Monday, March 9, 2009

I Hate Football

I leave Buffalo for less than 24 hours and when I get back, Terrell Owens is a Buffalo Bill. As one of the few people in the city who doesn't particularly care about football, I can't even tell you how tired I am of this already. This is going to be unpleasant.

More this evening about what I was doing this weekend.


Lee Andrew said...

How are they taking this news? I would never want Terrell Owens on my football team (unfortunately that already happened) but for the Bills I actually think it's a good deal.

I didn't realize this before but the sporting event you went to this weekend was the same weekend I was SUPPOSED to go see the Davis Cup. For some reason they decided to have the Davis Cup match between the US and Switzerland in Birmingham. That means that Roger Federer was going to play in Birmingham! But he pulled out of the event and I wasn't going to waste money going to just see Andy Roddick.

Mark B said...

Lee, I love the TO move. I'll probably never like him personally, but at least the Bills will finally be interesting again!

Plus, with a one year contract, what do they have to lose? Oh, they might not make the playoffs? Like that hasn't happened the last 9 years!

As long as he doesn't permanently scar Trent Edwards, I think we're good.

Katebits said...

I'm with Mark. Bring it, TO. Do your worst! We've got nothing to lose!

Lee Andrew said...

Yes, I think a one year contract is the key. There's usually a short honeymoon period before Terrell Owens goes bonkers so at worst maybe he behaves 3/4 of the season then he's only a problem the last 1/4.

I saw one "expert" say that if All Pro QBs can't put up T.O. then Trent Edwards can't but I think not being a star actually helps (no offense to Trent). His outlook should probably be "thank goodness I have T.O. to throw to" instead of "Hey wait, I'm the star of this team."

I'm sure the Bills will at least get more attention now. Especially with two games against Randy Moss on the schedule. What's next? Chad Johnson to the Jets?

Vanek's Hair said...

It is a fine move. T.O. is well beyond his prime but still better than any WR on the Bills not named Lee Evans.

So long as he brings the total T.O. package, I will be happy. Give me the driveway workouts, end zone dancing, sideline yelling, press conference crying, quarterback homosexual slurs. I want it all.

Heather B. said...

Somehow I'm not surprised to learn that Vanek's Hair is a fan of T.O. :P

Lee, most fans seem to share Mark's view. It's one year and what's the worst that can happen? They miss the playoffs for the tenth year?

I'm sure it'll be very entertaining but I'm already tired for hearing about it, talking about it and reading about it. I protest!

TheSharpie said...

Heather, I'm with you -- I'm not a football fan and I'm sick of the Bills signing someone to take them all the way every year -- Flutie, Bledsoe, Lossman, Edwards, etc. The sergeant I work under is a HUGE football fan (Steelers are his team)and so we thinks it's odd that I don't care.

Kevin F said...

Well as a Sabres and Bills fan I just love hearing all the Bills bashing by strictly Sabres fans. Its a different sport, half of the NFL does not make the playoffs, so stop trying to compare the two teams. The TO move is a gutsy call and its something that Buffalo sports teams have not done in general in a long time so I think its great to see. Now lets just hope it doesn't blow up in our faces.

Heather B. said...

Kevin, I don't see anyone comparing the two teams or slagging on the NFL, at least not here. I don't like football. That's all. I'm not saying no one should, I'm not saying the NHL is more difficult, I'm not saying one team is better or worse than the other. I'm only saying I personally don't like football and for someone who doesn't like football, the T.O. coverage is going to be overwhelming. I understand why Bills fans are excited about the move.