Friday, November 14, 2008

Chaz Cinco Has Lost a Step

T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s little wide-receiver sidekick was on the halftime show of tonight’s Jets-Patriots game. And the only reason, as far as I can tell, is some sort of buddy-buddy relationship with Deion Sanders. In fact, Deion’s first question had to do with why Chaz Cinco’s name (whether it be Johnson or Ocho Cinco) doesn’t show up on any rankings of this year’s top wide-receivers. Chaz Cinco’s response:

“Hey, well, you know, I’m getting old, man. I’m 30-years-old. I’m losing my step. Maybe I lost a step or two. And you know, I’m on the downhill of my career so there’s nothing I can really do about that. But, you know, hey—I might be contemplating retirement after this year.”

The NFL Network guys all laughed, but the funny thing wasn’t what Mr. Chaz said. The funny thing was that I’m not sure he was joking. His stats speak for themselves. Was the NFL Network really that desperate? Seriously—why was he on the show? Why not interview someone who does show up on the top wide-receivers lists?

Chaz continued with an excuses that was, without question, meant in all seriousness: “You gotta remember one thing—no matter what my name is, I’m only as good as my opportunities. And it will always be like that.”

Chad, might I refer you to some wise words from George Bernard Shaw?

“Some blame what they are on their circumstances. I do not believe in circumstances. Those that get on in this world are the ones who go out and look for the circumstances they want; and if they can’t find them, they make them.”

Think about it. Stop bitching and start producing.

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