Subdued Ochocinco finally reaches Super Bowl

Chad Ochocinco loves the spotlight.

And there is no bigger football spotlight than the Super Bowl. But the New England Patriots wide receiver has barely been a blip on the radar as he plays for the first championship of his NFL career.

Is Ochocinco, who for years was a free spirit and sometimes a malcontent with the Cincinnati Bengals, upset that he has become an afterthought this season in New England?

"No!" he told the Associated Press adding an expletive and a smile, "because I've done the other thing over and over."

"I'm happy, but the competitive side of me is (angry)," he said. "Does that make sense?"

In a way, yes. Ochocinco loves being the center of attention, but it appears that now that he has finally gotten a taste of winning, maybe he likes that better - even if it's not exactly the way he envisioned it.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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