Unlike, say, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, NFL players aren’t officially enshrined by the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a bronze bust featuring a cap representing one of the teams they played for. Their whole careers are meant to be honored.
With that said, some players will obviously have a personal preference when it comes to how they are remembered. In case of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Owens, it appears he thinks of himself as a lasting member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cowboys? No. 49ers? No. Official TO HOF hat flies the Eagles colors... pic.twitter.com/jGwc1aaxQg— Rick Gosselin (@RickGosselin9) August 2, 2018
But the cap isn’t T.O.’s only Eagles representation. Check out this year’s official Hall of Fame program:
It feels odd that Owens would want to be remembered as an Eagle considering he only spent two years in Philly and the second one was very tumultuous. And maybe even stranger considering he’s a Dallas Cowboys player on this year’s special edition Madden cover.
But hey, it’s his choice. And to be quite honest, I actually like this decision. I’ve previously explained that T.O. was a big reason why my Eagles fandom really intensified as a kid. He was incredibly entertaining and fun to watch. I know not everyone is as fond of Owens. For me, it’s nice to remember the good times, even though they were brief.
Whether you like him or not, there’s no disputing Owens had an incredible career and he deserves to be in the Hall.
UPDATE: Apparently T.O. didn’t have anything to do with the Eagles stuff. Regardless, I still like it.
I had nothing to do with anything that they have there— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) August 2, 2018
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