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Jon Runyan fears Michele Bachmann is like Terrell Owens

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When Jon Runyan was an offensive tackle for the Eagles, he witnessed first-hand how Terrell Owens could tear down a team. Now Runyan is a Republican in Congress, and he’s concerned that one of his party’s presidential candidates could have the same affect on the GOP that T.O. had on the Eagles.

A Los Angeles Times profile of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who’s running for the Republican presidential nomination, calls her an outsider on Capitol Hill. As one example, the paper reports that Runyan, at a private meeting of Republicans, issued a warning about how the wrong personality can divide a team — mentioning Owens by name, but referring to Bachmann.

A story in Politico also confirms that Runyan has brought up Owens as an example of how he and his fellow Republicans could be in trouble if they can’t be team players.

Owens is currently nursing a knee injury and unsure when or if he’ll play this season. But he sure does have a knack for keeping his name in the news.

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58 Responses to “Jon Runyan fears Michele Bachmann is like Terrell Owens”
  1. wcdunkenfield says: Sep 1, 2011 5:16 PM

    So, Jon, who gets to play Donovan McNabb?

  2. qdog112 says: Sep 1, 2011 5:16 PM

    Yeah, but T.O. could do his job and he didn’t make stuff up.

  3. charpete says: Sep 1, 2011 5:18 PM

    more politics…

  4. trbowman says: Sep 1, 2011 5:21 PM

    Runyan should run for senate, who better to block bad legislation?

  5. cmstrick says: Sep 1, 2011 5:21 PM

    Wow. A comparison to Michele Bachmann?

    If that doesn’t kill his career nothing will.

  6. doowix says: Sep 1, 2011 5:22 PM

    Ron Paul 2012!!

  7. readysethike says: Sep 1, 2011 5:22 PM

    well they both are divas

  8. colinsnooks says: Sep 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    Can’t wait to see Bachmann excercising in her driveway – “Excuse me, trying to stay in shape – I’m just trying to get my nomination on”

  9. snnyjcbs says: Sep 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    Tell him that he and his Old Money Republicans Folded like a Deck of Cards and with all the momentum to have really done something did nothing.

    His and his Old Guard are finished if they do not get with the program. We are not Looking for Dem Light or Socialist Light. Unlike many of his Football Brethren that end up Broke spending money they do not have with Hands out. We expect more from our Nation.

    Tell him the Nation is a Laughing Stock around the World and is a Debtor Nation, BROKE. And let him know that China and others are laughing at just how dumb our Leaders really are. T.O.?, At least he knows how to make a Buck and is not running around Broke, unlike the U.S. under your peoples care.

  10. ironhawk says: Sep 1, 2011 5:26 PM

    I’m not worried about her destroying the Republican party. I’m worried about the tea party and their bosses at Fox News destroying the entire country. He should be less concerned about his precious political party and more concerned about the impact these people will have on the entire world.

  11. benh999 says: Sep 1, 2011 5:27 PM

    Isn’t trashing your teammates in the press something TO would’ve done? Runyan has a bit of a pot/kettle thing going on.

  12. polishkingski says: Sep 1, 2011 5:28 PM

    i personally cannot stand her but she looks hot in pantyhose and heels….just saying.

  13. slickzmoney says: Sep 1, 2011 5:29 PM

    That’s right Republicans – no thinking! Toe the line or else…

  14. scudbot says: Sep 1, 2011 5:34 PM

    T.O. should run for Bachmann’s House seat.

  15. wcdunkenfield says: Sep 1, 2011 5:37 PM

    Better yet, Jon, does Rush get to play Big Andy? Cause we all know how he felt about Donovan, and Donovan is gone. Sounds like Rush as Andy is a HUGE fit…

  16. yukon672010 says: Sep 1, 2011 5:42 PM

    Let’s see: when a team is dysfunctional
    And failing, do u hire a coach that thinks the same way the players think and act, or do you hire a coach who has a different philosophy and will work to change the culture ?

    Wonder what his wonderlic was…..

  17. vahawker says: Sep 1, 2011 5:44 PM

    Seems an “outsider on capital hill” is not a bad thing. Of course, considering how poorly the current ‘outsider’ has done in the white house, I’ve just given up on the whole thing. No real men or women who have a clue about leadership. That wooshing sound is the bowl being flush as we spiral ’round and ’round the bowl.

  18. valhallarising says: Sep 1, 2011 5:44 PM

    Not a T.O. fan here as I agree he is a locker room cancer but does he really deserve to be compared to crazy ass Michele Bachmann? I understand the analogy but I think destroying government is worse than destroying a football team’s chemistry.

  19. dfwbillsfan14221 says: Sep 1, 2011 5:45 PM

    colinsnooks says:
    Sep 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    Can’t wait to see Bachmann excercising in her driveway – “Excuse me, trying to stay in shape – I’m just trying to get my nomination on”

    ##################

    You sir just got my nomination for “Best PFT Comment of the Day”!!!

  20. pastabelly says: Sep 1, 2011 5:47 PM

    Runyon is a fast learner. That woman is a nut and crazier than TO.

  21. minnesotablizzard says: Sep 1, 2011 5:49 PM

    Bachmann is grade A crazy.

    How repubs could vote for her or a clown like Perry over their only legit candidate (Ron Paul) baffles me.

  22. savsr says: Sep 1, 2011 5:55 PM

    She scares me and I’m english. As the most important economy in the world (for now), please don’t let this crazy (and therefore probably dangerous) woman into power. Our markets are already suffering enough, we don’t need a nutcase pushing them into more turmoil thanks. please don’t let us (and yourselves) down America.

    Kind Regards,

    The Rest of the World

  23. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Sep 1, 2011 5:58 PM

    polishkingski says:
    Sep 1, 2011 5:28 PM

    i personally cannot stand her but she looks hot in pantyhose and heels….just saying.
    _________________________________

    Agree completely. The thought of Runyon in pantyhose and heels makes me want to throw up.

  24. hobbstweedle says: Sep 1, 2011 6:02 PM

    Michelle Bachmann is “an outsider on Capitol Hill”? Holy crap! Can I go ahead and vote for her NOW??!!

  25. blindshootist says: Sep 1, 2011 6:03 PM

    Runyon is only stating the obvious. She’s got crazy eyes, her tea party backers are so far right their solutions aren’t practical to fix things as is, even her own party says she’s done nothing and has no experience, plus she goes to a church headed by a pastor that makes Obama’s old pastor look liberal. Good luck to us if she sneaks into office… ack… I just threw up in my mouth a little thinking of it. Where’s the viable, non-corporate shill, independent party representative? Oh, sorry, I’ve gone day dreaming again..

  26. drevilstolemymojito says: Sep 1, 2011 6:12 PM

    I do love the clueless liberal analysis of this story. All of the politicians that have been responsibe for our wasteful spending and runaway entitlements need to be thrown out. Go Ron Paul!

  27. applesaucecrafts says: Sep 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    The president isn’t supposed to always get along with congress, that’s the whole idea of checks and balances. When congress doesn’t do it’s job you get things like the Iraqi war or the conversion of surplus to defecit.

  28. rayguyreturns says: Sep 1, 2011 6:24 PM

    Somehow being a Washington outsider is a bad thing?

    We need about 534 more of them.

  29. frenchy121212 says: Sep 1, 2011 6:25 PM

    But he sure does have a knack for keeping his name in the news.

    What exactley did he do to keep his name in the news?

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 1, 2011 6:31 PM

    Runyan has lost it.

  31. cbass59 says: Sep 1, 2011 6:41 PM

    That’s an insult to TO.

  32. rc33 says: Sep 1, 2011 6:52 PM

    Anyone but the finger-pointing schlep we got in the Oval Office now.
    Anyone.

  33. thekingdp says: Sep 1, 2011 7:07 PM

    Michele who?

  34. johntonioholmes says: Sep 1, 2011 7:13 PM

    Ugh, I get sick when I read the comments from all of the armchair political analysts.

    Take a freakin’ class before you open you mouth. It’s embarrassing to those of us who don’t get all of their information from a disc jockey.

  35. wvugrad00 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:15 PM

    Man its been a number of years since TO was with the Eagles, Runyan must hold one hell of a grudge to insult him like that.

  36. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:18 PM

    Again, Runyan has lost it.

  37. duncanthecat says: Sep 1, 2011 7:31 PM

    Michele rocks!

  38. trollaikman8 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:59 PM

    Well her staff does play the “Next Question” card when anyone asks anything relevant.

  39. lexnekst says: Sep 1, 2011 8:04 PM

    Michelle Bachmann is nuts.

  40. jimmylions says: Sep 1, 2011 8:04 PM

    Comparing Owens to Bachman isn’t fair to Owens. The Eagles were champions when Owens was there, so were the 49ers. Bachman’s no champion.

    If members of Congress had to pass a version of the Wonderlic that tested their knowlege of US History and the Constitution, my guess is that Bachman would post Terrelle Pryor numbers (first test).

    Rather than worry about his political party, Runyan should focus on helping get the country working again – now, not after the 2012 election.

  41. lexnekst says: Sep 1, 2011 8:06 PM

    Michelle Bachmann has spent her entire adult life working for the government, at the IRS, and now incompetent congress. How is she an outsider? Oh thats right the people who support her don’t need facts.

  42. promin1 says: Sep 1, 2011 8:30 PM

    johntonioholmes says: Sep 1, 2011 7:13 PM

    Ugh, I get sick when I read the comments from all of the armchair political analysts.

    Take a freakin’ class before you open you mouth. It’s embarrassing to those of us who don’t get all of their information from a disc jockey.

    And I love stuck up college d-bags who think they know everything because they took a “class”. You sat in a class and can only regurgitate the thoughts of someone else. It doesn’t mean you have an original idea of your own or that you know anymore than “armchair political analysts”.

  43. TheWizard says: Sep 1, 2011 8:55 PM

    A strong conservative woman.

    Of course, the leftists come on with words like “stupid” and “crazy”

    Be afraid, little liberals…….

  44. skinsfantom says: Sep 1, 2011 9:19 PM

    Why is obama still talking? why are any dems/libs talking? STFU and let the people who know what the hell they’re doing run the country. you incompetent a holes just take care of activities, social events that sort of thing. let the professionals run the show. ave unemployment for bush for 8 yrs. was 4.6 the highest 6.5 and he inherited an actual clinton/gore recession- which is 2 qtrs. of neg. economic growth. housing market was thriving, gas was on ave 1.25 a gallon less under PRES. bush, i could go on.. we all know what state this country is in and you can thank mr. o. and his buddies who had 2 yrs of the white house,senate, and house and did absolutely dick. thank barney frank for the housing market crash at fannie/freddie. check your facts before commenting and showing your ignorance, any body who votes dem. ever again in their lifetime should be put in jail, NOW GO ON AND HAIL.

  45. pkrlvr says: Sep 1, 2011 9:27 PM

    You do realize that Bush is the one who tripled the deficit, deregulated the banking and housing industries, and steered us directly into a depression, right?

    And I love how republicans hate entitlements for the poor but absolutely love to give huge tax breaks to corporations and rich people. Guess we just need to entitle the right people, huh buddy.

  46. ndirishfan1 says: Sep 1, 2011 9:29 PM

    T.O.’s career must officially be over. He is being compared to a middle-aged white woman…

  47. rajbais says: Sep 1, 2011 9:37 PM

    T.O. never tore apart the Eagles!!!!!!

    Just because he’s suspended/deactivated for 9 games it doesn’t mean he tore apart the team!!!!!

    The Eagles with T.O. in 7 games in 2005, 4-3!!!!!

    Without T.O. in 9 games during that same year, 2-7!!!!

    Learn some math for a change and stop running with a stupid theory that was made up by the “media darling”/phony, Donovan McNabb!!!! Just because McNabb or Runyan acts “cute”, it doesn’t mean either holier than thou!!!!!

  48. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 1, 2011 9:38 PM

    Runyan’s still kinda new to Washington, I’m surprised they let him say anything. Maybe he shouldn’t….

  49. cleverbob says: Sep 1, 2011 10:36 PM

    promin1 says:
    Sep 1, 2011 8:30 PM

    johntonioholmes says: Sep 1, 2011 7:13 PM

    Ugh, I get sick when I read the comments from all of the armchair political analysts.

    Take a freakin’ class before you open you mouth. It’s embarrassing to those of us who don’t get all of their information from a disc jockey.

    And I love stuck up college d-bags who think they know everything because they took a “class”. You sat in a class and can only regurgitate the thoughts of someone else. It doesn’t mean you have an original idea of your own or that you know anymore than “armchair political analysts”.
    ==================================

    And I love anti-intellectuals that think Joe Sixpack has just as much a chance of effectively running the country as the intellectuals and leaders. Qualifications? We don’t need no stinkin’ qualifications!

    T.O. > Runyan > Bachmann

  50. skinsfantom says: Sep 1, 2011 10:38 PM

    PKLVR are you not paying attention or are you high?

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:43 PM

    The biggest disgrace in America today is the fact that so many of these blindly, unconditionally supportive types, who ride “party lines”, when it’s the biggest myth going in the US — base everything they say or do off some esoteric political ideology. These are the biggest fools out there and making things worse than anyone in Washington can.

    And this “run the country” BS? All they’re doing is running the country into the ground. They’re ALL of the same cloth, regardless if they call themselves “Democrat” or “Republican”. You stay-at-home pols with the hardline ideological stances are buffoons.

  52. Deb says: Sep 1, 2011 11:04 PM

    Much as I dislike Owens, he’s not the one who put his name in the news this time. And what does this have to do with the gridiron? Maybe I should start checking politico for football news :roll:

  53. johnnyoclock says: Sep 1, 2011 11:10 PM

    What’s funny about all the slander, lies and calling people crazy is that the people who behave like that are the ones doing or supporting doing the EXACT OPPOSITE of the Tea Party folks; and just how is that working out??

    These are also the same morons who constantly scream tolerance for others and everyone etc, yet can’t practice it themselves. It’s so moronic that it would be funny if it wasn’t serious.

    When you’re doing and believing in the exact opposite of a group of people and you’re a constant failure (yet your ego won’t let you see the writing on thewall)… YOU’RE the ones who need to open your mind.

    Goodbye Democrats, you could have been great but you are proven wrong on everything because you don’t have logical ways of thinking nor think in ways of actual functionality.

    And, say goodbye to and recall Runyan. What a dope.

  54. polishkingski says: Sep 2, 2011 1:15 AM

    she has sexy legs in pantyhose and heels.

  55. tsutton84 says: Sep 2, 2011 5:52 AM

    Michele, let the men figure things out. And, by the way, where’s my sandwich?

  56. cornernum23 says: Sep 2, 2011 7:51 AM

    Don’t you just love political debates on a FOOTBALL website? Idiots…

  57. Deb says: Sep 2, 2011 1:28 PM

    tsutton84 says:
    Michele, let the men figure things out. And, by the way, where’s my sandwich?
    ———————————————
    Yeah, cause the men are just doing a bang-up job :roll: Not surprised you’re too stupid to make your own sandwich.

  58. kafkaforpresident says: Sep 2, 2011 2:12 PM

    @skinsfantom says:

    Typical conservative.

    You just managed to give a brief history of the past 15 years, with absolutely NO responsibility involved for the Republicans!

    Isn’t that just Republicanism at it’s core?

    “It’s not my fault, blame the other guy! Then look away when I’m in power, or you might see me getting away with these sacks covered in dollar signs.”

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