Since you're going to lump all of us together and claim we're all making the same comments when we're not (nice job reading there) I feel obligated to respond.
LoveBoatCaptain wrote:First of all, each of the Iggles fans can take their Pepto Bismol. Nobody's buying the $41t you're putting out about him not being able to perform.
Who has said that? Cmon, give me a name. Not one person I can find in this thread has questioned his ability to put up fantasy points or make plays on the field.
You guys got further in the playoffs than the Cowboys. WOOP WOOP! When was the last time you saw an NFC Championship game? I believe that was 2004.
And we got there 3 previous years with Thrash and Pinkston. We also got there without him during the playoffs. So, lets with TO, we won the divison, a feat accomplished 5 out of 6 years, 4 of those 5 without him. Then we got further than we ever have while he was out.
I'm not saying the Eagles were better off without him at that point (TO was happy and not threatening to disrupt the team), but don't try feeding everyone else this !@#$ like without him they were nothing.
Hmm... Owens' last full season with the team. (Psst... the year he only played 7 games for them (2005), the Eagles went 6-10. Last place in the division).
all finished the year on IR. And those were only the ones that individually were without a doubt more critical to the team. If you want to naively believe its all related to TO just because you don't know the names of the offensive line (half of the starters were on IR by years end) that's your own problem, but its not the truth.
My second point to be made is that the off-the-field conduct he contributes to is not illegal. The players Goodell is going after happen to commit felonies. Last I checked, being an arrogant smartass is perfectly legal. Until Owens is found paying off strippers to hold dog fights in their basement, I don't think fantasy owners have anything to worry about.
While I have and would never put TO in the same class as some of these scum: Randy McMichael, Leonard Little, Michael Pittman, and sadly the list goes on, he has done more than just be an arrogant smartass in the past. He specifically broke his contract. He demanded more money, then threatened to disrupt the team however he could if he didn't get that money. I believe that's called extortion.
Normally, if someone were to try that, they'd get fired. If he pulls anything like that (which was suspension worthy then) under Goodell and his crack down on good behavior, you think there's nothing to be concerned about?
Thirdly, Tony Romo has a bigger man crush on Owens that he does Miss Underwood (his rumored girlfriend for those of you out of the entertainment news circle). Watch any game in which Romo started. He fed TO that football more often than a fat kid lifts a spoon.
Stop all the Owens bashing. All this irrational banter about how horrible Owens is has been based on pure speculation and dislike of his character. Fact is, he puts points into any team's fantasy roster... and his receiving his bonus is not news. Let me guess, whoever wrote this also thinks the Red Sox and Yankees are God's gift to sports fans.
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Finally, something that is not just ill-informed nonsense. I totally agree that in fantasy football the only way I wouldn't want TO is if its a dynasty, and even then, that only bumps a handful of people above him. While I think it'd be terrible for the Cowboys to make their offense the TO show when they've got 3 WRs who can make plays, a pass catching TEs, and 2 RBs that make a great combo, it's great for fantasy players who own TO.
I also agree this article was never news worthy. Of course he got his bonus, its essentially his salary. They made it a bonus instead for cap reasons.