Heard about this on Mike and Mike in the Morning today driving into work. Yes, I do listen to them when all of the other morning shows are on commercial break. Luckily, I caught it when they were talking Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles tying the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday.
They played audio of McNabb’s press conference in which he admitted to not knowing that NFL games could end in a tie. He compounds this egregious error by wondering aloud what the NFL will do in the playoffs or Super Bowl. Donovan…playoff games can’t end in a tie. They play another overtime. It has happened multiple times.
According to Golic, McNabb was not the only Eagles player to make such an admission after the game, which is maybe even more surprising. Donovan McNabb is not just a rogue moron, but the Eagles locker room is filled with them!
Do Donovan McNabb and the Eagles ever watch the NFL? How can you not know what the overtime rules are, especially when they are such a bone of contention for so many people.
Anyway, here is the video:
What do you think?
I don’t think this lack of common knowledge by Donovan McNabb did anything to change the outcome of yesterday’s game. He still hurled a hail mary at the end of the game, even though he thought they would get another crack at it. I just think the fact that he didn’t know such a common knowledge rule is mind-boggling, and that he would admit it publicly is even more mind-boggling. If I didn’t know about a rule so germane to the outcome of NFL games, I’d feel horribly embarrassed. I definitely would not be admitting in the press conference and giving the Eagle’s diabolical fan base even more fodder for booing me.
Wow. If this were a rookie, I suppose the lack of knowledge and lack of media savvy could be understandable. Not really, but at least somewhat explainable. For a guy of Donovan McNabb’s experience and stature to look like such a bumbling fool…I don’t really know what to say.
I didn’t know an NFL quarterback could be so clueless.
[tags]philadelphia eagles, NFL, Donovan McNabb[/tags]