As the New England Patriots make that long, harrowing, three-hour trip from Boston to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, they can do it in engrossed in their music. That’s thanks to a gift from receiver Chad Ochocinco, who is participating in the first Super Bowl in his career.
The Boston Herald reports that Ochocinco dropped around $28,000 on Beats by Dre Headphones for every member of the team. The headphones, widely regarded as the best in the industry, were designed by rapper Dr. Dre. The version Ochocinco picked out for the team produce a “clean, yet forceful sound.”
Wes Welker thinks the team needs to tune out distractions:
“The game is the most important thing and all I really look forward to and concentrate on,” WR Wes Welker said. “Everything else is just kinda noise. I think the fun part is really arriving there and getting away from everything and really concentrating on the game and the task at hand.”
Which makes the gifts perfect, because of their noise-canceling quality.
They are also capable of connecting to each other, meaning that the whole team can be connected and listening to the same song, but Bill Belichick won’t be forced to listen to those darn kids’ music. The headphones elicited excited tweets from Ochocinco’s teammates, who thanked him for his kindness and shared pictures of the gift.
The headphones are the second gift bestowed on the Patriots this week. On Friday, UGGs and their spokesman, Tom Brady, gave the entire team a pair of boots.