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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.
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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
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.
SPORTS
July 15, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A VIDEO OF Donovan's McNabb's DUI arrest following a non-injury collision with another vehicle in Arizona last month was posted on TMZ yesterday. A police officer was about to give McNabb a sobriety test when this memorable exchange took place: Officer: Any recent head injuries? McNabb: Listen, I played football . . . Officer: I know who you are. It's been a little while since you played though, right? McNabb: Three years, but still . . . It was McNabb's second arrest for DUI in Arizona in the last 18 months.
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August 7, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WHEN MIKE Vick played for the Eagles, the team didn't hold a "be nice to your dog" day. And, you gotta think the Giants aren't going to put Jason Pierre-Paul in charge of fireworks night anytime soon. But the Colts, well . . . they like to think outside the box. How else can you explain Sunday's promotion in which the team will give fans attending training camp a 2014 highlight DVD in exchange for expired or unused prescription medicine? Did someone forget the Colts are owned by Jim Irsay, who admitted he was under the influence of the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone when he was arrested in March 2014 near his suburban Indianapolis home?
SPORTS
July 24, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
They live behind gates and ride in cars with tinted windows and eat in the private rooms where they can't be seen. It wasn't always that way. Professional athletes used to be among us and walk the same streets. An Eagles player might live down the block, or a Phillies player might be sitting in the corner barbershop. You could greet them as neighbors, kids could shake their hands. The divide was always there. They were heroes, but they weren't distant ones. Well, that was then. Now is a little different.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Last month, for the second time in 18 months, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona for driving under the influence. According to police investigators, McNabb was caught driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.171 percent, twice the legal limit. In a video of his arrest, McNabb contends he was on cold medication. McNabb's arrest shines a spotlight on the issue of repeat DUIs. "Anyone can have one DUI," said Helen Weigand, director of DUI services at Livengrin Foundation, a nonprofit addiction-recovery center based in Bensalem, who lost her 22-year-old daughter 20 years ago to a crash involving a drunken driver.
SPORTS
July 16, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SO NOW we're told Donovan McNabb's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when he was arrested in Gilbert, Ariz., last month. This means the former Bird could become a jailbird. McNabb was involved in a non-injury collision with another vehicle on June 28. Yesterday, police said his blood-alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit is .08. It was the second DUI arrest in Arizona for McNabb, who spent a day in jail in April 2014 for a misdemeanor DUI offense near Phoenix in December 2013.
SPORTS
July 15, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A VIDEO OF Donovan's McNabb's DUI arrest following a non-injury collision with another vehicle in Arizona last month was posted on TMZ yesterday. A police officer was about to give McNabb a sobriety test when this memorable exchange took place: Officer: Any recent head injuries? McNabb: Listen, I played football . . . Officer: I know who you are. It's been a little while since you played though, right? McNabb: Three years, but still . . . It was McNabb's second arrest for DUI in Arizona in the last 18 months.
SPORTS
July 9, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DONOVAN McNABB is facing DUI charges in Arizona for the second time in 18 months. Yesterday, after word got out about his latest arrest, the former Eagles quarterback attempted to address the situation on his weekly radio show. His explanation came up as short as one of his worm-burners. "There was a story that was released, and I want everybody to be cognizant of it, because I am very aware of it, handling the matter at this particular point," he said. "But at this point, I have no further information, and as we continue on with the situation, then we'll let it handle as it will handle itself.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S EASY TO say that Donovan McNabb is right. That Syracuse, his alma mater, has no business unretiring the No. 44, worn by Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. But it's a bit more complicated than it seems. The school retired the number in November of 2005. Even hung an banner emblazoned with it hanging in the Carrier Dome. Back then, the athletic director was Dr. Daryl Gross who said, "If there was ever a number that needed to be retired it is 44. " Fast-forward to 2013 when Little - then a special assistant to Gross - brought up the idea of bringing the number back saying, "I don't agree that it belongs in the rafters.
SPORTS
December 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE'S AN ADAGE that states "everything old becomes new again. " Which brings us to a story involving Andy Reid and Troy Aikman that resurfaced when the former Cowboys QB was interviewed on Dallas radio station KESN-FM earlier this week. Like a fine wine, or a great movie, the story about the time Aikman almost became an Eagle gets better with age. It was Nov. 17, 2002, and Aikman, who had officially retired 19 months earlier, was broadcasting the 49ers at Chargers game.
SPORTS
December 12, 2014
IF THE Heisman Trust people hand their famous award to Oregon's Marcus Mariota on Saturday night, he might want to give it right back. It's bad luck. Eagles fans pining for Mariota take heed: Heisman winners lately, particularly quarterbacks, are generally clipboard holders at best in the NFL. In fantasy, they are mostly invisible. With Mariota favored to pick up this year's trophy, and 2012 winner Johnny Manziel poised to make his first NFL start on Sunday for Cleveland, we wanted to take a look at the Heisman winners since 1989 - the year after Hall of Famer Barry Sanders won it - and celebrate all those players who went on to make meaningful contributions to fantasy leaguers.
SPORTS
November 26, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The first time Donnie Jones stepped onto the field for warm-ups at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, he did the same thing as every other NFL punter. He kicked the ball at the gigantic video board that hangs over the middle of the field. "I wanted to see if I could hit it," Jones said. The thing cost $40 million, which might be petty cash compared to the $1.15 billion construction cost for the entire stadium, but it's still a $40 million set of TV screens, and every time the Dallas Cowboys have a home game the opposing punter takes a few whacks at it. Just to see. "James Casey actually threw a ball and hit it," Jones said.
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