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Chad Ochocinco looking for a place to crash

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Chad Ochocinco looking for a place to crash

(NECN: Eileen Curran, Foxboro, MA) - Thenewest addition to the New England Patriots family is looking for a place tolive for the start of the season. All Ochocinco asks that you have is theInternet and an X-box.
Will it be a Comm. Ave condo? Or a slice of suburban life? He is receiving many offers, from sweet, innocent kids to women offering things we can't discuss here.
Chad Ochocinco says he is going to stay with a fan for a little while.I'm actually going to stay with a fan probably first twothree weeks of season until I get myself acclimated and learn my way around andactually just find a place, says Ochocinco.He put the word out in the media and social media, with hisTwitter posting on August 3: Im picking a season ticket holder and stayingwith them until I find a place, said his tweet.Now it seems any fan is an option and stay with me hasbecome the mantra of Ochocinco fans. Its even the slogan on a t-shirt that No.85 is selling.
Fans will go to any length it seems to get him to pick them.
My friends have offered to clean out their garages, give uptheir basements, sell their families, says one fan.
Ochocinco does have a couple of requirements though.
They have to have internet have to have an xbox, he toldthe media.He said he wanted an x-box so I'd probably go borrow onefrom my friend. I don't know if I'd buy one, but borrow one for sure, says another fan.
Ochocinco stands to make a lot of money from the t-shirtsales, but will probably profit more from the self promotion.He's really cool. He's really down to earth. He drives a Priuswithout a gps and just wants to talk to people and get to know the area on hisown without people helping him, says the fan who has friends offering to sell their families.
Stay with me Ocho, says Maceta David.
Stay with me Ocho and Ill give you my room, says Jonathan David.
Jonathan and Maceta David of Pawtucket, RI would love tohave Ochocinco move in and their dad is all for it, too.Oh fine I would appreciate that it would be an honor,says Jonathan and Maceta's dad.
When asked what he would do with Ochocinco, 10-year-oldJonathan had a little trouble coming up with an answer.Probably have him help to clean my room, says Jonathan.No word on when Ochocinco will choose the lucky fan, but the offer of cleaning someone's room may not be the winning answer.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.

6:31 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the message delivered by Hayward to the fans before the game, what was going on with Kyrie’s shot, and why they failed in stopping The Greek Freak.

10:33 - Albert Breer joins BST to preview the Falcons/Patriots Sunday night game and if Atlanta is in the middle of a Super Bowl hangover.

15:40 - In a new game called On The Clock, each person gets 40 seconds to rant on their selected subject including if Red Sox fans can root for the Yankees if the playoffs and how painful the Bruins season will be. 

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Celtics 'don’t have time for square one' moving on without Hayward

Celtics 'don’t have time for square one' moving on without Hayward

BOSTON – When Kyrie Irving asked Cleveland to trade him this summer, he did so in part to be more of a navigator when it comes to charting out the rest of his basketball career.

But he knows for him to achieve the kind of individual and team success that he wants, he can’t do it alone.

And that maybe more than anything else, is why Irving has struggled in these first two games as far as shooting the ball.

In Boston’s first two games – both losses – Irving has averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds. Those are decent numbers but pale in comparison to what the 25-year-old has been able to do most of his NBA career.

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And while the team is committed to moving on and focus on winning the next game, there’s no getting around the emotional tug they all feel towards Hayward.

“You can throw as many emotions in there as you want, man,” Irving said. “We know how much G (Gordon Hayward) meant to this team and means to this team. Without him on the floor creating those opportunities we were going over in practice, and we saw in preseason and in the first game, that’s a big void to fill. When you think of it in that aspect, of course you want to be frustrated and disappointed. I’m pretty sure that’s not what G wants. So, for us, you just have to continue to exude confidence in the young guys and be ready to step up to the plate. It’s going to be even higher expectations on our guys in this locker room now to try and fill that hole that G (Hayward) left for us. As one of the leaders on this team, it’s my job to pick us up, as well as with Brad and the team with all the guys. We have to look each other in the eyes and know what to expect every single night.”

That’s a lot easier said than done, especially when you consider how quickly things changed for the Celtics at least in the short term with Hayward’s energy.

“I just … as you can see its’ not an ideal situation,” Irving said. “So, as cliché as it is, everybody is probably going to say that’s life. But it is, man. [expletive] happens. Excuse my language. But it does, man. The individual that we have in Gordon, he’s very special. He’s going to fight like hell to get back on the floor. I know he’s already … there’s a fire burning inside of him. You see the amount of support he got. That should tell you the type of person he is. Not only to the Boston Celtics but to the rest of the league. We want him to get back healthy but we all understand that his health comes first. He’s going to do everything possible to get back on the floor and it’s our job to lift him up.”

Irving was asked whether the team would need to go back to Square One due to Hayward’s injury which will keep him out indefinite at this point.

“No. We don’t have time for square one,” Irving said. “I can tell you that right now. We don’t have time to go back to square one. It’s time to just figure it out, moment to moment, and we’ll be alright. I’ve had the unique opportunity to be in some situations that test your character and this is one of those times.”

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