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Crosby, Ovechkin are on Chad Ochocinco’s radar

Mar 7, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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If you look at a player’s media attention to talent ratio, Chad Ochocinco was once like Terrell Owens – worthy of all the buzz even with the headaches.

Now he’s a little more like Sean Avery –  plenty of hot air, few results – but it’s tough to deny the inherent intrigue of a human who responded to a Sportscenter-appointed nickname by changing his actual name. (Granted, it’s not Ron Artest weird, but Mr. 8-5 blazed a weird trail, unless you give credit to “The Ultimate Warrior.”)

With all that in mind, one cannot help but be tickled a bit by Ochocinco Tweeting to ask his followers for some differences between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. EJ Hradek gave his own take on what separates the two:

Either way, it’s charming to see Ochocinco’s near-child-like wonder about hockey, even if we might want to introduce him to the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Claude Giroux, Steven Stamkos and many more. (His “introduction” to Evgeni Malkin was kind of adorable, by the way.)

  1. soupcansid - Mar 7, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    don’t worry. he’s back.

  2. velocirapist - Mar 7, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Ochocinco: Sports Reporter needs to be a tv show right now

    • de132 - Mar 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      He already had one with TO, it failed on VERSUS.

      • velocirapist - Mar 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

        I thought that was more of a talk show. I want him to go around interviewing athletes and reporting on weird sports.

      • de132 - Mar 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM

        would be cool.

  3. jpelle82 - Mar 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    i’ve got 7 words for you too chad…crosby loves hockey, ovechkin loves his money

    • hystoracle - Mar 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      At least, Ovechkin is playing the game and not having to wear a suit every night. I would say that would be one of the biggest differences between the two the past year.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

        ovechkins been playing? naw biggest difference is stanley cup and gold medal. Haters can hate though

      • hawknuts - Mar 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

        how about a stanley cup ring and an olympic gold medal?

        ovechkin has a world junior medal if im correct but so does crosby

        ovechkin couldn’t carry crosby’s jock, let alone win a stanley cup

  4. treydogg97 - Mar 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Child please.

  5. danphipps01 - Mar 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Well, Crosby’s actually pretty good, for one. We THINK Ovi is, but it seems like years since there was actually any proof of that, so it’s hard to know.

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