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You can say what you want about Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson - and pretty much every angle has been covered. He's talented, mercurial, off-putting, arrogant, annoying, selfish, entertaining ... blah blah blah.

Been covered.

But this is actually pretty cool of him, even if there is, of course, a huge self-centered aspect to it. See, Ocho Cinco has turned himself into quite the lifecaster. Using Twitter, Facebook, Ustream video broadcasting and other measures, he puts himself on display as much as possible, using the various platforms to chat with fans and get himself spread across the Internet.

And it's the Twitter aspect that comes into play here.

Johnson has expressed interest in live tweeting during games for the Cincinnati Bengals, a notion the NFL has flatly ruled out. So instead, he's devised a contest for his Twitter followers where he'll fly one fan to each home game - don't count on any playoffs, people, this is the Bengals - to be his designated Twitter stenographer. Through a series of hand signals, Johnson will get his message out - or try to - and give a fan a chance to see the game up close and personal.

And, of course, he promises some end zone shenanigans, which is no surprise coming from one of the more innovative touchdown celebrators in the league.

Is this much ado about nothing? Yeah. But really it's just a bit of subversive fun at the end of the day. And, of course, if it bothers you ... don't follow and you won't be harmed.

How Chad Ochocinco plans to tweet during NFL games (Mashable)


Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard goes in for the dunk in front of Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce during Orlando's 101-82 win in Game 7 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Who does your average athlete thank after a big win?

God? Yep, pretty high on the list.

Mom/dad? Sure, you'll get that sometimes.

The Fans? Often the cheers of the crowd will be given crazy credit for a team's ability to win or lose.

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But high-flying Dwight Howard took it to a new level after his Orlando Magic dispatched the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal tilt, 101-82.

Dwight gave a shoutout to his Twitter followers in a post-game interview with TNT's David Aldridge.

Howard is a very social media savvy guy, it seems. In addition to his 61,000-plus followers on Twitter, he also has a Facebook page and blog to interact with his fans. But unless those thousands of dedicated No. 12 jersey-wearing supporters are either suiting up for the Conference Finals against Cleveland or kidnapping LeBron James, that may be the last thanks they get.

Still looks like a Fail Whale for the Magic with Cleveland winning in 6.

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez can't put one foot in front of the other these days without either finding a new form of steroids in his pocket or dropping a mea culpa for his "stupid" use of banned substances to juice up his game in while in Texas.

Naturally, the New York tabs are having a field day and by and large, baseball fandom is whipping itself into a tizzy of righteous indignation that MLB's golden boy could be a dirty, lying juicing cheater. Evil in pinstripes - though some would argue putting on the pinstripes makes a man evil, but I digress.

But I'm not here to stone A-Rod for his moronic transgressions in the hot Texas sun in the first half of this decade - I'm here to thank him for saving 175 million people from themsleves.

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