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Terrell Owens has a new book coming out

You guys are not going to believe this one. According to this article in the DMN, Terrell Owens is going to be the author of a line of children's books. I'm not kidding. The first will be out in November and is titled Little T Learns to Share.

Little T, the title character, refuses to share his football at first but later realizes he can't enjoy his new ball without friends.

"I tried to play outside alone and throw it by myself, but football isn't football unless you play with someone else," Little T tells his mother in the book.

Is this an autobiographical story? Is Terrell Owens saying after years of petulant, childish behavior, that he's learned his lesson; that it's OK if other people catch the football? Like, say, Terry Glenn. If that's not enough, check out the titles of the rest of the books coming out.
It's the first book of T.O.'s Timeout Series. The second book, Little T Learns What Not to Say is due in spring 2007, and the third one, Little T Learns To Say I'm Sorry comes out fall 2007. The other topics haven't been determined.

"It's a life lesson for discipline," said Courtney Parker, the co-author who's known Owens since they were freshmen at Tennessee-Chattanooga. "It's ironic because he's considered one of the more undisciplined players in the NFL."

Learns what not to say? Learns to say I'm sorry? Come on, that's a little too close to what we've all been saying that Owens needs to do for years. Learns To Share, as in let some of your teammates get the credit. Learns What Not To Say, as in don't say bad things about your teammates. Learns To Say I'm Sorry, as in taking responsibility for your own actions and admitting mistakes.

This is just freaky. Is Owens telling us through these books that he's a changed man, that he's finally learned his lessons? You decide.

Update [2006-10-5 23:20:29 by Grizz]: BTB regular Tuna Helper, in a brilliant bit of inspiration, suggests the title of the 4th book in the series...Little T Learns To Stay Away From Mama's Medicine Cabinet.

Back in the real world, Nick Eatman has a good article on the trade-off of blitzing the Cowboys. The Cowboys have weapons and you take your chances when deciding to blitz. Jerry Jones thinks teams are backing off a little bit.

"There's no question that we're backing them off with Terry Glenn, Terrell Owens and what we're doing in our passing game," Jones said on his weekly radio show. "We've got them backed off. We've got them playing pass defense. That always helps your blocking. We've got a lot of balance."

Interesting, because I said a similar thing on the new DCFanatic Radio Show that will be out tomorrow. Parcells agrees.

"Well, you definitely have to calculate when you're going to take your chances there because you can get beat," Parcells said of teams trying to blitz his offense. "Those guys can hurt you. I think almost every team in the league would have at least one guy maybe you'd have to be careful of, but we've got more than that."

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