I once again find myself this week coming to the defense of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
If that wasn’t enough, check out this ignorant quote “In essence Donny, you are mediocre at best,” Mondesire wrote. “And trying to disguise that fact behind some concocted reasoning that African American quarterbacks who can scramble and who can run the ball are somehow lesser field generals … is more insulting off the field than on.” pg
This time it’s not from T.O. or Rush Limbaugh, but someone who should have McNabb’s back anyway, J. Whyatt Mondesire, who publishes a newspaper for blacks and is the president of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP, who recently wrote that the Eagles’ star quarterback failed as a team leader and choked in the Super Bowl.
McNabb led the Eagles to the NFC Championship game for four straight years, and last season finally got the team over the and into the Super Bowl. He has proven himself time and time again, depsite all the nay-sayers. He has improved steadily over the past five years, and even though he is out for the year after ripping his groin, I consider him to be one of the top 3 signal-callers in the NFL.
Mondesire to my knowledge has never coached nor covered the game (and yes, this humble coorespondent has done both), and who is he to consider McNabb “a sellout.”
McNabb is one of the most gutsy competitiors in the NFL and deserves everyones utmost respect, especially someone who leads a branch of the NAACP, an outfit that is supposed to be “for” the advancement of blacks.” Shame on you Mr. Mondesire!
You’d figure a leader of this equal rights organization would have better things to do in the world that criticize Donovan McNabb??
John Onan (ego74) is a sports writer and handicapper. He runs Ego Sports Consulting, where he offers winning sports picks for a very reasonable price.