Well, your educated guesses are about as good as your debate skills it seems. Let me give you a hand here:
#1 - Argue your own points
. First you try to insult my experience with team sports, which you have no evidence of and were blatently wrong about (twice now), then you try to prove your point by saying "everyone" is behind you. You're going to argue on behalf of "the experience of everyone you know?" I'm sure that you've checked the opinions of everyone
you've ever known who's played team sports to get their opinion on Owens.
And I certainly believe that you have ties to the Cowboys front office where you've personally overheard the conversations that took place regarding expectations for Owens as well as their current plans for him. Please inform the rest of us what else the Cowboys managment is "seriously considering" based on your first hand experience. Heck, maybe you can tell us what every team is thinking based on you not knowing "too many people looking for those kinds of problems on their team." If you need to feel like others are backing you to make your points, then you must not have much confidence in your own convictions.
#2 - If you're going to refute a point and call it poor, offer an explanation why
. You say press conferences are a bad example...okay, elaborate. Instead, you just revert to the same crap about Owens being a "cancer." Look, you
are saying that Players should not express any opinions other than positive comments about the team and their teammates. I
am asking why hold press conferences if you're essentially going to control what the players are saying? There's no point to the dog and pony show if they're going to all say the same thing, right? If you don't want your players expressing their opinions, then don't have them take the podium. If you do have them talk to the press, recognize that they're human beings and they have a right to express their opinions.
#3 - Thanks for admitting that you're a poor team player.
You're inferring that you or Romo or anyone who is being called out by Owens shouldn't trust him on the field. Owens can talk all day, but when he takes the field, he plays to win. Do you think he would purposely drop a pass from Romo because of something Romo said about HIM? No chance. He's a competitor who consistently ranks in top of his position every year. "I can't trust someone because of what they said off the field" is a poor excuse to hurt your team's chances of winning by not blocking for him or not throwing to him.
#4 - Professional Sports is a business.
The goal of the organization is to win games, not worry about grown men's feelings.
I really can't believe you're drawing comparisons to kids' leagues here. Kid's aren't paid to win games and their coach's jobs aren't on the line if they lose. I said it before, but you don't seem to be reading it, so I'll say it again. I don't agree with Owen's comments and its not what I would do in his situation. However, I agree with his right to say whatever he damn well wants, and I think the media does its very best to shape every word that leaves his mouth into some kind of controversy.
#5 - Refute what I say, but don't make things up.
When did I ever say that team chemistry isn't important? Come on - that's about the same as me saying that you don't think level of talent counts for anything in the NFL. Let's try to be honest here at the very least. Why don't you address things like your comments that Owens bounces around the league despite the fact that he's only been on 3 teams?
What I'd really like to hear you explain is the process by which Owens is a cancer that destroys teams. We have his stats - top 5 receiver in scoring and yards for how many seasons now? So whatever else he is, we know that Owens produces on the field. So if his detriment is limited to what he says off the field, that would seem to indicate that he's just hurting people's feelings and that in turn causes those around him to not play as well. But he only seems to complain when his team is already playing poorly. Maybe when someone's not doing their job as well as they should, they should be called out for it as a motivator to make them work harder. How would anyone know they're not doing well in your fantasy world of never "being honest about your team?"
Jesse, I'm all for being nice - read the signature on my posts sometime. I don't particularly like Owens as a person and I think he says a lot of dumb things that aren't helpful to anyone. I guess I could subscribe to the clone mentality that he's a crappy person and we'd all be better off without him, but I just don't believe that. He works hard, he produces on the field, and while his mouth churns out some pretty worthless stuff, most of it seems to stem from a desire to win games. I'll take a competitor with a hard work ethic and a desire to win over Mr. Rogers any day of the week and twice on Sunday.