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Discussion in 'Philadelphia Eagles' started by kissthefuture, Sep 16, 2008.
Is that supposed to be reassuring? Kolb is ska-rewed!
I was switching channels the other day and I saw Rodney Peete (with his wife Holly) on the Tavis Smiley show... Rodney ballooned-up, WOW.
His face also looked very aged (probably from loads of processed "foods"). Turns out, he just turned 44 in March but he looked at least 50. He was unrecognizable; I was truly shocked although I probably shouldn't have been (I mean, look at all the fat blacks in Hollyweird and TV...). What to make of this? I doubt Drew Brees or Tom Brady will be heavy at 44.
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Here is Walterfootballs take on McNabb being number 100 on the best players list.
100. Donovan McNabb: Rush Limbaugh is turning in his grave
right now. If this were a 2006 list, Donovan McNabb would definitely
deserve a spot in the top 100. But right now? I wouldn't place McNabb in
the top 300. He's a fat, pompous, lazy, washed-up quarterback who
doesn't deserve to start ever again. There's a reason the Eagles
jettisoned him last year, as the Redskins quickly found out.
Rush Limbaugh is surely interested to know that he's deceased and "turning in his grave."
The always bitter McNabb rips into Mike Shanahan and Tim Tebow. They were discussing his comments on the NFL Network the other day, and Brian Billick had to preface his critical comments by first noting how "classy" McNabb is, much like announcers and coaches feel compelled to inform us what "nice young men" black players are after they've been arrested.
McNabb is "classy" compared to most of the blacks in the NFL, but Billick and no one else would be telling us how classy a White player is after he repeatedly blames everyone in sight for his failings.
Hot-and-bothered McNabb rips Redskins, Tebow
By Marc Sessler
It's been a banner week for Donovan McNabb.
On Thursday, the unemployed quarterback told ESPN's "First Take" that his former team, the Redskins, were bound to destroy Robert Griffin III, the Baylor quarterback they're expected to select with the No. 2 pick in April's draft. A cranky McNabb left no stones unturned in unpacking for us why Mike Shanahan is less of a genius and more of a quarterback killer, running an offense that will only temper RG3's wild gifts.
One day later, McNabb reappeared on the show to unleash a heat-seeking diatribe against Tim Tebow.
McNabb urged the newest member of the Jets to tone down his recent spree of feel-good tweets and focus on football. (Tebow's issued a grand total of eight tweets since being traded from the Broncos to the Jets, an output that probably took all of 280 seconds.)
"There's no need to keep trying to have the fans behind you," McNabb said, taking exception to ESPN's Skip Bayless suggesting Tebow is "the most unfairly, over-criticized quarterback" in NFL history.
"Negative -- I am, I am," McNabb responded. "Nobody has been criticized as much as I have."
Total hammer over the head.
Yes: McNabb endured rough treatment out of the gate, booed heartily by Eagles fans after Philly snatched him up with the second overall pick in the 1999 draft. Despite his 92-49-1 mark as a starter, McNabb too often received the treatment of a quarterback with an opposite track record. It doesn't help that he fell short in key moments and failed to deliver a Super Bowl victory in Philadelphia despite six playoff appearances in 11 seasons. Hot and cold, always.
Donovan's career -- if truly over -- has trailed off on an angry note. Bitter at the Redskins, pushed out of the picture in Minnesota, always at odds with Philly. For a man who often handled steady criticism with class, this new "Angry McNabb" is a turn in the wrong direction.
McNabb is the ultimate black a-hole. He's been crying racism for years now and the truth is he was never that good to begin with. He thinks just because he can speak English a bit better than the average brutha in the league that he has even more special privileges.
McNabb's biggest critics have always been other blacks, often times accusing him of not being black enough. I guess if you come from a two-parent, middle class home, go to school, become somebody and not get into any trouble, that's the treatment you get from your own people.
In that regard, McNabb is an exception to the rule, an outlier, both as a black man and an NFL player. Maybe this new "angry McNabb" is by design to win over the black folk and undo his Uncle Tom image. Or better yet, with his NFL career now over, we're seeing the real McNabb, who's no different than his fellow brothas. I suspect it might a little bit of both.
I agree completely.
Black athletes in the 1950s and '60s were often well-spoken and modest. But that began changing in the late '60s as militant "black pride" became the rage, and as LBJ's Great Society methodically destroyed the black family unit, replacing the role of the male father/provider -- which wasn't all that strong to begin with -- with that of the government.
Yes I suspect he had no real friends on any of the teams he played for, more like co workers at work that only meet up Monday to Friday. Really somebody like him is a man without a country, so the sniping with the street vermin like TO and others was inevitable when those teams stopped winning. But this bitterness with Shannon is probably a mix of that and his ego being an ego of a diva. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7750946 Ps McNabb will be a great pitchman for Slimfast in a few years...:becky:
Absolutely. Something many posters on this Forum don't grasp is that things were very different 50-60 years ago. One, white players weren't shut out then. Two, black athletes were as Don says, modest and well-spoken, Ollie Matson and Joe Perry for example.
It sure changed from 1965 on. White players bought into the changes as well. With Joe Namath leading the way, they became "free spirits," an attitude that got them media praise.