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2012-08-07 12:23:07 PM
I'd say it's the Seahawks hitting a new low, rather than Owens.
 
2012-08-07 01:26:11 PM
Not really a downside for anyone involved.

Seahawks get a productive WR who hasn't been a "locker room cancer" in over half a decade for the vet's minimum and no guaranteed money. Owens gets a chance to prove he can still play. Haters get a chance to keep hating, and defenders get a chance to see him play again.
 
2012-08-07 02:52:04 PM

IAmRight: Not really a downside for anyone involved.

Seahawks get a productive WR who hasn't been a "locker room cancer" in over half a decade for the vet's minimum and no guaranteed money. Owens gets a chance to prove he can still play. Haters get a chance to keep hating, and defenders get a chance to see him play again.


Yep. From all the analysis I've heard, the Seahawks have less than nothing in the WR position. So he automatically becomes their best WR for pretty much zero risk.
 
2012-08-07 02:54:57 PM

downstairs: So he automatically becomes their best WR for pretty much zero risk.


Well, Rice can play. He just gets injured every year. Baldwin is good, but he should be a No. 3 guy, not a No. 1 guy. If Owens performs, this team should scare the hell out of everyone they face.
 
2012-08-07 02:56:48 PM
assuming he makes the regular season roster, i'll set over/under on TDs at.....ehh.......hmmm........5.5.
 
2012-08-07 02:57:56 PM

IAmRight: Not really a downside for anyone involved.

Seahawks get a productive WR who hasn't been a "locker room cancer" in over half a decade for the vet's minimum and no guaranteed money. Owens gets a chance to prove he can still play. Haters get a chance to keep hating, and defenders get a chance to see him play again.


And by "over half a decade" you mean 3 years ago in the NFL (which is when he was released by the cowgirls), and 3 weeks ago in scrub ball. And that's being lenient.
 
2012-08-07 02:58:42 PM

rickythepenguin: assuming he makes the regular season roster, i'll set over/under on TDs at.....ehh.......hmmm........5.5.


Under. Everything I own against a dollar.
 
2012-08-07 03:00:41 PM

the biggest redneck here: Under. Everything I own against a dollar.


i did want to go lower -- 4.5 -- but I think 5.5 is a fair number.

who's seattle's QB anyways?
 
2012-08-07 03:00:42 PM

the biggest redneck here: rickythepenguin: assuming he makes the regular season roster, i'll set over/under on TDs at.....ehh.......hmmm........5.5.

Under. Everything I own against a dollar.


DONE
 
2012-08-07 03:01:49 PM
Hey, a reason to watch the Seahawks!
 
2012-08-07 03:01:51 PM
If the cost is low and there is no guaranteed money to lose if you have to cut him than why not?
It even works out if he causes trouble ... see how fast we cut T.O. ? , even HOF numbers won't save you if you don't do your job or if you put yourself before the team!

Hell, Pete might be hiring him just to fire him.

// I don't really think Carrol is that Machiavellian
 
2012-08-07 03:03:55 PM
Not going to read the article but I think this has more to do with the Seachickens hitting a new low rather than terrell.
 
2012-08-07 03:04:31 PM

Huck Chaser: I'd say it's the Seahawks hitting a new low, rather than Owens.


It was the first farking one, guess I'm not going to read the comments either.
 
2012-08-07 03:05:15 PM

spin359: the biggest redneck here: rickythepenguin: assuming he makes the regular season roster, i'll set over/under on TDs at.....ehh.......hmmm........5.5.

Under. Everything I own against a dollar.

DONE


Sucker, you could lose a whole dollar and all you can win is the Fark account of a homeless bum masturbating in a public library.
At least that's what I assume ;)
 
2012-08-07 03:06:30 PM
Good for the seahawks. Good running back. Building a receiver corps. Great addition of a more proven than college quarterback without a horribly burdened salary. Hope this makes a trend for teams trying to crawl out of the basement.

Reminds me of KC 3 years ago.
 
2012-08-07 03:06:47 PM
This is the year of the aging receiver. Ocho. Terell. Plax.
 
2012-08-07 03:09:03 PM

rickythepenguin: the biggest redneck here: Under. Everything I own against a dollar.

i did want to go lower -- 4.5 -- but I think 5.5 is a fair number.

who's seattle's QB anyways?


Flynn, who just realized he signed with THOSE Seattle Seahawks.
 
2012-08-07 03:10:59 PM
Looking forward to a Seattle sports team that can field pro-level talent
 
2012-08-07 03:13:50 PM

the biggest redneck here: Flynn, who just realized he signed with THOSE Seattle Seahawks.


FWIW, Carroll has reportedly ran the mini-camps and everything so far under a "open QB battle" premise. I think Russell Wilson could become a pretty serviceable pro, but Tarvaris f*cking Jackson siphoning a lot of reps away from Flynn makes no goddamn sense right now.
 
2012-08-07 03:23:18 PM

zerkalo: Looking forward to a Seattle sports team that can field pro-level talent


Didn't their basketball team just go to the finals?
 
2012-08-07 03:26:04 PM

the biggest redneck here: Flynn, who just realized he signed with THOSE Seattle Seahawks.


shiat, i forgot that.

You know, he looks like Matt Damon....



facisto: zerkalo: Looking forward to a Seattle sports team that can field pro-level talent

Didn't their basketball team just go to the finals?


oh snap!
 
2012-08-07 03:26:30 PM
Well, thread #3, why not say it again - give him a shot, if he stinks/causes drama cut him.
 
2012-08-07 03:29:20 PM
As a Packer fan, I feel sorry for Matt Flynn
 
2012-08-07 03:34:38 PM

X_Legend: As a Packer fan, I feel sorry for Matt Flynn



You know, he looks like Matt Damon. Ever noticed that? He looks like Matt Damon.

Also, he looks like Matt Damon. The resemblance is uncanny. He bears a striking resemblance to Matt Damon.

/still remembers the 2008 or whatever LSU season when Verne farking Lundquist or whoemver it was, called LSU games and every 90 seconds said, "WOW, DOES MATT FLYNN LOOK LIKE MATT DAMON OR WHAT? 2nd and 4, pass complete. WOW IS THAT MATT DAMON UNDER CENTER?"
 
2012-08-07 03:38:07 PM

rickythepenguin: assuming he makes the regular season roster, i'll set over/under on TDs at.....ehh.......hmmm........5.5.


I'll take the over. Then again, it's pretty easy to make picks on an online forum without money involved.
 
2012-08-07 03:38:10 PM

the biggest redneck here: IAmRight: Not really a downside for anyone involved.

Seahawks get a productive WR who hasn't been a "locker room cancer" in over half a decade for the vet's minimum and no guaranteed money. Owens gets a chance to prove he can still play. Haters get a chance to keep hating, and defenders get a chance to see him play again.

And by "over half a decade" you mean 3 years ago in the NFL (which is when he was released by the cowgirls), and 3 weeks ago in scrub ball. And that's being lenient.


This!
 
2012-08-07 03:42:12 PM
And yet again, he'll be a top-20 WR
 
2012-08-07 03:43:15 PM

the biggest redneck here: And by "over half a decade" you mean 3 years ago in the NFL (which is when he was released by the cowgirls), and 3 weeks ago in scrub ball. And that's being lenient.


I guess having a large contract is now "locker room cancer." Of course, he doesn't have one with Seattle, so that won't be a problem.

Unless you're saying that being upset and defending his quarterback was locker-room cancer material. Oh, and knowing how lower-level football leagues are run...yeah, I'm not really too worried about his time with the Wranglers. That's called a publicity stunt contract and then cutting ties due to a "violation" you make up so you don't have to fulfill the payment part of your obligation.
 
2012-08-07 03:52:22 PM

IAmRight: the biggest redneck here: And by "over half a decade" you mean 3 years ago in the NFL (which is when he was released by the cowgirls), and 3 weeks ago in scrub ball. And that's being lenient.

I guess having a large contract is now "locker room cancer." Of course, he doesn't have one with Seattle, so that won't be a problem.

Unless you're saying that being upset and defending his quarterback was locker-room cancer material. Oh, and knowing how lower-level football leagues are run...yeah, I'm not really too worried about his time with the Wranglers. That's called a publicity stunt contract and then cutting ties due to a "violation" you make up so you don't have to fulfill the payment part of your obligation.


So you're saying that he wasn't a biatch while with the 'girs, especially in the final year? Because there's a bunch of accounts to the contrary. And that ended just 3 years ago.

And you're just throwing out the whole "not going to honor a contract" thing, huh?

Okey dokey.
 
2012-08-07 03:53:39 PM

IAmRight: Unless you're saying that being upset and defending his quarterback was locker-room cancer material.


Agreed. TO literally wept when someone bashed Tony Romo. T.O. will be fine as long as his QB isn't gay, or something.
 
2012-08-07 03:55:50 PM
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8-7-12 NEVAR FORGET
 
2012-08-07 04:03:05 PM

X_Legend: As a Packer fan, I feel sorry for Matt Flynn


Hell everyone should feel sorry for Matt Flynn.
 
2012-08-07 04:09:00 PM
Great. I'm the only Niners fan who liked TO after he left. Yeah, he left in a pissy huff, but you might too if your QB couldn't see over the o-line and was only great throwing 8 yards or less.

Meanwhile, I've always been a big Randy Moss hater. TO, if nothing else, goes out and plays hard. Randy Moss takes plays off if he's not being targeted, and sometimes forgets to give a fark in the playoffs.

They're both assholes, but at least TO gives an effort.

So now Moss signs with the Niners and TO goes to the hated Seahawks. Yuck. At least the Niners are worth being excited about for once.
 
2012-08-07 04:09:18 PM

the biggest redneck here: And you're just throwing out the whole "not going to honor a contract" thing, huh?


There are conflicting reports about what his contract said. And anyone who has ever dealt with a professional sports team owner knows they're shady as hell/extremely protective of their money. Especially on the smaller levels where it does mean a lot to them. You're believing stories which are based on the press release from the organization. The "organization" in the cases of these teams consists of less than 10 people, all under direct supervision by the owner himself. Many times, the owner has final say over what is published.

If you want to believe precisely what the owner says in his press release, that's your prerogative. If he doesn't fulfill his team commitments with the Seahawks, then he will be back out looking for a job. And the team won't have to say he "wasn't fulfilling team commitments" in order to void his contract.

the biggest redneck here: Because there's a bunch of accounts to the contrary. And that ended just 3 years ago.


Weird that no Cowboys fans have any hate toward him on this site (well, at least from his stint there. They might still hate him from the star celebrations with the '9ers).
 
2012-08-07 04:15:07 PM
95% of allas fans are ignorant and homerific.

Weird that no actual Cowboys are lobbying for his return. Actually, it's not, because they know he's both an idiot and done.
 
2012-08-07 04:23:52 PM

IAmRight: the biggest redneck here: And you're just throwing out the whole "not going to honor a contract" thing, huh?

There are conflicting reports about what his contract said. And anyone who has ever dealt with a professional sports team owner knows they're shady as hell/extremely protective of their money. Especially on the smaller levels where it does mean a lot to them. You're believing stories which are based on the press release from the organization. The "organization" in the cases of these teams consists of less than 10 people, all under direct supervision by the owner himself. Many times, the owner has final say over what is published.

If you want to believe precisely what the owner says in his press release, that's your prerogative. If he doesn't fulfill his team commitments with the Seahawks, then he will be back out looking for a job. And the team won't have to say he "wasn't fulfilling team commitments" in order to void his contract.

the biggest redneck here: Because there's a bunch of accounts to the contrary. And that ended just 3 years ago.

Weird that no Cowboys fans have any hate toward him on this site (well, at least from his stint there. They might still hate him from the star celebrations with the '9ers).


For a while I thought you two were the same person.
 
2012-08-07 04:31:47 PM
Despite playing 14 games at age 37, Owens finished with 983 yards with the decrepit remains of Carson Palmer throwing to him.

Terrell Owens ran a 4.45 40 two days ago.

The Seahawks can cut him at any time for any reason.

The Seahawks' No. 1 WR last year was an undrafted 5'10" WR who, if we want to run a real offense, belongs in the slot. Having a legitimate No. 1 WR allows Baldwin to be a better slot WR.

Healthy Owens and Healthy Rice on the outside, Baldwin in the slot, and Winslow/Miller at TE gives us a solid receiving corps that is better than everyone in the division (save maybe Arizona, since they have a better top-end...unfortunately for them, the driver of Arizona's offense dreams of being as good as Tarvaris Jackson.)

I am considerably less excited about the Seahawks after learning that Skip Bayless is excited about them and is okay with this signing, though.

/BTW, Owens is typically on good behavior for his first season with a new team. That's part of why he should've always been on one-year contracts.
 
2012-08-07 04:36:21 PM

Dafatone: Great. I'm the only Niners fan who liked TO after he left. Yeah, he left in a pissy huff, but you might too if your QB couldn't see over the o-line and was only great throwing 8 yards or less.

Meanwhile, I've always been a big Randy Moss hater. TO, if nothing else, goes out and plays hard. Randy Moss takes plays off if he's not being targeted, and sometimes forgets to give a fark in the playoffs.

They're both assholes, but at least TO gives an effort.

So now Moss signs with the Niners and TO goes to the hated Seahawks. Yuck. At least the Niners are worth being excited about for once.


hmm lets see...

-4 times selected to pro-bowl
-succeeded Doug Flutie in Calgary in the CFL (there was for a time a heated controversey between the two there)
-won a Grey Cup as well as being the MVP of the game

Career total (all leagues) 43,300 yards.

Now he had the misfortune of following Montana and Young but he had a pretty good career by most people's standards.

Oh yeah and he's banging a playmate.
 
2012-08-07 04:44:48 PM

AnEvilGuest: spin359: the biggest redneck here: rickythepenguin: assuming he makes the regular season roster, i'll set over/under on TDs at.....ehh.......hmmm........5.5.

Under. Everything I own against a dollar.

DONE

Sucker, you could lose a whole dollar and all you can win is the Fark account of a homeless bum masturbating in a public library.
At least that's what I assume ;)


I will raise the stakes. I will raise my side of the bet to one month totalfark
 
2012-08-07 04:49:52 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: -succeeded Doug Flutie in Calgary in the CFL (there was for a time a heated controversey between the two there)
-won a Grey Cup as well as being the MVP of the game


Neither of these mean anything since Flutie was also short and CFL rules favor short passes.
 
2012-08-07 04:51:58 PM

IAmRight: Weird that no Cowboys fans have any hate toward him on this site (well, at least from his stint there. They might still hate him from the star celebrations with the '9ers).


Pretty much. George Teague should be in the Ring of Honor for laying his ass out after the disrespecting the star. Other than that, TO makes me laugh, he had HOF talent, and played his ass in Dallas.
 
2012-08-07 04:53:42 PM
Without any popular demand whatsoever, a cut and paste of my comment on the last thread about this...


It's a good thing a lot of you aren't GM's. I really don't see what's to lose here. If he produces they'll improve a relative weakness on the cheap. If he doesn't do more than the other lowest guy on the depth chart, they can cut him with very little damage. I know he hurt his knee but even so I'd frankly be amazed if a 79 catch guy from season before last didn't at least get a look. It isn't like they grow on trees.


It's not why, it's why not. The seahawks and probably every team in the league have half a dozen guys under contract who are less likely to produce than Owens is. I understand the whole cancer thing. And it CAN be an issue... when you have a guy who got a huge signing bonus who is being counted on to produce or who is holding out and distracting everyone or who gives you a giant cap hit to cut him. That's not owens in 2012. he knows he's gone if he farks up. he knows he's gone if he doesn't produce. Frankly I do not see a down side to this. I'm not a seahawk fan but I follow them as a local and I can say with no reservations that if the steelers had signed him on a one year deal i would not have been upset in the least.
 
2012-08-07 04:57:46 PM
/reads the headline:

"Oh, TO's been cut by the Seahawks already??"

/reads the article:

"Oh, it's just a repeat from yesterday and the day before yesterday."
 
2012-08-07 05:08:23 PM

IAmRight: Terrell Owens ran a 4.45 40 two days ago.


I call shenanigans on that. There's no way.
 
2012-08-07 05:10:21 PM

You know who has the biggest sad over this news?

politic365.com
ORLY? TO Got Signed And I Didn't. Holy Chunky Soup.
 
2012-08-07 05:11:58 PM

IAmRight: Representative of the unwashed masses: -succeeded Doug Flutie in Calgary in the CFL (there was for a time a heated controversey between the two there)
-won a Grey Cup as well as being the MVP of the game

Neither of these mean anything since Flutie was also short and CFL rules favor short passes.


Not sure if serious or trolling...
 
2012-08-07 05:13:14 PM

IAmRight: the biggest redneck here: And you're just throwing out the whole "not going to honor a contract" thing, huh?

There are conflicting reports about what his contract said. And anyone who has ever dealt with a professional sports team owner knows they're shady as hell/extremely protective of their money. Especially on the smaller levels where it does mean a lot to them. You're believing stories which are based on the press release from the organization. The "organization" in the cases of these teams consists of less than 10 people, all under direct supervision by the owner himself. Many times, the owner has final say over what is published.

If you want to believe precisely what the owner says in his press release, that's your prerogative. If he doesn't fulfill his team commitments with the Seahawks, then he will be back out looking for a job. And the team won't have to say he "wasn't fulfilling team commitments" in order to void his contract.

the biggest redneck here: Because there's a bunch of accounts to the contrary. And that ended just 3 years ago.

Weird that no Cowboys fans have any hate toward him on this site (well, at least from his stint there. They might still hate him from the star celebrations with the '9ers).


Hi, Dallas fan who has hate toward him.

Or are we glossing over the OMG TRIED TO KILL MYSELF N/M and the talk show circuit bullshiat after Jerry got sick of his shiat?

He is a physical freak with the emotional sensitivity of a 13 year old girl.
 
2012-08-07 05:16:09 PM

MrJesus: Hi, Dallas fan who has hate toward him.

Or are we glossing over the OMG TRIED TO KILL MYSELF N/M and the talk show circuit bullshiat after Jerry got sick of his shiat?

He is a physical freak with the emotional sensitivity of a 13 year old girl.


IAmRight is Fark's resident "I Defend Everyone" guy. Metta World Peace. Lebron James. Barry Bonds. Terrell Owens. Jonathon Vilma. He defends 'em all.
 
2012-08-07 05:18:48 PM
There's no question that it was a smart, no-lose situation for the Seahawks to sign him. That's not the issue, and it's not why I said that the Seahawks are the ones hitting the new low. The issue, and the reason I said that, is the Seahawks' receiving corps is bad enough that signing a guy that 31 other teams wouldn't even work out is a good, smart move.
 
2012-08-07 05:32:19 PM

Slow To Return: MrJesus: Hi, Dallas fan who has hate toward him.

Or are we glossing over the OMG TRIED TO KILL MYSELF N/M and the talk show circuit bullshiat after Jerry got sick of his shiat?

He is a physical freak with the emotional sensitivity of a 13 year old girl.

IAmRight is Fark's resident "I Defend Everyone" guy. Metta World Peace. Lebron James. Barry Bonds. Terrell Owens. Jonathon Vilma. He defends 'em all.


I know. I've kind of been around here for way too long. Still can't let a blanket statement like that go unchallenged.

Also, IIRC, he does not defend everyone during hockey threads.
 
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