Chad Ochocinco might be a guest teacher at Emerson class

Chad Ochocinco

If you could have anyone come in and teach one of your college classes for a day, who would you choose?

Students taking a social media course at Emerson College picked Patriots player Chad Ochocinco.

Through pleas via the Twitterverse, the class interacted with the wide receiver, who eventually agreed to come in as a guest and discuss the power of social media, as long as the “Hoodie Boss” was OK with the visit.

“He means Coach Bill Belichick,” said Emerson Professor David Gerzof Richard, a social media guru and Twitter-pusher at the Boston school. “Funny enough, I am trying to coordinate [his visit] to the class. We really want him to come in.”

Richard said every semester he challenges his students demonstrating the power of social media through networks like Twitter and Facebook.

“I get them to find someone who is a little outrageous and might be up for being a social media professor for a day,” said Richard.

His students tried to wrangle Shaq from the Celtics last year, but didn’t have much luck.

Ochocinco, however, has been interacting with the student call outs.

“We tweeted back and forth as kind of a joke. I asked him what next steps were and he said he had to check with “the Hoodie Boss,” said Richard.

If Belichick agrees, the social media class could have Ochocinco as acting professor sometime this semester.

“The fact that he tweeted back means his is interested. He is the kind of guy that follows through on what he says,” said Richard. “Assuming [Belichick] doesn’t have a problem, I would think that he would show up. “

Richard said students got really creative with their ideas that went into the tweets and it was a coordinated effort to get Ochocinco to respond.

“We broke through the noise and got his attention,” he said.


Mayor pledges lower greenhouse gas emissions from New…

Just hours before the start of the People’s Climate March on Sunday, and two days ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, Mayor Bill de…


The best places to see the Northern Lights…

A large solar storm hit the Earth's atmosphere and will tonight illuminate the skies with aurora borealis -- also known as the Northern Lights.


Police officer killed Sunday morning Bronx crash, 8…

One NYPD police officer was killed and eight other officers were injured early Sunday morning when the van they were traveling in crashed  in the…


Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's…

A police manhunt intensified on Friday for the gunman who killed an officer and wounded another in an ambush at a Pennsylvania police barracks a week ago.


'How to Get Away with' mischaracterizing Shondra Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes read Alessandra Stanley's New York Times piece about her being "an angry black woman" and "a romance writer" and it did not sit well with her.


New nude celebrity selfies leak … and Clay…

A new batch of nude selfies of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Lake Bell and Avril Lavigne hit the web and Clay Aiken has something to say!


James Spader's route to villainy on "The Blacklist"

In honor of the second season premiere of "The Blacklist" tonight, where James Spader plays good guy/bad guy Raymond “Red” Reddington, it’s a good time to look back at Spader’s…


True Detective


Jay Cutler takes Marc Trestman's coaching to heart

While Jay Cutler turned to an autobiography on the man who would be his head coach, Trestman had personal experience with the player.


Jets vs. Bears: 3 things to watch

Jets fans likely chalked up Monday's matchup with the Bears as a loss when the NFL schedule came out. But given their team's play so…


Rashad Jennings carries Giants in first win this…

Rashad Jennings, who came to New York from Oakland last year, by way of Jacksonville, was highly coveted this offseason by general manager Jerry Reese.


3 things we learned as Giants pick up…

The Giants picked up their first win of the season over the Texans.


Here's how to make the most of visit…

You’re primped, you’re looking polished, you’re prepared with a stack of resumes. Job fair hunters, unite! There are a few things to keep in mind…


Learn how to study effectively and stop cramming…

Picture this: It’s midterm week, and college students everywhere are trying to frantically memorize all of the math formulas, political theories and historical facts that…


How motherhood inspired Bethenny Frankel's new book

Bethenny Frankel's new children's book is about how her daughter and dog didn't always get alone.


A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.