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McNabb Traded to Redskins: Limbaugh Vindicated

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Back in October of 2003, Rush Limbaugh was forced to resign from ESPN after he said that Donovan McNabb was “overrated…what we have here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback can do well – black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. There’s a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he didn’t deserve.”

At the time, Limbaugh was unjustly called a racist despite the fact he has made no bones about his desire to move to Costa Rica.   Now, 143 touchdown passes and more importantly 57 interceptions later, the Eagles have traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins who will have to make do with McNabb’s pathetic 49-25-1 record as a starter since Limbaugh made those remarks.

Pro-Football Reference in analyzing his statistics finds his career most similar to players like Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Joe Namath, and Ken Stabler.  However,  Slate.Com found him much more similar to Brad Johnson who put up very similar statistics except for 50 less touchdowns, 22 more interceptions, 10 less wins, 8 more losses, 60 less yards per game passing, and one and a half less miles rushing.   Clearly, what made McNabb stand out over Johnson was media bias.

This is the same media bias that is so invested in us believing that the best basketball players are black.   Why do Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and in his day Michael Jordan score so many points?  It’s because of media pressure on the white guys not to score.   Instead like Steve Nash or John Stockton they pass the ball.    This year’s NCAA basketball final will have 7 or 8 white guys on the floor at any time.  Now, I don’t judge people by race, but any white sports fan who remembers a time when there was a Negro League in baseball that whites weren’t even allowed to play in can’t help feeling a sense of pride at this historic matchup.  I hope this is a historic day in overcoming the racism that has held the white basketball player down.


Written by thatsrightnate

April 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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