Burning A Timeout With T.O.

Matt SchaeferCorrespondent IMarch 24, 2009

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 30:  Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Terrell Owens arrives for the Maxim Magazine Super Bowl XLIII party at The Ritz Ybor on January 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Just like head coach Dick Jauron, I am going to have to spend an early time out, but mine is in regard to this whole T.O. situation already.

Enough already!  I am done with it.

Now I knew that the signing of the controversial wide out would bring tons of media attention to the Bills organization.  I assumed that the added attention would be good for the Bills, bringing some light to a city that has been ignored by the national media as much as possible.  I thought that it would be great for the team and the city.  It would finally get some coverage and it will be interesting to actually see a Buffalo team on ESPN every now and then.

What I didn't realize was that every time Owens takes a nap or ties his shoes, I am going to have to hear about it, because it is apparently considered "news." Just a little over two weeks with Owens on the team, I am already done hearing about him.

Is it huge news that a future Hall of Fame wide receiver got the jersey number that he has been wearing for his entire career (which turns out later, wasn't a big deal anyways)? 

Is it a big deal that Owens did not participate in day one of voluntary work-outs?

I don't even see where the story was in Owens not showing up.  Did anyone out there really think that T.O. was showing up on Day One?

I just don't see the news being broke here.  I could have told you this "news" when he signed with the Bills.  Hell, I should have sent it over to ESPN then, because apparently it is flat out jaw dropping Owens isn't there. 

Unless he eats nothing but popcorn and junk food for the next few weeks, I don't see a guy with his build and drive not coming to the team in top form and most importantly, producing on the field.

I don't know if it is just me, but I am pretty sure the media has a big ol' man crush on Owens.  They are just looking for him to be a story, when in most cases, he is not.

To me, it just seems lazy for members of the media to fall into this trap.  Go out and find a story, don't make one out of nothing, especially with the skills that the writer has in order to be writing for a living.

Like most Bills fans, I want the attention to be on my favorite team, however, I would like it to be about their play on the field.  Not about jersey numbers or T.O. fell asleep in a Bills offensive team meeting.

Although in his defense, who could blame him, most fans catch some nice Zzzz's when the Bills have the ball.

Hopefully his play on the field can help change that.  No matter if his jersey is tucked in or if he is wearing two different gloves, I don't care!

It's all about what he brings on the field.