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Chad Ochocinco to star in VH1 dating reality show called 'The Tournament'

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for chad-ochocinco-ponho-sombrero.JPGFor those of you who don't get enough of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco in your life, today brings good news.

The pass-catching Twitter enthusiast will supplement his "Dancing With the Stars" appearance with his very own VH1 reality show beginning in July, according to a press release from PR Newswire.

The show will be called "The Tournament." The premise, and stop me if you've heard this one before, will be 85 women competing for his heart.

Here's how it will all work: Ochocinco will travel around the country, finding his harem of women that might be interested in dating him. This will all be on the up-and-up because there is no way anyone would have an ulterior motive for dating a famous pro athlete on a nationally-televised television show.

He will then narrow the field to 16 in the first episode and break them down be region of the country. So, much like the NCAA tournament, we will have Northern, Western, Southern and Central Divisions in this thing.

I never knew Ochocinco was a more suave version of ESPN's Joe Lunardi.

Not sold yet?

This testimonial from a television executive should do the trick.

"Chad Ocho Cinco is one of the most electrifying individuals in sports today. His bigger than life personality on and off the field and his notorious skills as a social networker, connecting daily with his fans, makes him a perfect fit for VH1," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1. "This show will not only give viewers a look inside his professional life, but also reveal his softer more romantic side when playing a very different kind of game."

He says what we've all been wanting to say.

Now, if they'd only get his last name right.

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