Chad Ochocinco proposed to his girlfriend while never breaking focus on ‘Call of Duty’

Shutdown Corner

Some gentlemen, when proposing to the love of their life, go all out. The setting has to be perfect, the clothes have to be just so, the timing has to be right, etc. They'll get down on one knee and make a grand, romantic gesture. You'd think that Chad Ochocinco, given his flair for the dramatic, might be one of those guys.

Not the case, though. Chad may love his theatrics, but he also made a pretend vow to defend this country in a video game. And that matters, too.

Here's future wife, Evelyn Lozada, telling about how Chad proposed.

"I wish I had a really romantic story to tell you, but it's not so romantic. A jeweler came to the house, had a few rings, he had my ring in a separate box. I of course chose that one. He had a headset on and he was like, 'you like it?' and I was like yep and I put it on and he goes okay cool, and he started playing Call of Duty."

Later on Twitter, Chad explained.

If you're not plugged in to the video game world, "MW3" stands for Modern Warfare 3, the latest title in the "Call of Duty" series. Also, the part that's blurred out is Deadspin's headline, which is adult in nature. They're bad kids over there.

Maybe I'm not as sentimental and romantic as most of you, but I like Chad's approach. His fiancée is famous for having been on a show called "Basketball Wives," which sort of makes her a professional wife, and a pro doesn't need to be romanced. She knows the game. A man delivers her a ring, and it's on. She's an old hand at this.

Here are more details on the wedding, gleaned from Chad's recent tweets: They're getting married on July 4th so Chad never forgets his anniversary, and Chad also plans to be tweeting during the actual ceremony. Which is probably better than playing Call of Duty.

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