View Full Version : Football When was the first sighting of the first Prima Donna wide receiver

02-04-2011, 04:20 PM
This question came up at a lunch meeting today.

When did the first sighting of this pretty lady bird occur?

Long before Terrell Eldorado Owens....

What caused this new species to emerge?

Lack of defense rules where cornerbacks could head hunt?

24 hour news media?

Our Chief's Bowe has latent Prima Donna tendencies. Is it curable?

02-04-2011, 04:22 PM
I dont think it's curable. Didn't you see Bowe at the Pro-Bowl?

Rain Man
02-04-2011, 04:26 PM
Good question.

Keyshawn might have been the first of the big-name ones. You had minor prima donnas like Irving Fryar and John Jefferson before that, but Keyshawn is the first one I remember whose ego was over the top. It made it all the more funny that he wasn't that good.

Edit: Andre Rison. Andre Rison may have been the first.

02-04-2011, 04:29 PM
The first name that came to me was Michael Irving.

Rain Man
02-04-2011, 04:29 PM
Anthony Miller was another early one.

02-04-2011, 04:33 PM
Micheal Irvin comes to mind

02-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Billy "White-Shoes" Johnson.....the sonofabitch

02-04-2011, 04:59 PM
Elmo Wright started it with his funky dancing
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02-04-2011, 05:01 PM
The whole trend may have started with UMiami in the 80's.....

So my guess is Irvin as well.

02-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Who really gives a shit? I mean seriousally if the player acts like that and backs it up big fucking deal.

02-04-2011, 05:10 PM
Michael Irvin

Who happens to be the biggest piece of shit on the planet...should be in prison for attempted murder.

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Chris Meck
02-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Butch Johnson, Dallas Cowboys.

02-04-2011, 05:12 PM
Billy "White-Shoes" Johnson.....the sonofabitch

+1, but I liked his dance

02-04-2011, 05:13 PM
Who really gives a shit? I mean seriousally if the player acts like that and backs it up big fucking deal.

Because that's how the Giants get fucked out of Plaxico Burress. And how the Chiefs lost Bowe for 4 games. And how the Eagles get forced to make personnel decisions they don't want to. And how the Bengals have no leadership at the coach position.

It ends up being a "me-first" mentality, which can kills the team mentality, which undermines a lot of very talented teams.

It's a big deal if he shits all over everything you are trying to accomplish because he didn't get enough looks in a particular game.

Dancing in the endzone is fine; not an issue for me. I'm talking about the coach-killers out there when I talk about "diva WR's."

02-04-2011, 06:04 PM
Don Hutson. You seen that prick holding like 40 footballs with that douchy "Yeah I'm fucking awesome" smile? What an ass.

02-04-2011, 09:08 PM
I'd say Bowes getting out of it, instead of fucking up team chemistry he has let Haley coach him into a better receiver..and the Pro Bowl? Not sure what your referencing but your supposed to have fun at the Pro Bowl so if your talking about dancing and screwing around..it's the Pro Bowl, he deserved to have fun there.