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TO says he's basically 'playing for free'

Posted on: October 10, 2010 11:35 am
Edited on: October 10, 2010 11:38 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Watch out world -- for a brief minute on Sunday morning, Terrell Owens appeared to become self-aware, somehow comprehending that the perception of him is "not good."

It only lasted a brief second, but it was surprisingly gorgeous, during the first part of Michael Irvin's NFL Network conversation with TO.

"I really can't tell you how it makes me feel, but I understand why people didn't come knocking on my door." Owens said to Irvin. "It's because of the perception of who I am as a person."

The smart route here, by the way, would involve saying something like "It's okay that I'm misunderstood, but I should have done a better job of making my image blah-blah-blah." The Terrell Owens route, though, somehow involves undermining his deal with the Bengals.

[That perception] is not good, and that's why I was on the street," Owens responded to Irvin's 'and that perception is?' "That's why basically -- the contract I have right now, it's basically like I'm playing for free. So I have to be careful what I do, because it's the 'perception' of who I am -- the media portrayal of who I am."

This is 100 percent LOL-worthy -- if Owens gets a bad rap in the media (and he does), he has it coming and has never done anything to warrant any other reputation. 

But maybe Irvin and Owens were just slugging the Bananas-flavored Kool-Aid before the interview. After all, how else would you explain what Michael Irvin said after the interview?

"ABSOLUTELY they don't appreciate the wide receiver play in the National Football League like they should," he shouted.

This line of thinking also tied in with the interview -- Irvin and Owens anonymously tag-teamed Jeff Garcia (Irvin said that he "got his money but won't go and say 'I need this guy that really helped me get my money'") and Tom Brady (who hasn't gotten really, really angry about his team trading Randy Moss, and that's clearly just wrong of him) for reasons relating to not being a wideout.

Mercifully, the rest of the NFL Network crew stepped in to let Irvin know that wide receiver isn't as important as he thinks it is. It's worth noting, though, that Irvin had a good point hiding somewhere in the high-volumed analysis -- wide receivers don't get the love that other positions do, particularly in relation to the Hall of Fame. 

But that's a problem better fought without using TO as an argument.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2010 9:20 am
 

TO says he's basically 'playing for free'

relative to what he brings to the table and the career he's had? Yes, i do agree with T.O. on that. Antonio Bryant - nuff said.



Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2010 4:29 pm
 

TO says he's basically 'playing for free'

This is ridiculous. Guaranteed two mil over two years with another 2 mil in incentives is playing "for free?"  How about giving a few hardworking cops, firefighters and teachers that kind of dough instead of this whining, self indulgent jerk? Oh, that's right. He can catch, and run his mouth. I guess that guarantees the big bucks.



Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2010 4:17 pm
 

TO says he's basically 'playing for free'

TO has spent his entire career thumbing his nose at the NFL and any team he has palyed for.  He has been pompus and unaplogetic for his bad attitude. He is reaping what he sowed. He cost himslf 100 million in contract money when he showed his _ss in Philly.  God only knows how much endorsement money he missed out on. He should be proud of what people think of him, he has worked very hard to create his personna.



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2010 4:11 pm
 

TO says he's basically 'playing for free'

Donovan McNabb and I had a good laugh at this.


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