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ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi rips Chad Ochocinco for innocuous tweet

September 14, 2011 | 12:12 pm


How much anger can you stir up in 140 characters or less? Apparently, a lot.

In a seemingly harmless message praising the New England Patriots' Tom Brady, Chad Ochochinco tweeted: “Just waking up after a late arrival,I’ve never seen a machine operate like that n person,to see video game numbers put up n person was WOW.”

The nerve!?!

That apparently was enough to send ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi over the edge. In his WEEI-AM radio show, he went off on a bit of a tirade.

“Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor," Bruschi said. "You’re not a fan, all right. You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV. You’re not an analyst. You’re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it. So get with the program because obviously you’re not getting it and you’re tweeting because you’re saying, ‘It’s amazing to see’? It’s amazing to see because you don’t understand it! You still don’t understand it and it’s amazing to you because you can’t get it.

“Stop tweeting and get in your playbook. Wake up! If you’re just waking up now — I don’t know when this was, six minutes ago? — get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it’s amazing. If you’re in it and you know what you’re doing and you execute out there you don’t think it’s amazing. You know why? Because it’s what you’re supposed to do.”

We here at the Fabulous Forum think Bruschi may have harbored residual anger.

After all, earlier in the week Ochocinco wrote this contentious tweet: "Wishing all my NFL colleagues blessings,health and success as this season kicks off."


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Photo: Chad Ochocinco. Credit: Jim Rogash / Getty Images.