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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.
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
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
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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September 16, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
CARSON WENTZ was wearing his perspective on his shirt Thursday. Across the front of his dark gray, long-sleeve T-shirt were four words, the last one in all caps: "I play for HIM. " In case you hadn't noticed, Philadelphia has gone completely gaga over the rookie quarterback since his 278-yard, two-touchdown NFL debut in Sunday's 29-10 win over Cleveland. The indifference Eagles fans felt toward Sam Bradford has been replaced by unbridled love for this 6-5, 240-pound, God-fearing North Dakota version of Opie Taylor.
SPORTS
September 13, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
'CITIES ARE always looking for a hero. Whenever a franchise quarterback comes along, they end up being that beacon of hope. " Malcolm Jenkins was there when Drew Brees put on a cape and saved New Orleans. He was there Sunday when Philadelphia found her hero. The Eagles mortgaged their world on Carson Wentz, a small-school quarterback from Bismarck, N.D., population slightly less than the 69,596 who witnessed his ascension Sunday. Wentz was beating Weber State a year ago. The Cleveland Browns might not be much more of a challenge but that shouldn't diminish Wentz's sparkling debut: 22-for-37, 278 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions.
SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
The final price tag for Carson Wentz is rather remarkable when you look at it from the big picture: Sam Bradford, Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso, a first-round selection in 2017, a second-round selection in 2018, a third-round selection in 2016 and $10.3 million in dead salary-cap space (for the Bradford and Maxwell contracts). If you figure that the value of the two other first-round picks involved in the maneuvering cancels each other out (the 2017 first-rounder they acquired from the Vikings for Bradford, and the opportunity cost of the No. 15 pick in the 2016 draft, which ultimately became Wentz)
SPORTS
September 8, 2016
Les Bowen: Can't be sure Wentz 'ready' I have a feeling there is a reason the Eagles haven't started a rookie quarterback in their opener since Davey O'Brien in 1939. And that reason is not that it's a brilliant new concept nobody ever considered before. I also have a feeling that the team made that trade with the Vikings, dispatching Sam Bradford to Minnesota, because the Eagles were getting back a first-round pick and a fourth-rounder that can be better if the Vikings are really good.
SPORTS
September 7, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
YOU GOT THE idea that the conversation was not a long one, when Doug Pederson called Chase Daniel to tell him Sam Bradford had been traded, but that this did not mean Daniel would become the Eagles' starting quarterback. Pederson didn't bring up 1999, he said - that being the year Andy Reid brought Pederson to Philadelphia to be his starting QB until Donovan McNabb was ready. Back then, Pederson was looking to prove he could be somebody's long-term starter, use the year as a platform to make his case with another team, and he thought he'd get more than nine games to do that.
SPORTS
August 14, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
WE ARE accustomed to the bubble-wrap philosophy of quarterbacking around these parts. It has been a very long time - maybe going back to the earliest days of linebacker-shouldered Donovan McNabb - since we have seen a coach smile and chuckle when asked about an Eagles QB getting upended. "Kind of loved it," Doug Pederson said late Thursday night, when asked about that midair cartwheel Carson Wentz performed after being hit in the legs by Tampa Bay's Javien Elliott. Wentz zipped 5 yards on a read-option around left end, needed 6 yards for the first down and couldn't quite get past Elliott, a rookie cornerback.
SPORTS
July 19, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
DOUG PEDERSON'S one and only year as a player with the Eagles was, for lack of a better word, interesting. Andy Reid didn't want to throw his first-round rookie quarterback, Donovan McNabb, into the deep end of the NFL pool until he felt he was ready. So, in 1999, he signed Pederson, a career backup, to hold the fort until then. Pederson ended up starting nine games that year and the fort was constantly under attack, both from opposing defenses and from Eagles fans. The fans actually were scarier than the defenses.
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After a decade or so of doing bit parts in films and TV (often as a murderer in crime dramas), Eric Stonestreet landed a dream gig in 2009, when he was cast as Cameron Tucker, husband of Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Mitchell on ABC's smash-hit sitcom Modern Family . The 44-year-old Kansas City, Kan., native - who likes to describe himself as openly straight - has Modern Family to thank for his two Emmy Awards and a role as Duke, the Newfoundland dog,...
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June 18, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
From the moment he joined the Eagles as a front-office intern in 2000, fresh from Fordham Law School, Howie Roseman spent his formative years as an NFL executive helping his mentor usher in a revolution and bearing witness to the bitter fallout. As the Eagles' president then, and with Roseman working alongside him, Joe Banner pioneered the two-pronged strategy that became a staple of business in a salary-cap world. The Eagles would sign players whom they perceived to be part of their long-term future to cost-effective contracts, and they would be willing to say goodbye - maybe a little too soon - to some of their most popular, respected, and expensive veterans.
SPORTS
May 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz, meet the feetfirst slide. Learn it and learn to love it. It will be your friend. The new Eagles quarterback never slid at North Dakota State. While NFL quarterbacks are considered defenseless once they are in the process of sliding and are off-limits to defenders, their college counterparts are given no such benefit. But Wentz didn't slide only because there wasn't any advantage. Giving himself up just wasn't in his nature. And the Bison utilized that aggressive mentality - along with his athleticism - by calling, on average, 10 designed quarterback runs per game.
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