Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Me-O has BO

thought this deserved its own post.

from and phil:

Based on some of the rumblings we're hearing out of Texas, it sounds like members of the cryboys front office already are beginning to question the wisdom of signing receiver Eldorado Owens.

Between the book deal, which we hear wasn't disclosed to the team before he signed, and the self-aggrandizing (is there any other kind?) rap song on his web site, and the rampant talk in league circles that boyCows owner Jenny Jones was merely bidding against himself for Me-O's services even though he apparently was led to believe otherwise, there is a concern that maybe, just maybe, Owens is the same guy now than he was a year ago.

Some league insiders are convinced that Owens is no different. "This guy has not changed and will not change," opined one league source.

"He's a star among stars," added the source. "That says it all. This will not work.

"This will cause the demise of Jenny and Bill [Parsmells], too."

We'll keep our ears open for more.

And we'll keep eating our popcorn.
i mentioned the impending second year depression for the cowgirls... looks like i was wrong. it looks like it could be second day depression.

you go on eldorado. you do your thang to big D. i'll love ya for it.

meeee-Oooooooo, me-O, me-O, me-Oooooooo
meeee-Oooooooo, meeee-Oooooooo

meeee-Oooooooo, me-O, me-O, me-Oooooooo
meeee-Oooooooo, meeee-Oooooooo



Anonymous Anonymous said...


- Joe

btw, the Flyers look like they actually might make a little effort. Not predicting they'll get past round 2, just saying they're going to make it look good. Oh, and I'm not sure any team could stop Ottawa...

9:52 AM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

While Me-O will be a big distraction for the Eagles for 2 weeks this year, he's going to destroy the Cowboys. I can't wait to watch this. Also, it's not like TO's getting any younger and D'Angelo Hall shut him down last year. I think it'll happen much more often this year.

Didn't I predict a strong finish to the Flyers' season to get them up to the 2nd or 3rd seed 3 months ago? Seriously, it's the same EVERY year.

10:12 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Okay people know that I am an Eagles supporter and last year I was very upset at how the season unfolded. I listen to SportsTalk and form my own opinion on the Birds. I pretty much agree with Pete because he is a very common sense guy and most of the people that write on this site "get it" with pro sports. That being said and gotten out of the way....

....does anyone feel that the Eagles just "don't" get it....I heard a loudmouth caller call in a couple of weeks ago after the LaBentley debacle and said the Eagles were arrogant....I dismissed it at the time, but is it true?....

....haven't they been burned enough in the past 5 years by not having playmakers on both sides of the ball? I am thinking "yes". When they got TO, at least they had a playmaker on O and look what happened. Guys come on the market and they are completely Peterson, no Keyshawn, no Arrington, no playmaking RB....I agree with their signings, but don't they have holes in both O and D still.....isn't Andy Reid being too arrogant with his assessment of current personnel and his ability to draft....while they should be better this year, have they done enough? Please comment....right now I am thinking that this year may not be this drastic turnaround they people are predicting.....

11:46 AM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

I've been looking for a big rebound this year purely due to a healthy 5. Does anyone doubt if McNabb was healthy for all 16 games last year that they wouldn't have won 10 games? Would we be so worried about all the "holes" in the roster coming off a 10-6 season? I don't think so and I think that's what we would have had if McNabb hadn't been hurt/out from Game 2 on.

I've mentioned this in the past, but I think the focus this off-season absolutely needs to be winning divisional games next year. NO ONE makes the playoffs going 0-6 in their division. You make the playoffs by going 5-1 and splitting the 10 games. Reid needs to figure out how to beat Parcells/Gibbs/Coughlin more than Banner needs to find more talent. Why isn't this a bigger concern?

Maybe the Eagles have some arrogance, but that's a good thing if it's based on a track record of winning. That's one of the things that made the Cowboys/49ers so hated back in the day and I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. It's not like players don't want to come play here like the 1980s, which I would argue is much worst.

12:35 PM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Phil, I think that you are on the same page as me. I unfortunately don't equate these Eagles with those dynasties. I may get some flack for this, but good teams fight through what happened to them last year better. Good teams have Plan C, D, and E. Good teams don't hope for 13 players to get healthy. Good teams learn from their mistakes. Not that the Eagles aren't a good team, but there is something that is telling me to be very cautious this year. I just don't think that they learn from mistakes as well as I would like them to do. Example, don't go into this year thinking Buckhalter is playing or that Pinkston will be 100%. I really think that not signing Runyan is a BAAAAD thing and they better not go into this year being a ton of money under the cap

1:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

I think we're close to aggrement, too. I wouldn't equate them either. They're more of a poor man's early 1990s Bills than a dynasty. That said, it's not like they didn't have a Plan B and C at QB (unlike the Bears for example) or CB. It's just that your Plan B is never going to be as good as your Plan A (or it'd be your plan A to begin with) and your Plan C is always going to be a rookie. Teams can't stockpile talent like the 1980s. They had an above average # of injuries, which I think hurt them but had them at key positions where the drop off in talent was worse (QB).

Frankly, I don't have the knowledge to grade players so can't say that letting Runyan walk would be better/worse than moving Andrews over. Can't say getting Gaffney's better than passing on Randle El (think it might be) or Jurivcious or (fill in blank).

And the thing that's telling you to be cautious is probably the same thing telling me to be cautious: I can't take another monster let down. It's just not in my make-up. I'd rather be surprised on the upside than go in thinking SuperBowl and getting another 6-10 season.

1:33 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to enjoy the ride, and not worry about the destination.


1:54 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course we'll pull out a sweet season this year. Gotta have some faith in the eagles once we have the key players back in good health.

No more TO means loss of a serious playmaker, but at the same time it's loss of an egomaniac drama queen that just couldn't see the team aspect of anything.

Wouldn't it be brilliant to roll over the 'boys this season?


4:13 PM EST  
Blogger MrPhillySucks said...

The important questions is how do we HELP Terrell Owens destroy the Cowboys.

I want to see it happen.

4:59 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Me-shawn's move to the panthers? With deshawn foster there, could be a force to be reckoned with.

Love that the birds released McMahon. What a waste of money he was.

11:19 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

This is validating my point with the Birds....why are they going to let Runyan walk? Now this makes no sense....if we all agree that line is so important why let a seasoned veteran go and plug someone in? If Tons of Fun comes in at 370 and occasionally takes root, how is he going to play in space at tackle? The Eagles are really giving Runyan a raw deal. I am starting to smell huuuuge letdown this year. 5 can't throw from his back to average receivers with a RB that falls when he gets touched and is missing blocks. Sorry I am getting cynical. Spend some money!! This is blatant arrogance. Runyan is a no brainer. Uggh! and it's only March.

12:52 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

big're right about one's only march......The Eagles have time.

- Joe

3:23 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reports are that Runyan just signed with the Eagles......This from the Eagles site;
"For Jon Runyan, it was all about the green. And in the end, the veteran offensive tackle opted for the Eagles' midnight green over the Jets' green. Runyan's three-year deal helps solidify the team's offensive line situation."

- Joe

4:18 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet Jesus! You just made my weekend. Brilliant that they've got Runyan back.

4:44 PM EST  

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