October 15, 2002

Just give me the damn ball!: So I can sign it. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. Terrell Owens catches a touchdown pass, reaches into his sock, and pulls out a Sharpie and signs the ball. Page 2 wonders what else is in there.

posted by patrickje to football at 05:45 PM - 9 comments

You, too, can have your very own T.O.-signed ball. Doesn't say if it was game-used and/or signed in the end zone. Like the guys on PTI said today, I think it's halfway between bush-league and great showmanship. Overall, Owens is an a$$hole, and I wouldn't be surprised if some defender cheap-shots him into early-retirement someday.

posted by msacheson at 06:02 PM on October 15, 2002

I think it's a great bit of showmanship, only because it's original and it doesn't show up the opposition. What would top it would be if Owens then donated that football to a charity for an auction. Hell, he should get the centre and the quarterback to also sign it (all the people involved in the play).

posted by grum@work at 06:58 PM on October 15, 2002

TO is great. He caught a touchdown pass with a sharpie in his sock! That can't be too comfortable.

posted by corpse at 07:00 PM on October 15, 2002

Apparently he'd promised the ball to some friend of a friend (or something) if he caught a touchdown pass, and asked where he'd be sitting. Beautiful.

posted by ajax at 11:12 PM on October 15, 2002

ESPN reports that the recipient is TO's financial advisor. He's also apparently the financial advisor of the guy who blew the coverage. Sportscenter spent a /lot/ of time discussing this tonight; catch the 10pm sportscenter if you want to know more. [I don't... really just not that interesting.]

posted by tieguy at 11:24 PM on October 15, 2002

I vote showmanship, as long as it isn't contagious.

posted by rcade at 07:40 AM on October 16, 2002

I was disappointed that he didn't have a Polaroid camera in his sock. Now, that would have been a feat. He could have whipped the camera out right before he crossed the end zone and took a shot of himself and then wave the photo around the until it developed and then signed it with his Sharpie marker.

posted by jacknose at 11:29 AM on October 16, 2002

Yuck. I'm only surprised Deion Sanders didn't do the tacky thing first.

posted by owillis at 03:35 PM on October 16, 2002

where's george teague when you need him?

posted by lescour at 11:28 PM on October 16, 2002

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