National Popcorn Day: Terrell Owens and His 5 Most Theatrical Performances

on January 19 2012 1:20 PM
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    Former NFL star announces that he is nearly broke in GQ's February issue. The athlete says he is also friendless and describes his life in stark terms: "I’m in hell,” Owens, who made about $80 million during his football career, tells GQ. Reuters
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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:

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