Jay, you say that “what Rush said is rather obvious: that people root for
the black player, in whatever field, to succeed.” Blacks as a group make up,
what, 60 percent of the NFL? It’s hard for “them” NOT to succeed. And, as
– ahem — I pointed out in NRO three years ago today, there are so
many black QBs in the league, there is little need for the PC media
boosterism which Rush suggests exists.
In addition to McNabb, there is Vick, Quincy Carter, Daunte Culpepper, etc.
Black quarterbacks have reached a level of success that there even, regular
journeymen hacks. Jeff Blake, anyone? Rodney Peete?
Esteemed Publisher Capano (via Rich): No one sees Steve McNair because he’s
in Tennessee? He made it to the Super Bowl four years ago and because of the
NFL’s TV contract has a great chance of being seen by football fans on a
Transcript question: When Michael Irvin said, “Rush is right,” was he
referring to the contention that McNabb was overrated — or that the media
was giving him a pass because he was black?