Sunday, September 23, 2007

Al Michaels: You Just Don't Get It!

"I guarantee you one thing this week folks. Grossman will get 100 times the criticism as McNabb." -Al Michaels

Al, you just don't get it do you. McNabb was not complaining about the reaction to his horrible performance last week. That interview with HBO was done before that game even happened last week. McNabb was talking about a systemic problem (as perceived by him) of black QBs being forced to answer questions that he felt white quarterbacks didn't have to answer to.

Your flippant statement, Mr. Michaels, just further complicates the issue and essentially writes off the issues of race that McNabb was trying to address. Yes Grossman will face criticism, he always has and always will. He sucks. Your statement essentially means that you believe McNabb's criticism came from poor performance, but McNabb was talking about questions/criticism that even occur when he is succeeding. Grossman's criticism comes from the fact that he stinks.

I know you were just trying to make a smart comment tying in current issues in the week with the current game, but your statement (while probably not intentional) just writes off what McNabb was actually trying to say.


  1. Anonymous5:13 PM

    I am going to spew verbal vomit all over this blog. I am a Viking fan who likes Bret Favre. *gasp* I hate the fact that he plays for the Packers and that he has won them a Super Bowl. What I do enjoy and appreciate is the way he plays the game. Always smiling, always trying.

    I will be right there with the rest of the out of state, couch watching, Viking fans booing the crap out of him this week. But you have to respect the way he plays the game. He's a fantastic leader, honest, and plays the game with grit. Oh and he has a Payton patented "Laser, Rocket arm." Take him out of the Packer uniform and what's not to like about Bret Favre?

    My hope is this weekend he goes 10-50 for 25 yards 5 INT's, 0 td's and loses by 50. Then next weekend He throws for 400 yards 5 TD's and loses 35-42.


  2. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Crap - I would also like to add that I am a mental midget and posted this in the wrong thread.

    Enjoy the fuel.


    P.S. I aggree with this post.