Wednesday, August 10, 2005

To T.O. or not T.O.? That is the question

Eagles fans have found their own Catch 22. His name is Terrell Owens.

Cruising through the discussion boards tonight, I have found arguments on the keep-him-or-dump-him issue.

While it feels like the issue is split down the middle, those that want to dump T.O. are more passionate and prolific in their posts. Malcontent, baby and a few more derogatory terms are used instead of his name.

Those that want to keep him, say so reluctantly because they feel the team really needs him to get to Detroit in February. They are resigned to the fact that without T.O. the offense will fail, especially in the wake of the Todd Pinkston injury.

I wonder where Andy Reid falls.


At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The truth always hurts more coming from someone who cares about you."

Perhaps the worst thing about all of this: no one in Owens's camp would ever look at this from an outside point of view - he's a child in a 31 year old's body. Could you actually imagine his publicist (behind closed doors) standing up to him and saying , "You know Terrell, you were wrong in this case."

Because bottom line: he was wrong. He was wrong and childish. He was wrong and stubborn. He was wrong and he'll never learn unless he surrounds himself with people who will be honest with him.

I can just picture Drew blowing smoke up Terrell's backside right now.

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Mr. Bullpen said...

Its hard to imagine them getting to the Super Bowl without him, however its even harder to imagine him playing the whole year with the team.

If they do get rid of him, they really would need a WR in return. But who would want him?

I think they should trade him to Detriot. Let Marrucci and Garcia have another go with him.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Thom makes a great point...if you keep telling this superstars that they're right, even when they're wrong, how can they get any sense of reality?

As I wrote in my blog today, I can't imagine him playing for the Eagles this year...the players hate him, the fans hate him and Andy Reid has obviously lost his patience.

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple fact is he's a great receiver. Simple fact also is he's an immature, ego-bloated prima donna. He always has been. Somehow he put it aside last year.

I think deep down we all knew this was going to happen at some point. The question was just when? Realistically neither party is in a win-win situation. They can't trade him, they WON'T get fair value. Plus that's if ANYONE would even want him.

T.O. can't really win, but neither can the Eagles. My hope is honestly that someone, someday will teach him a lesson about what this sport is really about! I think that time is now and those somebodies are Andy Reid, Joe Banner and Jeffrey Lurie.

I don't think there is a single fan that wouldn't love to FINALLY see one of these man-children be put in their place. Of all the athletes we've seen play these childish games, it would be sweet revenge in a way.

Maybe there wouldn't be as many T.O.'s, Lindros', Walkers, or Jagrs in sports if teams would finally say, "no more."

These athletes make multi-millions, have outlandish homes and cars, but still want more! Maybe when all this ends a little reality will set in. Maybe. Then they'll see that their lives are better than a good portion of the population.

That realistically they don't need to take care of their uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, second cousins... well you get the picture. If family is so important and they need more money, maybe they should stop buying everything they do. Or maybe their relatives need to get off their asses and work for a living like the rest of us!!!

"Show me the money?" SHOW ME THE HEART!

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a piece of crap. He did the same thing in San Francisco. He is not interested at all in the team. The whole reason he came back for the Super Bowl was to promote "me". Cut him....take the loss and move on. Hopefully he will be out of the league soon.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Stewart Bushman said...

Don't cut the guy. Give him permission to seek a trade. Let him find out firsthand how far his stock has declined.

At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just don't see why we should dump TO. let's look at the pros and cons...

pro -- one of top 5 receivers in football. no suitable replacement

con -- reporters will be asking every single eagle every 10 minute, is TO a distraction?

con -- star quarterback hates him

con -- really annoying personality

ok, so there are more cons than pros. but at the end of the day, why get so wound up by him? many great talents are also petulant jerks. i'm not living with him, i just have to watch him on sunday on TV. i can live with that if we're scoring touchdowns.

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suspend the ingrate for the year, recoup as much of the bonus as possible then really stick it to him and win the Super Bowl.

Time to start putting these high priced athletes who are under contract in their place.

See ya, have fun playing with PlayStation, this year. You are a true fool.

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think all of you are wrong as far as tradeing T O or sending him home with pay. If I were the Eagles I would do neither, but I would just let T O sit at the end of the bench and not let him do anything. This would do more for his ego then anything else that has been suggested.

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