Thursday, July 21, 2005

how not all comparisons are obvious

this is from philadelphia eagles wide receiver terrell owens, who is holding out for a better contract:

"At the end of the day, I don't have to worry about what people think of me, whether they hate me or not. People hated on Jesus. They threw stones at him and tried to kill him, so how can I complain or worry about what people think?"

some people might condemn owens for comparing himself to jesus. not me. i don't think it's fair to owens.

little known fact: in 1981, jesus came back from the dead and joined the new orleans saints as a midseason replacement. he caught 35 passes for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns. he wasn't the "godsend" that was hoped for, with the chemistry "not there" between he and quarteback archie manning. with the team struggling, season ticket holders supposedly threw stones at the rookie receiver/messiah, and he disappeared shortly thereafter.

so, you can see how this is totally unfair to terrell owens, who only lead the philadelphia eagles to their first super bowl appearance in 24 years, while jesus, in his big chance, did jack squat.

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