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Media Obsessed With Idea Of Terrell Owens Returning To NFL

“Media pundits seem to enjoy Owens’ flamboyant personality, but are split on whether T.O. can still play.”

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As the NFL inches closer to a return, so too has one of its retired Hall of Famers. 46 year old Terrell Owens recently released a video of himself racing Kansas City Chief speedster Tyreek Hill (26). After the race, Owens had a message for Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid.

“Andy Reid, trust me now. If you get in trouble, I’ve been social distancing. I’ve got my mask on, but if you ready, it will be mask off,” TO said while not wearing a mask. “Bring me to Kansas City. You know me. Rick Burkholder, you know me. I’m ready. Go Chiefs.”

Media pundits seem to enjoy Owens’ flamboyant personality, but are split on whether T.O. can still play.

“How do you not love T.O.?” Good Morning Football host Jane Slater asks. “I’ve gone on record saying he is one of my favorite players. I love everything about this dude… He has found a new generation of fans.”

GMFB panelist Peter Schraeger says that he believes Owens, who last stepped on a football field in 2012, can still play at age 46.

“I think everyone is having a good time with this,” Schraeger said. “We need more competitions like this… I’m very impressed by T.O.  He is a Hall-of-Famer and yes, if anybody can bring him back into the league, it’s Andy Reid. I would love to see Andy Reid and T.O. embrace one more time.”

Former NFL player Michael Robinson disagrees.

“Man, hell no. T.O. ain’t playing no more football,” Robinson said. “It looks good. The race looks good. I think he looks great to be his age. He’s a Hall-of-Famer. One of the best to ever do it, but right now? No. Andy Reid, don’t sign Terrell Owens.”

Emmanuel Acho and Marcellus Wiley also discussed Owens on Speak for Yourself.

“I was looking at it and at first I thought absolutely not. He is not going anywhere near the Chiefs,” Acho said. “But then I dug a little deeper. His former team, the Philadelphia Eagles? Remember the end of last season? They rolled out practice squad guys like Deontay Burnett and JJ Arcega-Whiteside. But most importantly, who led the Eagles at the receiver’s position last December? A guy by the name of Greg Ward who played quarterback in college. So T.O. in Kansas City? Nah. But he might sneak into a place like the Eagles.”

Wiley counters that Owens could start for multiple teams, a response that Owens himself retweeted from his personal account.

“Let me answer the question correctly. Yes, he can still play in the NFL and yes, he could start for multiple teams, not talking about just the Eagles.” Wiley said. “You don’t have to put him in a place where he is familiar or been there before, so you can welcome the old man into the building. I say take him somewhere he has never been like the Colts, Giants or Jets. None of their guys (receivers) were even close to a thousand yards. Are you telling me Terrell Owens could not be one of those guys in a three, four or five receiver set? We just saw him go out there and only lose to Cheetah (Hill) by a step and half at the age of 46. The NFL, y’all slept on my boy for a decade. It’s time to put him back in the league.”

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Greg Olsen Believes He and Kevin Burkhardt Can Handles Games ‘On Any Stage’

“Obviously, the bosses get paid a lot to make hard decisions. You have to obviously do what your bosses decide. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”

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Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen are on tap to call Super Bowl LVII in February, and Olsen told Front Office Sports he has the confidence to announce the game with no hesitations.

“If you’re asking me, I think Kevin and I have shown that we can handle a game on any stage – on any day. We just did it on Thanksgiving. We’ll do it again around Christmas. And obviously throughout the [NFL] Playoffs,” said Olsen. “So whatever decision they make. Obviously, the bosses get paid a lot to make hard decisions. You have to obviously do what your bosses decide. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

“But as of now, I anticipate Kevin and I, the two of us, with Erin and Tom down on the sidelines, the four of us, broadcasting the Super Bowl in February in Arizona. Until I’m told otherwise, that’s how we’re proceeding.”

Olsen also told FOS he has negotiated a new contract with FOX Sports, but declined to share details. He is slated to be replaced on the top broadcast crew once Tom Brady ends his playing career. Brady will then begin a 10-year, $375 million contract to serve as the network’s top NFL game analyst and brand ambassador.

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St. Louis Cardinals Announcer Dan McLaughlin Charged With Third DWI

It is the third time McLaughlin has been charged with DWI. He was charged with the offense twice within 13 months in 2010 and 2011.

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St. Louis Cardinals television play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin has been charged with DWI after being arrested on Sunday in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police received at least two phone calls from concerned drivers that a white BMW was driving erratically, with one caller saying it was driving into oncoming traffic.

It is the third time McLaughlin has been charged with DWI. He was charged with the offense twice within 13 months in 2010 and 2011.

Bally Sports Midwest and the released a joint statement Monday.

“We have been made aware that Dan McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Sunday night.. We are very disappointed to hear this, and are working to gather additional information before offering further comment.”

McLaughlin, 48, has served as the voice of the Cardinals for 24 years.

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NFL Flex Scheduling Forces ESPN To Change Bowl Schedule

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The NFL flex scheduling an upcoming Las Vegas Radiers game out of Sunday Night Football on December 18 has forced ESPN to make a slight adjustment with its college bowl season schedule. But the change was something the worldwide leader was prepared to make.

The Raiders were originally scheduled to play the New England Patriots in the primetime window a week before Christmas, but with both teams losing ground in terms of the AFC playoff picture, NBC opted to go with a different game that night instead. Now fans will be tuning in to see the rematch between the New York Giants and the Washington Commanders.

The shift out of the Sunday night window for the Raiders forced ESPN to swap kickoff times for the Las Vegas Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl the day before on December 17. Florida and Oregon State will play in Vegas at 2:30 p.m. eastern, with BYU and SMU facing off in Albuquerque at 7:30 p.m.

The switch allows workers at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas enough time to switch the venue over from college bowl game to Raiders home game.

“We are accustomed to flexibility and we anticipated having to maneuver our event schedules based on the possibility of the Raiders game being flexed,” said ESPN Events vice president Clint Overby.

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