Friday, July 22, 2005

It's pronounced TARE-el

"At the end of the day, I don't have to worry about what people think of me, whether they hate me or not. People hated on Jesus. They threw stones at him and tried to kill him, so how can I complain or worry about what people think?"
–– Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens, on how people might react to his potential camp holdout.

I'm so glad that the hated Eagles have to deal with this guy, after he trashed by beloved Niners before leaving town. But I have to admit a grudging respect for them over the hard line stance they're taking with this idiot. I wonder if it has occurred to him that if he holds out that he won't get paid anything and that that might not be good for his family, which is the other quote attributed to him.

And all this posturing after a year which could only be considered his fourth-best as a pro. And after he had gotten his dream gig in Philly. And after signing a good contract with them.

This is all as laughable as the time Latrell Spreewell was asking for $9MM (or whatever it was) a year to play basketball, claiming he needed to feed his family. What most people don't know is that he's got 10 wives, 216 kids and 46 in-laws that live at his compound and have to be fed quail, asian pears, veal and lobster daily. On doctor's orders, of course.

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