By Ben Brown
Of course gaining enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is supposed to be tough, but for the second year in a row, wide receiver Terrell Owens was a finalist for Canton, but didn't get enough votes to get in. Owens being left out of the Hall of Fame is a pretty big head scratcher, especially since he is second in NFL history in receiving yards to only the G.O.A.T Jerry Rice.
Naturally Owens was upset about being left out and he expressed his feelings on Twitter.
When you align expectations with reality you will never be disappointed. To my family,fans & friends I'm a Hall Of Famer. #FlawedProcess— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) February 4, 2017
Unfortunately I DID NOT MAKE IT again this year. Thanks to ALL my fans & supporters. #FlawedProcess— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) February 4, 2017
HOF is a total joke. Honestly, doesn't mean anything to me to get in beyond this point. https://t.co/wJJ8vVSp9d— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) February 5, 2017
Owens played for five teams over the course of 15 years, and he ranks in the top 10 in NFL history in categories such as receiving yards (2nd), receiving touchdowns (3rd) and receptions (8th).
For as good as Owens was as a player, he may be known more for his antics, which could be a reason why the voters have kept him out of the Hall of Fame over the last couple of years.
Whether he was celebrating a touchdown by signing a football with a sharpie that he had stashed in his socks, or showboating at midfield against the Cowboys, or doing shirtless situps in his driveway in front of the media, Owens always seemed to rub people the wrong way.
But even though he was portrayed as a me-first, diva of a wide receiver, Owens undoubtedly has Hall of Fame caliber numbers, and deserves to have a bust in Canton.