Talking Points: Is T.O. worth the risk?
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Albert Einstein famously said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. But if he were to define extreme insanity, he might say "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result ... especially with a 38-year-old prima donna receiver.
The Seahawks were reportedly impressed with Terrell Owens' workout Monday and are supposedly working on a deal with the once-great wideout. Problem is, recent history suggests he won't be once-again great. According to ESPN, of the 187 NFL players with at least 20 catches last season, Donald Driver was the only one older than 35. And Driver does not have a history of obliterating locker-room chemistry.
Forget about how fast Owens' 40 time may have been and disregard his obvious strength and talent. For all intents and purposes, this guy is washed up. The Seahawks, in turn, should wash their hands of him.
This may not be the best women's soccer team the U.S. has put out, but it is certainly the most entertaining.
Monday's comeback win against Canada was the most exciting hour of the Olympics thus far. When coupled with the drama in last year's World Cup, you can't argue with the flair for the dramatic these women have.
Talking Points doesn't think the Olympics are always necessarily about patriotism.
Watching someone such as Usain Bolt dominate his event with such charisma transcends nationality and makes fans of all of us. But when the U.S. women's soccer team meets Japan in the gold-medal match, just about every American citizen with that game on TV is going to be chanting "U-S-A!"