T.O. is coming to T.O.
In shocking the football world yesterday by inking a one-year, $6.5 million US deal with the Buffalo Bills, Terrell Owens will give Torontonians the opportunity to see his soap opera act first-hand when Rogers Centre plays host to a 2009 Bills regular-season home game.
"I'm leaving America's Team for North America's Team," Owens said at a news conference in Buffalo.
The date and opponent for the Toronto game have yet to be determined.
Cut Thursday by the Dallas Cowboys. Owens and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, were picked up by the Bills in south Florida yesterday morning, then flown back to Buffalo, where an afternoon of recruiting resulted in the deal.
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Can Owens be satisfied in a town of such limited nightlife, not to mention with a team whose quarterback, Trent Edwards, was criticized for not throwing downfield enough?
"This might not be the most ideal place for a lot of people, but I'm my own guy," Owens said. "I beat my own drum, go with my own thinking ... And this is going to be an interesting situation. No matter what uniform I put on, I perform.
"I saw how the Bills started the season out last year (5-0) and they made some eyes open, so if I can be that extra piece to the puzzle to get them to the playoffs and make something happen, that's what I'm here for."