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April 18, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every Eagles quarterback gets booed sooner or later. Donovan McNabb surely set the record yesterday. The Eagles selected McNabb with the second pick in yesterday's National Football League draft in New York. Moments after league commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced the selection, there were boos in Madison Square Garden. The jeering came from a contingent of Eagles fans organized by the local sports talk radio station to rally for their candidate, University of Texas running back Ricky Williams.
SPORTS
August 12, 2007
9 Donovan McNabb. The results are indisputable. Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have played in four consecutive conference championships games. And yet . . . "It's great to be in that class," Donovan McNabb said, "but you wish you could have won four and been in the Super Bowl four times. " Entering his ninth season, McNabb has a .663 career winning percentage, tops among active quarterbacks with at least 95 starts. His seven playoff wins are more than any quarterback in Eagles history.
SPORTS
December 20, 2000 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Because of his grace, because of his demeanor, because he is Donovan McNabb, son of Sam and Wilma, he can do things like this. McNabb can flourish in a whirlwind life, treating it as if it were a breeze from a fan. He can spend his off day, yet another off day, going through appearances and being in the public eye, this time trying to do something for children. Not for one moment yesterday, not even a second, did the budding superstar complain. He kept on flashing that Donovan smile, that wide, yes-I-have-good-teeth smile.
SPORTS
November 20, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
DURING MY tenure in Philadelphia sports, the two athletes whose careers I have covered most extensively are Allen Iverson and Donovan McNabb. Both were here for about a decade, and I had hundreds of conversations with both - most on the record but some off. Their public personas could not have been more different. Iverson was easy to read. His finer qualities as well as his flaws were advertised in every decision he made and action he took. He never tried to hide who he was - good or bad. He lived the way he wanted and cast a look of spite at any who questioned his right to do so. "There are going to be a million people who love Allen Iverson and a million people who hate Allen Iverson," he often said.
NEWS
September 17, 2003
WELL, HERE we go again. Another professional athlete, Donovan McNabb, gets a huge amount of money in a new contract and promptly heads toward a quarterback quagmire. Haven't we seen this before? Show me the money and watch me become mediocre at best. Isn't this a typical pro sports syndrome? (Anyone remember Von Hayes?) We've gone through many years of Philly teams on the brink but unable to deliver the killing blow and win a championship. Oh, yes, the fans keep paying and paying to watch these pitiful performances.
SPORTS
January 29, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
Donovan McNabb, already an analyst for the NFL Network, now has a national radio deal. He's joining the fledging NBC Sports Radio network, which launched Sept. 4, expanded to offer weekend-long programming on Jan. 5, and will go 24/7 on April 1. The NBC rollout is the latest challenge to turf once ruled by ESPN. On Jan. 2, CBS Sports Radio went national, offering a broad perspective at 610 on the AM band, while 94 WIP continued with its local lineup on FM. ESPN's represented in Philadelphia by 97.5 The Fanatic, also on FM. McNabb will be one of NBC Sports Radio's top NFL analysts, taking part in this weekend's Super Bowl coverage, and regularly talking by phone with shows on various affiliates.
SPORTS
July 31, 2013 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
THOUSANDS of words were spoken by and about Donovan McNabb yesterday at NovaCare, as McNabb officially retired as an Eagle, and the team announced that his No. 5 will be retired in a Sept. 19 ceremony before the Birds play Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the most illuminating words came from Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie extolled McNabb's toughness, for playing on a broken fibula while throwing four touchdown passes against the Cardinals in 2002, and for winning an NFL offensive player of the month award while playing with a sports hernia in 2005.
SPORTS
April 21, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The high-rent quarterback neighborhood has changed a lot since the Eagles were there last. That was a decade ago, when they made Randall Cunningham the highest-paid player in the NFL with a seven-year contract worth just over $20 million, including a signing bonus of a then-unbelievable $3 million. Last week, Dallas gave Troy Aikman a signing bonus of $20 million, equaling the value of Cunningham's entire deal, as part of a new nine-year, $88.5-million contract. But hold on. San Francisco's Steve Young is involved in contract talks that are expected to raise the bar once again.
SPORTS
August 11, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's the eve of opening night, and already there is more talk about the understudy than about the leading man. The talk doesn't bother Doug Pederson. Not really. All that will matter is what happens on the field, beginning with tomorrow night's preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens. And the simple fact is, Pederson's thorough knowledge of Andy Reid's offense is more important to this team right now than first-round pick Donovan McNabb's raw talent. "Everyone is writing me off," Pederson said.
NEWS
May 16, 2011
RE BERNARD Hopkins' comments on Donovan McNabb: Did I miss the book on what it takes to be an official black person? White folks, as well as others, are often blamed for the racist attitudes and stereotyping that prevails in America, But why is it that it's OK for another black person (or African-American, if you will) to decide what or who is "One of us"? Isn't that a form of stereotyping, or conformity? This is part of a problem within the African-American community that is never really, if ever, addressed.
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January 15, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
THE EAGLES aren't saying anything, but time and candidate attrition are giving shape to their coaching search. The Giants were widely reported to be about to hire Ben McAdoo Wednesday night, abruptly ending speculation that McAdoo was about to be tapped by the Eagles - speculation that might have been designed to put a little pressure on the Giants to close the deal with McAdoo, their offensive coordinator under Tom Coughlin. Hue Jackson was introduced Wednesday as the new Browns coach; unlike McAdoo or new Miami coach Adam Gase, Jackson didn't interview with the Eagles, but he was considered one of the top prizes on the market, and he no longer is on the market.
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January 15, 2016 | BY LES BOWEN, Staff Writer
ON THE DAY Andy Reid signed him to quarterback the Eagles, amid widespread civic disillusionment, Doug Pederson declared, "My best days are ahead of me. " Nearly 17 years later, we're about to find out whether that's still true. As soon as the Kansas City Chiefs are done with the playoffs, Pederson, their offensive coordinator, will be announced as the 23rd head coach in Eagles franchise history. He will arrive as he did in '99, as something considerably less than the toast of the town, compared endlessly with higher-profile candidates many fans would have preferred.
SPORTS
January 4, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
During the news conference Wednesday when he explained, or tried to, why he had fired Chip Kelly, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie uttered fewer than 30 words of his opening statement before referencing the rarity of what he had done the day before. Kelly was just the second head coach whom Lurie had decided to replace since 1998, and he cited that relative lack of turnover - just Kelly and Andy Reid, for close to 18 years - to sell everyone on his always-careful thought process and the franchise's resulting stability.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Yep, social media blew up. The Eagles' announcement that the team had "released" coach Chip Kelly dominated Twitter and other online forums Tuesday night. Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb claimed some foresight in the matter. Well I tried to tell you before the game Saturday that the game meant much more to Chip then anything. Philly is about playoff wins. Fired — Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) December 30, 2015 Cowboys Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin weighed in with florid prose and capital letters.
NEWS
November 24, 2015
I WAS REALLY surprised to read John Smallwood's article on Donovan McNabb. I've enjoyed reading his columns since his arrival at the Daily News . His "Don the Con" article, however, sorely misses the mark. Reading about Donovan's DUI has saddened me. The first thing that struck me was that his recent behavior was so unlike the amazing athlete, family man and good citizen that we have come to know over the last 15 years. Smallwood's take is that McNabb is a phony. Whereas we see Allen Iverson with all his warts, McNabb hid his darker side so that he could get a job in broadcasting after his playing days were over.
SPORTS
November 20, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
DURING MY tenure in Philadelphia sports, the two athletes whose careers I have covered most extensively are Allen Iverson and Donovan McNabb. Both were here for about a decade, and I had hundreds of conversations with both - most on the record but some off. Their public personas could not have been more different. Iverson was easy to read. His finer qualities as well as his flaws were advertised in every decision he made and action he took. He never tried to hide who he was - good or bad. He lived the way he wanted and cast a look of spite at any who questioned his right to do so. "There are going to be a million people who love Allen Iverson and a million people who hate Allen Iverson," he often said.
SPORTS
November 8, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to an 18-day jail term Friday morning in Gilbert, Ariz., according to the website TMZ sports. A court clerk confirmed via telephone that McNabb pleaded guilty to driving under the influence charges stemming from a June 28 traffic accident in Gilbert, Ariz. A police report said McNabb hit a car that was stopped at a traffic light and a police report later said that McNabb's blood-alcohol content was 0.17, more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08.
SPORTS
November 6, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
AS SOMEBODY who spent six-plus years chronicling the rise and fall of the baseball team here in town, I have learned to live my life according to a simple but dependable maxim: It can always get worse. Perhaps you'd rather have a shortstop who hits .300 instead of hitting 20 home runs. But it can always get worse. Perhaps you'd rather have a manager who rules his clubhouse with an iron fist and is a fierce proponent of the sacrifice bunt. But it can always get worse.
SPORTS
October 30, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DONOVAN McNABB returned to Syracuse this week to speak at an insurance trade show. While there, he took some time to talk with Chris Carlson, of Syracuse.com. McNabb, of course, played quarterback for Syracuse before going on to play 11 seasons with the Eagles. He chatted about a wide range of topics, including his DUI arrests (he said he doesn't have a drinking problem). At one point, he even gave advice to Eagles coach Chip Kelly. "Well, he better win soon," McNabb said.
NEWS
October 21, 2015 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
FACETIOUSLY, Chip Kelly has suggested that Sam Bradford might need to get roughed up a bit before he plays to his talents, that he's "one of those guys where if he gets hit, he feels a little bit better. " So there was Bradford, again, early in Monday night's big divisional game against the Giants, looking more like the reason for another loss and not the engineer of another one-sided win - missing reads, missing open receivers, holding the ball too long. And there were the Eagles, once again, behind early, facing a Giants team brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins, Eli Manning slicing through the defense on the opening drive with such unnerving ease that another Player of the Week award seemed a forgone conclusion.
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