The comment simply makes no sense in today's NFL. The two highest-rated QBs so far this season (McNair and Culpepper) are black. The most popular QB in the game (Vick) is black. Moreover, the worst and least-popular QB in the league (Stewart) is black, and gets called on it plenty. Maybe when black QBs were a novelty the Limbaugh statement would make some sense, but it is just a weird (and dumb) thing to say considering how commonplace black QBs are now.
Not weird at all. McNabb is the only black NFL quarterback in the NE United States. The New York media tried the same thing with Ray Lucas, but Lucas couldn't live up to the hype.
Maybe when black QBs were a novelty the Limbaugh statement would make some sense, but it is just a weird (and dumb) thing to say considering how commonplace black QBs are now.
You don't think that: A) it's still a sensitive subject and B) McNabb has been overhyped in part because he's black?
I agree that sportswriters should Let It Go and treat black and white QBs objectively, which was Limbaugh's point, but they're still agitating against the "blacks can't be QBs" myth.
posted on 10/01/2003 1:48:05 PM PDT
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The comment simply makes no sense in today's NFL ...
posted on 10/01/2003 4:24:17 PM PDT
The comment wouldn't make any sense if it were racist.
Rush wasn't commenting on McNair, nor Culpepper. He said that McNabb was overrated, and he speculated that the media that overrated him did so because of his skin color.
If anything, you'll want to go after Rush for calling someone ELSE racist!!!
posted on 10/01/2003 5:59:35 PM PDT
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