McNabb gets reaction we all expected (planet Earth continues to turn)
PHILADELPHIA—After a week filled with speculation and predictions as to how the Philadelphia faithful would react to quarterback Donovan McNabb’s return to Lincoln Financial Field as a member of the Washington Redskins, the verdict is in.
And it’s exactly what everyone should have expected.
McNabb—who spent the past 11 years as the quarterback of the Eagles before being traded to the Redskins this past Easter—was greeted by a standing ovation from most and booed by some (this IS Philly, after all) as he was introduced prior to the start of Sunday’s divisional clash between Philadelphia (2-1) and Washington (1-2).
I can tell you first hand that it’s an aggressive crowd (shocker) down here in South Philly this afternoon. McNabb Eagle jerseys were being burned in the parking lot and the 4:00pm eastern start provided more than enough time for sufficient (and probably excessive) beer drinking.
If this wasn’t the reaction you were hoping for, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time left for the fans in attendance to tear down the stadium.
And now that all of us in the press box are done analyzing the fans' reaction to McNabb, we can go back to the reason why we're here.
NFC East football.
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