Terrell Owens has had no problem during his days playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals dealing with the frustration he would feel after a bad play. He took it out the aggression he felt on the opposing team with the very next play. He had a little trouble figuring out how to deal with what happened when things went bad with his latest sports endeavor.
Owens is one of the celebrities who slipped into a Speedo (or one-piece swimsuit) to compete in the FOX reality competition special “Stars in Danger: The High Dive” airing at 8 p.m tonight. The six-time Pro Bowl selection goes against Stephen “Twitch” Boss, David Chokachi, Jenni Farley (JWoww), Bethany Hamilton, Alexandra Paul, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Antonio Sabato Jr. in a competition that has the celebs trying to do the best dives. Think of it as a much wetter version of “Dancing With the Stars.”
“When I would have a bad dive it did no good to try to take it out by aggressions on the water because the water always when,” Owens tells me during a FOX party.
He promises that no matter how his dives go, the female viewers won’t be let down. He can say that because Owens is by far the person in the competition who’s in the best shape. But, having a great football body doesn’t mean he’s in the best shape to be a diver. He figured that out after a few days of his two-week training.
“It was a lot of hard work but a lot of fun. I have been laying football for a number of years, but this is the most exhausted I’ve ever been,” Owens says. “Anyone on the outside looking in would think me being an athlete would have an advantage. It doesn’t give you an advantage because it’s a completely different sport.
“Everyone now has a new respect for the sport of diving. It’s not that we didn’t in the beginning but we just didn’t realize how much went into the sport of diving.”
He didn’t have a fear of heights but Owens says it’s a lot different when you are standing on the edge of the high board getting ready to make a leap. It was the competitor in him that made him take the numerous leaps of faith.
As for making the leap into a reality shows, Owens decided to be part of tonight’s diving showdowns because he “didn’t have anything else to do.”