Monday, November 07, 2005

The Results Are In

Exactly how many times was Terrell Owens mentioned last night? Here's the official breakdown by reference (pronouns included) and announcer: Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann, Paul Maguire, and Suzy Kolber. Remember, I didn't count pre-taped features or when they were quoting someone else.

"Terrell Owens" - Patrick: 6 times; Theismann: 7 ; Maguire: 1 (almost made it all the way, he finally caved with 1:10 left in the game); Kolber: 6; Total mentions of "Terrell Owens": 20

"T.O."
- Patrick: 6 times; Theismann: 1; Kolber: 12 (!, including about five in a 20-second span before the game); Total mentions of "T.O.": 19

"Terrell" - Maguire: 1 time (after the long Reggie Brown touchdown: "Terrell who?"); Kolber: 1; Total mentions of "Terrell": 2

"Owens" - Kolber: 1 time; Total mentions of "Owens": 1

Total mentions by name: 42
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"He"
- Patrick: 9 times; Theismann: 9; Maguire: 1; Kolber 4; Total mentions of Owens by saying "He": 23

"Him" - Theismann: 3 times; Maguire: 1; Kolber: 3; Total mentions of Owens by saying "Him": 7

"His" - Patrick: 1 time; Theismann: 3; Kolber: 3; Total mentions of Owens by saying "His": 7

Other - Patrick: 1 "The guy"; Theismann: 1 "This kid"; Total other mentions of Owens: 2

Total mentions using pronouns: 39
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By announcer: Patrick 23, Theismann 24, Maguire 4, Kolber 30.

And when you add it all up, you get a number that actually makes a lot of sense, considering how ESPN tried every which way to mention him: Total references to Terrell Owens during last night's coverage of the Redskins/Eagles game: 81. 81 times! You're telling me they didn't plan this?

Oh, and just for good measure, Mike Patrick mentioned Tedy Bruschi. Just to remind you he played last Sunday, in case you missed it.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

The real question is, how many times did Maguire say, "I tell ya what!" ?

Also, during a 4 play span during which the eagles had their 2 most successful running plays, (2 carries, 10 yards) they praised Arrington like he was the second coming of LT. As a matter of fact they made reference to the fact that he wears the same number as LT.

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