Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eagles Inept? Yes. Ignorant of the Rules? Apparently So.

Consider the following two quotes from members of the Philadelphia Eagles following their 13-13 tie game with the woeful Cincinnati Bengals yesterday:

This first one comes from quarterback Donovan McNabb, who went 28-of-58 with three interceptions and a fumble:

No one was more surprised than McNabb that it ended so soon -- 3 hours, 46 minutes after the opening kickoff. The 10th-year quarterback thought it would keep going until someone scored, just like a playoff game.


"I didn't know that," said McNabb, who played a leading role in keeping it tied. "I've never been part of a tie. I never even knew it was in the rule book. I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to get out there and try to drive to win the game. But unfortunately with the rules, we settled with a tie."
The second one comes from the head coach, Andy Reid:
"I've never been in a tie, so I don't know how this works in the standings," coach Andy Reid said. "I know it's not good enough. We need wins, and this is not a win."
He doesn't know how this works?? The quarterback doesn't know that tie games exist in the NFL?? I could have explained these to them when I was in tenth grade! Read about the entire five quarters of Eagles ineptness here.


RightMichigan.com said...

I refuse to believe these guys are being serious. They must have known the rules and were trying to make a point about how silly the concept of a tie is in the NFL and then it got out of hand.

That's got to be it, right? Right? Please?


Ken said...


Don't forget, many of these same people do not seem to know the basic laws of our civilization, either (assault, public drunkenness, et.al.); I've also noticed that personal money management seems problematic for some.

Thankfully, some of them are alert to the rules of the game and of life.