Terrel Owens to Fan Control Football is a gimmick

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Terrel Owens is joining the Fan Control Football League, alongside Johnny Manziel and all it is going to be is a sideshow, circus gimmick

Terrel Owens to Fan Control Football is a gimmick
Terrel Owens
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Matt Bassin: Terrell Owens is back to playing football. He has joined your man. Your favorite quarterback, A.J., Johnny football, Johnny Manziel in the fan-controlled football league.

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The last time T.O. stepped on a football field, it was for the Bengals in 2010. He caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. Then he was just gone and he didn’t want to be gone. He made that quite evident and obvious. He wanted to keep playing. He still wants to keep playing A.J. 

A.J. Reilly: He’s 48 years old, man, 48 years old.

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And my man, you saw the video of him racing Tyreek Hill and keeping pace with Tyreek Hill too. He’s a physical specimen. There’s no doubt about it. At 48 years old, to jump into this fan-controlled league. Now unfortunately for him, they’re saying his quarterback is going to be Johnny Manziel. So he’s probably not going to put up the numbers that you would expect Terrell Owens to put up.

But my goodness. I couldn’t imagine at 35 trying to play any kind of sport, but my man at 48 years old. It was 12 years ago: he put up those numbers at 36. Maybe he ages backward, like Benjamin Button. My goodness. I couldn’t imagine getting on a field and jumping in and being like, yep, let’s go. At 48 years old, I’m almost half of a century. 

Matt Bassin: I still don’t understand why no team has wanted this man as their third or fourth wide receiver over the last decade. Because I would have taken him in a heartbeat. I know you don’t want me calling football plays with the offensive that I threw out there the other day A.J., but I would love T.O. to play wide receiver for my team as the fourth wide receiver, or the third wide receiver.

I’d be fine with it. Man’s going to catch touchdowns in the red zone. He’s going to get a little bit of separation. Hey, the Lions, we had Kenny Golladay, that man couldn’t get separation to save his life. Still worked out all right.

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A.J. Reilly: Yeah. I don’t know. I mean, to be honest with you, it would almost be a gimmick at this point though. I think.

Matt Bassin: Yeah. Who cares right? You’re going to sell tickets. Is it going to sell tickets?

A.J. Reilly: It might pass. There’s no reason why some of the worst teams, like the Washington Commanders, couldn’t throw out a bone and be like, Hey T.O., come put your shenanigans on our sideline and see what happens.

I would just be hesitant. The ability is probably slightly diminished a little bit at 48 years old I’d imagine, but I just wonder if the sideshow distraction that he was, might have made teams hesitant to sign him over the last 12 years? I don’t know. 

Matt Bassin: It’s definitely a possibility, but he wasn’t really a sideshow in his hot time in Buffalo. I don’t remember him being much of a sideshow his last year with the Bangles. Yes, the Cowboys. Absolutely. The Eagles, absolutely.

A.J. Reilly: Yeah but they had Ojo De Springfield though, they didn’t need another sideshow. He could kind of sit back and just be T.O. and catch touchdowns, like nine of them.

I love Ocho Cinco (Chad Johnson). I thought he was an incredible talent and so much fun and so much energy. 

Matt Bassin: He was very entertaining. He wasn’t the smartest football player, we learned that when I was working in Boston and when he joined the Patriots. The man could not understand the Patriots’ playbook to save his life, which is why he didn’t do much of anything, which is why most people probably don’t even remember that he joined the Patriots. 

A.J. Reilly: Yeah, actually I’d forgotten until you just said.

Matt Bassin: He’s a really entertaining football player, just like T.O.

Little fall off for Owens. If you haven’t heard of this league, I don’t blame you. The FCF league is a professional indoor league. It’s seven on seven. The reason it’s called fan control is because it IS. Fans can call plays online. There are no kickoffs, there’s no kicking period. It’s a 50-yard field.


You start on the 10-yard line. You go 40 yards to score a touchdown. And when you score a touchdown, you want to get that point after it’s one-on-one wide receiver versus defensive back for the P.A.T. and if you want to watch T.O. play football again, it starts April 16th. You can watch it on Twitch, NBC LX, and Peacock.

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