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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Superbowl Sunday

Over at his blog, Colby Cosh explains that he is cheering for the Patriots to win tomorrow (or at least limit McNabb's stats) because: "a Patriots win would be a blow to the interests of the groupthink machine, which thrives on novelty." and "If the technically outrageous Vick were playing in this Super Bowl, instead of a B-grade traditional passer like McNabb, the story would be football instead of the second coming of Doug Williams."

In addition, he seems concerned that if the Eagles win or McNabb does well, the media will take it as as a further rebuttal of Rush Limbaugh's comment (which cost him his job) that, "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defence carried this team."

Some of his other concerns are that McNabb being friendly to the media makes them hype him too much, that the Falcon's offensive system doesn't suit Michael Vick, that the media is too critical of QB's that run a lot like Vick and too favourable to pocket passers, that the media gives too much praise to the team that wins and not enough to the team that loses and that Eagles receivers Pinkston and Mitchell are underrated.

Hey, Colby lives in a complicated world, mine is much simpler. As a lifelong Eagles fan I say, Go Eagles!!

Update: Crap. Offseason homework assignment: Clock management. Good effort though.

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