Morning News
and more from the Philadelphia Inquirer.



The Inquirer
• Home page
• Front page
• Local • U.S. & world
• Sports • Business
• Arts / Lifestyles
• Weekend • Q&As



philly.com
• Breaking news all day
• Blogs & podcasts


What Is Early Word?
The Philadelphia Inquirer's experimental online "morning show", which began in Sept. 2005, went on hiatus in the summer of 2006, after a gradual shift to putting more of its content directly on Philly.com.



About the Host
Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years. His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."

View Blogger profile.

Tip on posting comments: After you click a comment link, select "other" or "anonymous" in the pop-up box. That way, you won't be asked for a password.





Early Word logo
The Inquirer's ever-evolving way to start your day. Email. Phone: 215-854-2388.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Talk About It ...
T.O.'s New Remarks Go Too Far?

The one-man blurtfest has done it again. Last night, Eagles wideout Terrell Owens accused the front office of a "lack of class" and "a blatant lie." He agreed the Eagles would be 7-0 if Brett Favre was quarterback. But he still feels more fans love him than hate him.

The comments came in an interview with ESPN's Graham Bensinger. Here are some excerpts. Although the questions are paraphased, the answers are Terrell Owens' words.

If Favre was your QB, would the Eagles be undefeated?
"That's a good assessment. I'd agree with that. ... A number of commentators will say he's a warrior, he's played with injuries. I feel like him being knowledgeable about the quarterback position, I feel like we'd probably be in a better situation." Owens did also say, "If Donovan wasn't hurt our record would probably be better."

Did you expect the team to stop the San Diego game and honor your 100th touchdown?
"They claim to be first-class and the best organization. I just felt it was like an embarrassment. It just shows the lack of class that they had." After saying his publicist was told the team was unaware of the milestone, Owens added: "That was a blatant lie, because had it been somebody else they probably would have pumped fireworks around the stadium."

Should Eagles fans be concerned that you're putting your house up for sale?
"Maybe there is a reason ... It's my house and I can burn it down if I want to."

Do you expect to be back with the Eagles next year?
"I just want to be happy. If it's here then I would love to be here, if not you got to move on. ... If there's a situation where they have a change of heart and come to their senses and pay me what I'm worth, then I'd be more than happy to be here.

"At this time I'm being honest with myself just trying to look toward the future and I just don't see myself really being here. It's not because I don't want to be here but I just don't foresee them doing the necessary things to keep me here."

How do you feel about the fans in Philly?
"I love the Philly fans. I know I've lost some but there are a lot of fans that understand where I'm coming from and they enjoy what I do on the football field. ... I still feel that overall there are more people that love me than hate me."

For more comments about Donovan McNabb and what happened in the loss to Denver, see Inquirer story. See also "T.O. practices, McNabb sits," indicating the receiver is likely to play Sunday despite his earlier ankle complaints. (The picture shows him at practice yesterday. Not sure if he's stretching or doing a Mummers strut.)

OK, it's your turn to vent: Love him or hate him? Post your comments here. And vote in our poll.


Go to: Early Word = Philadelphia Inquirer = philly.com = Lighter Side

Most Recent Posts
• That's Happening Here? 5 Stories Fast Planet Holly...

• Who's Not Sick of N.J. Race? If you were a multimi...

• Talk About It ... Dr. Phil Backs Chester High's Ex...

• That's Happening Here? 4 Stories Fast The son of e...

• SEPTA Strike: Day 4 What Helps You Keep Your Cool?...

• Talk About It ... Like the Phils' GM Choice? Pat G...

• Emailers Upset With Union, Too Here's what else Ea...

• Anybody on the Union's Side? Overwhelmingly, the c...

• Witness Any Acts of Kindness? Someone give you a r...

• That's Happening Here? 5 Stories Fast Operation S...




 Early Word Archives

   •  September 11, 2005
   •  September 18, 2005
   •  September 25, 2005
   •  October 02, 2005
   •  October 09, 2005
   •  October 16, 2005
   •  October 23, 2005
   •  October 30, 2005
   •  November 06, 2005
   •  November 13, 2005
   •  November 20, 2005
   •  November 27, 2005
   •  December 04, 2005
   •  December 11, 2005
   •  December 18, 2005
   •  January 01, 2006
   •  January 08, 2006
   •  January 15, 2006
   •  January 22, 2006
   •  January 29, 2006
   •  February 05, 2006
   •  February 12, 2006
   •  February 19, 2006
   •  February 26, 2006
   •  March 05, 2006
   •  March 12, 2006
   •  March 19, 2006
   •  March 26, 2006
   •  April 02, 2006
   •  April 09, 2006
   •  April 16, 2006
   •  April 23, 2006
   •  April 30, 2006
   •  May 07, 2006
   •  May 14, 2006
   •  May 21, 2006
   •  May 28, 2006
   •  June 04, 2006
   •  June 11, 2006
   •  June 18, 2006
   •  June 25, 2006
   •  July 02, 2006
   •  July 09, 2006
   •  July 16, 2006
   •  July 30, 2006
   •  August 06, 2006
   •  August 13, 2006
   •  August 27, 2006
   •  September 03, 2006
   •  September 10, 2006
   •  September 17, 2006
   •  December 31, 2006
   •  April 29, 2012


Philadelphia
Sports Links

General philly.com sportsInquirer, Daily News columnists610WIPWPENComcast SportsNetNBC10CBS36ABC
Football philly.com footballPhiladelphia EaglesSoul
Basketball philly.com basketballSixers
Ice Hockey philly.com hockeyFlyersPhantoms
Baseball philly.com baseballPhilliesCamden River SharksWilmington Blue RocksReading PhilliesTrenton ThunderAtlantic City SurfScranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons
More Sports philly.com golfphilly.com collegesphilly.com high schoolsKixxWings