Irony Is A Writer Wanting To Retract His HOF Vote For Terrell Owens Because Terrell Owens Decided To Skip The Ceremony
Hook. Line. Sinker.
Seeing as T.O. hasn't exactly proven to have MacGyver-like survival skills in everyday society, even he has to be surprised that it was this easy for him to get a trusted media member to bite and admit that he lets his personal feelings regarding players off the field dictate how he judges their past performances on the field.
Now, let me be clear, Gary Myers isn't the first person with a Hall Of Fame vote to let his ballot be determined by his heart instead of his head, as evidenced by T.O.'s prolonged wait outside the walls of Canton. He's just the first I'd approach if I had a bridge for sale.
To be honest, part of me feels bad even writing this, as it sort of feels like watching a fish that's been caught for the first time squirm helplessly on deck without any clue as to what happened to it. Terrell Owens had barely made it back behind the tree after setting the trap, and - boom - a self-important sports' writer had not only already taken the bait, but was bitching about the carelessness of leaving such a dangerous device right next to such a juicy headline.
It's a shame, really. If the composer of it wasn't part of the old, white coalition of "experts" that kept an all-time wide receiver sitting on the sidelines of being properly sanctified for multiple seasons, I would actually assume his tweet to be a brilliantly crafted piece of satire. Like, if you read it backwards, it goes from the dumb question to the blatantly obvious answer he was looking for in a way that's quite witty if not for the fact that it was completely unintentional. Oh well, at least it's ass-backwards in a way that's ironically fitting of someone whose voice is only still heard because he managed to make it so far up his own keister that he made it back out the other end.