Super Bowl Sunday is a day that can awaken a lot of emotions and bring back a lot of memories for former players and coaches in the NFL. For some, it is a reminder of the highest point of their career, winning a championship and achieving a lifelong dream. For others, it may be a more painful memory, a reminder of a lost opportunity and the closest they ever came to fulfilling that dream, only to see it take it away.
The latter is the case for Terrell Owens, as the Hall of Fame wide receiver appeared in just one Super Bowl in his career in 2005, when he famously returned from a broken leg, 122 yards in a 24–21 loss. There were nine passes. The Patriots, including Owens, believe he should have won.
That game was the beginning of an on-and-off feud with quarterback Donovan McNab, as Owens never forgiven McNab for his three interception performances, which he blames on the QB party long before the Super Bowl. McNab rather infamously threw to the ground in the fourth quarter and Owens still did not let his frustrations go about that performance. Saturday night, Owens decided to stir the pot and sent a tweet tagging Freddie Mitchell and told him to keep his QB out of the drink the night before the big game.
– Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) 7 February, 2021
It is a memory that haunts the Eagles to this day, though for the team’s fans, at least in 2018, Sting received a championship to get him out of that memory. But for Owens, it was the only form he had found on the NFL’s biggest stage and, at least for now, 16 years later, he is still choosing violence.