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He Owens Us An Explanation

By Wyatt Earp | July 28, 2005

I’ve had it.

If I had my way, Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens would never step foot in my town again. Just post me at the city limits with my six shooter and my ten-gallon hat. For those not in the know, Owens and his weasel agent, Drew Rosenhaus, have been crying poverty to anyone who will listen. The terrible two have done everything in their power to distract the team (and the fans) at just the right time: a few days before training camp opens on August 1st.

“T.O.,” which must mean “Totally Oblivious,” has said that he can’t feed his family on the $3.25 million he will make this season. And he said that with a straight face:

“I’m sort of like the man of the house,” Owens said yesterday. “I’m taking care of everybody – my brother and sister in college, their children, my mother, my grandmother. That’s what a lot of people don’t understand… [$3.25 million] might be a lot of money for somebody not playing in the professional arena; it’s not for someone playing in the professional arena.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, uber-weasel Rosenhaus followed up with this little gem (and I’m paraphrasing here): Rosenhaus said that since Tom Cruise makes $50 million per film, T.O. should get much, much more than he is currently receiving. Why? Here it comes: “because he is out there risking his life every day.”

Hold on a second, I’m having a brain aneurysm.

Okay, I’m back. Drew. Baby. Your player isn’t risking his life every day. How often do NFL players die on the field? You know who is risking their lives every day? Our troops. Firefighters. Police Officers. T.O.,I’ll let you in on a little secret. You know what I make annually as a police officer? About $50,000. My wife doesn’t work, because she chose to raise our two children. Four of us on $50,000. And I don’t complain about it – we get by. But spare me your sanctimonious attitude. If you are looking for sympathy in this town, you don’t understand your fan base. Jackass.

Topics: People I Hate | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “He Owens Us An Explanation”

  1. Steve Says:
    July 28th, 2005 at 11:49 am

    TO and his agent are so out of touch with reality. I believe he is only on his 2nd year of his contract? What a greedy bastard! Philly doesn’t need him anyhow. Trade him let somebody else pay his bloated contract.

  2. Dr. Phat Tony Says:
    July 28th, 2005 at 1:09 pm

    I guess he can get with Barry Bonds and they can have a contest about who can cry the most.

    BB “Why doesn’t the press just leave me alon? Waaah”

    TO “I’m too poor to take care of my family. Waaah”

    I’ll tell them both to go cry on their piles of money.

  3. Peakah Says:
    July 28th, 2005 at 1:37 pm

    … yeah, as they wipe their tears with a box of $100 bills. Schmucks.

    This sux cuz I’m a big Philly fan since they drafted McNabb (went to school with him and played street ball with him at Syracuse- the antithesis of a TO) and those two are great together on the field.

    This distraction is going to hurt TO’s stock rather than help it…

    As for Drew, an overbearing jerkoff. I heard that a caller on the Jim Rome show said that the only reason he saved that kid who was drowning was because he was trying to suck the gold fillings out of the kids mouth.

    Ok ok, kids who have gold fillings are pretty lame (if they exist) but I thought that line was funny.

    I’ll shaddap now.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 28th, 2005 at 5:54 pm

    Steve – Yes, he is only in his second year. I thought that when you signed a contract, it was binding. My bad.

    Doc – I agree 100%. They both make me sick.

    Peakah – Now THAT’S funny! Love SU, since I am a lax fan. Gotta respect their dynasties.

  5. Peakah Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 1:03 am

    SU rocked…
    Played much snow lacrosse and football…

    Damn, my back hurts.
    Where’s my beer?

    Those were the days brah.

  6. justrose Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 8:48 am

    are you a cop in philly? really? rock on! small world.

    all my life, i have listened to stories about “the wagon.” but the cops in my family don’t know about the blog. ’cause then i couldn’t talk about them. heh heh heh.

    great blog.

  7. Pam Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 1:25 pm

    Isn’t it a shame when $3.25 million isn’t enough to live on? I tell you, it makes my heart bleed to hear it. As I don’t live in the “professional arena,” I can’t complain that I make significantly less than that…after all, according to TO, people like me don’t need that kind of money.

  8. Kate Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 6:33 pm


    I agree. T.O. is an ungrateful SOB and I say get rid of his selfish ass.

    I’ve got many friends in the PPD and I know THEY are the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis.

    My ex bf was a P/O. Not a night went by for over 2+ years that I didn’t worry about his safety, and let me tell you, he sure as hell didn’t have a salary like Owens.

    Eff you, T.O., Philly doesn’t need you and we sure don’t want you!