Owens is loud but proud

Bill's Rant

January 04, 2008|By BILL ORDINE

You don't have to like Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens, but you do have to respect his toughness. After suffering a high ankle sprain Dec. 22, he's already walking without a protective boot and is expected to play in the Cowboys' divisional playoff game Jan. 13. In Owens' first year with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004, he famously suffered a late-season high ankle sprain and broken fibula (that was treated here in Baltimore) and defied the recommendation of his doctor to play in the Super Bowl. In that game, he caught nine passes for 122 yards. As far as I'm concerned, what Owens did in the Super Bowl was every bit as gutsy as Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's bloody-sock performance in the 2004 postseason. And Owens keeps doing it.

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