Monday, March 8, 2010
McNabb, T.O. to reunite -- on hardwood
By Dan Graziano
We interrupt this free-agency blog to discuss a new partnership between Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens. The former Eagles teammates will reunite as part of Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes" series this offseason. A team of current NFL players will compete against former NBA stars such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Kenny "The Jet" Smith in a basketball game in one episode.
McNabb (Syracuse) and T.O. (Tennessee-Chattanooga) both played college basketball, but I don't like their chances against the "Dreamshake." I also don't like my chances of locating Spike TV (rumored to be in the 300s).
Like many of you, I've been touched by the story of McNabb and T.O. renewing their friendship. After all, T.O. was once inspired to co-author a book with Drew Rosenhaus' little brother based on McNabb telling him to shut up in the Eagles' huddle. You can imagine how something like that could scar a grown man.
McNabb once told me that he and T.O. could've put up similar numbers to Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison if only T.O. had shown some level of maturity. This almost inspired T.O. to author a second book on the relationship, but he instead opted for the children's classic, "Little T Learns How To Share," which is actually in my 2-year-old's current rotation.
When I find out when the McNabb-T.O. episode is scheduled to air, I'll let you guys know. (OK, it's 325 on DirecTV).
Now, let's return to free agency.