Sweaty Men Endeavors

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Getting robbed, indeed

Yes, I should know better, but I had to kill some time this morning, so I read Rob Parker's column in the Detroit News. Ol' Rob thinks the Philadelphia Eagles' suspension of Terrell Owens was much too harsh a penalty for his recent behavior. They should accept his apology. The Eagles knew what they were getting into. He's just too damn talented to keep off the field. And don't you know people make mistakes sometimes?

Hey, Rob's right about those mistakes. For instance, he made one in his column by neglecting to mention that Owens got into a fight with Hugh Douglas in the locker room and then challenged his teammates to take him on after that. ("You want some? Anyone else want some?") Gee, that seems like a rather important part of the story, Rob. You don't think that had anything to do with Owens getting kicked off the team?

Rob then points to Keyshawn Johnson to support his argument. See, he was suspended by Tampa Bay, but hasn't been a problem since going to Dallas. It can happen! Yes, Rob! Wait - you think Bill Parcells had anything to do with that? Rob?

Of course, that wasn't the most infuriating thing in today's paper, but hey, that's why we have two blogs now. Deep breaths... deep breaths...

♦ By the way, the best thing about Owens' "press conference" on Tuesday was easily the guy who asked his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, "What have you done for your client besides get him kicked off the Eagles?" Rosenhaus's response? "Next question." A all-time classic moment! Who asked that question? He needs to be cloned and sent to Detroit by Monday.

(Photo by Rusty Kennedy/ AP)


  • At November 10, 2005 9:01 AM, Blogger the sports dude said…

    I have never liked Rob Parker, everything with him always comes back to race and that just pisses me off. In fact I still remeber when he wrote for the Freep, before they canned his ass, and I still have no idea how he caught on with the News. Desperation on their part, I suppose!

    As far as T.O. goes the dumb ass got what he deserved! No one is above the team, no one is bigger or better than the team and the Eagles stepped up to the plate and did the right thing for a change! The Eagles decided that the headache that was T.O. was not worth the extra victory or two that he may bring. They decided that if we miss the playoffs because of this, so be it, but the point is you are not above the Eagles T.O.

    I mean, the dude continued to attack McNabb, called the organization classless, held out, did what he wanted when he wanted and (like you said) fought one guy and was ready to take on the whole team. Too harsh Rob Parker? How is this for harsh - you and T.O. can both shove a sharpie us your asses, he got what he deserved!


  • At November 10, 2005 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Forget the Immaculate Reception - the "what have you done" question is one of the greatest moments in NFL history.


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