Obviously, I'm not happy about how things in Iggle-ville right now, but given my state of euphoria after a Phillies championship it's tough to get too angry about the dumbfounding dipshittery that has crippled this football team this year. Granted, the recent revelations about Donovan McNabb's complete lack of knowledge about the overtime rule are troubling, but really not that big of a deal. I'm a fan of Donovan and do think the Eagles are a better football team with him, even when he's taking out foot-long divots with his out-passes and vomiting in the huddle. After almost 10 years in the league, this is just a remarkable admission. Yesterday, McNabb joked about the incident, calling himself a "trendsetter" for being honest about his ignorance, which isn't going to go over too well in Philadelphia. (You can't blame the guy for trying to lighten the mood.) McNabb updated his Yardbarker blog today with another explanation:
Everybody wants to know about the overtime situation. Whatever happened had no bearing on the outcome of the game. That's all that matters. We all know the rules now. There is no need to waste any more time on the subject. If you want some answers, check out my website (www.DonovanMcNabb.com) where my press conference from today is available. What you won't find from that press conference that is supposed to preview the Ravens game this week is anything about this week's game. So I'll share my thoughts here. The Ravens are a good team. Their defense h...BAH ...TOO NOISY!
Moving on. Bottom line is — McNabb's not stupid, he's a smart guy, but made a terrible decision to admit that in the press conference which ultimately will probably seal his fate in Philly unless they go on a sick run to end the season. But honestly — it's not like the dude took a knee. Yesterday, in an odd show of solidarity, the rest of the league seemingly rose up to defend McNabb. Hines Ward, Ben Roethlisberger, and, official athlete blog spokesman, Braylon Edwards said there are plenty of other players in the league who didn't know that after the first overtime ends, the game is over. Maybe true, but it seems more like a way of the league's players protecting their own. One former NFL player who wasn't sticking up for McNabb is Warren Sapp, who shared his thoughts on "Inside the NFL":
When I heard him say it I almost passed out,” Sapp said on this week’s Inside the NFL. “I thought, ‘This will follow you for the rest of your career.’ Your legacy in the league, Donovan, will be throwing up in the Super Bowl, Rush Limbaugh and now, ‘I didn’t know there were ties in the NFL.’”
At least he didn't call him a bitch. This Week [Yardbarker]