For those of you who don't follow football, it would behoove you to know that my beloved Washington Redskins came back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 23 - 17 Sunday, giving the Redskins their 4th straight win, and the Eagles their second straight loss. The Redskins, at 4 - 1, are now in excellent position to make a run for the NFC East division title, while the Eagles, with a 2 -3 record, will have to struggle to even stay in the playoff hunt.
You would think these circumstances would generate some humility from Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb... But you'd be wrong. Speaking after the game, McNabb spoke about the Eagles' back-to-back losses to Chicago and Washington:
"I was embarrassed these last two weeks," he said. "I mean [to lose] to two teams we shouldn't have lost to. There is no way that you can look at this game and say that, and not taking anything away from them, but there is no way that this team is better than us."
At the risk of being dragged into some sort of bizarro Rush Limbaugh comparison, I will say this about Donovan McNabb. Any quarterback that can lead his team to four conference championship games and one Super Bowl appearance, as McNabb has, certainly has considerable skills. But none of those accomplishments have prevented Donovan McNabb from being a LOSER.
Donovan, your team is a big disappointment, and all you have accomplished is to give the Redskins fodder to gear themselves up for your next game against them.