Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thin-skinned McNabb done with Philly

By John McMullen
The Phanatic Magazine

Move over Alan Alda...Donovan McNabb is officially the most sensitive man on the planet.

In a blog posting Wednesday night, DMac rehashed some ridiculous criticism levied upon him by the president of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP.

First a little background since I am sure no one remembers what the real-life John Dorian was spewing about.

Nearly two years ago, J. Whyatt Mondesire, the publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, a African-American newspaper, wowed us with his grasp of the football world.

Mondeshire wrote that McNabb was "mediocre" and that he found it insulting that the Eagles signal caller had "concocted reasoning that African American quarterbacks who can scramble and who can run the ball are somehow lesser field generals."

That little gem was written in December of 2005! And read by all of about a dozen people...No matter, McNabb was still stewing about it all last night.

"I bet Fran Tarkenton, Steve Young, Jake Plummer, and Doug Flutie have never been told by a member of any racial consciousness organization that they don't play the quarterback position white enough," McNabb wrote at yardbarker.com.

Think about that for a moment. An NFL starting quarterback in a major media market is singling out a columnist that nobody even knows. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Mondesire has done some wonderful things for the African-American community but he's not exactly Peter King or John Clayton. And, his take on McNabb and pro football teeters on the brink of stupidity.

Despite all of that, McNabb was still hurting over Mondesire's woefully uneducated barbs hurled all those many months ago.

And this whole episode magnifies McNabb's fatal flaw.

No. 5 is a delicate flower. A painfully sensitive person in the spotlight. A thirtysomething that acts like a teenager on a never-ending first date.

His solution?

Get out of Philly -- America's worst sports city for the sensitive.
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