McNabb moves to Great Falls
Donovan McNabb moved to Great Falls over the weekend, and he did so in awesome fashion: using two moving fans with the Eagles logo and "Mover of Philadelphia Eagles" labels.
The Reliable Source reports that it's a $2.1 million house with five bedrooms and seven baths; he'll likely have the same zip code as fellow Great Fallsers Gilbert Arenas and Clinton Portis.
"I've always been active in the community wherever I've lived, and I'm looking forward to continuing that tradition in the D.C. area," McNabb said. "Buying a house and putting down roots is my first step toward doing all that, and I'm excited about what I've seen of my new neighborhood so far."
Meanwhile, Joe Gibbs weighed in on the McNabb trade via ESPN's First Take, telling the program that he didn't quite understand Philly's move.
"Because what you're doing is you're taking someone in the division and giving them a quarterback....I think Philly's going to be holding their breath on this one."
And in yet more McNabb news, ESPN's Rick Reilly and Philly columnist John Gonzalez are going back and forth on whether McNabb owes Philly an apology, or vice versa. First Reilly:
McNabb apologizing to Philly is "like Conan [O'Brien] apologizing to Jay [Leno]. Does the salmon apologize to the bear? [Craig] Ehlo apologizing to [Michael] Jordan. If anything, Philadelphia ought to apologize to him. This is the city that booed him when he came, never thought he was good enough, never gave him a go-to receiver, until they gave him one he couldn't get away from, and then traded him within the division for a little-known quarterback named Kevin Kolb - who in three years has a real chance to be the little-known quarterback Kevin Kolb. This is the way you treat a guy who's been nothing but nice, classy, maybe too classy?"
And then Gonzo:
Is there a national media mandate that all Philadelphians must be grouped together? The idea that "Philadelphia" - the whole city - "booed him when he came" is maddening and trite, not to mention lazy and easily debunked. Just as the entire town shouldn't have been indicted after a single drunken lout projectile vomited at a Phillies game, the city shouldn't be punished, year after year, for the actions of a handful of people who took the time to drive to the NFL draft in New York and criticize an Eagles pick that was made more than a decade ago....
Even if McNabb hadn't been booed on draft day, and even if he had won a Super Bowl, some people would still dislike him. They'd just come up with different reasons to hate the guy. There are always critics. That's the way it goes - in sports, in Philly, in life.
Eh, too much outrage. Why don't you go puke on Reilly while being tased or something.
May 26, 2010; 10:51 AM ET
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