Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A difference of opinion

How is this for a difference of opinion concerning Terrell Owens?

Both items were found on terrellowens.com.

From Time2growup: "It's seriously time for you to grow up and be a man, T.O. All of these childish antics of yours are doing NOTHING for you, and quite frankly make you look like a complete .. There's no question that you are a good football player....but 10 years from now, people are not going to remember you for that. They're going to remember as being the biggest embarrasment in NFL history. You have very clearly displayed that you don't know how to go about getting what you want.

"Let's forget for a second that you are already severely overpaid for what you do. The fact that others make more than you is very hard, I'm sure, for an egomaniac like yourself. But, welcome to the real world, T.O. All of us have people in our lives that make more than we do. There are mature ways, and not-so mature ways to handle that. You have quite clearly chosen the latter of the two.

"My advice is this....Shut up, get your butt into camp, do your job that you agreed to do, and start acting like an adult for once."

And this from thenfl: "T.O. (INDIRECTLY, KEEP THIS IN MIND) speaks on behalf of all players who never made it in the NFL or were cut for whatever selfish reasons (most of them politically motivated) any NFL team had over the 40 years the NFL has been in existence. Do you really think that when a team cuts a player they truly give a sh*t about that player? Nope, because to them it's "all business", nothing personal.

"Trust me folks and you already know this, EVERYTHING IS PERSONAL. If it wasn't personal, you're not anywhere near the game of life! So when T.O. is putting forth his best (and worst, I'll be honest) effort to claim the money he is entitled to, it places the biggest smile on my face because:

A. I just plain love the guy
B. He's beating the system at their own game
C. He's tossing a large middle finger at all you m'f'ers who've tried to defame his obvious talents since day one.

"So, for all of the players who SHOULD be in the league but aren't for obvious political reasons, my hat goes off to you and you should secretly be thanking Owens for continuing this ongoing saga with the fattest coach in the league."

Big play in Little League

Congratulations to the Council Rock Newtown Little League Baseball team that advanced to the World Series in Williamsports.

In case you missed it, the boys from Bucks County came from behind to beat Toms River (N.J.), 4-3, the represent the Mid-Atlantic region.

They will play Hawaii (Northwest) in the first game of the World Series on Friday at 4 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN2.

Look for coverage all week on Philly.com and The Inquirer.

Here is a schedule for the World Series:

2005 Little League Baseball World Series Schedule
(All times Eastern U.S.; All TV games are televised live)
POOL PLAY ROUND
Friday - August 19, 2005
(1) Mid-Atlantic vs. Northwest, 4 p.m., ESPN2, (L)
(2) Pacific vs. EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), 6 p.m., ESPN2, (V)
(3) Southeast vs. Midwest, 8 p.m., ESPN, (L)
Saturday - August 20, 2005
(4) New England vs. Southwest, 11 a.m., ESPN, (V)
(5) Transatlantic vs. Asia, 1 p.m., ESPN (L)
(6) Great Lakes vs. West, 3 p.m., ESPN, (V)
(7) Caribbean vs. Latin America, 4 p.m., (L)
(8) Canada vs. Mexico, 6 p.m., ESPN, (V)
(9) Southeast vs. Mid-Atlantic, 8 p.m. ESPN, (L)
Sunday - August 21, 2005
(10) Great Lakes vs. Southwest, 1 p.m., ESPN, (L)
(11) Midwest vs. Northwest, 3 p.m. ESPN, (V)
(12) Pacific vs. Canada, 5 p.m., ESPN2 (L)
(13) Caribbean vs. Asia, 7 p.m., (V)
(14) West vs. New England, 8 p.m., ESPN2, (L)
Monday - August 22, 2005
(15) EMEA vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., (L)
(16) Latin America vs. Asia, 1 p.m., ESPN2, (V)
(17) Southeast vs. Northwest, 3 p.m., ESPN, (L)
(18) Transatlantic vs. Caribbean, 6 p.m., ESPN2, (V)
(19) Mid-Atlantic vs. Midwest, 8 p.m., ESPN2, (L)
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
(20) EMEA vs. Canada, 11 a.m., ESPN2, (L)
(21) Transatlantic vs. Latin America, 1 p.m., ESPN, (V)
(22) Great Lakes vs. New England, 3 p.m., ESPN, (L)
(23) Pacific vs. Mexico, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2, (V)
(24) West vs. Southwest, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2, (L)
Pool Play Ends - Single Elimination Begins


SINGLE ELIMINATION ROUND
Wednesday - August, 24, 2005
(25) International - Semi-Final (First-place team from Pool D vs. second place team from Pool C), 3 p.m., ESPN, (L)
(26) Untied States - Semi-Final (First-place team from Pool B vs. second-place team from Pool A), 7:30 p.m., ESPN, (L)

Thursday - August 25, 2005
(27) International - Semi-Final (First-place team from Pool C vs. second-place team from Pool D), 3 p.m., ESPN, (L)
(28) United States - Semi-Final (First-place team from Pool A vs. Second-place team from Pool B), 7:30 p.m., ESPN2, (L)

Friday - August 26, 2005
OPEN DATE

Saturday - August 27, 2005
(29) Challenger Division Exhibition Game, noon, (L)
(30) United States Championship, 3:30 p.m., ABC, (L)
(31) International Championship, 7:30 p.m., ESPN, (L)

Sunday - August 28, 2005
(32) United States Runner Up vs. International Runner Up, noon, ESPN, (V)
(33) World Series Championship, 3:30 p.m., ABC, (L)

NOTE 1: (V) Little League Volunteer Stadium, (L) Howard J. Lamade Stadium
NOTE 2: EMEA refers to the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region champion (EMEA). Formerly this regional winner was designated as the European champion.
NOTE 3: Opening Ceremonies will be on Friday, Aug. 19, tentatively scheduled for 1: 30 p.m.

A good loss

Except for the play of the special teams, there was a lot to like in last night's Eagles 38-31 preseason loss to the Steelers.

The receivers, especially rookie Reggie Brown (5 catches, 52 yards), looked very comfortable in a scaled down offense.

Donovan McNabb was his usual self, overthrowing a couple of passes, but putting up good numbers (14-19, 132 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). The interception went for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Who cares? It didn't matter and its not like we haven't seen that before.

The draft class of 2005 looked very good. Defensive tackle Mike Patterson was solid in leading the team in tackles with seven. Ryan Moats scored two touchdowns and looks like a cloan of Brian Westbrook.

But what about the special teams? It's too early to even worry about it. Let's see what happens in the next game against the Ravens.

It was great, at least for a night, to not worry about what Terrell Owens was saying or doing.

Now, back to reality. T.O. is scheduled to show up early tomorrow morning and the soap opera continues. Stay tuned.