The T.O. Saga Continues

The T.O. Saga Continues

T.O. started his weekly radio show today by saying he wanted to be referred to as Javier because he is in the witness protection program.  Let's recap:

1.) Terrell Owens was on ESPN last night (video available at ESPN Motion), pissed at the Eagles for not recognizing his 100th career touchdown.  Says Eagles claim to be a classy organization.
2.) ESPN-nobody-analyst asks T.O. his thought on Michael Irvin's feelings that the Eagles would be 8-0 if Brett Favre was the Eagles QB.
3.) T.O. agrees with that assessment. Notes that "A number of commentators will say he's(Favre) 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

So basically he has no respect for McNabb, feels Donovan is not a warrior and is not knowledgeable about the quarterback position??!?

4.) T.O. issues apology which Andy Reid forced him to do.  Rumor has it Terrell's people came up with a written apology.  Terrell read parts of this apology to the media, but didn't read the part which apologized to McNabb specifically.

"I've had an opportunity to talk with the Eagles organization and I have
learned that the team does not recognize individual achievements,"
Owens said in a prepared statement. "It has been brought to my
attention that I have offended the organization and my teammates.
Therefore, I would like to apologize for any derogatory comments toward

Hollis Thomas' take: "If i was Don, I'd probably want to sock him in his chops."

BDawk suposedly confronted T.O. in the locker room, T.O. showed him a transcript of the interview (in which T.O. was apparently taken out of context), and all was smoothed over.

Andy Reid was asked "Would you suspend T.O.?"  Andy's response, "We'll see how things go.  Right now that's between me and T.O."

Also of note as reported on Daily News Live is the fact that the Eagles recognized Andy Reid's achievement of becoming the winningest coach in Eagles history last year.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the end of the line for Mr. Owens in an Eagles uniform.  He could get suspended for a few games or could get the Keyshawn treatment.  I'm not entertained anymore by all of T.O.'s B.S.

Best of NHL: Penguins beat Panthers in Sidney Crosby's debut

Best of NHL: Penguins beat Panthers in Sidney Crosby's debut

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored in his season debut as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Crosby, who scored on a power play, missed the team's first six games with a concussion. Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr also scored for the Penguins, who extended a seven-game unbeaten streak against the Panthers.

Marc-Andre Fleury, who has started the first seven games of the season for Pittsburgh, stopped 20 shots. Matt Murray, who backstopped the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in June, served as the backup to Fleury after missing the first six games with a broken hand.

Reilly Smith scored a power-play goal and Mark Pysyk also scored for the Panthers, who have lost 11 of 12 against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

James Reimer made 19 saves in his second start of the season (see full recap).

Kings top Blue Jackets in overtime
LOS ANGELES -- Alec Martinez scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.

Drew Doughty scored the tying goal with 5:57 left in regulation for the Kings, who won their third straight overtime game after an 0-3-0 start to the season. Captain Anze Kopitar also scored, and third-string goalie Peter Budaj stopped 19 shots in his third consecutive win.

Cam Atkinson scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves for Columbus. Brandon Saad also scored for the Jackets, who had won two straight after an 0-2-0 start.

Martinez ended it by putting a rebound into an open net for the defenseman's second goal of the season (see full recap).

Lightning strike for seven goals in win
TORONTO -- Steven Stamkos matched a career-high with four points -- two goals and two assists -- and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Frederik Andersen gave up seven goals on only 24 shots, the third time in five starts he has allowed at least five goals and fourth time he's allowed four or more. The 27-year-old has an .851 save percentage so far this season.

Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin added goals for Tampa Bay, while Ben Bishop made 40 saves.

William Nylander, James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs, who outshot the Lightning 43-24 (see full recap).

Report: Eagles make inquiry about Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

Report: Eagles make inquiry about Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

The Eagles could be looking for a bigger name outside.

In need of a deep threat — and reportedly in talks about a trade for 49ers wideout Torrey Smith — the Eagles are interested in Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and attempting to make a move for the 2013 Pro Bowler, according to a report Tuesday night by Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio.

We followed up with Allbright, who clarified the Eagles simply made an inquiry.

Jeffery, much more of a do-it-all, dynamic wide receiver than the one-dimensional Smith, is 26 years old and can become a free agent at season's end. He'll warrant good money, but would make the Eagles better in more ways than one compared to Smith.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pounder put up 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, followed by 85 catches, 1,133 yards receiving and 10 scores in 2014.

This season, he has 520 yards receiving and has yet to find the end zone playing for the quarterback-challenged Bears, who are 1-6 and more than likely thinking about next season.