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Terrell Owens, Michael Vick to debut flag football venture

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Basketball fans looking for a fix this summer can take in the Big 3, a three-on-three competition full of retired players headed by rapper Ice Cube and former Raiders executive Amy Trask.

Football fans may have a similar option next summer, if tonight’s test goes well.

According to Sal Pizarro of the Bay Area News Group, former stars including Terrell Owens and Michael Vick will be among the players involved in tonight’s game of the American Flag Football League in San Jose.

The group plans to play a full schedule next year, but tonight’s game is their version of a preseason game, to work out the kinks of the game and the broadcasting.

“When I think about football in the future for guys who want to further their career, this could be an opportunity for them,” Vick said in a video posted on the AFFL’s Facebook page. “They could get enjoyment and fulfillment out of the flag league. I just wanted to be one of the first pioneers being involved.”

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia will be there as well, providing color commentary.

If nothing else, it’s an outlet for former players, and something to fill time during the slowest month of the calendar in sports. And hopefully, no one gets hurt, as a couple of guys did during the Big 3 debut Saturday night.

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17 Responses to “Terrell Owens, Michael Vick to debut flag football venture”
  1. learysdisciples says: Jun 27, 2017 7:20 AM

    I see Robert Edwards as a late-round fantasy sleeper in this league.

  2. florida76 says: Jun 27, 2017 8:03 AM

    There is absolutely no comparison between the 3 on 3 basketball league, and flag football. At least the Big 3 offers a semblance of real basketball action, while flag football has no connection to the essence of authentic tackle football.

  3. hollymolley says: Jun 27, 2017 8:11 AM

    This will be like pro wrestling, but with no touching we suppose. We were going to attend, but, well, were just not interested.

  4. eazeback says: Jun 27, 2017 8:51 AM

    its a dang shame politics and popularity contests are keeping T.O. out of the hall. he is most certainly deserving, for more so than a lot of the newer guys getting in

  5. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jun 27, 2017 9:04 AM

    how could this ever go wrong with two clear headed, highly organized individuals like vick and t.o.?

  6. nyneal says: Jun 27, 2017 9:04 AM

    I wonder if the league’s mascot will be a pit bull.

  7. winningisabrees says: Jun 27, 2017 9:20 AM

    This is Bad Newz

  8. tvguy22 says: Jun 27, 2017 9:22 AM

    We Need the Money League

  9. mazenblue says: Jun 27, 2017 9:23 AM

    “That’s my Teammate. That’s my quarterback. sniff sniff”

  10. joetoronto says: Jun 27, 2017 9:30 AM

    What a combo, I mean, what could go wrong?

  11. heavyjumbo says: Jun 27, 2017 9:32 AM

    Jared Goff just signed on in anticipation of being out of the league by next summer.

  12. timmmah10 says: Jun 27, 2017 9:36 AM

    All of the divas of football and none of the contact?

    Yeah, that’ll last.

  13. timmmah10 says: Jun 27, 2017 9:37 AM

    hollymolley says:
    Jun 27, 2017 8:11 AM

    This will be like pro wrestling, but with no touching we suppose. We were going to attend, but, well, were just not interested.

    —————————–
    More like the XFL. But at least there was scrums and touching…

  14. corkspop says: Jun 27, 2017 9:39 AM

    Two of the best athletes to ever play in the NFL. It could be interesting.

  15. collectordude says: Jun 27, 2017 11:09 AM

    Wil there be obnoxious end zone celebrations?

  16. imaduffer says: Jun 27, 2017 11:49 AM

    If you go, make sure you take the wheels off you car and put them in the trunk. I know where Spartan Stadium is located.

  17. ltapltap says: Jun 27, 2017 12:34 PM

    I love these broke clowns doing anything not to get a real job.

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