August 15, 2005

Quote of the Day

"The only things TO has in common with Muhammad Ali is that they're both athletes, they're both black, and they're both alive.
-WIP radio host Paul Jolovitz, Sunday night, responding to a caller's inane suggestion that Terrell Owens is the "modern-day Ali."

Things aren't looking good these days for Mr. TO. Peter King- who missed last week's Owens-Reid confrontation by a couple of hours 'cause he left to go eat lunch- administers a wicked smackdown that takes up most of his column today. And even the previously pro-Owens Stephen A. Smith has jumped ship:

Owens has become a caricature of himself. The situation has surpassed embarrassing. So much so that regardless of his case, its merits or any genuine passion behind it, his actions simply cannot be defended any longer.

A player can't be defended when he tells his offensive coordinator not to speak to him unless he's spoken to. No player can be defended when he continues to take one jab after another at a teammate who has said nothing about him, especially when that teammate happens to be Donovan McNabb, the star.

Such flagrant insubordination, disrespect and defiance can never be tolerated - even if Eagles coach Andy Reid told Owens to shut up, as Owens claimed Reid did.

For Smith, who never says anything negative about any athlete who's a bigger star than Slava Medvedenko, that's saying something.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 15, 2005 05:38 PM

Heh, looks like TO means "needs a Time Out", which he got but it is probably not enough. If he's deranged enough to tell his boss not to speak to him unless spoken to he's likely too far gone for just that. He needs a shrink.

Posted by: Dave E at August 15, 2005 08:11 PM

Steven A is also a caricature of hiimself, so that is why he is able to grasp the situation.

Even a broke clock is right twice a-day.

Posted by: J. Lichty at August 18, 2005 02:22 PM
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