McNabb Overtime Scandal Ready To Explode

In case you haven't heard, Donovan McNabb, Quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, admitted on Sunday after a tie game with the Cincinnati Bengals that he didn't know you could end in a tie in the NFL. This has caused a firestorm in the media and there are many different opinions. The guys are ProFootballTalk.com are shocked that a player like McNabb, or really any NFL player, wouldn't know that. This morning, I was surprised to hear Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio say it was no big deal, that sports stars only know what they need to know to perform. Really misses the point. I mean, if Peyton Manning said he didn't know, then I would have to reevaluate every belief I hold, but with Donovan McNabb it kinda puts things in perspective. I guarantee you Manning and Brady have always known about the overtime rule, and they have 4 Super Bowls between them. McNabb has been a great quarterback, but at best a bridesmaid when it comes to winning championships. This may shed light on why that is. And no, this isn't a race thing, it's a commitment thing, and as good a coach as Andy Reid is, it hurts his reputation as well. If he's not preparing his star quarterback for every eventuality, then you have to stop and take a good long look. I'm not sure this is going to end well for either man. You can say it's not a big deal, but show me a Super Bowl winning quarterback that isn't a football nerd. Brady and Manning prepare like they're studying for the Bar Exam, they know the ins and outs of the game. If you're content with knowing just the basics, then great, while others enjoy diamond-encrusted rings, you can always enjoy reading your stat sheets over and over.