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08/02/2013

The story behind Bill Parcells' famous YouTube clip

Bill-Parcells-1-1Bill Parcells will go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, which is the ideal time to explain one of his funnier sound bites of a career full of funny lines.

In 2006, Parcells was coaching the Dallas Cowboys, who at the time had "the player" as a starting wide receiver. Said "the player" was Terrell Owens. Parcells did everything he could to distance himself from any perception of a problem with TO, and said as little as possible about him.

On a Wednesday in the middle of the season, TO told the media that he didn't listen to Parcells when he was talking in the locker room. That he didn't know what he was saying. 

No one in the media, including myself, asked Parcells about this comment on Wednesday or Thursday. Most likely because we all knew Parcells would bite our head off.

Secretly, I had hoped former WFAA reporter Erin Hawksworth would ask because I did not think Parcells would kill her for the question. No luck. On Friday, I asked. Even watching it again reminds me how uncomfortable I was when I tossed this out: 

 

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Comments

Doug Olson

That was a reverse jam, hanging on the rim, yo momma, slam.

Giant Fan of the Big Mac Blog

I loved it that you asked him the question. Parcells was a great coach but who cares if one of the reporters presses him on something he needs to comment on. Good for you. I think Bill looked and sounded like an idiot.

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