This is T.O. being T.O.
After finally being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 3rd time’s the charm, Terrell Owens has decided not to attend his induction ceremony. The Class of 2018’s ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 4th in Canton, OH. Last week, T.O. explained himself; sort of:
“After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere,” Owens said. “At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction.”
In other words, T.O. wants to give the Hall of Fame Committee the middle finger for making him wait three years for his gold jacket.
This is typical. It’s not surprising. And completely predictable. This is T.O. being T.O.
I have to be honest (as always). I’m taking T.O.’s side on this one. T.O. has spent the past 20+ years showing his true colors. He’s an ego maniac, who craves the spotlight and attention at ALL TIMES. So those who are playing the shock and awe card, are naïve.
Whether it was commandeering the Dallas star….
Showing off his pom-pom skills….
Or just trying to enjoy some popcorn….
This is T.O. being T.O.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee is made up of 48 voters, primarily media members. Once the list of Hall of Fame nominees is narrowed to 18 finalists, each must receive at least 80% of the vote to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Over the past two years, more than 20% of the Committee didn’t vote for T.O., leaving him on the outside looking in. We can talk about other players being snubbed by the Hall of Fame, or having to wait multiple years before induction, but T.O. having to wait three years is the SNUB OF ALL SNUBS!!
T.O. is 2nd all-time in receiving yards (15,934), 3rd all-time in receiving TDs (153), and 8th all-time in receptions (1,078).
To make T.O. wait five minutes to get in would have been bad enough, let alone three years.
Members of the Hall of Fame Committee, and T.O. haters worldwide want to cite his destructive attitude in the locker room as justification for snubbing T.O. That, is ridiculous!! T.O. may be a self-aggrandizing, narcissistic, *****, but he’s not a criminal. He’s not laundering money, or kidnapping your kid. He’s simply in love with his own reflection.
So for Gary Myers, Hall of Fame Committee Member, to publicly say this, “I wouldn’t have voted for Terrell Owens if I knew he wasn’t going to show up”, is ludicrous. His vote should be revoked. Whether T.O. shows up to his own induction ceremony, has ZERO BEARING on his worthiness of the Hall of Fame.
If the Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to portray an upstanding image, they MUST revoke Gary Myers’ vote, immediately.
That is all. Goodbye.
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