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December 17, 2006

Spit Happens: Owens gives Hall the weather, not the news. With friends like this, who needs enemies?

posted by wingnut4life to football at 11:41 AM - 25 comments

That absolutely does it for me, I put up with his stupidity for as long as I can, and that gesture is sincerely the most unsportsmanlike thing a guy can do, and not only that, it is one of the most disrespectful things a human can to do another.

posted by Clevelander32 at 11:46 AM on December 17

Well, he could have taken his mother out for a nice seafood dinner and then never called her again. I'm not defending Owens by any stretch. I'm just curious how, after all the stunts he's pulled in the last few years, this of all things becomes the last straw for anyone. The things that go on on an NFL field are often pretty vile and beyond the pale, and it was part of this guy's job to get under Owen's skin. If only he'd spent more time actually defending him than talking shit at him, maybe Owens wouldn't have scored two TDs against him. Owens didn't have to spit on him; he scored on him. Anyway, I'm sure by Thursday at the latest, Michael Irvin will have interviewed him to get "his side of the story."

posted by chicobangs at 12:14 PM on December 17

and that gesture is sincerely the most unsportsmanlike thing a guy can do, No, I'm pretty sure kneeing a guy in the sack or stomping on someone's unprotected head is more unsportsmanlike than spitting in someone's face.

posted by grum@work at 12:34 PM on December 17

That absolutely does it for me, I put up with his stupidity for as long as I can That makes it sound like you're married to him or something -- or at least like you're his boss. So you're not gonna "put up" with it any more, what are you gonna do?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:48 PM on December 17

I have to say, looking back at all the T.O. stories so far this year, the majority of them are making me start to think, "Who the hell cares?" Should he spit in someone's face? No, obviously. But it's pro football, for god's sake! A lot of mean, nasty, disgusting crap probably takes place on that field. But whether T.O. is sleeping in meetings, spitting, whatever, I don't really feel a thing. DeAngelo Hall talks way to much shit for someone who's done nothing in his career. This doesn't need to be a story, though. If you don't like it, DeAngelo, settle it with the guy another way (though he's probably scared of T.O.).

posted by dyams at 12:53 PM on December 17

Column submitted.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:52 PM on December 17

If someone ever spits in my face,I would not be campaigning for his suspension,I would be trying to hurt him.by hurt him I mean tripping him and stomping his guts out.the only excuse to spit on someone is if they have you tied up,and they're going to kill you.other than that,it is unacceptable under any circumstances.

posted by mars1 at 04:42 PM on December 17

Someone's off their meds. Plus, Hall has about as much chance of "Stomping (T.O.s) guts out" as I do of doing that to Ray Lewis.

posted by dyams at 05:08 PM on December 17

Now, I'm not a big T.O. fan in the first place. In fact, I think he talks waaay too much and could do with a little humility. However, if spitting in another player's face is the worst thing he does this season, then I can accept that. The thing that bothers me, though, is that some people are making a big deal out of this and yet I remember hearing very little when Haynesworth (from the Titans) stomped on the bare head of a player lying on the ground. Get real, people. Now, I am not saying Haynesworth is really a bad guy, either becuase he seemed really sorry for what he did. But to ignore that and make a big deal out of a little spitting incident is like making a mountain out of molehill. Plus, Hill makes himself look like whiny bitch by taking this to the media and not to T.O. himself. Most people would call the guy or confront him. Hall has to whine about it to a, probably local, reporter.

posted by Lester at 05:41 PM on December 17

posted by SummersEve at 05:54 PM on December 17

Hey,its Terrell Owens.Why is anybody surprised? He thrives on attention(like the big baby he is).The sad thing is he is way overrated. Don't even ask how many balls he's dropped this year alone.

posted by sickleguy at 06:32 PM on December 17

yet I remember hearing very little when Haynesworth (from the Titans) stomped on the bare head of a player lying on the ground. I'm going to guess you were out of town that week, or didn't get around to visiting SpoFi when it happened...

posted by grum@work at 06:36 PM on December 17

If someone ever spits in my face,I would not be campaigning for his suspension,I would be trying to hurt him.by hurt him I mean tripping him and stomping his guts out. Does anyone take statements like this seriously?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:13 PM on December 17

lbb: I take them seriously, as in 'I seriously wish people who lack basic written communication skills had never found sportsfilter'. But I lack basic reading comprehension skills, so maybe that isn't what you meant.

posted by tieguy at 08:17 PM on December 17

Stomp his guts out? Man, that's mild. I'd poke his eyes out. Then, I'd get in my mini-van and run him over. Then I'd light him on fire. Then I'd hang him from the goal post and punch him like a heavy bag. Then I'd...

posted by Desert Dog at 08:56 PM on December 17

Actually, l_b_b, I'm going with this excerpt from the aforementioned mini-screed: the only excuse to spit on someone is if they have you tied up,and they're going to kill you. If somebody has me tied up and they're going to kill me, the only reason that I'd be spitting in their face is if I suddenly had the power to spit acid, or venom, or fire, or something cool like that. At least then, I'd have a chance to escape. Otherwise, I'm trying to A) get myself untied; B) plead for my life; C) all of the above.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:10 AM on December 18

basketball players brawling and football players spitting. these guys are making millions of dollars playing a GAME, yet they still act like little children in a playground. if sports wasnt so goddam fun to watch, i would boycott them.

posted by sportingo at 06:04 AM on December 18

I'd sew his [bleep]hole closed and keep feeding him... and feeding him... and feeding him... and feeding him...

posted by SummersEve at 06:05 AM on December 18

I'd push him in a wheel chair off the mezzanine level of Dodger's Stadium, then have a car run over him...then a steam roller...then the USC Marching Band...

posted by hawkguy at 08:44 AM on December 18

The sad thing is he is way overrated. Don't even ask how many balls he's dropped this year alone He's Over-what?!!? Terrell Owens may be a lot of things but over-rated? I don't think so. The guy is a beast between the hash marks and makes any team he's on that much better with him on the roster, and he's playing with a torn tendon in his right ring finger that requires season ending surgery which he chose not to get until the after the season. I am not a Terrell Owens fan (I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan) but I am not blind to the fact of what he brings to the table. Get real. I'd sew his [bleep]hole closed and keep feeding him... and feeding him... and feeding him... and feeding him... Nice Wu-Tang reference SummersEve, brings back so many memories.

posted by BornIcon at 01:08 PM on December 18

He's Over-what?!!? Terrell Owens may be a lot of things but over-rated? I don't think so. Terrell Owens drops too many passes. He is all of the things that you say, but he also drops oo many passes.

posted by bperk at 02:58 PM on December 18

15 so far this season...some costly.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:29 PM on December 18

the only excuse to spit on someone is if they have you tied up,and they're going to kill you. I would think spitting in their face would only decrease your already slim chances making it out alive. On edit: My 1000th comment. I've been waiting for this moment ever since I was born found SpoFi.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:22 PM on December 18

Yes, T.O. has had quite a few drops this season, and some have been costly. But he's still one of the top receiving talents in football, capable of taking the opponent's top cover man (and often others) out of the game. Opposing defenses, especially Philadelphia this coming week, gameplan specifically on defense to stop him. His mere presence makes a huge, huge difference. Personally I think he's a pain in the ass, but he's capable of being a difference-maker at any time. I hate to say it, but he's well worth the chance of a drop or so on game-day. Just quit spitting, shooting off your mouth, overdosing, etc.

posted by dyams at 05:38 PM on December 18

Terrell Owens has 35,000 reasons to never spit at an opponent again. T.O. was fined $35,000 by the NFL on Monday for spitting in the face of Atlanta cornerback DeAngelo Hall during Saturday night's Cowboys-Falcons game. Although it's more than twice as much as the last fine for spitting, Dallas' flamboyant receiver avoided a suspension. Owens wasn't ejected at the time because officials didn't see it. Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said Monday "we don't condone that kind of activity, that's for sure," and added the team may also punish Owens.

posted by irunfromclones at 06:58 PM on December 18

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