As far as Owens’ comments, that is typical T.O. He stated something that is far from the truth so he can get himself in the spot light and it worked as his comments were published and now starting a senseless debate. Owens himself shouldn’t have even made any comments as it is well documented through videos in the past that he is one of the more selfish athletes. Yelling, “I love me some me”, “Get your popcorn ready”, just to name a few. I don’t see Bryant ranting out like that. Now, do those aforementioned comments have anything to do with race? No! Owens is a passionate football player and he was showing it but only directed at himself.
In conclusion, you don’t see many receivers yelling like that on the sidelines. You will see the quarterbacks of the league do so and no one questions their motives no matter the color. The athletes today are passionate of the game much like all players that put on the gear. Football is a game of strategy and emotion as you can’t have one without the other. Bryant did go over the top and it is what it is. When Irvin started his sideline raptures, people didn’t go as far as they have with this. There is too much exposure on a situation that was positive in nature. To have analysts and experts calling him out for being a prima donna is nonsense. For Terrell Owens claim reaction to the situation has something to do with race warrants a “C’mon man.”
It is the hope that perhaps his “rant” will light a fire in a team that lost in the final moments of a game to drop to 4-4. Get the team excited about playing football again and to see a sense of urgency the last 8 games of the season. Who knows, this point of the season could be a turning point that catapults the Dallas Cowboys to stop being .500 team. If it comes out that way, the only message I have for the “experts” and Terrell Owens is for them to “grow up.” Even if it doesn’t pan out the way I see it, folks need to drop the silliness and let this settle down so we can get back to the business of watching football as I sit eating my popcorn.