Donovan McNabb is Still the Michael Jordan of Being a Son of a Bitch

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Donovan McNabb is still working on the Twitter thing. Still working on the media thing. Still working on not being a complete egotistical jackass.

He played here throughout a large portion of Allen Iverson’s career and, in many ways, was the anti-AI. Five was a clean-cut guy from a stable family who stayed out of trouble and rarely was involved in controversy away from the practice facility. He was also a superstar and led his team to the Super Bowl. Iverson was rough around the edges, the child of a young single mother, was always in (legal) trouble and made all sorts of headlines away from the court. He was also a superstar and led his team to the Finals.

On the surface, you’d think that it would be McNabb who is beloved in Philly. But nope. It’s Iverson. And it’s not even close. This you know: Iveron’s brutal honesty and balls-firmly-outside-the-shorts style of play endeared him to Philly fans almost immediately. McNabb’s laugh-and-stick-your-tongue-out-and-blame-someone-else style is from Part 1 of the How to Get Philly to Hate You missive.

I’m sure Five never quite grasped why fans gravitated toward AI more than him. [Actually, he probably thought it was someone else’s fault.] But when last night he tweeted his congrats to Iverson, it seemed like a nice, thoughtful gesture:

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A few hours later he found the retweet button, and in doing so answered the question posed in the Tweet from Mr. Hays:

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You see, the difference is that everything Iverson says is real, is visceral. He says and does what he’s feeling– good or bad, right or wrong. He could park his Bentley in front of an emergency room entrance to run in and grab a Coke out of the hospital’s vending machine causing someone to die in the process because they couldn’t get to the operating room in time… and he’d say something so honest and profound afterward that we’d be like, yeah, you know what, everybody makes mistakes and this was one of his. McNabb, on the other hand, he’s so goddamn self-absorbed that he can’t string together a sentence (literally, sometimes) without straining it through a filter of self so thick that it comes off as though he rehearsed it 20 times in front of the evil queen’s mirror, which undoubtedly told him that he is indeed the Fivest of them all. It’s always about me. Me. Me. Me. I. I. I. Fuck you!

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42 Comments

  • Laura March 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Extremely well said.

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  • reggie ladoux March 2, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    McNabb is the Yellow King.

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  • PlowKing March 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Let’s lay off McNabb for crying out loud. Allen was a modern day Rocky who loved this city, and even better, hated the opponents we hated! Warts and arrests and no tips and all, he was a VA guy who embraced our city and got it. How ironic is it that Kobe grew up a stones throw outside of Philly and enthusiastically threw his Philly roots under the bus?

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  • Chris March 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    There are few humans I hate more than Donovan McNabb. He is a fake piece of shit.

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  • kevin March 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    That… is dumb. Because of a retweet? C’mon.

    He’s not wrong, either, by wondering why Philly doesn’t love him as much as AI. All of your arguments could be used under the headline, “Mcnabb Loved By Many.”

    Let’s move on already.

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  • RangersYankeesNYGiantsFan March 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    You Philadelphia fans are the most ungrateful fans on planet Earth.

    Donovan McNabb is the greatest QB in Eagles history,and how do you people repay him,by constantly throwing him under the bus.

    Lets see 5 championship appearances,a Super Bowl appearance with for the most part mediocre wide receivers,and yet you jackasses blabber on and on about how much you hate McNabb.

    And you Philly fans wonder why Nationally you guys are viewed as the most negative fans,hands down.

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    • You are an airhead March 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      “And you Philly fans wonder why Nationally you guys are viewed as the most negative fans,hands down.”

      Right. And the zero Super Bowls and one major title in the last 31 years has nothing to do with the negativity.

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    • Andy Schreiber March 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Who in the world hates McNabb? (OK, other than Mikey Miss.) No one hates the guy! How many #5 jerseys did you see around town the last 15 years or so? Too many to count.

      But if & when he says something ridiculous, he’s going to get called out for it. His tweet congratulating AI was all class, but then he kind of mucks it up by retweeting the woe is #5 tweet from Greg Hays. That comes off poorly, to say the least.

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      • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am

        ” How many #5 jerseys did you see around town the last 15 years or so? Too many to count.”

        Yes, there’s no accounting for lemmings.

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      • Jeff lurie's midnight green douche March 3, 2014 at 5:59 am

        I don’t know what planet you live on but mcnubb was vastly overrated read my response on the conor Darwin story below.also the ones wearing mcnubb jerseys are kids under 19 that don’t know what they are doin.

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    • McBadd March 3, 2014 at 1:52 am

      We Philly fans wonder why nationally everyone seems to forget McNabb was 1-4 in title games, while being the favorite in 4 of those games.

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      • Lumpy7 March 3, 2014 at 9:22 am

        Perfectly stated, that’s the only sentence that matters. Those on-the-cusp fails negated a shitload of above-average.

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      • Arrowmg March 4, 2014 at 12:03 am

        nah the real fans wonder why the vaunted Jim Johnson D got badly outschemed in 3 of those games – everyone knows that our playoff level receivers were going to be no shows!!!

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  • Port Richmond March 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t think McNabb is working on not being a complete egotistical jackass. He seems to enjoy it

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  • Stop Inventing Story Lines Please March 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Jesus, Kyle. For the life of me I’ll never understand this ass-lathering Iverson gets for being so “real”, and this fallacy you and many others push that Philly fans loved him for his throbbingly real realness.

    Bottom line – Philly loved Iverson because he was brilliant on the court, would regularly produce magical moments, and was a tiny player that gave every ounce of energy he had and would slay giants. Period. End of discussion. McNabb, after year 2 or 3 was a chronic underachiever that was lackadaisical.

    If Iverson was a slack, average player on the court, he’d be as revered and beloved as Sebastian Telfair.

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  • Andy Schreiber March 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    First off, McNabb is easily the greatest QB in Eagles history. Give it some time & everyone will come back around for him just like we did with Randall Cunningham, and rightly so. #5 was a big part of the best run of playoff football that we’ve seen in a long time.

    That being said, here’s what I see as the big difference(s) between him & Iverson and why #3 is so beloved in the city and why #5 is still such a divisive figure (as far as public opinion of him goes):

    Iverson left it all on the court and basically put the team on his back. If the Sixers won, it’s because he played like a monster on the court. And if they lost, he never shrunk back from taking responsibility for it. It was always all on him & he embraced it. That’s why, despite all of the personal failures and shortcomings, all he gets is love. Philly loves someone with heart, and Iverson is all heart.

    Donovan, on the other hand, has something of a history of coming up small in the biggest games and then deflecting the blame or responsibility. The first is forgivable, especially with the passing of time. (See Jaworski, Ron and Cunningham, Randall.) But to compound coming up small with shrinking back in crunch time and deflecting blame? That will just never sit well with people in Philly. And it shouldn’t.

    I’m a McNabb fan. Love the guy. In his prime he was really fun to watch and made it fun to be an Eagles fan again after a long stretch of bad football. But the sooner he gets over playing the victim, the sooner he will get the love & admiration that he so seems to long for from Philly fans. Iverson always seemed to get that. He was flawed, but he was always real.

    That’s my two cents anyway. Much love to the both of them.

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    • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

      You’re crazy.

      McNabb’s stats are high only because of Reid’s affinity for the passing game. McNabb never won a championship (as Van Brocklin did), nor is he any kind of leader (which a good QB must be).

      .

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  • Nobody from the burbs. March 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    In the one true reality that exists, everything Kyle wrote is accurate.
    Great article, the ending of “I’m so fucking important” DEAD on!

    I really wish I gave a shit what a GiantsYankeegiveafuck thought about us or how we treat a player. Get your own damn original website and read that.

    Crossing broad is ours.

    Donovan has been & continues to be a passive aggressive narcissist. He came up small repeatedly, and for that we are supposed to worship him? Sorry.

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  • Mikey Mess March 2, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    To paraphrase John Lennon:

    “Donovan McNabb is the nigga of Philadelphia”

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  • Budweiser March 3, 2014 at 12:37 am

    So you still think Hart is “The Yellow King”??? Absurd…

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  • Nicky Negadelphia March 3, 2014 at 4:29 am

    94WIPS’ most annoying/call too much callers:
    Levi from Overbrook Park
    Steve from Glenside
    Cowboy Dave
    Steve from KOP
    Gus from Allentown
    Frank from West Virginia
    Mitch from East Windsor
    Leslie from North Jersey
    Mike from South Philly
    Adam from Warminster
    Charles from the Northeast
    Arthur from North Jersey
    Murray from Mayfair

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    • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Nicky,

      This has SO MUCH to do with the topic of this post. Good work, my friend!

      .

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    • Levi from Overbrook Park March 3, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Levi also goes by Darren or Tyree depending on the show. He used call Da Cuz all the time and used the wrong name. Da Cuz called him out on it and they spent two minutes arguing about what name he is using..stirring radio.

      he called the other day whining that we don’t have a back-up quarterback..No satisifed with the morning show’s answer he then called Missanelli who also said he was an old fool..

      Callers I miss..Jeff from West Palm and Marlon from Delco and his little boy Domino…

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  • Jeff Lurie 's midnight green knickers March 3, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Mcnubb is overrated also he was a product of Andy Reid I think this was a Reid pick.(Read the Connor Darwin story below on this site I wrote up on this).they could of took Dante Culpeper and did the same thing.They should of took Ricky Williams they would of won a super bowl.Andy Reid can’t coach but he can make q.b. Look like elway . He did it for aj feely and Kevin Kolb.
    I would of took Williams got a qb somewhere else got Owens for a lot longer than one year.mcnubb was Andy Reid’s brainchild that’s it and got scrubbed by the worst franchises the playoffs period.

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    • Hizzoner Michael Gutter March 3, 2014 at 9:23 am

      “I would of took” ?

      Jeffie, use some of that cash you’re stealing from the customers and buy some grammar lessons.

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  • ThePhillyFlash March 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Donnie Drama ceased to matter to me after the Eagles sent him packing. Yo, Kyle, McNabb is what he is, that’s not going to change, so there’s no sense in rehashing old shit about him. In other words, give it a rest.

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  • Lumpy7 March 3, 2014 at 9:30 am

    C’mon get with it, McNabb is in Kyle’s heavy rotation!
    Tune in tomorrow for another prescient post about Ryan Lochte, followed by a Penn State slam, then Tolly for the 20th time, then Rube, then back to McNabb zzzzz……..

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  • Manfred von Richthofen March 3, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Yay! It’s bash-McNabb day! Let’s, you know, let’s focus on a retweet and talk about why an athlete who hasn’t played in this city for 5 years never connected with “us” – because, you know we are so awesome and flawless. Let’s hope tomorrow will be hate on Flyers beat writers day – that’s an incredibly important part of the philly sports news cycle. I mean, what would we do without guessing as to how Panach books travel plans…but let’s never get to the point where we have a “hate self-important relatively untalented bloggers who sit around in their underwear and selly crappy t-shirts day.” That would be a dark day…

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    • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Congratulations for adding nothing to this discussion, while taking forever to do it.

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  • Jeff Lurie 's midnight green knickers March 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Sorry about the misspellings.(read my writings about mcnubb on the Connor barwin page on this site). Mcnubb is a scrubb and always lost to the scrubbiest franchises.

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  • Sho Nuff's Afro Puffs March 3, 2014 at 10:44 am

    You know how I know Donnie Mac is a pussy? Because a pussy wouldn’t throw 4 td’s on a broken leg. I pussy wouldn’t lead his team to an NFC championship game AFTER his best all around team mate TORE his triceps muscle(BWest) and couldn’t play in the game. A pussy would have thrown his team mate (Blaine Bishop, torn groin muscle) under the bus for LYING about an injury thus getting SMOKED and making J Jurivisious look like Jerry Rice for an afternoon. A pussy would throw up in a Super Bowl even though the SB is one of the MOST FILMED, PHOTOGRAPHED and RECORDED events in history, yet no visual evidence exists, a pussy would leave the field WITH THE lead and under 3 minutes remaining in another NFC championship game only to have the best leader in Philly team sports (no sarcasm here) BDawk get SMOKED on a skinny post by Larry Fitzgerald, a pussy wouldn’t get his team to within 3 points of a SB victory even though his safety valve TE (Chad Lewis) was side lined with a broken foot that happened in the NFC championship game against the Falcons. Yeah, Donnie Mac was over rated and Howard Eskins is over 6 feet tall. I swear some of y’all must have been eating paint chips as children. He doesn’t need your approval and SVB would have been Tim Tebow in today’s NFL.

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    • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Afro,

      You are very long-winded, but your first statement is correct.

      McNabb IS a pussy. (or more accurately, he is a non-leader who cares only about himself, and will throw teammates under the bus if it benefits him personally. On top of all that, he’s a whining baby that can never let go of his draft day booing (by 30 people), has never embraced the city or its fans, and now, when he is COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT, he just won’t shut up.)

      If that’s your definition of a pussy, then yes, he is a pussy.

      .

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      • Sho Nuff's Afro Puffs March 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        Inner,
        Get tested for lead poisoning. Evidently, what I typed was the truth but you talk about him getting over something. He got over it well enough to be the best QB in franchise history. He simply refused to succumb to “Stockholm Syndrome”. He owed us and gave us nothing but the best. Now about those inconvenient facts I typed. Any evidenced to the contrary? Or as you just gonna pat your self on the back for thinking you gave a clever retort? BTW, he doesn’t have to “get over” anything he doesn’t want to. You(we) don’t get to make that call. “# 5 will always LOVE you!!!! Even you dumb asses who didn’t realize I gave my all ON THE FIELD!!”

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        • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm

          Yeah, he “gave his all”, and always came up short – just like those passes that were always too short (unless his intended receivers were the worms in the turf).

          One thing that isn’t too short are your pontifications on your hero, which I haven’t the time or patience to read in their entirety. So some of your inconvenient “facts” probably went unread because, after all, it’s McNabb, and he just doesn’t warrant that much attention from anyone.

          (But you keep worshipping him, if that’s your thing. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion.)

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          • Sho Nuff's Afro Puffs March 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

            I don’t worship anyone. I just try to combat willful ignorance. And much like other “phans”, you don’t have the attention span nor concentration to focus long enough on the facts. You are the embodiment of the ” typical” Philadelphia fan: The least knowledge but the loudest voice. I mean, why should facts get in the way of your posts? Short enough for ya?

    • Arrowmg March 4, 2014 at 12:16 am

      well said my man. They want McNabb to cry a river because the Eagles haven’t in over 50 years, put a team on the field that could win the chip. I guess he’s supposed to have tears because JJ’s defense got outschemed in 3 of the NFC championships by lesser squads.

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  • 5CHOKER March 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Someone tell McChoke to shut his fucking mouth and just get the fuck lost.

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  • Maxie March 3, 2014 at 11:37 am

    McNabb wrote the book on douchey, passive-aggressive behavior.

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    • Angelo's Inner Voice March 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      And his disciple Sho Nuff has apparently read that book cover-to-cover. TWICE!

      .

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      • Sho Nuff's Afro Puffs March 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        Now I’m in your head. Lotsa room in here.

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  • Philly racist fan slayer March 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    You 94.1 ad 97.5

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  • Philly racist fan slayer March 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    You so called Philly fans are theee most passive aggressive, subtly racist and, totally belligerent “fans” on the PLANET. How can you be PROUD of being LOUD and WRONG.
    McNABB went to school for communications got booed by idiots at the draft and never gave them (WIP) an interview after that and that is where this entire MCNABB is a DIVA comes from a conjured up lie. Also all this jealous talk about his salary when he was here and he can’t win the big game when he was literally 60% of the offense other than the T.O. season and when Desean joined the team. Yall are delusional and really jealous, envious spurned lovers mad because McNabb always side stepped and ignored the passive aggressive media and drone fans.

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