Earlier this week, two self-loving guys -- one an NFL wide receiver, the other a former wideout turned behind-the-desk analyst -- lobbed shots at each other. Keyshawn Johnson
suggested that the Cowboys 2007 success is due in part to Bill Parcells
assembling the current collection of players. Terrell Owens
disagreed, and in the process, took a few jabs at Johnson
I'm probably the main reason he's in the booth right now," Owens said, referencing the fact that his signing led to Johnson's Dallas ouster....
"My thing is, we came out the same year. He was a first-rounder, I was a third rounder. I'm still playing, he's not. You compare our stats up until the time he retired, it's a no-brainer. I'd challenge him to come out and try to make this team. He'd be a third or fourth receiver at this point. He can hate all he wants to.
Thanks for holding back, T.O. Anyway, it was a pretty popular story this week, and now Johnson has responded
"I don't need to defend my career. My resume speaks for itself. I have a picture of me holding a Super Bowl trophy. I'm not chasing a ring. I have one. I'm chasing an Emmy these days."
Boo-yah! Or something. Johnson's right, he does have a Super Bowl ring, but so does Martin Gramatica
. On the other hand, Owens has had the better career, Super Bowl-trophy pic or not. Ultimately, though, these are two guys who really love themselves going at it. It's fun to watch, but that's about it.