Terrell Owens is a big fat baby
It would almost be irresponsible for me to not discuss T.O. in some way. I watched him develop from the suprise recipient of Steve Young's beautiful game-ending playoff TD against the Green Bay Packers in January 1998 to a selfish prima donna, yelling at coaches, disrespecting the game and his teammates, and generally getting away with it at all times because he is, and remains, one of the greatest wide receivers in the game.
But what he's doing in Philadelphia seems, to me, to go beyond the pale. Let's break this down. First and foremost, T.O. is in Philly because he insisted on it. He wasn't traded against his will, he's not serving out a rookie contract for a team he didn't want to be drafted by. He and his former agent blew their Free Agent signing, which allowed the 49ers to trade him to Baltimore - and he cried and whined and threatened to dog it until Baltimore refused the trade, and then allowed the 49ers to trade him to Philadelphia for a backup lineman and a cheap draft choice. As a 49er fan, I'm glad they got something for him - but again, if Owens had been a serious human being, he could have gone a bunch of other places. He wanted to play with Donovan McNabb and for Andy Reid, and he got his wish.
Owens signed the contract a YEAR AGO. It's one thing to watch the market change on you so that a contract you signed years ago no longer rewards you appropriately. In my opinion, that player should still honor his contract, but I recognize the reality of that situation. (Say, for Javon Walker currently.) What appears to have happened is that Owens had a bad agent - he either didn't negotiate the deal to T.O.'s satisfaction, or he misrepresented the facts to him. (I'm not expecting that Owens, or most non-lawyers, would understand what I would assume is a very lengthy and complex contract.) This is still Owens' fault. He's rectified that by firing his agent, but he definitely picked the wrong team to threaten with a holdout. No other NFL team has been as consistent in refusing to renegotiate a contract.
My biggest fault with the moron is that instead of holding out, he came back to camp and by all accounts dogged it, refusing to work out with the team because of an injury - but then working out right in front of those same teammates, making it clear he was healthy enough to work out, but he just didn't want to practice with the team. He apparently didn't talk in meetings, and didn't listen to coaches.
These are the actions of a child. And T.O. needs to be treated as such. Go back to your million dollar mansion, take a drive in your Escalade and think about how awful your life is. If needs be, workout on your front driveway to get the attention you crave so much. But don't expect one iota of sympathy from...well, anyone.