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

- 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
- 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
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.


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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