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Old 08-28-2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Does Media Have It In For Kevin Kolb?

Seems as if they're looking under every bed for reasons to trash the dude.

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Old 08-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #2
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He had a pretty poor performance, how does the media have it in for him? Though I'm sure you'll disagree, he has some pretty big shoes to fill replacing McNabb. But frankly, without McNabb and Westbrook, the Eagles' as a contender is no more. This is probably Reid's last year.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:36 AM   #3
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There are two telltale passages in this article:

"But the quarterback picked to replace Donovan McNabb sputtered much of the night."

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"He got sacked four times and threw an interception and had a rating of just 39.2 -- not exactly reminiscent of McNabb, the departed six-time Pro Bowler."

Were these smarmy innuendoes really necessary?

I wouldn't be surprised one bit if certain elements within the media are literally rooting for Kolb to fail, for pseudo-political reasons: Ever since his dust-up with Rush Limbaugh back in 2003, McNabb has been an Alfred Dreyfus-type figure to the far left; and if Kolb flops, they will put a racial spin on this and say, "Serves the Eagles right for so cavalierly (considering what the Eagles got in return - and from a division rival no less) getting rid of the black quarterback."

Why does everything have to be about politics in general, and group-identity politics in particular?

Maybe that's why I have gravitated toward MMA the way I have - since, at least relative to the other sports, it has remained largely inviolate from this sort of demagoguery.

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There are two telltale passages in this article:

"But the quarterback picked to replace Donovan McNabb sputtered much of the night."

AND

"He got sacked four times and threw an interception and had a rating of just 39.2 -- not exactly reminiscent of McNabb, the departed six-time Pro Bowler."

Were these smarmy innuendoes really necessary?

I wouldn't be surprised one bit if certain elements within the media are literally rooting for Kolb to fail, for pseudo-political reasons: Ever since his dust-up with Rush Limbaugh back in 2003, McNabb has been an Alfred Dreyfus-type figure to the far left; and if Kolb flops, they will put a racial spin on this and say, "Serves the Eagles right for so cavalierly (considering what the Eagles got in return - and from a division rival no less) getting rid of the black quarterback."

Why does everything have to be about politics in general, and group-identity politics in particular?

Maybe that's why I have gravitated toward MMA the way I have - since, at least relative to the other sports, it has remained largely inviolate from this sort of demagoguery.
You'd think you would realize, such is the way of sports media especially in the NFL.
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Come on man, the media are doing their jobs, Kolb had a horrific outing, of course there are going to be comparisons to McNabb, hello MCNABB WAS A SIX TIME PRO BOWLER.


It's like saying the media had it out for Aaron Rodgers, the guy had bad games and it was all Favre comparisons and hatred...but oh wait, the media loves him now. Why? He throws touchdowns and wins ball games.

The media does not have it in for anyone...
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Is the media in this country slanted to the left politically?
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