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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
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
May 21, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
If selected by the Flyers in next month's NHL draft, hulking defenseman Darnell Nurse would not feel an added burden playing in Philadelphia - and living up to the standard set in another sport by his famous uncle, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. "There is a link there, but I don't see how the pressure crosses over," Nurse, a mature 18-year-old, said the other day from his home in Hamilton, Ontario. "It's a different sport, a different position. The pressure will be put on by myself to make a mark like he did. It won't come from other people.
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August 8, 2014 | By TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
LOOKS LIKE we will get to see good ol' Donovan McNabb a lot more this football season. Awesome, right? Well, who knows? The former Eagles quarterback will call some NFL games for Fox this season, the network announced yesterday. McNabb will rotate with former NFL and Notre Dame gunslinger Brady Quinn and longtime linebacker Kirk Morrison as a color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. McNabb has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since the network launched a year ago. McNabb, now retired after 13 seasons in the league, was the Eagles' first-round pick, second overall, in 1999 out of Syracuse.
SPORTS
July 28, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
NICK FOLES could face intense attacks all season from the likes of Carolina's Greg Hardy and Arizona's John Abraham, and Washington's Jason Hatcher might get two shots at him. Foles simply cannot be bothered to worry about an attack from Philly Mag. Philadelphia magazine this spring commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger to write a profile of Foles. Foles in 2013 took the starting quarterback job from Michael Vick, compiled outlandish statistics and went to the Pro Bowl, where he was the MVP. The problem is, Foles is as interesting as sliced white bread and as eager for the spotlight as a cockroach in a pantry.
SPORTS
June 19, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If the play is executed properly, there is little a cornerback can do to defend a 20-yard "out. " But the pass is one of the more difficult for quarterbacks because of the arm strength, timing, and accuracy required to complete the pattern in which an outside receiver runs upfield before angling toward the sideline. Every NFL quarterback has the ability to pull off such a throw. But those with the strongest arms don't have to anticipate as much, and when push comes to shove, evaluators generally go with the big gun over the quick trigger.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb spent one day in an Arizona jail for a December DUI arrest, according to the Associated Press. McNabb, one of the top players in Eagles history, was arrested Dec 15 in Maricopa County. He served his one-day sentence Wednesday, and was released Thursday. McNabb pleaded guilty March 27, and nine days of his sentence were suspended, according to the report. Now a host for NBC Sports Radio and an analyst for Fox Sports, McNabb came into the news Thursday, when his mug shot was released.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DESEAN JACKSON arrived in Washington yesterday for a visit that was to continue today, amid buzz that the Redskins were ready to make a substantive offer to the Eagles' three-time Pro Bowl wideout. Intercepted at Dulles International Airport by Washington and Philadelphia TV stations, Jackson said he was seeking "a new beginning, new challenges. " Asked about the possibility of playing the Eagles twice a year, Jackson said he was "not too much worried about that. Just moving on in my life.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IN NOVEMBER, Donovan McNabb said on "Fox Sports Live" that six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was not an athlete. Yesterday, after meeting with Johnson before the Auto Club 400 race in Fontana, Calif. - and even taking a ride in a pace car with with Clint Boyer - McNabb stuck to his view. "I respect what they do," McNabb said. "I think it's a skill. They obviously put time and effort into their ability, but I stick by what I said. " Johnson was in his motor coach with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, when McNabb stopped by. "You wanna go for a run?"
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The true definition of a "legacy" isn't found in newspapers or online or within the confines of a 140-character summation of something that happened 10 minutes ago. You need to find the history books to pin down a person's legacy and those don't roll off the press on deadline. They take time. Joe Namath will always be the swashbuckling quarterback who helped change the NFL from a grunting collection of meat packers into something that approached celebrity beyond the narrow dimensions of a football field.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - If you hang around the Super Bowl media center's radio row long enough, you're likely to see just about anything. Donovan McNabb interviewing Jeffrey Lurie, who makes a Terrell Owens joke? Sure, why not? McNabb, the Eagles' all-time passing leader, here working for NBC Radio, asked Lurie about turmoil in Washington and Dallas, and how he has been able to keep things "in house in Philadelphia. " "Well, you know, we've always been able to do that pretty well, except for 1 year with 81," Lurie said.
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January 31, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Nine years ago in Jacksonville, an African-American quarterback started for a Super Bowl team, marking only the third time that had happened in 39 Super Bowls. It was a big deal. Doug Williams - still the only African-American QB to win the NFL championship - talked then about how he was pulling for the Eagles' Donovan McNabb, at a Super Bowl week meeting of The Field Generals, a group Williams founded to preserve the legacy of early black quarterbacks. That week, McNabb recalled being 11 years old and watching Williams win with the Redskins, McNabb realizing then that he, too, could quarterback a Super Bowl team, he said.
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