Thursday, February 02, 2006

Empathizing with T.O.

I didn't think it was possible, but Donovan McNabb made me empathize with and like Terrell Owens just a little bit:
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb injected a race element into his rift with Terrell Owens on Wednesday, saying the receiver's criticism amounted to "black-on-black crime."

In an interview with ESPN, McNabb rehashed some of the low moments of his relationship with his teammate, making fun of Owens' driveway apology and bringing up the race angle.

In November, responding to a question from Michael Irvin during an ESPN interview, Owens said Philadelphia would likely be in a better situation if Brett Favre was the quarterback instead of the banged-up McNabb.

"It was like, it's unreal," McNabb said. "That's like me going out and saying, `Hey, if we had Steve Largent. If we had Joe Jurevicious. It was definitely a slap in the face to me. It was a slap in the face because, as deep as people want to go into it, it was black-on-black crime."

McNabb is nothing more than a race baiting cry baby. T.O.'s original comment was a statement of opinion and may very well have been valid. It had nothing to do with race. Later in the article he said that it would have been different if it T.O. had said a black quarterback's name. Unfortunately, the four he (McNabb) named have never won a Super Bowl, nor are they sure fire Hall of Famers. It actually would have been more offensive if T.O. had said one of their names instead of Favre.

Because McNabb cannot or will not deal with criticism head on, he decided to play the race card, even though T.O. is a black man. That is the weak man's way out. Get over it, Donovan. Until the day comes that you can face up to criticism and possibly even work on improving yourself in the face of some of the valid criticisms, you'll never win a Super Bowl.

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