Monday, December 19, 2011

Jersey Monday: Terrell Owens

Monday Night Football Match-up: Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers


I almost forgot to do Jersey Monday again this week, but if the 49ers can forget to pay their electric bill, then I think you can forgive me for being a few hours late on this post.

If you know me, you'd probably be expecting this to be a Steelers jersey post, but I've already shown off most of my Steelers jerseys in this series, and I plan on them reaching the Super Bowl this season, so I need to save the last one that hasn't been posted.

This Terrell Owens jersey is one of three 49ers jerseys I own, but the only one that isn't the Deion Sanders 75th anniversary edition. My mother got this for me when she went on a trip to San Francisco during Owens' final season with the team. Since he ended up in Philadelphia shortly after I got this jersey, it didn't get worn too often and it's still in pretty good condition (as you can probably tell from the photo).

It's easy to forget because of all his weird antics over the years, but Owens' numbers put him up there among the most productive receivers of all-time. He's sixth in career receptions, second in receiving yards and tied for second in receiving touchdowns. Obviously, Owens played in a more pass-friendly era than some of the great receivers that preceded him, but his numbers are undeniable.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile. For the remainder of the NFL season, Jersey Monday will feature one of the teams playing on Monday Night Football.

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