November 8, 2014 |
BEFORE DOING sit-ups in his driveway, Terrell Owens set the single-season record for touchdowns by an Eagles wide receiver. Owens was a lightning rod in 2004, but he sure was good. What Jeremy Maclin has done in the first half of the Eagles season compares very favorably to what Owens did that year. Maclin, however, is getting it done without all the extraneous drama that eventually led to Owens' exit. Halfway through the season, Maclin has four fewer receptions, one fewer touchdown and 40 more receiving yards than Owens did at the same point 10 years ago. And, just like Owens, the Eagles will have a decision to make on Maclin after the season.
February 1, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - It was the move that made you realize the Seattle Seahawks were all in for a Super Bowl-or-bust season in 2013. Just as the Eagles had nearly a decade ago, the Seahawks traded for the kind of No. 1 wide receiver they thought could put them over the top. In the Eagles' case, the player was Terrell Owens, and for one mesmerizing season it looked as if it was going to be the greatest move in franchise history. The Seahawks, in March, surrendered first- and third-round picks to Minnesota in last year's draft and a third-round pick in 2014 to get the lightning-quick Percy Harvin.
January 3, 2014 |
They got it covered This is not a question we were looking for an answer to . . . but it's some thing, anyway. Alex Beggs and Chiara Marinai of the Vanity Fair Daily blog scanned six of the major U.S. celebrity/fashion/tabloid/grocery store checkout-line/geegoo mags - US Weekly, Star, Life & Style, OK!, People, and InTouch. They looked at all the covers, added up all the faces, and now tell us which celeb showed up most in 2013. We'll give you three guesses.
November 12, 2013 |
TERRELL OWENS was back on the gridiron yesterday, chatting with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. The subject? "Oh, me coming in and working out for the 49ers," Owens told reporters. Really? "Nah, I'm just kidding. " he said. Owens was at San Francisco's Candlestick Park as an honorary captain before the 49ers-Panthers game. The 49ers are celebrating the team's top 10 greatest moments at Candlestick Park, which is in its final season. Owens, who played the first eight seasons of his 15-year career with the 49ers, was part of a play known as "The Catch II," which was voted No. 4 on the list by fans.
November 12, 2013 |
So it seems some players have come down in favor of the environment that drove Jonathan Martin out of the NFL, perhaps because they have spent their lives marinating in sports culture (or maybe because they are grown men who play games for a living). Many who have spent time around athletes, say in school (which would be, oh, everybody), aren't surprised. Even former players are getting their licks in. Former New York Giants star Michael Strahan, on the Fox pregame, said he missed the locker room and the treatment Martin had to face in Miami.
August 7, 2013 |
LAST WEEK, wide receiver Chad Johnson, the player formerly known as Ochocinco, said he'd like to return to the NFL. "I'd come in nice and quiet - nice and quiet - and I'll always be open, that's the easy part," he told the Detroit Free Press. Johnson last played in 2011. Yesterday, it was Terrell Owens' turn. Owens' agent, Jordan Woy, said he had talked with "a bunch of teams" about taking a chance on the six-time Pro Bowler, who last played in 2010. "I know if he goes out there and gets a shot, he'll make a team," Woy told Adam Shefter of ESPN.
July 31, 2013 |
THOUSANDS of words were spoken by and about Donovan McNabb yesterday at NovaCare, as McNabb officially retired as an Eagle, and the team announced that his No. 5 will be retired in a Sept. 19 ceremony before the Birds play Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the most illuminating words came from Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie extolled McNabb's toughness, for playing on a broken fibula while throwing four touchdown passes against the Cardinals in 2002, and for winning an NFL offensive player of the month award while playing with a sports hernia in 2005.
June 13, 2013
Former Eagles receiver Terrell Owens , 39, told the NFL Network's NFL AM show that he's more mature and can help a team but has not heard from any since the Seattle Seahawks released him last August. NHL: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Dan Bylsma , the second-winningest coach in franchise history, to a two-year extension through 2016. COLLEGES: The La Salle men's basketball team will play two games against city rival St. Joseph's next season according to the Atlantic Ten Conference.
May 7, 2013 |
AS OF YESTERDAY, Terrell Owens wanted to return to the NFL, or become a professional bowler. But check back tomorrow, the week's still young. Owens, who played for the Eagles for 2 years, but has been out of the league for 3, told Blindside.com that he recently worked out with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and that he would like to sign with the Patriots. "I think that's a no-brainer. You look at what they've done over the years. Under the tutelage of Tom and coach [Bill] Belichick, I think the sky would be the limit in terms of what I'd be able to do. " If the Patriots don't call, however, the 39-year-old Owens apparently has a backup plan.
March 17, 2013
On March 16, 2004, the Birds were the talk of the NFL after signing free-agent superstar receiver Terrell Owens. With the team coming off of three straight NFC Championship Game losses, his addition seemed to be the move that would put the Eagles over the top. That proved to be the case during the 2004 season, as Owens provided quarterback Donovan McNabb the top-shelf wideout he'd been lacking. The pair took the team to Super Bowl XXXIX, which ended in a loss to the New England Patriots.