The Symptoms of Foot-in-Mouth

Terrell Owens

I had a full length column written on the selfish ego that is Terrell Owens before blogger.com decided to randomly crap out on me, thus erasing my column. Of course, the column was pure gold and had it been published I would have surely won some kind of award.

Anyway, T.O. has further alienated himself from Philly fans and most people have run out of fresh ways to criticize T.O. Not that these same people are not trying, but they simply ran out of material after T.O. attacked Donvan McNabb, cried on t.v., said he was just doing this for his family, and compared himself to Jesus.

Eagles team president Joe Banner was asked to comment on T.O.'s threat to holdout of training camp, and Banner has this to say about T.O. and his "Super Agent" Drew Rosenhaus:

If we were dealing with somebody who was looking at this logically and was going to come to a commonsense conclusion, you'd say (he would report)," Banners said. "But you're dealing with two people here who, frankly, don't think in commonsense terms. Anything can happen. They're not going to necessarily do what makes sense

Now if T.O. was mature or he had an agent smart enough to tell him to shut up, he would not have fallen for Banner's bait. Instead T.O. responded with this:

"If he feels that way, then get rid of me," Owens said Thursday. "He wants to talk about Drew and I. If we're problems, then... trade me, release me. And we can just part ways like adults.

"What it all boils down to is I'm going to do what's best for my family. I don't even have to play for the Eagles, to be honest. I can go play with any other team and still be productive."

T.O. is like the kid every wanted on their middle school pick-up basketball team, until he threw a temper tantrum because you didn't pass him the ball when he was open.

I would hope that Philly fans will boo T.O. in all their home games this years, but I doubt that would happen. Instead, everthing will be forgotten after T.O. catches his first touchdown. But T.O. has no idea what the definition of "loyalty" is, and the Philly fans should not feel obligated to show T.O. any.

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