Saturday, May 13, 2006

McNabb Attempts to Soften The Blow

Donovan McNabb softened his original comments when asked about his controversial statement that he made during Super Bowl week on ESPN about former teammate and adversary Terrell Owens.
McNabb spoke to the Philadelphia media for the first time on Saturday since those comments were made.
The comment that got McNabb going was when Owens was asked (also on ESPN) if the Eagles would be better off if Brett Favre was the quarterback.
Owens' response was "Yes."
When asked about this during Super Bowl week, McNabb blurted out this statement about Owens' remarks.
"It was definitely a slap in the face to me.," McNabb said. "Because as deep as people won't go into it, it was black-on-black crime."
Sure that is a figure of speech, but with all the people who have to live through seeing crime on a daily basis, it was not the most advised sentence that McNabb could have uttered.
Finally when asked about the comments on Saturday, McNabb replied.
"Everyone heard exactly what I said, they understood what I said. If they didn't like it, I'm sorry." he said.
That's not a retraction, but it was better than his original statement which basically suggested that if people didn't like what he said, that was their problem.
Either way, McNabb's interview during Super Bowl week or his work today at the podium weren't two of his finer moments.

3 Comments:

At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you CONTINUE to bring up TO?? And if people didn't like what Don said, that's too fuckin' bad!

 
At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on.You guys(writers)need to get over it.We are.We don't CARE anymore.
None of these guys are Arthur Miller
or David Mamet.They mix metaphors,dangle participles,make atrocious analogies
and in general butcher the letter and spirit of the language with alacrity.
They're football players.
See Michael Irvin's act on ESPN.
Let it go.

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prety sure if you'd been dragged through the mud you wouldn't be having one of your "finer moments" either. Cut the guy some slack. It seems like he's got things started in the right direction. Do us a favor and don't de-rail him. This is a team with hope and everyone's acting like we've got Rodney Peete under center. Press pals, give these guys a little time to get their collective crap together, and maybe you'll have some more interesting topics to delve into in early february.

 

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