Terrell Owens: A Disgrace to the Game of Football

Todd ReillyCorrespondent ISeptember 8, 2008

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has been nothing but a pain in the you know what since he came into the league with the San Francisco 49ers and Sunday was no different.

After catching a perfect long distance pass from quarterback Tony Romo in the early stages of their game against the Cleveland Browns, Owens, instead of congratulating Romo on the pass or the O-line on the blocking, he decided to go egocentric and disgrace himself, the league, and his team with unnecessary post touchdown antics.

Owens, after doing some strange leg gyration which I can only assume was a fake stretch, bent down into a starters' block position and acted as if he was an Olympic sprinter; however their is one difference, those amateur athletes actually respect their respective sports.

This homage to the Summer Games in Beijing was just another notch on the belt of Owens' stupidity. Incident one came in Dallas as a member of the 49ers when Owens celebrated in the infamous star at midfield. Then of course who can forget the Sharpie, the feuding with Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb, the silly Eagle arm flapping, and all of the other ridiculous things this guy does.

Just a note, Owens had the most drops of any receiver last season and has the tendency to have stone hands and a fear of being hit going across the middle so the last thing this guy should be doing is celebrating.

Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and receivers who may not be as fast or agile as Owens, but at least play with some dignity will get the nod before Owens everyday in my book.

I don't mind having a little fun out there, but spiking the football and jumping into your teammates is a perfectly satisfactory celebration. There is no room for this in football. It's a team game and all Owens is and will ever be is an individual.

What a disgrace!