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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson is known for being brash, loud and Keyshawn Johnson's cousin. But we prefer knowing him for something so cute it makes us want to dance: He's in love with Oprah Winfrey. No, really. Last month, Johnson blessed us with the immortal quote: "It might sound unusual for a man looking up to a woman, but she's just someone I would need to sit down with and talk to on how to better myself, all around, as a person."

Well, Johnson's back at it, lamenting missing a chance last week to meet with Oprah and poet Maya Angelou while they were in Dayton, thanks to that dreaded thing called practice. (Right now, Allen Iverson is nodding his head in commiseration.) You never know what kind of crazy shit Johnson could do on Oprah's couch.

Chatty Chad Challenges Vikes' Smoot [Dayton Daily News]
Oprah Winfrey: The New Lombardi [Deadspin]