WHAT THE HELL WAS T.O. WEARING?

Many readers have raised with us the choice of attire by Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens in an interview that partially aired during the Sprint Halftime Show, as part of NFL Network’s coverage of the Bengals-Steelers game. 
During the interview, Owens is wearing a green shirt with a large eagle on it.  (Meanwhile, interviewer Deion Sanders of NFL Network apparently raided Bill Cowher’s closest for a Cliff Huxtable sweater.)
Green.  Eagles.  Hmmm.
More importantly than his attire, Owens spent some time complaining about his current role in the offense.  “I don’t like it,” he said.
“When I came here, I came here with the idea and the notion that we had a chance to win a championship.  Me coming to the city of Dallas, I want to bring a sixth Super Bowl championship to the city of Dallas.  And for me to have the numbers that I have, not really being involved, it is discouraging.  It is frustrating.”
Asked whether the numbers or the championship are more important to him (be careful, Deion — you’re venturing dangerously close to engaging in actual journalism), Owens said, “The championship.  But at the same time you can’t obtain that championship if I’m not involved in the offense.” 
The rest of the interview will air on NFLN’s Gameday Morning this Sunday.  For now, here’s the clip from Thursday night.

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55 responses to “WHAT THE HELL WAS T.O. WEARING?

  1. Its just a green shirt. No biggie. Stop tryin to make something out of nothing Florio. Go Bucs

  2. This is an infomercial right? Wonder what they’re selling….themselves? Who cares what either one of them are wearing?!

  3. It was an American Eagle t-shirt, no one cares, I doubt he’s playing mind games.
    Deion is sporting the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air circa 1991 special.

  4. he should have stayed in philly the way he likes the ball all the time,andy reid likes to do nothing but throw the ball…i wish he was still here.,. it was so much fun to watch

  5. Deion interviews Ocho last week and both admitted that Deion has been calling Ocho that is how the “don’t do what I did” comment came out. Then Ocho gets suspended for showing up the coaching staff a week later.
    Wonder if that will happen with Owens? Nah, not with the Enabler as the owner. However, I bet Garrett gets some plays handed to him from Owens of from the Enabler who got them from the Owens.
    Owens did so well getting the ball in the one Super Bowl he was in that his team won right?

  6. Owens is an idiot. “The championship. But at the same time you can’t obtain that championship if I’m not involved in the offense.”
    Newsflash, TO. EVERY NFL champion in history has obtained their championship without YOU involved in their offense. Every single one.

  7. This is a huge deal. He was sending a message to the organization. This is a slap in the face to the organization and he should be cut (right, Florio). He might as well have been wearing an I miss Donovan hat. I am joking.
    In all seriousness, this is a much worse offense then not knowing the OT rules. Not the shirt but to publicly bad mouth your gameplan on national TV. That being said, I wish Donovan would finally come out and rip the OC, coach, GM, and the person who makes the gameplan – REID!

  8. Hey,
    Eagles fan here. Can someone tell me whether or not T.O. knew to O.T. rule regarding ties? The answer could help me sort out that whole T.O. versus Donovan mess from a few years back so that I may finally take a side.

  9. ‘not involved in the offense’ .
    Lol, that’s rich. TO has more passes thrown his way than any other receiver in Dallas. He’s more ‘involved’ than anyone else. He needs to learn to beat press coverage.
    Without Romo none of the receivers were ‘involved’ because Johnson couldn’t throw the ball 5 yds.

  10. Paraphrased: “If I get my stats, we will win a championship.”
    –Terrell Owens
    Now, a quote from my all-time favorite player:
    “A lot of guys have it backwards. They want to do well and hope their team does well. I believed that if the team did well, the individual things would take care of themselves.”
    –Hall of Famer Art Monk, owner of 3 SB rings

  11. When was the last time that TO did something that didn’t have an ulterior motive? I’ll wait…

  12. He obviously wants to go back to that sterling example of how a franchise should be run… the Philadelphia Eagirls!
    Or not. Maybe he’s just trying to remind everybody of how right he was about McGassed.
    “Deion interviews Ocho last week and both admitted that Deion has been calling Ocho that is how the “don’t do what I did” comment came out. Then Ocho gets suspended for showing up the coaching staff a week later. Wonder if that will happen with Owens? Nah, not with the Enabler as the owner.”
    Did you really just imply that TO should be suspended for wearing a green shirt with an eagle on it and talking about the offense? Are you an idiot or do you just play one on PFT?
    “Owens did so well getting the ball in the one Super Bowl he was in that his team won right? ”
    He did more on a bum leg than most of those losers did in that loss while healthy.

  13. I know this won’t get posted, but seriously…
    “(be careful, Deion — you’re venturing dangerously close to engaging in actual journalism)”
    As if you know what that is, Florio? You can’t even tell it’s an American Eagle T-shirt!

  14. As I recall there were occaision when Owens was with Philthydelphia that he wore Cowboy gear so the turnabout is fair in his mind.
    With T.O. the two best teams in football are his last one and his next one.
    Didn’t we learn long ago that anyone who cannot get along with Steve Mariucci is destined for failure?
    TO is blowing his last chance with the NFL which doesn’t suprise people because the player has screwed up every relationship he ever had.

  15. Hell, Deion’s fashion sense reminds me of the pimp from “Starsky and Hutch”… Huggy Bear. As for TO, sounds like he’s got another outlet to start singing his “Throw Me the Ball and Ride My Ass to the Championship” blues.
    Drew has been pretty busy this week, hasn’t he???

  16. So Drew “No Comment” Rosenhaus helps pick the clothes his clients wear when they are interviewed? That helps explain the Green AE shirt with an Eagle on it.

  17. Owens said, “The championship. But at the same time you can’t obtain that championship if I’m not involved in the offense.”
    Actually, you can you blockhead. No team has ever needed T.O. involved in their offense to win a Super Bowl.

  18. “Owens did so well getting the ball in the one Super Bowl he was in that his team won right? ”
    He did more on a bum leg than most of those losers did in that loss while healthy.
    Vox, I think this is the issue here with TO: Do you think he would have rather had 1 catch for 12 yds, but the Eagles win, or would TO rather have had his stats (something like 10 for 112 I think) in the loss? I think most players would choose the former. But I honestly don’t know which TO would rather have.

  19. Vox – Settle down too much caffeine today for you. No that was not what was implied. What was implied is that since Ocho was encouraged by Deion to speak up Ocho decided to act up again toward the Bengals – which he did.
    Now he interviewed Owens and got him to speak up – publicly again via the interview about how he has been underutilized. Will that encourage Owens to speak up more in post game interviews? Hell I don’t know, except that Owens usually does not need encouragement to “Love me some Me!” as he says so often.
    Deion likes to stir things up and frankly Jerry’s Kids do not need any help with that. Your team is on a very thin high wire right now.
    Will Owens get suspended for wearing a green t-shirt with an eagle on it? I do not think so – yet with Goodell who the hell knows?
    Owens wants the ball. He does some amazing things when he is thrown too, some of those are short armed drops. He was thrown to 19 times earlier this season and caught a total of 7 if I remember correctly.
    He played on a broken ankle in his one Super Bowl so far. Caught quite a few passes in that game. Then threw his then QB under the bus after the game.
    What I have seen is the winners of Super Bowls play as a team. And usually to get to the Super Bowl it takes teamwork. We will see if the ‘boys continue to play as a team with both Owens and Pman on the field.
    Deion is as big an Enabler for acting out as anyone associated with the game. Look at who he chooses to interview or should I say those who agree to be interviewed by him.
    Don’t assume anything from what other people write. Ask them, don’t accuse them if you are unclear or what they wrote is unclear! OR as you wrote “Are you an idiot or do you just play one on PFT?”

  20. Flouride,
    why do you pander to these primadonnas? Your doing fine now, no need to go all TMZ on us. Watch out lawyer dude, your starting to stray. Be aware there are a lot of readers that could care less about this type of crap. maybe you could split up the rumor mill between pertinent football info and the crap you post just to get the hits.

  21. “Deion likes to stir things up and frankly Jerry’s Kids do not need any help with that. Your team is on a very thin high wire right now.”
    Yeah I keep hearing that… from the fanbois.
    “Don’t assume anything from what other people write. Ask them, don’t accuse them if you are unclear or what they wrote is unclear!”
    So now you’re gonna backpedal from your post in which you CLEARLY question whether Owens will be suspended like Ocho Cinco was, then go on to answer your own question by stating “not with the Enabler as the owner”? Or did you mean that TO won’t “act up” because “the Enabler” won’t let him? I didn’t assume anything. I took your words as they were typed. Here they are again:
    “Deion interviews Ocho last week and both admitted that Deion has been calling Ocho that is how the “don’t do what I did” comment came out. Then Ocho gets suspended for showing up the coaching staff a week later. Wonder if that will happen with Owens? Nah, not with the Enabler as the owner.”

  22. Vox – A simple question:
    Would you be defending Owens and possibly Pacman if they played for any other team?

  23. “–Hall of Famer Art Monk, owner of 3 SB rings”
    Yeah but Monk said that only because he didn’t do jack in any Super Bowl he played in and was a career #2 guy.

  24. “So Drew “No Comment” Rosenhaus helps pick the clothes his clients wear when they are interviewed? That helps explain the Green AE shirt with an Eagle on it. ”
    Because Philadelphia Eagles shirts are so hard to find, I guess.

  25. I’m surprised you took the bait on this. I’m even more surprised that you completely failed to mention the fact that the NFL Network analysts straight up slammed bloggers for potentially speculating about his choice of clothing.

  26. “Vox, I think this is the issue here with TO: Do you think he would have rather had 1 catch for 12 yds, but the Eagles win, or would TO rather have had his stats (something like 10 for 112 I think) in the loss? I think most players would choose the former. But I honestly don’t know which TO would rather have. ”
    Nothing that I’ve heard or read TO ever say would lead me to the conclusion that he values stats over wins. The man is universally pissed off after losses, universally happy after wins and it’s not dependent on his numbers.

  27. The only thing missing from that interview was a “ho” for Deion to slap. The shirt he was wearing in the sit-down interview was definitely a Fresh Prince throwback. Two losers.

  28. Perhaps the fact that T.O. is entering the twilight of his career and that it is starting to show up in his performances is the elephant in the room that he refuses to acknowledge….

  29. So now we care about T.O’s wardrobe? There’s got to be a better story out there Florio you hack!

  30. Vox –
    “So now you’re gonna backpedal from your post in which you CLEARLY question whether Owens will be suspended like Ocho Cinco was, then go on to answer your own question by stating “not with the Enabler as the owner”? Or did you mean that TO won’t “act up” because “the Enabler” won’t let him? I didn’t assume anything.”
    Ocho was suspended by his Head Coach. We both know that JJ will not allow WP to suspend Owens. What I meant was “the Enabler” will not care what Owens does he would blame the coaches for poor communication if the same thing happened with Owens. Owens is usually very careful of doing anything that Goodell would take exception to. Like I suspect you are I am curious to see if there is anything of value to come out of the Deion – Owens interview.
    Would Jerry suspend Owens? No – which means none of the coaches would be able to suspend Owens. Is that a clear enough answer for you?
    Also, would you be defending Owens and/or Pacman if they were not playing for the Cowboys?

  31. The Cowboys need Owens for their run at the playoffs.
    Since the Bengals are not going anywhere they do not need Ocho Cinco to play, besides suspending him was probably without pay and the rumors are Mike Brown is as cheap as he can be.
    Remember Owens made a show of standing on the Star when he played for the 49ers. So if Jerry could forget and forgive that and sign him it would take a lot for JJ to allow Owens to be suspended for anything internal. Saying he is not a big part of the game plan is old news from Owens it has not gotten him suspended yet.

  32. “…you can’t obtain that championship if I’m not involved in the offense.”
    Let’s break this down a minute. Cowboys are sitting at 7-4, right? So if you read into TO’s comment above, you’d assume that in their wins he’s been a bigger part of the offense and in their losses he’s been relatively uninvolved in the gameplan. Right?
    In the Cowboys’ 7 wins TO averages:
    4.14 catches
    57 yards
    0.71 TDs
    In the Cowboys’ 4 losses TO averages:
    4.5 catches
    43.5 yards
    0.5 TDs
    There’s several ways you can look at that.. You could argue that Brad Johnson’s limp arm contributed to his poor YPC average. But BJ only played in 2 of their 4 losses, so it’s not quite that cut-and-dried.
    Or you could say (because of the increased # of catches in the losses) that he’s failed to perform up to standard in the losses. They got him the ball more per game than in the games they won. He just didn’t metriculate the ball down the field as he’s paid so highly to do. Either way, I can’t break down the data any better than this, given that NFL.com doesn’t keep YAC stats on a per game basis.
    Personally, I think any team fails when it concentrates too hard to accomplish bullshit individual goals. Remember the Randy ratio? Ask Mike Tice how that worked out.

  33. Mbehvin, pay no attention to Vox, he is hypersensitive when anything is being said about the ‘Boys. I read your original quote, and I interpreted it as: Deion interviewed Chad, and shortly there after, Ocho did something stupid, and got suspended. Is this interview paving the way for a TO act of stupidity, that will get him suspended? At no time did I think you were saying that TO should be suspended for the shirt. But Vox doesnt have the ability to see all of the angles of what any given comment might be trying to say.
    My only issue with TO’s comments, was the fact that he was saying, he would take a Championship over stats, but they wont win a Championship, unless he gets his catches. Guess what TO, when you played in the Super Bowl, you got your catches, put on a show, one of the greatest performances I have seen from a player (not to mention a player coming off that injury). But the team still lost. New Englands game plan was to allow TO to get his numbers, because TO wasnt going to be able to beat them by himself. They shut down Westbrook, and at the end of the game, NE won. After having been through that experience, how can TO actually think, that a team cant win without him? He only has one SB appearance, and he took over the game, and they lost, yet he feels that the only way his team can win, is through him. WRONG! Had TO had 3 catches for 47 yards in that SB, I would have no issue with TO’s comments, but his prior SB experience, is proof that TO is wrong, and his thoughts are backwards.

  34. Vox –
    “Yeah but Monk said that only because he didn’t do jack in any Super Bowl he played in and was a career #2 guy.”
    Let me get this straight. You are accusing someone who has been on the hall of fame ballot, who arguably deserves to be there, and has always been a ‘team’ player, one who never tried to grab the spotlight, of only being that way because he wasn’t that good?

  35. Vox is an oversensitive TO butt-kissing moron. He WOULD NOT be defending Owens if he was not a Cowboy. In fact, I’m quite certain he was one of the many Cowboy fans hating on him when he played for San Fran and posed on Dallas’ star and when he was playing for the Eagles and making his stupid team look like a joke in the 04-05 season.

  36. hey idiots who think this is just a coincidence. Did you know he pulled the same crap in philly. He showed up in blue and silver with stars. By the way not to get off topic but guys that make 10 mil a year don’t shop at a place that sells $20-30 shirts. And lastly how many black men do you ever see in American Eagle?

  37. TO has had the numbers nearly every season of his career… and he has how many championships? ZERO… what in the hell does he know about winning championships?

  38. Obviously he was wearing something that got Vox all hot and bothered. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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