I’ll begin by quoting a diverse cross section of my respected friends and peers in the media:
Warren Sapp: “When I heard him say it, I almost passed out. I thought, ‘This will follow you for the rest of your career.’ Your legacy in the league, Donovan, will be throwing up in the Super Bowl, Rush Limbaugh and now ‘I didn’t know there were ties in the NFL.’ ”
John Smallwood: “One of the most embarrassing gaffes in recent sports history.”
Ashley Fox: “And then there was the gaffe to beat all gaffes on Sunday. Every time I hear the clip, it sounds more absurd that McNabb didn’t know that regular-season games that are still tied after 15 minutes of overtime end in a tie.”
And Bob Ford wrote a column titled: “Testing McNabb’s NFL IQ”
I don’t get it. I don’t understand all the fake outrage from my media colleagues over Donovan McNabb’s harmless ignorance of the rulebook. The phony, manufactured controversy says far more about us (the media) than it does Donovan McNabb.