• By Susan Holtzer
    Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00 AM 0 comments
    This article is a freelance piece submitted by author Susan Holtzer... "As admirable as “Mooch's'' apple-pie values are, they sometimes work against him in a cold, cruel NFL. His compassion for those who play and coach pro football rivals -- and sometimes inhibits -- his passion for winning. His heart-on-sleeve belief in good-old-days sportsmanship and honor make it difficult for him to live with Owens and make him better suited for college football. In the long run, Mariucci would be much happier, say, back at Cal...” --Skip Bayless, San Jose Mercury-News This is one of those passive-aggressive, "I-love-him-but" columns that's not worth the bother of deconstructing, except perhaps to contemplate the sort...
  • By Susan Holtzer
    Sep 27, 2001 at 12:00 AM 0 comments
    This article is a freelance piece submitted by author Susan Holtzer... Last Sunday, wide receiver Terrell Owens had one of the worst games of his career, dropping four passes in the 49ers' narrow loss to the St. Louis Rams. Afterward, Owens sat in front of his locker in silence for more than an hour, refusing to speak to the media. The media, predictably, went ballistic. Now that the dust has settled, however, let's roll tape and take a second look. Following is an attempt to deconstruct the following day's media coverage: Here's the terrible, immature thing that Terrell Owens did -- nothing. That's right. He sat in front of his locker. He didn't speak. He didn't throw a tantrum. He didn't threaten...
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