Something I didn't even think about was how Donovan McNabb must have felt last night listening to the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field go nuts for Michael Vick — the same crowd that has, at times, called for McNabb's head.
Well, the mighty MJD was on the case, which is why he gets paid by Yahoo to do this blogging thing for a living:
But I can't help but wonder what Donovan McNabb was feeling when the crowd went bananas for Vick. I don't know if McNabb's ever been cheered like that in Philadelphia. And yet, the second a convicted dog murderer takes the field, he gets a reception like Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania III. I couldn't blame McNabb if he was standing there thinking, "Maybe I should start an underground gerbil-fighting operation."
McNabb is fourth among active quarterbacks in career touchdown passes, trailing only Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. He's got the third-best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history, behind only Brady and Steve Young. His career winning percentage is an outstanding .651. A paltry 2.09% of his throws are intercepted, which beats Brady, Manning, Joe Montana, Dan Marino or anyone else you want to name. He's the Eagles all-time leader in yards, attempts and touchdowns.
McNabb's given his all to the franchise, in times when they've provided him with a good supporting cast, and in the times where they haven't. I just wonder if he felt a tiny bit underappreciated last night when a convicted felon walked into the game and got the kinds of cheers that McNabb hears way too infrequently.
Makes you stop and think for a second. Especially when you consider Donovan McNabb's Eagles never lost a game to Michael Vick's Falcons.