Sonny Jurgensen all over again
By Stephen J. Stahley
Regarding the Oct. 4 Sports article “A return to victory”:
As a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, it feels as if I am suffering deja vu all over again. When I was a boy, the Eagles traded my hero, Sonny Jurgensen, to the Washington Redskins, and I had to watch him lead his new team to multiple victories over the Eagles. Just seeing Mr. Jurgensen in burgundy and gold was traumatic. I thought I could never forgive the Eagles.
Decades passed, and I found the cure for my wounded loyalty in Donovan McNabb. He managed to get the Eagles as close to a Super Bowl triumph as any quarterback probably will in my lifetime. More than that, Mr. McNabb reminded me of Mr. Jurgensen because of his superb leadership skills, his mental toughness and the creative ways he found to win. Like Mr. Jurgensen, Mr. McNabb is a class act and true professional. He kept getting the Eagles into postseason play. As a fan, I couldn’t ask for more than that (and as a Philadelphia-born fan, I dare not).
And now I have to watch Donovan McNabb playing at Lincoln Financial Field on a visiting team. And a visiting team from Washington. Is there no justice in this world? How about mercy? I guess I’ll have to settle for irony.
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