May 9, 2007 1
I wrote yesterday about a very tough decision on RB Shaun Alexander, and I have an equally-tough player to talk about today: Donovan McNabb.
I found it interesting to see him break his media silence this week and being interviewed on NFL Network courtesy of Comcast Sportsnet in Philadelphia. I work for Comcast Sportsnet in Philly and I have had discussions with people there who are close to McNabb and the feeling that I always got was that Donovan STILL doesn’t forgive the fans who booed him when he was drafted over Ricky Williams in 1999. I even heard that the one dude with the face paint that they always show in the clip on TV even tried to reach out to McNabb to apologize – and that McNabb blew him off.
On one hand, I really can’t blame McNabb for harboring ill feelings because the fans were obviously stupid to boo the pick. I felt that way back then, and I certainly do now. Philly fans are notorious for a lot of things, but one thing people might not realize outside the area is that they are extremely uninformed when it comes to the rest of the league (other than the wise [...]