Posted on February 5th, 2009 at 12:26 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie
Cheers to Derek for admirably tackling the Donovan McNabb non-story yesterday (and if you’re not reading Igglesblog this week, you should be — TONS of great stuff over there, heavy on the charts) — this is yeoman’s work!
In lieu of actually engaging in said conversation, I’m going to offer an observation and a link. The observation is that our attraction to Donovan McNabb is no longer a sports attraction, it’s a celebrity attraction. It’s not Elton Brand, it’s Britney Spears. That is, we’re just following drama at this point, not sports. And for a page-view hungry Philly.com, well, this is just a bear on a bike for them.
If we (or the local media) were really interested in local sports this week, they’d have plenty to talk about: two showdowns with top-of-the-table Boston teams (both close losses — yes, I’m counting the Flyers as a close loss), and the realization that maybe Elton Brand is stealing from the Sixers. But no, we get some hearsay from Jeremiah Trotter and Hugh Douglas, amplified by an all-too-willing cadre of local blathermonkeys. Whatever.
If you’re hung up on Dunavin this week, might I suggest that you click this link and take a little quiz. Consider it a reminder of how bad things could actually be. For the record, I got 11 of 27.
(Who’s going to be the enterprising Iggles fan who will create one of these quizzes for Eagles QBs since Jaws retired. Who? Pointing at nose, staring at ground….)