TO's yap shut for the season

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassman314, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Article on USA today

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy...

    This whole fiasco all season has been amusing to watch.

    I especially like how Randy Moss played the "no room on the raiders " card.. he's right... TO now has to find his own mediocre purgatory to finish his career at....
  2. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Anyone smell an arena league contract??? Europe????
    WCW???? Three Stooges remakes?

  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Andy Reid let this get too far out of control. This is a mistake the Eagles will pay dearly for. Go ahead and stand behind you morals Andy Reid, you'll be looking for a job next year when the Eagles start out 1-6.

  4. 1-6 is a bit unrealistic, don't you think, Mike? The Eagles were a good team before T.O., I have no reason to think that they'll be that bad without him. Especially if they're able to pick up another impact receiver through free agency or the draft.
  5. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    I'm glad he's gone. I can't stand listening to that guy run him pie hole. It's all about TO wherever he plays. When the team is doing well it's all because of him, when the team is doing poorly it's everyone elses fault. When are team owners going to learn? I'm sure some other stupid owner/gm/coach will make the same mistake with that idiot next year and he will wind up being a cancer for that team too.


    Maybe the Canadian Football League will take him... ;)
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yeah, probably so. Part of the reason I chose 1-6 is my general distaste for anything athletic that eminates from Philly. :D

    I think this was a big mistake on the Eagles part. T.O proved himself on the field over and over, which is what matters. The off the field stuff got out of control, I agree. It should have never got that far. The moment the Eagles front office and coaches sided with McNabb was when the real problem started, and this was last year. It was obvious they backed McNabb 100%, and they made it clear they did not support T.O.

    Don't dismiss McNabb completely from this incident. I will agree that he has taken the high road in this whole fiasco, but before T.O. arrived, this was Mcnabbs team. T.O. took the spotlight away from McNabb, which I am sure McNabb did not like.

  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999


  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999's hoping T.O. lands in Dallas(or even the NYG or 'Skins for that matter).
    We want to see him twice per season.
    Recall Buddy's 'Bounty Bowl'?
    Maybe even the return of the 'Philly Flu'?
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    OK, but...I still say you can't have such a distraction running amok. Same logic goes for bands, IMO.
    This isn't Owens' 1st incident...truthfully, I was amazed last season went as well as it did.
    McNab has never impressed me as a prima donna-type...he's very low key, IMO.
    Besides, Momma McNab would open up a case of whoop-ass if her son acted a fool like T.O.

  10. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    True to an extent; however, many of the greats (especially in music or sports) were difficult personalities to say the least. Keith Moon provided a distraction or two but the Who were a better band with him.

    The key is - does the organization be it a team or band or company have the ability to deal with the difficult parts of a star contributors personality. If it doesn't, then they are better off without him or her. But if they do, they are far better off with the star.

    In sports, where would the Red Sox be without Manny Ramirez? While there are still news columists, radio talk hosts and their listeners that get on their high horse whenever Manny pulled a Manny - the team (players and management) were smart to create an climate of tolerance for the inevitable distractions he causes.

    ESPN's Sports Guy wrote a great column on T.O. that is worth reading if you have the time -
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Moon's distractions were "Rock 'n' Roll" in a Rock 'n' Roll band.
    Owens is good...but he ain't no Bird or Jaco.

    Sport teams & bands will put up with 'greatness' for awhile...apparently, Philly's stomach got filled a lot faster than Frisco's.
  12. I posted another thread (before this one might I add. There was one before mine to but mine was to say it was official). Find it if you want to know my opinion
  13. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    If the thread was as well thought out and insightful as this post, I'm not thinking many are running to do a search. :eyebrow:
  14. It was more of me doing my baby... I mean TO impression.

    I hope sport teams start to fire players.
  15. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I think my sarcasm meter was a bit slow since all of my body resources are being used to process Thanksgiving leftovers...