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T.O. taking part in NFL’s London outreach

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There’s a surprising name among the former players the NFL has enlisted to go to the U.K. to promote the league in advance of this year’s annual game in London: Terrell Owens.

Owens, who has played with the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals and is currently recuperating from a torn ACL, will take part in events in London leading up to the October 23 Bears-Buccaneers game at Wembley Stadium.

It’s a little surprising that Owens will be off the field promoting the game in London because Owens has been saying he’ll soon be on the field playing for some NFL team. That Owens has made plans to be overseas four weeks from now suggests that he thinks he’s more than four weeks away from being ready to play.

But it makes some sense to have Owens out there promoting the league: When he wants to be, he’s a charismatic and engaging figure. I’d expect British fans to get a kick out of him.

Other former players who will be involved in London festivities include Jerome Bettis, Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, Brad Johnson and Jimmie Giles.

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19 Responses to “T.O. taking part in NFL’s London outreach”
  1. jimbobobjr says: Sep 30, 2011 5:24 PM

    Please, T.O.—stay there.

  2. 7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 30, 2011 5:27 PM

    Wow, we are so decorated and historic. Sometimes you have to take a step back and review in awe.

  3. favreforever says: Sep 30, 2011 5:29 PM

    With Too Old, Short Bus, and the rest of the posse, they have to rename the event the London Outrage.

  4. joelvis72 says: Sep 30, 2011 5:29 PM

    “Getcha fish n chips ready, London!”

  5. kingokra says: Sep 30, 2011 5:37 PM

    Luckily for T.O., London sports spectators are used to watching sports that don’t require hands.

  6. rajbais says: Sep 30, 2011 5:44 PM

    MDS!!! Get your head on straight!!! T.O. wants to play for a Super Bowl contender!!! All of them have wide receivers!!!

    Why rush to a team when no one has wide receiver injuries????

  7. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 30, 2011 5:44 PM

    t.o. is a thing of the past. let’s keep it relevant david.

  8. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 30, 2011 5:45 PM

    … michael david (my bad) by the way, who goes by all 3 names?

  9. dkeyser says: Sep 30, 2011 6:16 PM

    OJ Simpson was busy so the NFL had to go with plan B

  10. selldannysell says: Sep 30, 2011 6:23 PM

    It frightens me that T.O. will be the first example of America to British people who haven’t been exposed to the culture.

  11. purplekoolaid1 says: Sep 30, 2011 7:30 PM

    Was there any crying involved in this decision?

  12. commandercornpone says: Sep 30, 2011 8:56 PM

    key phrase from the post: Other former players who will be involved in London festivities include Jerome Bettis, Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, Brad Johnson and Jimmie Giles.

    heh heh heh… ‘other former players”…

  13. azredbird4 says: Sep 30, 2011 9:52 PM

    keep American football…IN AMERICA!!!!!!!

  14. cactusranger71 says: Sep 30, 2011 10:32 PM

    who goes by all three names?? KILLERS. That’s who.

  15. 4512dawg4512 says: Sep 30, 2011 11:15 PM

    I agree, KEEP FOOTBALL IN THE U.S! But think about those idiots in the U.K, they’re gonna see T.O and be like “Damn! and we thought soccer players were athletes, oops”! I’d like to see T.O drinking out of a tea cup, it’d be like me drinking out of a thimble

  16. badrex says: Oct 1, 2011 12:17 AM

    And people named Michael Smith.

  17. nevermore52 says: Oct 1, 2011 12:55 AM

    LMFAO Brad Johnson. I’ll never forget it when he said: “Some guys throw a 70 yard bomb. I throw a 40 yard bomb. With touch.” :-D

  18. duncanthecat says: Oct 1, 2011 3:08 AM

    Popcorn for the Brits. Got to love it!

  19. axespray says: Oct 1, 2011 6:36 AM

    T.O. is probably one of those guys that goes crazy if he spends more than a few hours being by himself doing mundane things…..

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