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Chad Ochocinco to rename himself after crappy 1980s car?

Dec 11, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

I’ve always said that Chad Ochocinco is one whack in the head and a couple of tattoos from being Dennis Rodman, and I don’t mean that in a good way. In ten years he’ll be appearing at local card shows with a table adjacent to Pete Rose, signing copies of his latest straight-to-video action movie and leaving early to get to Florida Tuskers practice. As you may have heard by now, the former Chad Javon Johnson is considering yet another name change. And because it was done on a whim — like everything in his life — there may be a couple of problems with it.


Apparently a Japanese news crew was filming a Bengals practice recently and Ocho asked them what the Japanese translation of “85″ was, and they told him it was “Hachi Go.” Actually that means “8-5″ in Japanese, but whatever; Ocho announced on UStream that he’s changing his name to Chad Hachi Go.
First problem: Roger Goodell is going to be unamused with this plan. Second problem: The Read and React blog did a little further research, and came up with some interesting facts:

I also discovered this Urban Dictionary definition:

Hachigo:

Japanese for 85, “haci” is 8, and “Go” is 5. Refers to the AE85 Corolla/Levin Toyota car of the 80′s. Popular for it’s RWD features and drift setup.

So, essentially Chad is planning on naming himself after a crappy 1985 Toyota Corolla. Sounds like a plan.

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Chad Ochocinco changing his name to ‘Hachi Go” [Read and React]
Another new name could be coming for Ochocinco [PFT]

  1. reformed - Feb 26, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    The action of comparing Thad ohnochinko to Rodman is a poor choice. Rodman actually possesses talent,is high calibre athelete and has proven his abilities in winning multiple world championship(s)The “s” here means more than one. For those of you in denial,head located elsewhere, Paytin boy has a way to go before he is in Rodmans class, atheletically.Yes,Rodman.Put that in your twizzler and yank. Thad has done little more than run his fat lazy mouth and align himself with the sleazy losers in the NFL.