Chad Ochocinco and "Lights Out" Give Us a New Breakthrough

Lorenzo ReynaCorrespondent IJune 26, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 4:  NFL player Chad Ochocinco attends game one of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

We have witnessed history in the making, a dawn of a new era, a technological breakthrough involving two of the NFL's biggest stars.

A feud through the internet!

Chad Ochocinco has taken his trash talking to a whole new level, a social networking level that is.

The NFL's biggest attention craver not named Terrell Owens is moving up in the weight class.

Instead of challenging and posted names/pictures of the opposing cornerbacks he'll face, Ochocinco now wants to move to the heavyweight level.

By doing so, he has "tweeted" his trash talk to Shawne Merriman. The two have now unleashed an all out verbal assault, which could be as entertaining as a freestyle hip-hop battle.

Here's some of the Twitter beef between Ochocinco and "Light's Out."

"Somebody please tell Shawne Merriman thats his ass on Dec. 20th, relay the message to the rest of the D, especially Cromartie!!!!child please"

"@shawnemerriman damit i didnt stutter, i never held my tongue before, you heard me loud and clear, and we can get in the boxing ring too"

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"CHILD PLEASE, is the word for the day, Shawne Merriman tryin to stop Ocho Cinco, CHILD PLEASE, better chance at finding Osama!!!"

"Headed to the boxing gym, deal with Mr. Merriman when i return, talking about ringing my neck out, yo lights gone be off permanently!!!!"

"Damit people how do i get the camera on my mac book pro to work, its my turn to talk trash"

Of course, Merriman chose to show his face through an Internet video clip talking about "ringing" Ochocinco's neck.

But how about that?

Twitter and the internet as a whole is now a place for NFL feuds! I don't need to pick up the San Diego Union-Tribune or go to Ochocinco's fan site anymore!

Plus, we don't need to watch the 6:00 PM news or even wait on Sportscenter, we can see videos of someone responding to a challenge thanks to You Tube or any site that plays video's!

I knew we would be heading towards technological changes, but this takes NFL trash talk to a whole new level.

Forget following friends on Twitter, I would rather follow an NFL beef through a "tweet."

I might need to become a "twitter follower" after all to see more of this. Hey, we might as well.

After all, we've witnessed the latest breakthrough in technology thanks to two NFL stars. We should get used to this technological advancement.

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