Have you missed Terrell Owens flapping his wings like an Eagle on Sunday’s? No worries, he recently did it for a Philly crowd.
Once upon a time, a Philadelphia Eagles’ player that was rocking the No. 81 took over the city in such a short amount of time. And no, I am not talking about Jason Avant, although Avant did have a nice time in Philly while he was here. I am talking about the man who was once the face of the Eagles for a season before it all came crashing down one year after making it to the Super Bowl.
Former Philadelphia Eagles’ wideout Terrell Owens has a strange relationship with Philadelphia and their fans. When he first made it to the city back in 2004, he was already established as one of the NFL’s best wideouts in the game. After becoming an intriguing duo along with Donovan McNabb during the Pro Bowl, Owens made it very clear that he wanted to end up in Philly to play for the Eagles. It didn’t take long for Owens to take over the city.
Every Sunday the superstar would be spotted ‘flapping his Eagles wings’ after making a catch. But that brotherly love for Owens did not last too long. After playing in the Super Bowl pretty much on one leg, Owens wanted a raise from the Philadelphia front office. The entire situation between Owens’ reps and the Eagles went south, and eventually, the fan base turned on him. While the ‘what if’ scenarios still creep into the minds of Eagles fans, for the most part nowadays nobody is really still mad at the one they called T.O. Apparently, he knows it too.
Owens was welcomed in Philly this weekend
As the Philadephia 76ers hosted the Toronto Raptors this past Sunday, the Wells Fargo Center had a special guest in attendance. Although it’s unclear as to why T.O. was specifically at the Sixers versus Raptors game, the Sixers’ in-house video team decided to give the NFL Hall of Famer a warm welcome in South Philly, and it turned out to be a pretty cool scene!
As Owens showed up on the big screen, he stood up to a large number of cheers and decided to make his famous motion for old times sake. As the crowd welcomed him, Owens started flapping his arms up and down like an Eagle, just as he did while he was rocking midnight green in the early 2000s. The reception for Owens was shockingly positive, as it seems Eagles fans are officially over the entire stint that went South. However, Donovan McNabb is still not in the clear for his recent actions within the fan base. Maybe he has to go to a Sixers game or two.