Originally posted by Canadian49er:
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Out of that entire list, not a whole lot had to do with the 49ers. And even the things that did, are certainly not as big of a deal as you or anyone makes them out to be. So he signed a football. He grabbed some pom poms. He ran to the star. Big deal.
I mean look at some of the things on that list. He "mocked Ray Lewis by doing his dance?" Come on. Players do this all the time. He was in a "controversial skit" before MNF? Did he write the skit?
The media is obsessed with TO. Everything is completely blown out of proportion, and thus has created this image of a bad person. Oh well. You guys hate him, thats fine. I choose to like him because, as a 49er, dude was amazing and no where near the distraction that most of you claim. It wasnt until after he left that he became a big distraction....and even then, not nearly as big as he is made out to be.
You, sir...are simple minded. You pointed out the least significant points from that list. The guy was selfish and publicly undermined our coaches and quarterback. He was a cancer...plain and simple. You honour players that set an example and represent what the organization is all about...if you think T.O represented the NIners in any way, you need to find a new team.
First of all, theres no need for insults. Secondly, you can say he was a "cancer" all you want, but the fact of the matter is, that label wasnt put on TO until he was gone. He didnt undermine our quarterback. Not once. As far as "undermining" our coaches, he didnt do anything different than what other all time greats did while they were on the 49ers. Terrell Owens' "sideline blowups" were no different than what the great Jerry Rice did regularly. TO's quote about Steve Mariucci about the Bears game was no different than what Ronnie Lott said about Bill Walsh.
Bottom line is, people are conditioned to think that some of the things TO did were unacceptable and a disgrace, yet are no different than the things that some of the players you idolize did.