Ocho Breaks Down: Real Men Cry Too | I AM ATHLETE with Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson & More

čas přidán 1. 03. 2021
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When is the last time you have asked the people you care about how they are doing? Brandon, Chad, Fred and Channing open up the discussion talking about the sudden loss of friend and former NFL player Vincent Jackson and how he was found days after passing away. "Did anyone check on him?" Brandon poses the question which leads him into doing a mental check-in with all the guys.
In a special moment of vulnerability and raw emotion, the guys are brought to tears as they sit and talk about deep life discussions. The guys talk about how there's a stigma in society that men and young boys are always raised to be tough and not show emotion or the world will look at you differently. With athletes, that notion is instilled by coaches and teammates saying tears are a sign of weakness when in fact it shouldn't be viewed that way. Being strong is part of dealing with emotions and being able to share with others what's truly going on inside your mind and heart.
After recently losing his mother Hurricane Paula Johnson, Chad opens up about their relationship and how he's struggled with the emotions tied to loss. Recounting the memories and leading up to her final days, Chad is very transparent that the relationship was unique in many factors but he wouldn't have had it any other way. “It hurts to lose the person responsible for who I am,” Chad says, as he breaks down which brings Brandon and Channing to tears too. Fred follows it up saying that sometimes things in life are bigger than sports and different from what people portray on the outside, we all go through things and it's ok to let that emotion out.
After a group hug of comfort and reassurance, Chef Nancie comes out and opens up about tragically losing her brother years ago and how the pain never fades but the good memories help make it easier to cope.
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  • Love ya ocho.

  • I love you guys so much. I am hooked. I think Brandon's laugh pulled me in. I believe its the Transparency and Authenticity. Much love to you Ocho only time makes it better. Thank you for the most awesome, real, and authentic times. I will continue to watch y'all religiously. I want to give you my demographics. 56 year old Single parent White girl Do not like sports I'm a musician. Although I did moved to Hapeville Georgia when I was 15 to live with Buzz Sawyer. My bestfriend was his brother. Love you guys thanX for the a Alchemy. ✌♥️💯🔥💞🌠 don't grab my butt lol

  • Never misses

  • “What if she had to bury u?” That’s tough.

  • Y’all need better mics

  • I wish one of them stood up and hug Ocho he for sure needed a hug there.. I have given up time for the friends to be with my parents because time with your parents is all we need, they teach you how to walk and talk better then your friends ever will

  • Ocho I felt that shit I had the same relationship with my mom

  • Yal destined to be the best visual podcast..keep up the good work

  • I guess my question is why am I just now picking up on this show this is true awesomeness and greatness being down-to-earth and keeping it real and they chopping it up not to be a friendly but this just made me happy

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  • The whole cast is amazing all dem niggas funny dhis like the homies at the house playing the game smoking n drinkin cracking on each other and having real life conversations 💯

  • This is my first time tuning in, and it is very sad men are not allowed to cry or show emotions. They toughen up while dying on the inside. While Chad showed emotions and cried while describing losing his mother you could see the other guys emotions through facial twitching ,and teary eyes but not of them got up to hug him or tell him how sorry they were. Guys keep up with the good conversations, check on one another and before you know it. Emotions will be seen and felt. Remember you are human beings in the first place. Treat your boys and daughters the same way to break the unrealistic cycle. Finally keep up the good work! show your emotions and we love you for it. Chad may the good Lord grant you peace. To the mother suffering from cancer God will make a way

  • Great Conversation. Please don't leave the Lord Jesus Christ out of the Message. Christ is the Answer. Praying for you Chad.😔

  • Needed.

  • He said, "he mentally prepared himself to bury his ole' girl." 😭😭😭

  • This is heart felt gawd damn tearing up

  • I swear this is easy one of the best channel and this episode is a powerful one

  • Had no idea vincent jackson died and wasnt even in the league anymore!

  • Ocho❤️❤️

  • If we did this more we would bury less of our brothers - This what the young boys need to see “ Fred T “ well said

  • I am late to the party but I really appreciate this show. I love the fact that these brothers argue, laugh and cry like family. This show is very organic. I typically don't comment but I have to show love here. I have always said that people forget that these guys are people first. The sport is what they do, it is not who they are. Chad Johnson...bro in Jan of 2017 I lost my mother...two months later I lost my father, almost a year later one of my best friends took his own life. I was in a dark place for a very long time and here it is four years later I ALMOST feel like myself again. It is a process. Keep your head up champ.

  • This show is straight 🔥

  • Man...it’s hard being a Black Man, but also just being a man in general. It’s alright to open up to one another, have emotions, and let it out , brothers. Great episode. These men are awesome role models for young men all over, but to young Black Men especially. Something my people definitely need more of. 👍🏾

  • This episode made me think about the relationship with my own parents. I’m grateful for them and you’ve made me want to at least attempt to fix any issues we may have. Much love bothers! Powerful episode man thank y’all for opening up. I really wish us men would do this often

  • This whole entire episode was beautiful.

  • Ochoc's face when Brandon came to hug him " OH we gettin hugs??". That was nice.

  • When I say I love them!!! I love how they are using this platform!

  • I swear, Ocho dated a girl named after every ingredient used in these dishes.

  • Damn ocho, god bless brotha

  • I’m happy for all those brothers. Money doesn’t take pain away and I’m glad they all have each other for support. Look what sports do for people. Brings them closer and eventually at the end it creates a brotherhood. Much love for my brothers.

  • Watching ocho soil it out and not care who judges is a relief. I have met him a few times. A couple movie nights he used to do a couple years ago at my local movie theatre. He is the funniest and lovable person man. All positive energy with him. I appreciate him as a fan and as a role model. I know he hasn’t done the best in his career with staying out of trouble, but I respect him for being himself. Happy for him.

  • This amazing! Straight, masculine black men, crying and hugging each other.. Showing love to one another. Brotherhood at its finest... Very powerful

  • Iron sharpens Iron. Men have to support Men in order for us to thrive as a whole. Great talk guys. God Bless🙏🏾

  • Menn i fell down crying

  • I needed this! Thankyou!

  • Great group of guys💯

  • Man I like Brandon on this show... waaaaay better than FTF... this is his zone man. Stay here man. Build this and grow it. FTF is too regulated and after seeing you in here I see how you’re hands are tied on that show. This is the real you. You seem forced with your comments on FTF and here your free man. Good job.

  • Ocho is all real as it gets. He can be serious and then is a huge comedian. He’s always a fav. Same as b marsh. Iconic wr goons

  • Man this was a great episode. For real. Thanks gentlemen


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  • Wisdom !! Big up chad RIP MUM

  • Love you guys!!!

  • Mental health within the black community has been a hard topic, especially amongst us men. It's good to see it finally being talked about. We were groomed to always be tough and barely show emotions. I'm really grateful as a generation, we're finally opening up about it.

  • However I strongly dislike when the ad popped up while Chad was grieving. Smh

  • My heart goes out to all of you Kings. One love

  • This is the best show ever....

  • This show is such a blessing to our community. It really touches my heart. I'm sitting here crying with you all. I really appreciate what you all are doing, I want to see this as the norm for us!!!

  • Mannn this is a powerful show. We need to make this a norm with our black men. My dad was so cold, if you hugged him, he’d push you off or if you’re nice to him, he gotta counter it with something that will piss you off or his way of showing affection is picking at you to the point you cussing at him. I know why he is the way he is, I’m use to it so I felt EVERYTHING Ocho said. All my friends were daddy’s girl but I wasn’t especially raised with 3 brothers, I was taught to be tough to hang. Thank you for all of this. Thank you thank you thank you.

  • Shit made me cry bro. This shit real and I love it

  • I started watching this show last week (Apr. 5, 2021) and seeing this episode definitely made me a fan. So Powerful! 🔥

  • Damn Yall Almost got me!

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  • This episode...BEAUTIFUL 🙌🏾🙏🏾❤️

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  • I don’t watch ANY sport and wasn’t familiar with most of the players. Somehow I stumbled across this show, and I really enjoy the conversations. I recently started watching the wives, and absolutely love them too. Keep up the great work 👏🏾.

  • in all seriousness man..

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  • Definitely gonna spend more time with my parents. Feel like I’ve been drifting apart from them this past year. So much wisdom to gain and memories to be made with them

  • 💕💎💯

  • Great show!!!!

  • This one hit home

  • Boxer.. baseball.. Basketball players .. would love to see and here there perspective life overcoming stories .. love this

  • Brandon Marshall corny as fuc bro

  • Man, I’ve recently ran across this show and it’s my favorite. I think the guys has great chemistry and topics are on point. Amazing show!

  • Nothing beats AUTHENTICITY! I love this platform! Truly insightful & inspiring! KEEP IT UP!💯

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  • 28:57 You know Chad is getting serious when you can hear him swallow.

  • Great way to start the pod, talking about real shit. I love that you guys bring attention to it and genuinely care for each other

  • i must commend you guys on this episode and show! me and my guys do this often by phone real talk and when we can in person, and its real simple we joke and do it naturally.

  • so inspiring.... I had to join the community... Congratulation...

  • I truly love this show. The energy I get from this show is like no other. They are second to none. As a black man it makes me proud to see other black men speak on real issues. This is knowledge

  • This show is really therapeutic they stay keepin it real 💯

  • 33:46 if ya kno, ya kno 😭🤣

  • 31:07 Fred Taylor is a wise soul ✊🏾. I picking up everything he dropping

  • I love Ocho , I love this show.

  • Man this got bout half a tear out of me 😭

  • Man I shed some tears watching this ...Just lost my grandfather couple of weeks ago feel like a chapter of my life over now that him and my grandmother gone...but like Chad reference to u keep busy and stay going and keep smiling respect brother 💯

  • Dope.🤝🏾

  • Very proud of all of you good men and extra proud of my Frat Brother B’Marsh....May God continue to keep blessing you all with your platform. YO! YO! YO!👌🏾♦️♠️

  • Massiv.. mens up !! One Spirit one Heart

  • The hug definitely made me smile ❤️❤️! Everyone needs one. I love to see that 🙏🏾✨.

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  • I like how they respect the chef and include her in these videos and not use the chef just to stunt

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  • This episode was so real powerful

  • Sending prayers/hugs...thanks for sharing, perhaps it'll be helpful to my nephews and brothers💜

  • Man I’m loving these videos... but I shed a tear before ocho did

  • Fred Taylor is always on point with what he says....seems like a guy full of wisdom.

  • This made me cry so bad.

  • Maaaaaan!! This episode was so powerful, that part where they hugged . Tears