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In what could be viewed on one hand as an indignity reflecting the extent to which the mighty have fallen and on the other hand a chance to create an intriguing backdrop to his latest reality show venture, Terrell Owens has received a contract offer to join a pro football team.

From Chicago.  Of the Arena Football League.

The Rush, in one of those obvious minor-league cheap publicity stunts that serves the purpose of generating cheap publicity for a minor-league team, have extended an offer to Owens to join the team for the 2012 season.

Under any other circumstances, this wouldn’t even be worth a mention.  But T.O. seems to be desperate for attention and/or relevance and/or fodder for his latest reality show venture, and we’ll find out just how desperate he is if he chooses to accept the offer, with the reality TV cameras in tow.

It’s highly unlikely that he’ll do it.  But there’s enough of a chance that he will to at least ponder the possibility.

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46 Responses to “Arena League team wants Terrell Owens”
  1. kyobx says: Oct 26, 2011 3:56 PM

    Get your popcorn ready!

  2. boswivel says: Oct 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    A TO reality show is such a joke. Is anyone farther removed from reality than TO? Okay, Michele Bachmann, obviously.

  3. waitingguilty says: Oct 26, 2011 3:59 PM

    Rumor has it T.O. visited The Rush’s facility and declared….

    “This place is light years ahead of Cincinnati!!”

  4. bleedgreen4life says: Oct 26, 2011 3:59 PM

    Karma’s a female dog, Terrell.

    Signed, Eagles fan

  5. teal379 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:00 PM

    Not saying TO’s the “answer” for any thing BUT if there’s a team I definitely think he could help – it’s Chicago. They NEED a WR, even if that WR should be a #5/6 guy which is what TO at his age basically is – he’d be #2 or so in Chicago.

    Funny that the Arena league snaked the Bears and that FO mastermind Angelo on this already…

  6. seahawks4alltime says: Oct 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    Well, at least you don’t really have to be fast to play in Arena Football. It might actually be a good fit for Owens.

  7. geniusesq says: Oct 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    Get’cha Cracker Jacks ready. How much are they offerin??

  8. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 26, 2011 4:03 PM


  9. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 26, 2011 4:03 PM

    I bet the rest of the guys on that arena team do sit-ups in the driveway too.

  10. drexelvol says: Oct 26, 2011 4:06 PM

    Hey, he said he needed he cash, so it’s better than flipping burgers. The top players in the AFL make like $100K a season.

    He’s used to making that in one game in the NFL, but that looks unlikely this season.

  11. senti45 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:07 PM

    yes he will PONDER the thought. Vikings

  12. damnyoulinelliot says: Oct 26, 2011 4:08 PM

    Maybe he can try out for Major League Soccer.

  13. gamermwm says: Oct 26, 2011 4:08 PM

    Someone in the NFL will offer him a job this season. I guarantee you it will happen

    I’m not a T.O. fan, or a reality show fan, but you people are getting to much of a kick out of watching all of this

    Does he deserve it? Yeah probably. But is it bad karma to laugh at someone for having bad karma…yes

  14. deadeye says: Oct 26, 2011 4:10 PM

    Good for T.O. !

    Playing in the Arena League will pave the way for a comeback into the NFL and a run at Jerry rice’s career records, not.

    Please Mr Owens, give it up.

  15. chocolatebaconbutter says: Oct 26, 2011 4:11 PM

    This guy probably wouldn’t even start for that team.

  16. hatesycophants says: Oct 26, 2011 4:11 PM

    I can’t figure out if it is envy or idiocy that drives you to keep writing about Owens. Guess what? In 5 plus years you’ll be forced to call him Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens.

    I’m not a fan of his, but what did he do to you? Your wife?

    Go Lions! Go Badgers.

  17. warvette says: Oct 26, 2011 4:11 PM

    oh crap! quick!- to the computer, to pick up tee oh on my fantasy arena football team!!

  18. kalispellmt says: Oct 26, 2011 4:12 PM

    First Favre, now we gotta endure the lingering TO retirement.

  19. localbandhero says: Oct 26, 2011 4:12 PM

    October 26, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Karma’s a female dog, Terrell.

    Signed, Eagles fan”

    Karma is probably dead then now that Vicks in town.

  20. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 26, 2011 4:12 PM

    bleedgreen4life says:
    Oct 26, 2011 3:59 PM
    Karma’s a female dog, Terrell.

    Signed, Eagles fan


    And then Vick electrocuted, drowned and punted that female dog.

  21. geniusesq says: Oct 26, 2011 4:12 PM

    Whether you like him or not, T.O. has a rare work ethic, and a desire to compete that is admirable.

    He’s 38 and could easily just go into Television full-time. Yet, he blew his ACL and worked his tail off to get back on he field in 6 months. He deserves credit for that if nothing else.

  22. semperfi24 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    Is Jeff George playing QB for the Chicago Rush? Maybe they can showcase themselves and go to Indy later in the year, lord knows Indy needs the help

  23. jeffro33 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:17 PM


    I wanted it to be the Philadelphia Soul. McNabb could be his QB!


  24. ogre2010 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:20 PM

    Would you like to have your Humble Pe a la mode Mister Owens?

  25. geniusesq says: Oct 26, 2011 4:21 PM

    T.O. handled a lot of things poorly in his career. But, looking back on what he said, those things have come true.

    McNabb has been called lazy and out of shape by 2 separate teams. Romo still hasn’t won anything. etc, etc

  26. jacunn2000 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:23 PM

    May want to re-phrase that. The OWNER of the franchise wants TO. I am about 99.9999% sure that none of the players or coach wants him on the Team…

  27. groganshero says: Oct 26, 2011 4:33 PM

    Hahaha…and they only want him cause I turned the job down.

  28. agelardi says: Oct 26, 2011 4:36 PM

    Interesting that I was just thinking if TO shouldn’t go the CFL route this year to get into football shape for the NFL next year.

  29. rando74 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:45 PM

    so is he gonna play defense too?

  30. jigwig13 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    I get that TO has been a bad teammate on a lot of his teams but his last two stops he wasn’t a problem…I really don’t get why ppl are wishing he doesn’t make it he produces on the field and never been in trouble off the field…theres a couple things I do know that he’s older and he neeeds money he’s not gonna mess that up..good luck TO and somebody is gonna get a player that’s gonna work hard and show the younger players how to work hard…he’s gonna go out with a bang

  31. weismobile says: Oct 26, 2011 4:47 PM

    So he will be reunited with Donovan McNabb again after all.

  32. oregonbear says: Oct 26, 2011 4:49 PM

    Maybe if things don’t work out with the Arena Football gig he could play for the Vikings.

  33. tdk24 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:50 PM

    He would be a beast in the AFL. He should do this. He could be an Arena legend, like George LaFrance.

  34. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 26, 2011 4:51 PM

    T.O. can walk the stadium as a vendor..”Gettcher POPCORN here!!!…”

  35. touchdownroddywhite says: Oct 26, 2011 5:15 PM


    Even as a (football) fan of Vick, that was hilariously funny and well played.

  36. brintfatre says: Oct 26, 2011 5:16 PM

    “Arena League team wants Terrell Owens” – which one? Indianapolis Colts???

  37. jabaalsack says: Oct 26, 2011 5:20 PM

    He’d be the Browns #1 right now. TO 1, Little 2 and MoMass 3.

    Instant upgrade. Get it done Walrus.

  38. barnesaintnoble says: Oct 26, 2011 5:37 PM

    A lot of people rip T.O. for being a bad team mate and a locker room chemistry destoyer – and he has been in the past. But the past two teams he’s played on, Cincy and Buffalo – those problems haven’t existed.

    He’s actually pretty smart for doing that reality show. He took advantage of the reputation that he had and now will continue to rake in some cash for 3-4 years after he retires. A Hall of Fame receiver, some memorable press conferences, and a reality television star. Not too shabby for a once little known receiver out of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

  39. dukemarc says: Oct 26, 2011 5:38 PM

    Poor JJ Raterink & Russ Minchna – sorry can’t tell which one is the real starting QB for the Rush – they’ll both be receiving the wrath of T.O. at some point.

  40. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 26, 2011 6:16 PM

    Well… Rosenhaus said someone was paying attention. I guess someone was.

  41. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 26, 2011 6:20 PM

    “But the past two teams he’s played on, Cincy and Buffalo – those problems haven’t existed”
    I don’t suppose that it could be due to the fact that when he played on those teams, nobody heard much of anything out of Buffalo or Cincy. The teams weren’t particularly news-worthy.

  42. mlmeier says: Oct 26, 2011 6:26 PM

    I never understood the stigma of an NFL player signing with the AFL or CFL. If you truly love the game and no NFL teams are interested in your service, there’s no shame in taking the opportunity to get paid to play in a different league, however less prestigious.

  43. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 26, 2011 6:59 PM

    Haha, doesn’t every minor league, now arena team do this kind of thing for an attention grab? Either way, I love having T.O back in the news!

  44. granadafan says: Oct 26, 2011 6:59 PM

    At least in the Arena League he can do all the celebrations he wants without a stupid penalty.

  45. concernedcitizen001 says: Oct 26, 2011 10:47 PM

    Well he won’t be able to blame all the dropped balls on the wind or the sun in his eyes.

  46. localbandhero says: Oct 27, 2011 7:43 PM


    It was one of those comments that really just wrote itself. I mean, c’mon…you mention “Dogs” and “Eagles” in the same sentence and that bridge just builds itself.

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