By Wyatt Earp | January 18, 2009
And it is currently snowing in Philadelphia. Coincidence? I think not.
GLENDALE, Ariz. —That’s not a mirage rising out of the desert, folks. It’s the Arizona Cardinals soaring to their first Super Bowl.
Yes, the Cardinals, founding members of the NFL, but historically among the most dysfunctional of franchises, finally have joined the big boys. Capitalizing on Larry Fitzgerald’s three first-half touchdown receptions, then coolly marching downfield to Kurt Warner’s 8-yard scoring pass to rookie Tim Hightower with 2:53 left, they beat the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 Sunday for the NFC championship. ()
Now, before you ask me why I would be happy that my home team lost this game, allow me to ’splain. I like the Eagles. I am (usually) an Eagles fan. However, I despise head coach Andy Reid and really despise quarterback Donovan McNabb. I believe both of these tools are extremely overrated. (Reid is 1-4 in NFC Championship games, by the way.)
That being said, here are my thoughts on the game:
1. Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald are two genuine class acts. Unlike a certain overrated quarterback, Warner and Fitzgerald play the game with grace and without being thug show offs. I’m glad they will be going to the Super Bowl.
2. Yes, McNabb played well in the second half, but guess what? If he played even half-decent in the first half, the Eagles would have won the game. Rush Limbaugh was right: McNabb is overrated.
3. Local sports talk bog o’ douche Mike Missanelli touched the money this week. On Tuesday, he said the Cardinals had “no shot” against the Eagles, that the Cardinals “stink,” and that the Eagles would “easily win” this game.
How’s that working out for ya, jerkass?
4. Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio sung the praises of McNabb this week, and stated that the Eagles overrated QB was “a mortal lock for the Hall of Fame.” Eh, what? Don’t get me wrong; McNabb is a very good quarterback, but the Hall of Fame? Um, not so much. At least not yet.
So, there you have it, my $0.02. Feel free to rip me in the comments for not “root, root rooting” for the home team if you’d like, but my opinion of Reid and McNabb will not change.