Terrell Owens's Most Theatrical Performances - San Francisco 49ersOwens had a record-breaking day on Dec. 17, 2000 with 20 catches for 283 yards in a 17-0 win over the Chicago Bears. The 20 receptions that day surpassed the 50-year-old mark held by Tom Fears, but has since been surpassed by current Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall on Dec. 13, 2009 when he played for the Denver Broncos. His 283 yards is the most Owens has had in one game in his career.
Terrell Owens's Most Theatrical Performances - Philadelphia EaglesProbably the most painful theatrical performance on this list, Owens actually played in Super Bowl XXXIX with both a severely sprained ankle and a fractured fibula, despite team doctors stating that his injury would take several more weeks to heal. The result of Owens's perseverance was nine receptions and 122 yards, though the Eagles still lost to the New England Patriots 17-14.
Terrell Owens's Most Theatrical Performances - Dallas CowboysOn Nov. 18, 2007, Owens set a new career-high and tied a Cowboys franchise record, with four touchdown catches against the Washington Redskins. He grabbed eight receptions for 173 yards. The Cowboys came out victorious 28-23.
Terrell Owens's Most Theatrical Performances - Buffalo BillsOwens had his best game with the Bills (nine receptions for 197 yards and a touchdown), but it came in an 18-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Owens and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick set a Bills record for longest TD reception when Fitzpatrick connected with Owens for a 98 yard TD, the longest TD reception of Owens' career.
Terrell Owens's Most Theatrical Performances - Cincinnati BengalsAgainst the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 of 2010, Owens snagged 10 receptions for 222 yards and one touchdown for the Bengals, his fifth and final team of his 15-year NFL career.
Get your popcorn ready because it's National Popcorn Day! And, in perfectly timed fashion, who better to talk about than football and reality television star Terrell Owens, who will be bringing all his flash and stardom to--wait for it--the Indoor Football League.
Owens announced his decision to join the Allen Wranglers, who play just a half-hour north of Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday via a video he posted on his Twitter account. It will be the first time Owens will play for a team in Texas since his roller-coaster run with the Dallas Cowboys from 2006 to 2009.
He's a great player, a winner, and I'm a big fan, said Wranglers co-owner Jon Frankel to reporters. I want to make the Allen Wranglers the No. 1 attraction in Collin County.
Some might consider Owens's move to the IFL a sign of no longer having what it takes after having been riddled with injuries, especially during the tail end of his career. However, others will credit Owens's passion and persistence for playing the game, a sentiment that the move also seems to embody.
Owens has long given a show to fans and the rest of the nation, whether it took place during the season or in the off-season. In regards to the latter, no one can forget the whole sit-ups-in-the-driveway stunt Owens pulled in 2005 after he was suspended for calling out his former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Oh, and remember the televised workout Owens held on Oct. 25 of last year that not one single NFL team chose to attend? You can bet that disappointment heavily fueled Owens and his decision to play indoor football.
But let's not forget that Owens also gave us some unforgettable, spectacular performances while playing games in the NFL. So, in honor of National Popcorn Day and his recent signing, here are five of Owens's best--or if you will, most theatrical--of those performances: