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Donovan McNabb Got Shredded by John Cena at Raw in Philly Last Night

Kyle Scott - March 26, 2013

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Poor Five.

Last night, John Cena, while addressing The Rock and Mick Foley in the squared circle as part of a debate of sorts (I don’t care, nor do I feel like looking up the context), used Donovan McNabb’s name – and just his name – as an instant punchline. 

Talking about those who couldn’t win the big one, Cena…

“Donovan McNabb. [boos] Don…ovan McNabb. [boos] Statistically, Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback to ever put on an Eagles uniform. [boos] But Mick, listen to how the people in the own city that he played for remember him. [boos] Why? Because Donovan McNabb could not win the big one. Philadelphia cares about its teams, Philadelphia’s fans have passion, and with that type of passion, they deserve  someone who can win the big one. [cheers]”

 

Well played, WWE writers.

Video after the jump.

via 97.5 The Fanatic

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Old Birds: Donovan McNabb Gets Own Radio Show, Brian Westbook is Experiencing Memory Loss

Kyle Scott - March 16, 2013

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Some members of the greatest Eagles team ever are in the news today… no, I’m not talking about Freddie Mitchell’s potential jail time or Terrell Owens’ latest attempt at taking his own life. I’m talking about the quarterback and the running back.

First up, Five.

Donovan McNabb will co-host a drive-time radio show on the newish NBC Sports Radio with fellow former NFL quarterback Mark Malone. The show will air from 3-7 p.m. on weekdays and will be available in up to 249 markets, apparently not including Philadelphia (according to the NBC Sports website, only NSR updates are available in Philly, on 1490 WBCB). 

McNabb, who doesn’t even know all the rules to football, will be talking about other sports, too:

"NBC has given me a platform to continue to expand in broadcasting," McNabb told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. "And with radio, you don't want to be stuck just talking NFL. We'll talk baseball, basketball, the Olympics, current events. We're also fans."

Working a four-hour radio show will arguably be harder than doing many TV studio shows, where analysts often just need to offer up a few soundbites on prearranged topics. But McNabb doesn't seem worried: "It's part of getting into the business. Not everything is going to be easy, or a cakewalk. But I don't shy away from work — I played the quarterback position."

 

The news for Brian Westbrook isn’t so good.

Speaking at a concussion symposiaum at Villanova yesterday, the Villanova great said that he’s already experiencing memory loss:

Only 33, Brian Westbrook already suffers from short-term memory loss. He can't remember names, recall facts or retain new material moments after he's told them. Westbrook can trace his health problems to at least a pair of concussions suffered during a shortened nine-year career.

Westbrook, former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau, five-time MLS All-Star Taylor Twellman, former NFL linebacker Jim Nelson, former Green Bay Packers VP Andrew Brandt and other head safety advocates took part in a panel discussion of the "Concussion Conundrum" Friday at Villanova University. The program was part of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium.

 

Someday, Chris Pronger will be on panels like this one, and that kind of sucks.

H/T to Josh

Donovan McNabb Congratulated Danica Patrick on Winning the Daytona 500, Which Will be Held This Weekend

Kyle Scott - February 20, 2013


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Donovan McNabb is still a dope. His well-intentioned Tweet congratulating the very sexy Danica Patrick on her Daytona 500 win, well, it was a bit premature.

On Sunday, Patrick won the pole at Daytona (there’s something hot about that line, and don’t you tell me that there’s not), which means she will start the Daytona 500 in the front row. It was a big deal because she was the first woman to ever win the pole (heh) in Sprint Cup race. But upon hearing this news, obvious race fan dude who just wanted to catch the attention of Danica Patrick, Donovan McNabb, tweeted and since deleted (and I'm a fucking poet…):

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Always the sensitive type, McNabb labeled those who corrected him as “haters”:

No, shaking my head. Like in football, race qualifying can actually end in a tie. But we wouldn’t have expected McNabb to know that. 

via Awful Announcing

Video: Hugh Douglas Jokes About Donovan McNabb Throwing Up in Super Bowl

Kyle Scott - January 30, 2013

As part series of Super Bowl PSAs ESPN shot with Hugh Douglas, the former Eagle takes a not-so-subtle swipe at Donovan McNabb. Old, but still funny. Sad, too. Mostly sad.

Wilma McNabb Wrote a Song About Her Son

Kyle Scott - January 14, 2013


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What in the mother f….?

On Saturday, Donovan McNabb tweeted a link to this video (after the jump), titled When Your Heart is on the Field.

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By itself, the video is, at best, a heartwarming anthem… at worst, a loosely copyright-infringed version of Mariah Carey’s Hero. That’s fine. But it’s the song’s writer that catches our attention and, of course, Donovan’s: Wilma McNabb.

Mama McNabb mom wrote a song about her son.

Realstons.

The ditty, performed by Tené Williams, is an ode to Former Five with words only a mother could have written. Literally. And quite honestly, I'm not sure if it's the sweetest thing ever… or the strangest, most random, ridiculous, puzzling thing I've seen in over three years of running a website filled with strange, random, ridiculous and puzzling things. 

I took the pleasure of transcribing the lyrics for you:

 

(intro) I will be there to cheer you on

you are my son, my champion

 

[refrain]

he gives me strength when I am weak

he shows me who I want to be

he’s my light when I can’t see

he gives me reasons to believe

when the cheers fade away, I’ll be there at the end of the day

you know that love is real, when your heart is on the field

 

from his first game to stadium lights

from fall to inspiring winter nights

I’ll be watching, feeling so proud

whether he wins or loses with his home crowd

it’s hard to watch

but I won’t turn away

because I’m his biggest fan

every night and every day

I’m his biggest fan

 

when your heart is on the field

I’m right there watching you, watching you

 

wearing his jersey, making him signs

seeing all his hard work, knowing it’s his time

realizing others feel the same way (they worry too)

wanting everyone's son to do his best, they all amaze you

seeing all the lives he’s touched

and the excitement in children's eyes 

always telling him reach for the stars, he’s already touched the sky

 

emotions fill the air 

ohoho oohhhh

something’s come over me

at the end of the game

when the clock ticks away with speed

he’s the one they trust with the games in his hands

he leads his team, and everything goes as planned

the final score doesn’t matter, I’ve already won

because I am the champion

because he’s my son

 

[refrain]

 

the field, the field

when your heart is on the field

the field, the field

when your heart is on the field

 

Speechless. 

Video after the jump.

H/T to (@PhillyFritzy)

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Donovan McNabb Continues to Speak in Code, Seemingly Still Wants to Play

Kyle Scott - November 14, 2012

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Holy balls of shit, Donovan McNabb just won’t stop being passive aggressive.

Today, seemingly out of nowhere, Donovan McNabb decided to weigh in on the current state of things in the NFL, and why there are certain guys – wink wink nudge nudge – out there who could still maybe probably contribute to a team that needs an old quarterback who can’t move anymore. Wonder who he’s talking about?

McNabb's account (@donovanjmcnabb) is not verified, but we're 99% certain this is him. Three of the five people he follows are from Maxx Talent, which lists McNabb as a client.

Donovan McNabb was on the Radio Today and, Four Years After Being Benched, Still Feels Like He was Made a Scapegoat by the Eagles

Kyle Scott - October 19, 2012

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Donovan McNabb, his passive aggressiveness, and perhaps his oversized suits were a guest on 97.5 The Fanatic this afternoon. Speaking to Jon Marks and Brian Westbrook, McNabb was asked about the possibility of the Eagles benching Michael Vick in favor of Nick Foles and his beautiful, surfer hair. McNabb doesn’t think that’s a good idea, because Vick, he says, gives the Eagles a better chance to win (I agree). 

Marks asked McNabb to relate the mini quarterback controversy to the time he was benched for an unproven white guy who had virtually no NFL experience and really wasn’t that talented. Predictably, McNabb went all McNabb. Sampling of quotes:

“At that time, we were 5-5-1. Obviously, I was a scapegoat in that situation. Offensively we weren’t moving the ball as well as we wanted to, at times.”

“When that situation happened, everyone understood they had to be on alert. Because they sat me, everyone else began to fall in place. On the defensive side, we weren’t creating turnovers, we weren’t getting to the quarterback as well as we needed to. So now everyone got together and understood their roles.”

“I played pissed off the rest of the year. I heard different things leading up to that. After that, I played pissed off all the way through.” 

“I was pissed off at everybody.”

“There were leaks leading up into that week that you might see a little bit of Kevin Kolb, or whatever it may have been. And that only comes from in-house, only comes from upstairs. So the way that the whole situation was handled, I thought was truly unprofessional. And we talked about it after the season. I sat down with the [heads to be?] and we ironed out things for the time being.”

 

Poor me routine? Check. Deflect (this time to defense)? Check. Drawing inspiration from manufactured wronging? Check. Blame front office? Check. End with a passive aggressive swipe about things temporarily being ironed out but making sure people know it was only temporarily and you still have some moody rage built up inside? That’s a Former Five!

He ended the interview with this exchange with Westbrook. Because McNabb can totally still play and everything:

McNabb: “Hey, look like we can still get out there and play by the way things are looking now.”

Westbrook: “Hey we might have a chance. I still have five good plays in me.”

McNabb: “I can move the ball around. But that running? We’ll see.”

 

Listen to the interview here.

A Somewhat Beefy Donovan McNabb Plays Pickup Basketball with Tyreke Evans in New Jersey

Kyle Scott - October 3, 2012

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No one wanted Donovan McNabb. To play quarterback, at least. Former Five is, however, doing work for the NFL Network and, on Thursdays, is a weekly guest on Daily News Live (he’s even doing promos for it!). But he’s not getting paid to play football. So, it seems, he’s keeping in shape by playing his second love, basketball.

This winter, it was brought to the world’s attention that McNabb was playing mens league bball in Minnesota. Now? Pickup games with staff and Tyreke Evans at Nexxt Level Sports, in Voorhees. 

In just the first minute of this video, taken last week at the New Jersey sports complex, we see that McNabb’s post moves and corner jumper are in top form, but that his footwork on defense leaves much to be desired. Oh yeah, and something about a soaking wet wife beater, too. Jump it.

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