Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:10 am

The Daily Shoutout: Owens won't play in IFL

OPENING HIT: No way Terrell Owens will do it. No way in hell. No. Freaking. Way.

The ego of Owens won't allow it. I don't care how financially desperate he is. The ego of Owens will stop him from playing in the Indoor Football League because he'll see it as too far beneath him.

And it is. I'm no fan of Owens. I think he's a bit of an Uncle Tom who has thrown numerous players and organizations under good sized buses. I guarantee you there are people around the NFL who are laughing at the predicament of Owens and saying: karma is a bitch, eh Terrell?

But admitedly despite how Owens has treated so many people so poorly there remains an element of sadness about Owens even considering playing in some cheapened copy of football to make a buck. Owens was a great player. I mean, great Hall of Fame worthy player and here he is in serious talks with the IFL.

Yet again it won't happen. This is likely some sort of trial balloon by Owens to see the reaction and once he digests how most people are mocking this potential decision he'll back out. I could be wrong but Owens playing in the IFL just isn't Owens.

That ego won't allow it.

Category: NFL
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:21 pm

Ravens win in Harbowl, 16-6

BALTIMORE -- When the game was over Jim and John Harbaugh gave each other a strong embrace. Jim, the loser, didn't look too happy his brother had won but the hug was still strong. It was finished. Harbowl 2011 was done and the Ravens were winners.

Interesting, yes. The first time two head coaching brothers ever met in a game but truth is that was a sideshow. The larger story was how the Ravens -- as they have done many times, to many different teams -- physically destroyed the San Francisco 49ers.

Baltimore's defense sacked quarterback Alex Smith nine times. That's nine damn times. It was incredible to watch. After a while, it became hard to watch.

What this game showed was that the 49ers are no threat to the Green Bay Packers. In fact, it's looking increasingly like no team is.

Harbowl is over but the questions for the 49ers are just beginning.
Category: NFL
Tags: 49ers, Ravens
Posted on: January 3, 2011 5:37 pm

Jim Harbaugh and the NFL

MIAMI -- How would Jim Harbaugh do in the NFL? Great question. Glad you asked.

The answer: probably well. But with an asterisk.

Harbaugh is expected to depart Stanford. He's gone. See ya'. It seems he's headed to Michigan or quite possibly to the NFL. He's smart and works hard. He has a strong chance to be successful whereever he lands.

I've met Harbaugh several times. Interviewed him once or twice. He's a different sort of dude. Borderline strange. His rah-rah style works well in college but it would fail miserably in the NFL. He knows this and I'm sure he'd adapt.

What would also help him in the NFL is his pro playing background. Harbaugh was a good player and current players would respect this.

But Harbaugh would have to be more like his brother in Baltimore: slightly calmer, less bombastic and more seasoned.

If that happened, he could succeed in the NFL, and in a big way.

Category: NFL
Tags: 49ers
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