Terrel Owens and a sharpie?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    How arrogant can you be to be playing on Monday Night Football, and sticking a sharpie in your sock so that you can sign a football after scoring a touchdown, and giving the football to a fan in the stands? Just when you thought you saw everything...
     
  2. Rob TT

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    football = entertainment

    as long as he's having fun, who cares. I don't see anything wrong with it
     
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    I couldn't believe it myself.
    Evidently he had a business partner/friend in the stands right there and before the game started the friend asked that if Owens scored a touchdown he wanted the ball.
    Owens said something like, I'll keep a marker in my sock.
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    I can't really argue about his talent but like a growing number of professional athletes these days he's truly an arrogant ass sometimes.
    Jeers to the sharpie in the sock.[​IMG]
    Brian
     
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    Owens already has proven himself to be a jerk from his actions in that game against Dallas a couple of years ago, as well as all the whining he does to Mariucci. This doesn't surprise me at all.
     
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    I heard on ESPN radio this morning that the guy he handed the ball to is his personal financial advisor. But here is the catch. That same guy is also the financial advisor to Shawn Springs, the cornerback he beat on the play and who was sitting in Shawn Springs personal on-field box seats.

    Imagine that, inviting your financial advisor to the game to sit in your personal box (that you paid 85 grand to get) and watching somebody from the other team show you up and then publicly mock you.

    Just another Terrell Owens lack of class move. I agree it was funny, but it was just like the Dallas Star incident...another gutless move by TO.

    Another thing that gripes me is that earlier in the game the replays show him totally bitching at Garcia for failing to get him the ball. On the next drive Garcia hits him right in the hands and because he lacks consistent concentration, he flat out dropped it. Does Garcia go running up to him all screaming and yelling because he messed up? Of course not. Because he's a professional. T.O. is a baby, a child.
     
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    Mabey if he gave it to a random fan that would be a different story.
     
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    Oh please. [​IMG] I thought it was hilarious. He gave the ball to a friend, who cares? I'd appreciate it if I was his friend or if I was a fan in the stands and he gave me the ball. I'll agree that he has a bad attitude at times, but this is utterly harmless.
     
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    Owens and Springs are friends that had been talking crap to each other all week in a joking way. Springs said himself that he would have done the same thing. Part of competing is to make your opponent look bad. It's all in fun. Have any of you guys that think this is wrong ever played sports? I have played sports against my best friends, and I love getting under their skin. When the game is over, your still friends. Read ESPN's full story and decide for yourself.
     
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    It's all fun and games until the sharpie falls out of his sock and takes and eye out. [​IMG]
     
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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I tend to side with the type of player like Barry Sanders, who whenever he would score would simply take a knee and hand the ball to the official. He never tried to belittle his opponent or show a lack of respect.


     
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    Bravo Evan, well said.
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    So your saying that if you play pro sports, your not allowed to have a sense of humor with your friend that plays on another team. I think it makes a difference if you know the person or not. Maybe I'm crazy because I don't hate people because their different or do different things then I do.
     
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    I'm on the side of the fence that found it funny and harmless. Just a joke between friends.
     
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    I thought it was hilarious. I couldn't believe what we were watching, we kept rewinding it (love that Tivo!)

    I don't see the harm, he wasn't dissing anyone on the other team, where does that come from?
     
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    I think the whole celebrating "controversy" is rooted in the differences between races. Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune recently wrote that it basically comes down to this:

    "The white rule is one of understatement and modesty: Only make those moves that are actually necessary to get the job done," said Thomas Kochman, a diversity-training expert and the author of "Black and White Styles in Conflict." He is white. "Blacks say, 'So long as I make the moves to get the job done, let me do my extra thing. That extra thing is about me and my individuality.' It's a matter of right and left, not right and wrong."

    It's an interesting thought. Personally, I get a kick out of some of the celebrations, yet other times I cringe. I once saw a football player knock another guy out cold, and he was actually counting him out as if it were a boxing match. Those types of taunts have no place in pro sports (except pro wrestling, perhaps).
     
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    Josh, I'm as big a Cowboys-hater as the next guy, but Owens actions in that game were disgraceful and classless. Could you imagine Jerry Rice doing such a thing?
     
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    First of all, Barry Sanders is crazy. I don't see anyone ever complaining about hockey or basketball players celebrating when they score. Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky did their share of celebrating, in their own way. You can't play the greatest game in the world and show no emotion (that's one of the reasons Barry Sanders is crazy). That would be stupid. I have an idea, how about every football player act one certain way and no other. No celebrating, no pumping your team up, nothing. And while were at it, lets stop fighting in Hockey because its just not being a nice, white collar, middle income American.
     

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