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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Really? I thought he was just a huge prick

Now this is a feud. So much for keeping the NFL spotlight on the teams playing in the Super Bowl. You can keep that Jerramy Stevens vs. Joey Porter catfight that wasted time on all the sportscasts yesterday. This is a story, man.

Did you see Donovan McNabb's interview on ESPN last night? (No? You were watching State of the Union recaps on the nightly news?) He finally took a step down from the high road and gave his version of the Terrell Owens drama with the Philadelphia Eagles. For example, what was the reaction in the Eagles' locker room when T.O. said the team would be better with Brett Favre at quarterback?

But McNabb wasn't just chapped at T.O. for saying he wanted another quarterback. No, this was much worse because T.O. named a white quarterback. Here's an excerpt:

"It was definitely a slap in the face to me. Because as deep as people won't go into it, it was [a] black-on-black crime. I mean, you have a guy that has been criticized just about all his career and now the last criticism is that I'm selling out because I don't run anymore...

"And to say if we had Brett Favre, that could mean that if you had another quarterback of a different descent or ethnic background, we could be winning. That's something I thought about and said, 'Wow.' It's different to say if we had Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Steve McNair, Aaron Brooks, Byron Leftwich. But to go straight to Brett Favre, that slapped me in the face..."

Whoa! "Black-on-black crime"? And all this time, I just thought T.O. was an @$$hole; a selfish, self-centered diva who loves to destroy winning teams from within because he doesn't realize how good he has it. No, it turns out T.O. might have been propagating white racism, too. Yikes!
(And that's probably about as far as I want to delve into that particular topic. Yep.)

We have to get a response on this from T.O. or Drew Rosenhaus, right? They can't just let such an attack go without retaliation. T.O. and Drew are probably setting up microphones in front of T.O.'s house as I write this. ("Testing... testing... are those crickets chirping?") Wait - maybe it'll happen here in Detroit! We know T.O's throwing a party in town on Saturday night. Maybe they'll throw a presser in front of the Joe Louis fist! All of the football press is here, anyway. How many "next questions" would Rosenhaus have to fire off to a Super Bowl-sized press corps?

C'mon guys, the game isn't for another three days. The biggest news so far has been Joey Porter saying Jerramy Stevens plays mostly on special teams, and comparing himself to the vampire from Underworld, along with concrete security barriers attacking vans full of Seattle Seahawks. Give us a little more, while we're trying to figure out ways to get into parties where celebrities may or may not be.


  • At February 02, 2006 8:47 AM, Blogger the sports dude said…

    You know what ticks me off the most is the fact that McNabb had an issue with it being a white QB. Seriously, if a white dude would have said something like that (but with a white QB) he would have been slapped with the racist tag and called the grand dragon of the KKK. That is what pissed me off the most and, if you ask me, McNabb is no better than T.O. In fact, as far as I can remember, T.O. has never had any problems with white people so McNabb may be even worse.

    Damn, I kept expecting McNabb to use the word cracker or something, what a dick.

  • At February 02, 2006 12:07 PM, Blogger Greg Eno said…

    *SIGH* If only "black on black crime" meant that there was a war of words, and not drive-bys or gang fights or stabbings.


  • At February 02, 2006 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Isn't Michael Irvin the one that brought up Favre in that interview? I don't think it was Owens...

  • At February 02, 2006 4:15 PM, Blogger twins15 said…

    Yeha, as I said on my blog, the "black-on-black" crime part stuck out to me as well. Maybe McNabb would have been less insulted if Owens had agreed (yes, as the previous person mentioned Irvin brought up Favre first) that Seneca Wallace or maybe even Warren Moon would have been better for the team... just as long as he's not comparing McNabb to a white QB, I guess!


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