OK, here’s the thing: We’re not about to start hating on Philadelphia sports fans. We’re really not. For one, it seems dangerous given their past with people they turn on. Second, we do have respect for people, however misguided, that are passionate about their sports.
But this whole we love him, we hate him thing they have with Donovan McNabb has just got to end. It never will, but dammit, we’re putting our foot down.
We all know the story. It started literally from the moment he was drafted. The latest part of the saga just heightens the ridiculousness of it all.
So, Donovan told the media after Sunday’s game with the Bengals, which ended in a tie, that he had no idea that NFL rules even allowed for such a thing. It seemed kind of odd he didn’t know it could happen — especially since the last tie happened when he was in the league — but it didn’t seem like that big a deal in the scheme of things.
Naturally, the Philly media is blasting him over it and head coach Andy Reid is forced to defend his quarterback yet again. Here’s the best part:
And after two consecutive weeks of poor play at the quarterback position, someone had the nerve to ask Reid whether he’d thought about replacing McNabb with Kevin Kolb. If you’ve followed Reid over the years, you know how loyal he is to No. 5.
And why shouldn’t he be? Can anybody seriously think Kevin freakin’ Kolb is a better option to win football games than Donovan McNabb? Come on. Complete garbage.
This should be an absolute non-story. People in Philly should look around. There aren’t very many teams with a quarterback better than McNabb. Practically the entire league would take him off their hands if he’s so terrible.
So, please, just stop. We’ve all heard quite enough.