November 07, 2005

Eagles Give T.O. a Season-Ending Timeout: PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens can take his touchdowns and dance somewhere else. The tempestuous star receiver won't return to the Philadelphia Eagles this season or probably ever "a result of a large number of situations that accumulated over a long period of time," coach Andy Reid said Monday.

posted by Sasquatch12154 to football at 04:00 PM - 65 comments

It's about GD time, enough of his crap, let the idiot get a REAL job!!!

posted by Sasquatch12154 at 04:08 PM on November 07

I think I read somewhere that TO has a lot of money. If that's true, he probably won't need to get a real job.

posted by panoptican at 04:10 PM on November 07

T.O. probably has lots of money. But so did Mike Tyson and MC Hamster at one time. The NFL network keeps going to live shots outside T.O.'s ugly monster home in New Jersey, I guess they expect he'll say something.

posted by the red terror at 04:16 PM on November 07

How much does it set T.O. back as a player to not compete for a year? This could be a big setback for him as a major offensive force. Well, I mean, I'm sure he'll still be offensive, but not in the way that counts.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:19 PM on November 07

This isn't quite grounding TO into pet food, but I'll take it. Bon voyage!

posted by xmutex at 04:24 PM on November 07

The more important qustion, should I drop him from my fantasy team? Does this mean that TO won't be playing for anyone for the rest of the season? Or can he still end up somewhere else?

posted by panoptican at 04:26 PM on November 07

Awesome, i didn't think they'd have the balls to do it but it looks like they do..

posted by tron7 at 04:30 PM on November 07

The best part about this thread so far is that it's been going like 45 minutes and nobody has mentioned that the link goes nowhere. No one bothered to click through before commenting, I guess.

posted by Uncle Toby at 04:47 PM on November 07

Well, most of us check out ESPN/CNNSI/Sportsline pretty frequently I think. I read the story there before I came here and now, I'm just commenting. But yeah, sort of weird.

posted by panoptican at 04:51 PM on November 07

Good move by the Eagles sitting him for 4 games without pay. Probably mark him as inactive after I would drop him from my fantasy team.

posted by kingosiris at 05:02 PM on November 07

Uncle Toby: I, too, read it on ESPN and CNN and then came here to make snarky comments. But, yeah, the link is empty.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:03 PM on November 07

Well, most of us check out ESPN/CNNSI/Sportsline pretty frequently I think. I read the story there before I came here and now, I'm just commenting. But yeah, sort of weird Ditto

posted by tron7 at 05:03 PM on November 07

T.O.'s going to have to take a job with the Raiders at a salary below his worth, simply because there will be no bidding war, he's a liability and teams will not offer him a contract. The dude is a cancer in the locker room, and if teams want to waste a big chunk of their restricted salary cap on a wide-receiver, that team's fans will not be happy unless they are Raider fans (and we know how well they like to spend on high-priced receivers for a 4-12 season).

posted by the red terror at 05:25 PM on November 07

If Owens goes to the Raiders and if Moss and Owens decide to co-exist (two big ifs), I think they'll do a little better than 4-12. That combo is just absurd. I really hope that's what happens. It would self-destruct at some point, but for a few games at least, it would be amazing.

posted by panoptican at 05:31 PM on November 07

TO's going to miss more than half the season, and he still will probably end up leading Eagle wide receivers (maybe even the entire team) in reception yardage for the full season. McNabb says team will be better off without him. Hard to see. His issues and problems are mostly off field, but on the field he seemed to be able to put it behind him and play well. There are teams willing to live with that. But not at the salary that he and his "agent" think he deserves.

posted by graymatters at 06:06 PM on November 07

PANTHEON!! Paste in a url before the troglodytes begin posting link-free FPP's. As an offering I bring you the head of Abe Vigoda.

posted by lilnemo at 06:11 PM on November 07

I can't wait until TO has to suit up and play his former teammates. My prediction is either TO will come up with an injury and won't play or the Eagles rip his head off. The guy is a beaatch!

posted by bburrell33212121 at 06:14 PM on November 07

A suspension and deactivation means that he won't be playing anywhere for the rest of this season. He still has another 6 years worth of contract with the Eagles, so he can't pull the free agent FU he did to the Niners. Philly can trade him to the worst team in the league or even send him to NFL Europe if they feel like it. TO and Moss with the Raiders? That would last exactly one game before those two would be slapping each other. Both the Niners and the Eagles were willing to give up a franchise player for the sake of the health of the franchise. Any owner or coach that signs this jerk should have their head examined. I think TO would be better off working at Circuit City with Artest.

posted by irunfromclones at 06:25 PM on November 07

It's about danm time. T.O. should have never been alowed on the field after his antics at the begining of the season. It wouldn't hurt my feelings any to never see or hear of T.O. again.

posted by Doc at 06:44 PM on November 07

This basically amounts to Owens being fired. He's not playing anywhere else this year, and next year is a whole nother deal. He'll have to sign on under a microscope somewhere with a one-year deal for peanuts. He will get offers. Don't judge those teams too harshly in the off-season.

posted by chicobangs at 06:59 PM on November 07

I was hoping the punk would play next Monday against Dallas so Roy Williams could beak his leg again. Guess you can't have everything. For the first time in about 20 years I actually have a small amount of respect for the Eagles.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:15 PM on November 07

Top 10 things Terrell Owens can do now: 10. Become a Carolina Panthers cheerleader. 9. Watch replays of his 100th touchdown for hours on end. 8. Wear an Eagles green "I'm an idiot" T-shirt. 7. Sell Sharpies. 6. Start a Mama McNabb soup franchise. 5. Stitch his mouth closed. 4. Run for office. Politicians always have foot-in-mouth disease. 3. Flash Nicollette Sheridan. 2. Stand on a streetcorner with a sign "Will pout for food." And the number one thing Terrell Owens can do now: 1. Grow up.

posted by roberts at 07:51 PM on November 07

grow up? homie needs lithium

posted by markovitch at 11:05 PM on November 07

2. Stand on a streetcorner with a sign "Will pout for food." I, for one, would be willing to chunk a can of Campell's Chunky at his ass. Nice list, btw, roberts.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:22 PM on November 07

Also: panopticon... The more important qustion, should I drop him from my fantasy team? Does this mean that TO won't be playing for anyone for the rest of the season? Or can he still end up somewhere else? You may already know by now, but yes, drop him. He's doomed to nothing on the Eagles' bench, regardless of the union's battles. Those are strictly salary. He'll not play this season for anyone, a la MeShawn with the Bucs.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:03 AM on November 08

Suspending T.O. is a shocker???--maybe long over due-certainly not a shocker..

posted by daddisamm at 02:07 AM on November 08

I think someone would def sign him, but his contract will be structured in such a way that his money is directly affected by his mouth and attitude. Like everyone says, on the he's great, its off of it that seems to just bring out the worst in him. Can you really compare Randy and T.O.? I hate that, was Randy really the problem in Minnesota, I think they are having way more problems this year and Randy isnt even on that side of the country anymore, IMHO.

posted by Drallig9399 at 07:03 AM on November 08

Does this mean that TO won't be playing for anyone for the rest of the season? Or can he still end up somewhere else?..... ....Yes, T.O. is still under contract to Philly, he will sit the rest of this year. Next year now, thats different, if Philly releases him, some team will take a chance on him, for much less money im sure.

posted by Sasquatch12154 at 07:23 AM on November 08

God I hope I don't see T.O. sitting between Michael Irvin and Dan Patrick doing "game analysis." I can just see some network bringing him on board to boost ratings.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 07:54 AM on November 08

Q: Can one be a big enough asshole to outweigh one's talent? A: Yeah

posted by bugsyduke at 08:23 AM on November 08

Well there is alway's the exciting life as a thug Hip-hop artist.

posted by volfire at 08:28 AM on November 08

TO is the biggest crybaby in professional sports. He should have been dumped long ago. Its goodbye and good ridance. Don't the the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

posted by whitetiger at 08:59 AM on November 08

Suspending T.O. is a shocker???--maybe long over due-certainly not a shocker.. Still think it's a shocker, especially the way they pussy footed around him this offseason. But i didn't see he had got in a fight with a teammate when I first posted.

posted by tron7 at 09:15 AM on November 08

I've had my fill of TO (or at least the TO story) -- the Hugh Douglas fight put me over the edge -- but let's not mistake this for a victory of principle on the Eagles' part. Philly wouldn't do this if it didn't know, slam-dunk, that public opinion would be on its side. The team gets a hall pass for 2006 for turning a Super Bowl possibility into a rebuilding year, because they can just put everything on TO.

posted by jackhererra at 09:28 AM on November 08

All I have to say is "good riddance" As soon as we get rid of Randy Moss and Barry Bonds we will have the trifecta and rid sports of the cancer that is the pansy crybaby superstar athlete.

posted by mcstan13 at 09:36 AM on November 08

As was said above, if any network picks up T.O. to be on their pregame show, etc., they should be reprimanded. When Keyshawn was sent home by Tampa, the next week he was sitting on one of the network shows. That's a bunch of crap, but, obviously, a move only meant to garner the almighty ratings and viewers. It still doesn't make it right. The guy would benefit most from being kept out of the spotlight with no attention being paid to his stupid antics.

posted by dyams at 09:38 AM on November 08

I think that T. O. should still be on the Eagles. I think that he needs to sue because, this is America and if you can't speak your mind this isn't. Plus he had no right to tell him to shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by marionickthompsonboy at 09:55 AM on November 08

I think that he needs to sue because, this is America and if you can't speak your mind this isn't. Plus he had no right to tell him to shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Football teams are a business, not a democracy. The rules of conduct are agreed by the players union and team owners. Get your ideologies straight if you want your rant (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) to have any credibility.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:02 AM on November 08

The guy wants to win, he's tired of business as usual, the chunky soup commericals, the oh donovan you're the greatest. he got in a fight with their official good will ambassador, now hey that's what every second rate football team needs. coach lombardi, who's you're good will ambassador? andy reid isn't bill bellichik and the eagles can't run the ball, and its always been that way. god grant me the wisdom the change the things I can change... hey TO, you tried

posted by Two Buck Chuck at 11:14 AM on November 08

he's tired of business as usual yeah...going to the super bowl gets tiresome.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:28 AM on November 08

The guy is a poison, he's gotten himself kicked from several different teams, he's gotten rich from endorsement deals, and enjoys the adulation from fanbois across the united states. he'd rather act like a bully than listen to constructive criticism, now hey isn't that what every blowhard asshole does. lombardi coached men with class who didn't need to be told that their faked injuries were bullshit. since he is the greatest player on the team he has every right to talk shit and whine about how they're struggling, because it's not his fault. Rambling about Jesus. hey TO, at least you're trying.

posted by chmurray at 11:28 AM on November 08

the chunky soup commericals He's an idjit, then. The Chunky Soup commercial is the NFL kiss of death.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:30 AM on November 08

For some crazy misguided reason's T.O. believes that the NFL will not be able to continue and make money without him. In all reality hes just a speed-bump. Just read a story about his pizza guy even refusing a $5 tip.

posted by tru_spartan at 11:47 AM on November 08

And it could get even worse for T.O. According to the NFL Network: Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Terrell Owens has a clause in his contract where he must repay a portion of his signing bonus if he's suspended for more than one game. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Eagles are going after $1.8 million of his signing bonus.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:49 AM on November 08

It won't worh for TO to go to the Raiderswith Moss there.Too much ego.

posted by SidinGP at 12:00 PM on November 08

Just read a story about his pizza guy even refusing a $5 tip. That was on the local news last night. After the delivery he told cameras T.O. would need that $5 more than he did. From one former pizza delivery boy to another: take the damn $5.

posted by cl at 12:03 PM on November 08

Okay, I laughed at that. I suspect there are lots of people around Philly who would pay $5 out of their own pocket to tell off Owens to his face.

posted by chicobangs at 12:12 PM on November 08

Poor, poor Terrell Owens, he's so misunderstood. He just wants to be loved and to have every single play on offense and defense revolve around him and his insatiable ego. What a tool he is. He deserves every bit of criticism being levelled at him. So, which team is going to take a chance on this locker room cancer next year?

posted by fenriq at 01:07 PM on November 08

The jerk deserves everything he gets .................too bad !!!! Andy Reid should have started his suspension afterMonday November 14th where ROY could have went after the other ankle. He would be a good fit in the WWE ................ GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Dallas Dave at 01:38 PM on November 08

I want to start out by saying, I don't see how anyone could defend TO's actions this season. He deserves his suspension without a doubt. However, that does not mean there is no hope for TO. A couple of people have compared this incident with Keyshawn's in Tampa (not that Keyshawn was ever as bad as TO), but Tampa was not the end for Keyshawn. Once he went to Dallas he did quite well with behaviour on and off the field. TO could still get it together and have a fine career, or he could be the Mike Tyson of football. His fate has not yet been decided.

posted by philosporta at 03:27 PM on November 08

As a Cowboy fan I love that TO is gone. Anyone remember Duane Thomas or another Cowboy graduate, Hollywood Henderson? You can't continue to bite the hand that feeds you. No matter how talented you are if your not a team guy and if people don't like you your not going to stay around. Go Cowboys!

posted by Termite at 03:38 PM on November 08

Philly can trade him to the worst team in the league or even send him to NFL Europe if they feel like it. When I stopped chuckling at the prospect of T.O. being directed to go play for the Amsterdam Admirals or the Frankfurt Galaxy, I started wondering what the contract mechanics of this would be. Would this constitute a trade? Would the Eagles be obliged to pay him anything beyond what the NFL Europe team would? So, which team is going to take a chance on this locker room cancer next year? Everybody keeps talking about the Raiders, who are notorious for prima donnas and disciplinary "problem children," but I'm kinda guessing that Phoenix will want to talk to his agent. The Cards seem to have this wacky rep for throwing too much money at marquee players instead of honestly trying to build a winner from the ground up.

posted by alumshubby at 04:41 PM on November 08

I'm aware that Hollywood Henderson had his narcotic problems, Termite, but was the beef concerning Duane Thomas that would make him so objectionable?

posted by jackhererra at 06:22 PM on November 08

Latest word is that Atlanta will be the next bird of prey to take a chance. They need a WR, his old WR coach from the Niners works there, and supposedly, he just loves Ron Mexico. Of course, year and a half ago, he just loved Donovan McNabb, Andy Reid, and Chunky Soup.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:07 PM on November 08

The_Black_Hand: After reading the Atlanta paper, he won't be on the Falcons if the players have anything to do with it. Back when there were rumors of him heading here and again now, the locker-room leaders have gone on record saying pretty much they don't want him around. Then again, they're not management so we'll see.

posted by jmd82 at 11:23 PM on November 08

.......then we could here TO complain about Vick scrambling too much.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 06:21 AM on November 09

Hey, did anyone notice that the Colts beat the Patriots? Here I thought football season ground to a halt when TO got suspended.

posted by dzot at 08:58 AM on November 09

Some of us are trying to forget, dzot. Seriously, as a hardcore Pats fan, I was...well, kinda glad to see it happen. For one thing, the Pats tend to straighten out after they get whupped (although this year, unlike in years past, I think it's not so much getting their heads straight -- I think they know what to do -- it's having the experienced, healthy players to do it). More important, though, I think the Colts are deserving. They're a helluva good team and they don't deserve this friggin' albatross that's been hung on them by idjits who just look at the W-L and the final score and don't pay attention. After the results of recent years, I'm sure there are plenty of pinheads who think the Colts are a pushover. I'd like the Pats to win, but if they do, I want them to get the respect they deserve for beating a good team, and the only way that happens is if that team gets plenty of respect too.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:15 AM on November 09

Yeah, it sucks that Ryan Howard isn't getting his due props for winning the RotY award. Forget it Jake, it's a football town.

posted by cl at 10:35 AM on November 09

I think the Pats would have a pretty fair shot if they play the Colts in the playoffs. Manning had to complete some low-percentage chances to get the W. The final score was deceptive in my opinion, either team could have won.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:37 AM on November 09

My hope for the Pats is that Rodney Harrison is so incensed by the score run-up and Bill Polian's antics in the press box (esp. suggesting the Colts defense should try to break Doug Flutie's leg simply because the Pats ran a play with 3 seconds left) that he flies to Lourdes and comes back mean. Like Lourdes mixed with a Pet Semetary sort of thing.

posted by yerfatma at 11:44 AM on November 09

The key moment in the colts-pats game was when Indy forced a fumble after a manning turnover. In past games, brady would have scored making it 14-14, and Manning woud have gotten jittery and the Colts would have gone three and out. As soon as we recovered Brady's fumble I knew we were gonna win. I still don't know about a Super Bowl. Some teams just bring it, and they have an attitude and a swagger and an intensity that in some ways is evern more important than skill. The Steelers have it. The Pistons had it. The Pacers had it a few years back. The Colts don't. The single best piece of sports analysis in my opinion this year was some ESPN article where a guy pointed out that Peyton isn't at his best when they need him - he's at his best when the Colts are up 10 and the defense forces a punt. He gets in a groove and is deadly. We'll see if that changes as the season progresses.

posted by chmurray at 12:20 PM on November 09

Now that was an effective derailment.

posted by fabulon7 at 10:44 AM on November 10


posted by Big_Dog16 at 11:30 AM on November 12

I am a Philedelphia Eagles fan I liked T.O. when he was first picked but until he started all of his contract crap I didnt really care for him I even got his jersey but I plan on selling it for 100 dollars I want a Jevon Kearse jersey if you have any comments you can email me at ut only if you are an Eagles fan I wont read your email if it is from a anti-Eagles fan

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