Does it pay to read way too many news articles on the Internet? ESPN has an article today in which Chris Mortensen said Tampa Bay may "seriously consider signing" Owens.
I surfed over to Sportsbook.com which happens to have odds on which team T.O. will play his first game for next season. Tampa Bay was getting 15 to 1 so I threw down a few fazools on Tampa. In case you were wondering the favorite is Dallas at 2 to 1 with Denver being second at 6 to 1. Those Philadelphia Eagles come in at 22 to 1.
It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.
Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.
One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.
With his two Savannah cats.
For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.
The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.
To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.
#RaiseTheCat lives on.