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(Some Guy)   "Congratulations, TO, you're finally in the Hall Of Fame." "O RLY? Well I'm not going to attend the ceremony." "...Um....then we're not going to mention you at all." "But I'm still in, right?" ".......yeah but....whatever"   ( sportsxchange.com) divider line
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2018-07-12 03:49:13 PM  
Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.
 
2018-07-12 08:09:04 PM  
I envision a new rule that any future living HOF's must agree to show up for the ceremony or their induction is pulled.

As for TO, good.  He's always been a jackass and this is just further proof.  Boo Hoo, you weren't first ballot.  You know what they call other HOF's that weren't first ballot?  HOF's!
 
2018-07-12 08:12:32 PM  

TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.


This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.
 
2018-07-12 08:16:17 PM  

FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.


Great post.
 
2018-07-12 08:17:31 PM  

buckeyebrain: I envision a new rule that any future living HOF's must agree to show up for the ceremony or their induction is pulled.

As for TO, good.  He's always been a jackass and this is just further proof.  Boo Hoo, you weren't first ballot.  You know what they call other HOF's that weren't first ballot?  HOF's!


...why, exactly?

He didn't turn down the award. He didn't denigrate the HoF. He didn't do anything but say that being accepted was great, and that he was going to celebrate the acceptance at his alma mater, right? If the HoF doesn't want to mention him at the induction ceremony because he's not present, that's fine, too.

I'm struggling to see what's so horrible about this...?
 
2018-07-12 08:26:23 PM  

FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.


The Hall of Fame is an honor that everybody to this point who was alive to receive the honor appeared in person. TO decided to be a child and try to steal attention from the others and make it all about him, as usual, so I'm OK with them ignoring him. He's getting the honor, good for him. Now let the ceremony be focused on the men who did show up, not on the one that didn't.

I say that broadly, because I almost certainly won't be watching this year. Between TO and Mr. Stabby it's perhaps the most despicable class ever. I wonder if Murderin' Ray will taunt everybody by wearing a new white suit since he "lost" the other one.
 
2018-07-12 08:35:50 PM  

FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.



THIS IS NOT THE SAME THING

Your anecdote about Elijah Wood is about the Oscars after party. Terrell is refusing to attend the induction ceremony of the Hall of Fame and basically boycotting the event. Did Elijah skip the whole farking Oscars? Methinks not.

TO is socially inept, and may even be mentally ill, as illustrated not just by this episode but many prior events. His cry for attention is just that -- it is not a political statement or an opportunity to exalt U of T - Chattanooga. Sure, go to your alma mater during any home football weekend and live it up. But WTF does it accomplish to skip actually being inducted and standing respectfully alongside your peers??

The premise of your post is that "he didn't turn down the award," but that is exactly the equivalent of refusing to show up on the day the award was given and lacking a credible excuse (illness, wife pregnant, etc).
 
2018-07-12 09:31:26 PM  

buckeyebrain: I envision a new rule that any future living HOF's must agree to show up for the ceremony or their induction is pulled.

As for TO, good.  He's always been a jackass and this is just further proof.  Boo Hoo, you weren't first ballot.  You know what they call other HOF's that weren't first ballot?  HOF's!


Yep. Seems it's his last gasp as being relevant and he is going out in flames.

He his being inducted for his accomplishments as a paid professional football player in the NFL. If he is going to hang with those that brung him, why isn't he doing it from his high school locker room, or is junior high locker room, or his buddies house that he played street football with or from the 49'ers HQ since they drafted him in to the NFL? His NFL Hall of Fame accomplishment was brought to him by his talent and also by his NFL coaches, the NFL owners, the NFL towel boys, the NFL PR departments, his NFL teammates, his NFL agent and everybody else associated with the NFL. I would say he is disrespecting a whole lot of people at a professional level.

Do you think if the State of Tennessee had a Football Hall of Fame or his college had a Hall of Fame and he chose to attend ceremonies and give an acceptance speech at anywhere but the at the respective place bestowing the awards on him, it would be ok? I think not.

I would love if at the closing of the ceremony, the Commissioner made a last second dash to the microphone and said "oh yeah, I almost forgot, we will be shipping a gold jacket to Tyree Owens."
 
2018-07-12 10:03:20 PM  
These folks are looking a gift horse in the mouth.

It's 2018. You can just let TO Skype in for his speech and then you don't even have to deal with him in person. He's outsourced that to the poor bastards at Tennessee.
 
2018-07-12 11:05:56 PM  
I can understand the hate for TO but the people celebrating this decision are wrong. Football players are human beings and like all human beings, they come with frailities. Playing football comes with its own risks, which can manifest themselves as changes in behavior or mental state. To expect a person to engage in the spectacle around the event, no matter where they are in their life at the time, is unreasonable. The award is to honor what they were and what they accomplished, not if they feel up the publicity now. Yeah, TO is a jackass, but the league shouldn't be petty. Honor him and move on.
 
2018-07-12 11:50:44 PM  
Didn't he already say this months ago? Or was it that he was trying to leverage to get his induction held at a certain place and they said no and now they were saying he should just come to the real ceremony and now he's still saying no?

/din't read article
 
2018-07-13 12:12:14 AM  
 Whatevs. Wake me when Brees and Brady go in the same.class.
 
2018-07-13 02:08:30 AM  

FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.


Different situation. A comparable situation would be Woody Allen refusing to goto the awards.
 
2018-07-13 05:58:23 AM  
Spool kinda like his career then.
 
2018-07-13 06:08:22 AM  

punkwrestler: FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.

Different situation. A comparable situation would be Woody Allen refusing to goto the awards.


Except that Woody Allen, by some accounts, skips the Oscars as a statement about the subjective nature of cinema and art, and the futility of declaring one film or one performance "best."  Or maybe because he wants to distance himself from the whole Hollywood glitz thing. But not because he's in a snit because he didn't win last year or the year before and thinks he's been disrespected.
 
2018-07-13 06:38:46 AM  
What's the big deal?  Reggie White and Junior Seau didn't attend their inductions either.  I know they were still mentioned.  What, too soon?
 
2018-07-13 07:34:33 AM  
I have a hard time taking seriously the whims of a drama queen who happened to be a wide receiver who couldn't catch.   As great as his career ended up being he was still disappointing on the field and a distraction off of it.  There are people more deserving of the nod, including at wide receiver.

That the hall doesn't mention him won't matter to most people as we usually only hear 1 or 2 excerpts from an unmemorable speech and then move on.
The question is whether or not he'll go away.
 
2018-07-13 08:04:49 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.


THIS IS NOT THE SAME THING

Your anecdote about Elijah Wood is about the Oscars after party. Terrell is refusing to attend the induction ceremony of the Hall of Fame and basically boycotting the event. Did Elijah skip the whole farking Oscars? Methinks not.

TO is socially inept, and may even be mentally ill, as illustrated not just by this episode but many prior events. His cry for attention is just that -- it is not a political statement or an opportunity to exalt U of T - Chattanooga. Sure, go to your alma mater during any home football weekend and live it up. But WTF does it accomplish to skip actually being inducted and standing respectfully alongside your peers??

The premise of your post is that "he didn't turn down the award," but that is exactly the equivalent of refusing to show up on the day the award was given and lacking a credible excuse (illness, wife pregnant, etc).


Why is it important that you try to live Owens' life for him.  Who appointed you the arbiter of all things Terrell Owens?
 
2018-07-13 08:18:03 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Eddie Hazel's E string:

Why is it important that you try to live Owens' life for him.  Who appointed you the arbiter of all things Terrell Owens?


Who appointed you arbiter of all things Eddie Hazel's E string?

/turtles all the way down.
 
2018-07-13 08:26:03 AM  
TO rules, sorry he pointed out that halls of fame are bullshiat ways for angry sportswriters to settle scores
 
2018-07-13 08:35:11 AM  

FLMountainMan: Ker_Thwap: Eddie Hazel's E string:

Why is it important that you try to live Owens' life for him.  Who appointed you the arbiter of all things Terrell Owens?

Who appointed you arbiter of all things Eddie Hazel's E string?

/turtles all the way down.


I'm just asking the question, not judging.

Narrator:  He was judging.
 
2018-07-13 08:56:02 AM  

ElwoodCuse: TO rules, sorry he pointed out that halls of fame are bullshiat ways for angry sportswriters to settle scores


The NFL is really big on authoritarian conformity. Would the NBA pull this shiat?
 
2018-07-13 09:04:43 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I have a hard time taking seriously the whims of a drama queen who happened to be a wide receiver who couldn't catch.   As great as his career ended up being he was still disappointing on the field and a distraction off of it.  There are people more deserving of the nod, including at wide receiver.

That the hall doesn't mention him won't matter to most people as we usually only hear 1 or 2 excerpts from an unmemorable speech and then move on.
The question is whether or not he'll go away.


Fixed that for you.  He is only 8th all time in catches. 2nd in career yards. 3rd in rcv'ing td's.
https://www.pro-football-reference.com​/leaders/rec_yds_career.htm

I have not problem with him not wanting to be at a place that never respected his actual talents, only looked at what he says. And why should he allow the nfl to whore him out, just one more time?
 
2018-07-13 09:41:20 AM  
"So HOF, why are you ignoring TO?"

"Next question."
 
2018-07-13 09:51:36 AM  

brizzle365: Nana's Vibrator: I have a hard time taking seriously the whims of a drama queen who happened to be a wide receiver who couldn't catch.   As great as his career ended up being he was still disappointing on the field and a distraction off of it.  There are people more deserving of the nod, including at wide receiver.

That the hall doesn't mention him won't matter to most people as we usually only hear 1 or 2 excerpts from an unmemorable speech and then move on.
The question is whether or not he'll go away.

Fixed that for you.  He is only 8th all time in catches. 2nd in career yards. 3rd in rcv'ing td's.
https://www.pro-football-reference.com​/leaders/rec_yds_career.htm

I have not problem with him not wanting to be at a place that never respected his actual talents, only looked at what he says. And why should he allow the nfl to whore him out, just one more time?


That didn't need to be fixed.  He was a notorious ball dropper.  He was a receiver who was bad at catching the ball.  His number of touchdowns and yards are irrelevant to that statement.
He was disappointing both on the field and off it, which is why he waited until a third try to get in.
 
2018-07-13 10:06:53 AM  
He started it
 
2018-07-13 11:13:59 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: That didn't need to be fixed.  He was a notorious ball dropper.  He was a receiver who was bad at catching the ball.  His number of touchdowns and yards are irrelevant to that statement.
He was disappointing both on the field and off it, which is why he waited until a third try to get in.


Barry Sanders sucked shiat through a straw in short yardage situations and he never reached the Super Bowl.
 
2018-07-13 11:52:11 AM  

Riothamus: Nana's Vibrator: That didn't need to be fixed.  He was a notorious ball dropper.  He was a receiver who was bad at catching the ball.  His number of touchdowns and yards are irrelevant to that statement.
He was disappointing both on the field and off it, which is why he waited until a third try to get in.

Barry Sanders sucked shiat through a straw in short yardage situations and he never reached the Super Bowl.


Uh... I'll be sure to pass that along to Barry Sanders.  Thank you.
 
2018-07-13 12:12:58 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: FormlessOne: TomFooolery: Good. It's too much to hope for, but it would be even better if all media outlets ignored his celebration of him too.

This smacks far too much of sour grapes on the behalf of the HoF, though. He didn't turn down the award; indeed, he's still celebrating it. It's just that he's going to celebrate it at his alma mater - the place that made him what he is today - instead of at their clubhouse, and so they're throwing a fit.

I was just watching a Graham Norton Show rerun, on which Elijah Wood appeared, in which he described how, instead of going to the Oscars after-party with all the celebrities and glamour, he instead hung out, sang, and partied with the fans (and some of his colleagues) at the party thrown by TheOneRing.net.

Imagine if someone at the Oscars had thrown a fit because Elijah didn't do the expected song & dance with the rest of the celebs, and that's kind of what it feels like here. TO's going to dance with who brung him, so to speak. That seems fine by me.

The Hall of Fame is an honor that everybody to this point who was alive to receive the honor appeared in person. TO decided to be a child and try to steal attention from the others and make it all about him, as usual, so I'm OK with them ignoring him. He's getting the honor, good for him. Now let the ceremony be focused on the men who did show up, not on the one that didn't.

I say that broadly, because I almost certainly won't be watching this year. Between TO and Mr. Stabby it's perhaps the most despicable class ever. I wonder if Murderin' Ray will taunt everybody by wearing a new white suit since he "lost" the other one.


Serious question.  Why doesn't Ray get to stand his ground?
 
2018-07-13 12:29:42 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Riothamus: Barry Sanders sucked shiat through a straw in short yardage situations and he never reached the Super Bowl.

Uh... I'll be sure to pass that along to Barry Sanders.  Thank you.


Barry didn't need to excel at everything demanded of his position to be the best damn running back I'll ever see.

You can (accurately) call TO Stonehands all you want but you can't deny that he was an amazingly effective receiver.
 
2018-07-13 12:55:03 PM  
He's probably worried someone will steal all his Super Bowl rings.

/Oh yes, I went there.
 
2018-07-13 04:19:54 PM  
T.O.'s decision aside, it seems remarkably petty for the Hall to not mention him in any capacity during the proceedings.  Doesn't the induction involve some unveiling of a bust or plaque?  Are they just going to silently reveal it, flip it a double bird, and move on to the next guy?  As crazy and silly as it might sound, there might actually be some fans of T.O. in attendance who would appreciate a short retrospective on the man's career replete with some highlights and significant moments of his career, regardless of whether the man himself decides to grace the proceedings with his presence.
 
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