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I think this is the "huh?" story of the week
Published on November 10, 2005 By historyishere In Football
Just when I thought that this story would die down, now we have a new wrinkle in this whole engagement. Ralph Nader has come to the defense of Terrell Owens as the founder of the "League of Fans". He is asking that the Eagles' CEO re-instate T.O. on the grounds that a) he should be able to have his right to free speech and that by the organization's actions, they are denying the fans(particularly season ticket holders) the opportunity to see one of the best receivers in the game. If I am picking up the intended meaning there, I think he is basically saying that Philly is now DEFRAUDING fans by keeping him out. He wants Paul Tagliabue to reverse the Eagles decision if the team doesn't do it themselves.

Now, the issue of free speech has come up many times on this very site, and the general consensus has been that at work and from an organizational standpoint, you are not entitled to that kind of protection, and the law also reflects that as Nader will admit. However, I have a feeling that if one of Nader's employees basically trashed him and the organization with which he is working in publicly, he wouldn't be so forgiving. In fact, if the stories are true, he does have a history of doing many of the same things that T.O. has done: being disloyal to people you work with, being petty about money and making every parting full of acrimony. I guess that is now why they find themselves allies.

Mr. Nader, I may call you if I need protection as a consumer, but other than that, I really don't want you and sports to get within 50 feet of each other.

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on Nov 10, 2005

Nader?  You sure this is not under Humor?  !

Thanks for an end of the day smile!

on Nov 10, 2005
Ralph Nader and T.O.... two people I wouldn't want on my team.
on Nov 10, 2005

Ralph Nader and T.O.... two people I wouldn't want on my team.

I never cared for Prima donnas either.

on Nov 11, 2005
Well, I am sort of uncomfortable with the way both men attack the people who are supposed to be their allies.
on Nov 11, 2005
I found a copy of the letter in question:

http://www.nbc10.com/news/5298957/detail.html
on Nov 11, 2005

I found a copy of the letter in question:

http://www.nbc10.com/news/5298957/detail.html[/quote]

Guess no more Corsairs to bust!

on Nov 11, 2005
And no more allies to torpedo either.
on Nov 11, 2005

And no more allies to torpedo either.

Is that what is called self destructive?

on Nov 11, 2005
It could be... it could be.
on Nov 11, 2005
I actually do understand Ralph Nader's fascination with Terrell Owens. As a teammate, Owens IS "Unsafe at Any Speed".
on Nov 12, 2005
Oh, so I guess he is a pinTO. Simply explosive.
on Nov 12, 2005
#10 by uDigItTheMost


#11 by historyishere


Ok, ok! Looks like I am going to have to separate you two! My sides cant take this punny war!
on Nov 12, 2005
At least we aren't dropping any long bombs.
on Nov 12, 2005
T.O. little T.O. late, Doc!
on Nov 12, 2005
#13 by historyishere


#14 by uDigItTheMost


So you are a tag team! *Groan*!
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