It's damned racist...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's damned racist...

Updated 11/23/2008 04:47 pm

...yet no one calls it for what it is!

Instead, almost a week after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb 'fessed up in a post-game interview that he was un­aware that a regular season NFL game could end in a tie, the sports pundits are still carry­ing on about whether that statement signals the end of the man's ten year pro career.

McNabb has been an all-pro in a skill position that as recently as 20 years ago, many said could not be played by a black man1.

His career statistics put the lie to that: 185 touchdown passes, 89 interceptions and over 28,000 yards passing.

But now, for some inexplicable reason, McNabb's candid statements following last Sunday's 13-13 overtime tie with Cincinnati, has cast a grim pallor over his career.

"I've never been a part of a tie. I never even knew that was in the rule book."

The media reaction has been merciless:

"How could McNabb not know that regular season NFL games can end in a tie?"

Sports Website ran polls as to whether fans felt that his gaffe was the end for the five-time Pro-Bowl selection.

Now we know how the media adores to jump on such gaffes, but this is racist horsecrap!

Po' dumb darkie got no smarts... he shouldn't be playing QB anyway! Hasn't got the IQ for the position. Got good thighs2 though... let'm finish his career as a running back!

Donovan McNabb is no dummy, and has been a helluva QB for a long time! I would hate to this that this one, entirely understandable, brain-fade is the signature event of his career.

Note
  1. Just five years ago that old gas bag Rush Limbaugh, in his role as an ESPN commen­tator, opined that McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.
  2. This, of course, was what got Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder fired from CBS' NFL Today program..
    "The black is a better athlete to begin with because he's been bred to be that way — because of his high thighs and big thighs that goes up into his back, and they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs."

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