First off, let’s get one thing straight. Terrell Owens is smoking crack when he whined about not getting the ball on Sunday….a game in which he was targeted 20 times. The Cowboys would have fared better had they distributed the rock to their running backs more often. Terrell selfish when it comes to getting the ball, but to be honest… all elite wide receivers are.
Now let’s get to the media.
They’ve been waiting two and a half years for this man “to blow up in Dallas” and they’re willing to poke, prod, and embellish every minute detail to ensure that he does. T.O. stood on the podium and expressed frustration at losing a game against a heated rival, but he did so in a manner that was slightly immature and that’s all ESPN needs to get the ball rolling on how he’s “ready to throw Tony Romo under the bus”.
I want everyone to be clear on how infatuated with Terrell Owens this network is. This is the same network that launched live round the clock coverage during the “T.O. overdose” incident. They had at least 5 hours of live analysis with everyone from psychiatrists to childhood friends on the air giving their two cents. They live to magnify everything he does for the benefit of ratings. They have a lot to gain as a network by Dallas melting down this season, just think of how many hours they will dedicate to it.
Like I’ve said plenty of times, if you don’t think ESPN has a vested interest in creating drama in Dallas, I have a bridge in San Francisco I want to sell you. The worst culprits on the network are the crew from NFL countdown which consists of Chris Berman, (uncle) Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, and Mike Ditka. These guys get on the air and LOVE taking shots at Owens, Keyshawn and Tom in particular. Johnson has a real reason to hate T.O. because Owens put him in his place last year.
The ‘Worldwide Leader In Sports’ needs T.O. to do ANYTHING that can be stretched out into a weeks worth of coverage. It really drives me up the wall when fans buy into the hype and fail to see how a sports network injects themselves into a situation for ratings.
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.