Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Apologies mean actually saying I am sorry.

I am not a big football fan. And, as I have described earlier, I am more of an anti-fan than a fan. But, the Terrell Owens vs. the Eagles saga is quite humorous. I find it amusing that he annoyed his teammates, the coach and the team management so much that he is effectively fired, dismissed. Although I would like to get fired like him - he gets paid but he doesn't play, plus or minus the suspension games. I need that kind of "paid, but not working" firing.

Terrell does apologize to his quarterback and to the owners in his statement, so he knows how to, but here is the phrase for his coach.
To my head coach, Andy Reid, I owe you an apology. You and I were in a tough spot this year. I know you were just trying to coach this team and we did not see eye to eye sometimes. On the practice field and on game day, you knew you could count on me to give my very best. We had a lot of wins together, and I thank you for that. I respect you as a coach and as a person.
There is a lot of gushing about the wins and seeing eye to eye, and respect but he never utters the magic words "I apologize" or "I'm sorry" to Andy Reid. I guess he will still owe him.

Maybe without Terrell gone the Eagles will slump below the news radar in this television market and I won't have to hear stupid Philadelphia sports reporting for a while. No such luck.


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whirdly said...

The funniest thing about this is that two news reports I heard on the radio both describe him as apologising to everyone and everything: fans, teammates, coach, team president and owner. He went from no apology to too many. Sounds desperate now.