Is TO Growing Up?

I take it upon myself to talk about this because it is Cowboys related. I’m sure you have all seen the letter T.O. taped to his locker. ESPN’s transcript read:

“Dear Reporters,

“Due to the magnitude of this week’s game and high volume of questions for the Original 81 about the other 81. I will be taking all questions immediately following Sunday’s game.

“Sincerely, (followed by Owens’ signature)

“p.s. Getcha Popcorn Ready.”

Considering that he wears a star on his helmet, you guys are going to be mad I said this, but I think this is a sign that TO may have turned the corner from adolescent idiot to grown man. 

This is the move of a media savvy man who still craves the spotlight, but has figured out how to get it without compromising his ability on the field or his team. Could this have gotten any more coverage if TO would have done situps in front of Randy Moss’s locker?

And while 50 cameras were trained on TOs locker what was he doing?  Practicing.

And if that wasn’t enough, there is this quote from the same ESPN article:

“I think he’s pretty focused. We don’t want to give them any bulletin-board material,” tight end Jason Witten said. “There’s enough said. We all know what the challenge is. … He’s staying focused. He’s anxious, excited about the challenge.”

Terrell Owens…leader.  God help us!


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  • gehenna

    Learning from your blunders is not the same as saying he’s grown up.  Wait until the Cowboys go through a rocky patch and see if he has a hissy fit or starts cursing out his quarterback. THEN we’ll see if he’s grown up.

  • dwagner

    I mostly hope you’re right.  Personally, I wouldn’t mind if on November 18th TO decided to sit on the star and throw a giant hissy fit.  But call it growing up or learning from your mistakes or what not.  The fact is, for the first time in my recollection the man did the right thing, got attention for it, and is likely to be rewarded on Sunday with more balls thrown his way.  Even if the Cowboys lose, he will likely see this as a victory and one he is willing to repeat.