According to espn.com and the world's most trusted journalism source, twitter (sarcasm), Terrell Owens has been approached by the Cincinnati Bengals to join forces with Chad Ochocinco and become the most entertaining football team since the glory days of the Miami Hurricanes.
Remember those Miami Hurricanes? Forever immortalized by the 30 for 30 documentary "The U" and the NCAA anti-celebration rules, the Hurricanes created a new style of football and brought entertainment to the college football game. And fans loved it or hated it, but everyone paid attention.
And isn't this what this move would do? if you could find me two sports fans who wouldn't be following this story I would be impressed. We have an opportunity to see the era's two biggest showboats, and arguably the era's greatest receiver in T.O. be on the same team. They are both looking for the elusive ring before the end of their careers.
Can you imagine what a pregame conversation between Ochocinco and T.O. would look like? Can you picture the soundbites that those two would give the radio shock jocks? 90 percent of the NFL's reporters would be in the Bengals' locker room every week. Is it too late to get a Bengals 10/11 "Hard Knocks" if this truly is going down.
I can picture an opposing defensive back going into a game with the Bengals scared as hell over what possible end zone celebration that those two had come up with. We may have NCAA celebration rules by Week 12 if Carson Palmer gets them the ball.
Yes, speaking of Carson Palmer isn't this the hardest decision since Archie had to choose between Betty and Veronica? No matter what you are going to piss off one of the NFL's two biggest diva wideouts. Poor Carson Palmer let's just hope that the Bengals' PR team can keep T.O. away from Playboy's dignified writing staff.
But back to the point. This is what football has been missing this millennium, a team with personality, a team with swagger.
This is exactly the kind of thing the suits in the NFL want, and when there can ever be a move that the NFL will absolutely hate I am all for it.
So let's get the T.O. and Ochocinco marriage rolling and get our popcorn ready, because it is going to be one hell of a show.
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