So I have been having this slight problem lately. I am just not good at rooting for McNabb yet. I thought the trade was a much bigger gamble than a lot of people on HH but have accepted it. I’m not trying to start up a discussion on the McNabb trade because I definitely have moved on. My problem is intellectually I understand he’s our QB and want to root for him but when it comes to it I am just really bad at it. Several times already a friend has made a comment like “McNabb, huh” and I’ve reflexively been like “That injury prone bum is always choking” before I realized that I was talking about MY starting QB. I’ve got to fix this before the season starts. Has anybody else had this problem?
As I’ve mentioned I went to college 45 minutes from Philly in Eagles territory. Being the lone Redskins fan in Eagles territory from 2000-2004 was really rough. I developed an instinctual hate for all things Eagles and took so much abuse. All those years rigorusly trained me to immediately bash all things Eagles. Now when it comes to McNabb I’m having trouble turning it off. It’s like when a player switches schemes and has to develop the muscle memory for his new position. It takes time and a lot of repetition before you start doing things the right way without thinking about it. Maybe there are some drills I can do.
One last McNabb thought. An unfortunate result of going to UD was that most of my friends on both coasts are Eagles fans. I’ve gotten a variety of opinions from them on the trade itself. This weekend however I had a bunch of friends come down to see Hot Chip(sorry I thought we needed better music references on this site) rock the Fox Theater in Oakland. We talked for like 20 minutes about the trade. I flat out stated that if we were able to win a SB with McNabb they would never be able to say a word to me about Football again. They couldn’t agree on whether or not they liked the trade but they all agreed that scenario was their worst nightmare. My one friend said that would be the worst thing that ever happened to him. So while it is a gamble the upside, for me personally, is enormous. Unlimited bragging rights over some world class shit talkers and never having to tolerate a Snyder insult again.
Probably no point in this post but I thought I’d put up something non draft related today and I’m sure there are plenty of people on HH that would love to shutup some Eagles fans in their life. So go McNabb and the Redskins. HTTR.