than just the pornish-sounding Misty May. Different reasons, yes. But where is the line?
(This was me making far more out of this issue than anyone really should, but I'm kind of serious.)
Originally posted by Chad 8-5"It's something I don't think anyone has ever done before," the Pro Bowl receiver told the Bengals' Web site last week.
World B. Free would like a word with you.
Muhammad Ali also sends his best.
When he said he didn't think anyone had done "it" he was probably meaning changing your birth name to a nickname for poops and giggles rather than saying nobody had ever changed their name for any reason in the history of man. Given his line of work, I'm sure he's familiar with Juqua Thomas (Parker), Tra (William) Thomas and Will James (Peteresen)*. And those are just guys on the Eagles' roster in the last two seasons.
World B Free would be one right enough, but Chad was two at the time that happened and it may have slipped his mind.
In short, when there are so many perfectly good reasons to poke fun at Chad you probably don't need to go looking for more.
Annoyingly this is the second time I've felt the need to defend him in this thread. I feel all dirty.
*Unless James was meant to be covering him at the time, in which case they probably never met.
Ocho Cinco isn't hyphenated, so it's a rare last name in that it is two independent words, unlike 'Jones-Drew' for example. I can't immediately think of any others like that - without a hyphen or apostrophe or something.
Originally posted by dMrWhen he said he didn't think anyone had done "it" he was probably meaning changing your birth name to a nickname for poops and giggles rather than saying nobody had ever changed their name for any reason in the history of man.
Exactly. Or changing your birth name to your jersey number. I'm pretty sure that's never been done before. Shouldn't people be making fun of him instead for his (allegedly) upcoming swimming race with Michael Phelps?
Don't forget he was a Saint! Once a Saint Always a Saint. The Dome Patrol Memories of Mills and Rickey Jackson really made me a Saints fan back in the early 80's. He will be missed and deserves a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame.