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Puzzling comment about Terrell Owens (1 Viewer)

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TSN, 2/17 issue. This was written in the Speed Reads section on page 39.

"Something tells me Terrell Owens is going to be getting

some votes for Comeback Player of the Year next January."

PLEASE tell me this is :sarcasm:

This would completely violate the spirit of the award. That award is supposed to be reserved for guys who come back from adversity they had little control over. Bruschi coming back from a stroke. Steve Smith coming back from a broken leg. Mark Brunell coming back from being left for dead, etc.

If Owens has 200 catches for 3,000 yards and 40 TDs next year, he still should not get a single vote for Comeback Player of the Year! You shouldn't get credit for "coming back" from being a total jerkoff.

 
Not sure what your point is. I find TSN to be a highly-reputable sports rag.They aren't typically sensationalistic, with the exception of Dave Kindred.
I read that too, and agree, TSN is one of the better mags on the market.I take it as one writer just saying he expects TO to have a great 2006.

 
Not sure what your point is. I find TSN to be a highly-reputable sports rag.They aren't typically sensationalistic, with the exception of Dave Kindred.
I read that too, and agree, TSN is one of the better mags on the market.I take it as one writer just saying he expects TO to have a great 2006.
I agree on both fronts. Too bad TSN is about to close the doors for good. They've been trying to sell for a while and no one is buying. They won't be around in 18 months...
 
If he changes his tune, plays well with others, and doesn't cause any problems, then I don't see a problem with him winning it, as long as it's specifically stated that his "comeback" is changing from a total ##### bag to a team player and not any injury/poor performance on the field.

 
There was a similar debate about Giambi last year in baseball...it's all subject to interpretation. Does the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award specifically speak against situations like TO [i.e., suspension, contract related squabbles?]. If it doesn't, then it will be up to the voters to interpret the "spirit" of the award.

But don't think for a second if TO lights it up next year there won't be a TON of people singing his praises.

 
TSN, 2/17 issue. This was written in the Speed Reads section on page 39.

"Something tells me Terrell Owens is going to be getting

some votes for Comeback Player of the Year next January."

PLEASE tell me this is :sarcasm:

This would completely violate the spirit of the award. That award is supposed to be reserved for guys who come back from adversity they had little control over. Bruschi coming back from a stroke. Steve Smith coming back from a broken leg. Mark Brunell coming back from being left for dead, etc.

If Owens has 200 catches for 3,000 yards and 40 TDs next year, he still should not get a single vote for Comeback Player of the Year! You shouldn't get credit for "coming back" from being a total jerkoff.
I think he'd even get a couple votes for Defensive Player of the Year if he did that.
 
I agree on both fronts. Too bad TSN is about to close the doors for good. They've been trying to sell for a while and no one is buying. They won't be around in 18 months...
Link? I can't imagine that Paul Allen is running out of money or anything.
 
Statistically speaking, T.O. could win the award.
He should not be listed for this award .Why cause he quit last year ( he got booted from the team but it s the same a ##### like that doesnt deserve to play in the NFL )

If you spend 1 year in jail and you come back will you deserve to be rewarded with this award NO , same thing for that ###ole.

 
Sure he could win it. It's just an award. A popularity contest. Awards are kind of like BCS championships, they don't mean mean anything.

 
Statistically speaking, T.O. could win the award.
He should not be listed for this award .Why cause he quit last year ( he got booted from the team but it s the same a ##### like that doesnt deserve to play in the NFL )

If you spend 1 year in jail and you come back will you deserve to be rewarded with this award NO , same thing for that ###ole.
I didn't think the name of the reward was Comeback from Injury Player of the Year award.I agree with you this is not what the spirit of the award means to to me, but others may feel differently.

I put this in the same category as Ichiro winning rookie of the year honors.

 
Not sure what your point is. I find TSN to be a highly-reputable sports rag.They aren't typically sensationalistic, with the exception of Dave Kindred.
I read that too, and agree, TSN is one of the better mags on the market.I take it as one writer just saying he expects TO to have a great 2006.
The Sporting News? Really?I have a free subscription that I stopped reading after the first few I got.

I find nothing distinguishable about it.

 
Not sure what your point is. I find TSN to be a highly-reputable sports rag.They aren't typically sensationalistic, with the exception of Dave Kindred.
I read that too, and agree, TSN is one of the better mags on the market.I take it as one writer just saying he expects TO to have a great 2006.
The Sporting News? Really?I have a free subscription that I stopped reading after the first few I got.

I find nothing distinguishable about it.
Wow...you find Sporting News [the best sports mag, by far, in the business] not worth reading but you defend PFT like a rabid dog. Interesting.
 
Not sure what your point is. I find TSN to be a highly-reputable sports rag.They aren't typically sensationalistic, with the exception of Dave Kindred.
I read that too, and agree, TSN is one of the better mags on the market.I take it as one writer just saying he expects TO to have a great 2006.
The Sporting News? Really?I have a free subscription that I stopped reading after the first few I got.

I find nothing distinguishable about it.
Wow...you find Sporting News [the best sports mag, by far, in the business] not worth reading but you defend PFT like a rabid dog. Interesting.
:popcorn:
 
Statistically speaking, T.O. could win the award.
He should not be listed for this award .Why cause he quit last year ( he got booted from the team but it s the same a ##### like that doesnt deserve to play in the NFL )

If you spend 1 year in jail and you come back will you deserve to be rewarded with this award NO , same thing for that ###ole.
Well TO did not quit as you say. He was suspended by his team. And as we can see at this point TO was not the only one at fault. McNabb and the Eagles were just as much as at fault for the situation.

ANd if he did spend a year in Jail as you say then came back a perfect player on AND off the field and put up great numbers then yes I say he should be considered for the award. Thats why there is this award for getting a second chance and putting up the stats.

It is comeback player of the year... not comeback for only injured player, or not comeback for I had a bad year player.

 
TSN, 2/17 issue. This was written in the Speed Reads section on page 39.

"Something tells me Terrell Owens is going to be getting

some votes for Comeback Player of the Year next January."

PLEASE tell me this is :sarcasm:

This would completely violate the spirit of the award. That award is supposed to be reserved for guys who come back from adversity they had little control over. Bruschi coming back from a stroke. Steve Smith coming back from a broken leg. Mark Brunell coming back from being left for dead, etc.

If Owens has 200 catches for 3,000 yards and 40 TDs next year, he still should not get a single vote for Comeback Player of the Year! You shouldn't get credit for "coming back" from being a total jerkoff.
:hophead: Just MVP.

 

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