As you’ve probably heard by now, former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens is coming back to North Texas to play football--not for the Cowboys, but for the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers. Owens will serve as a receiver and co-owner of the team, sort of like a modern day adaptation of Paul Newman’s character in “Slap Shot”--the facts that Newman’s character was a coach and not an owner, and he played hockey and not football notwithstanding
As this is the Indoor Football League, this is some of the most exciting news (we’d guess) in league history, and Wranglers’ co-owner Jon Frankel isn’t going to temper the excitement when discussing the deal.
"It's official. I'm extremely excited," Frankel said Thursday, per the Dallas Morning News. "I've been telling people it's like I've been watching a movie and I'm dying to know what happens next. Terrell helps the best fan experience tremendously and helps put us on the map tremendously. It's a historic event. There's never been a first-ballot [Pro Football] Hall-of-Famer in an indoor game."
Frankel continued that it’s not yet clear if Owens will play in road games. But if you live in North Texas and have a notion to see a surefire Hall of Famer in the twilight of his career, well, it’ll probably be a lot cheaper than a ticket to JerryWorld.
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