Monday, November 07, 2005

if i may talk football for just a moment.

(look away, Josh)


so it looks like TO is officially done with the Eagles. which is okay. i think we all knew this that this was coming, i just didn't expect it so soon. at least he's gone now, and the team can get on with their miserable ass season. i still can't bellieve this is the team that made it to the Superbowl last year. as i've watched them fall and fail and make dumb mistakes, i realize that it's more and more the work of a number of small flaws that were mostly likely present last season, but for some reason didn't manifest themselves as badly, or coalesce together in such a devastating way.

this is the one thing that pisses me off to *no end* about Terrell Owens. i will say this, and then hold my peace. he came back from a fucking BROKEN LEG to play in the Superbowl. had the Eagles won, that feat alone would have probably gone down in football history as one of the greatest comebacks ever. his drive, his sheer determination to heal and perform very well in the Superbowl (which he did, people forget) was all negated by his ego and his inability to keep his mouth shut. both before ("what the fuck do they mean they can get to the Superbowl without me?") and after ("i think Donovan was tired" to "they need to give me more respect / more money") the Superbowl, he dragged what legacy he might had as an amazing player into the dirt. between San Fran and Philadelphia, he has already built a solid reputation as a cocky asshole who's only out for himself and the bottom line,

i'm one of those few people who think that yes, professional atheletes should be REQUIRED to be role models. if you're going to get paid that much money to do something you ostensibly love and get satisfaction from, then you should shut your month, keep your dick in your pants, smile and sign many, many autographs. cause your life ain't that hard - trust me on this one.


CMB said...


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