this whole situation is pretty sad in my opinion.
- McNabb is clearly not a person who leads well. He's softspoken, he's non-confrontational, he's not all that aggressive. Certainly not a Type A personality.
- He generally could care less about publicity, and doesn't seem all that comfortable in interviews.
- He is extremely talented, and is in an extremely high-profile city/position where he is expected to lead.
- Because of the previous point, and the fact that he is black, many look up to him as a leader for both black football players and the black community in general.
- McNabb, though clearly a very talented man on the field, is neither skilled enough in political/social savvy nor interested enough to fulfull the leadership role expected of him off the field.
- This combination of expectation by the people (white and black) and lacking by the man make for a lot of silly comments (by both the people and the man).
Really a sad series of events.
Has anyone else read the old book, "The Man" by Irving Wallace- a book about a situation in which a black man, by a wierd series of deaths, is thrust into the presidency in the 60s? That character reminds me a lot of McNabb... McNabb just wants to do his job, not as a black quarterback (and all the expectations that come with being a black quarterback from both whites and blacks), but as a quarterback. And he's pretty darn good at doing that job.
(And to those who haven't read "The Man," you should.)
Best... fantasy advice... EVER. :D
[quote]Always play the players who will get you the most points[/quote]