Saturday, August 30, 2014
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T.O.'s New Book

Terrell Owens has written a new fitness book.

T.O.'s New Book

You find the strangest things when you actually go into the office and clean out your mailbox. That is a semi-weekly/monthly chore for most sportswriters, who -- truth be told -- would never go in if they didn't want to be sure that their expense report receipts were received in good order.

Anyway, in my mailbox, the most interesting find on Friday morning was a copy of Terrell Owens' new book, "T.O.'s Finding Fitness." It's a pretty standard book. It contains his diet plan -- lots of egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast, maybe one drink a week -- and some weightlifting routines and an offer to buy the vitamin supplements that he takes and the elastic resistance things that he uses.

And the Eagles? They get almost no mentions.

The only club employees to get mentioned, from what I can tell, are Eric Sugarman (a former team assistant trainer) and Brian Dawkins (for delivering the blow that broke his collarbone back in 2003, when he played for the 49ers). As for the team itself, there appear to be two mentions. Both are contained on formatted pages talking about his injuries through the years.

The first mention comes when talking about that collarbone. The way it goes is:

"IMPACT ON CAREER: Became an Eagle, career soared.

"WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: Moved to Dallas, became a star!"

Next, there was the broken leg/ankle late in the 2004 season, the one from which he made the miraculous recovery to play in the Super Bowl. From the book:

"FEELING AFTER I PLAYED IN MY FIRST SUPER BOWL GAME: Indescribable.

"WORTH IT: Absolutely."

Along the way, there is no mention of driveway sit-ups. There are, however, several different suggestions about the best way to perform abdominal crunches.

 

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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