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Allen Wranglers Get Ready for Terrell Owens

Indoor Football League team will welcome Owens on Wednesday



    Talk in Allen Turns to T.O,

    Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens is about to suit up for indoor football as an Allen Wrangler but will fans get their popcorn ready? (Published Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012)

    The head coach of the Allen Wranglers said Terrell Owens is the best thing to the happen to the Indoor Football League.

    The notorious former Dallas Cowboys receiver recently signed onto the team -- and a partnership with its owners.

    "It's amazing how much attention it has gotten," Wranglers head coach Patrick Pimmel said.

    The deal reportedly could net Owens -- who is as famous for his game-time antics and off-the-field comments -- up to $500,000 for the season.

    His future teammates said they hope the hype translates into attendance.

    "I think [our first game is] going to be a sellout," said safety Dwayne Slay, who said he signed on partly because he sees Owens' presence as an opportunity.

    And some fans say the celebrity addition would bring them to the Allen Events Center.

    "I'm planning on going to a Wranglers game this year just to see T.O. from the stands," said Stephen Whitaker, of McKinney.

    But Owens left sour memories behind after his three seasons with the Cowboys for others.

    "I don't really care," said Sky Walker, of Allen. "If I go, I'll just go. It wouldn't be to see him."

    Pimmel said Owens understands he's coming to Allen to do a job.

    "He's here to play, and he's here to work," Pimmel said.

    The Wranglers open their season at home on Feb. 25.