Anyone who watches football knows that Rush Limbaugh has a bit of a history with Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb. Back in 2003 when McNabb got off to a rough start, Rush made comments on ESPN’s NFL Countdown that essentially said that he never thought Donovan was that good and that the media had been very desirous to see a black QB do well.
The comments were all blown up and ESPN acted all surprised that Rush Limbaugh would make comments of that nature. We’re hardly Limbaugh fans, but what he said really wasn’t that bad. He accused the media of trying to prop up black QB’s and also said that he didn’t think McNabb was ever all that good. You are entitled to disagree with those statements, but they really weren’t attacking McNabb for being a black QB as many made them out to be.
Now, after Bernard Hopkins came out and accused McNabb of not being really black, Limbaugh has actually come out and…defended McNabb?
“I said nothing close to what Bernard Hopkins was saying,” Limbaugh said. “I never said a word about McNabb and blackness. I was talking about the media from start to finish….This poor guy cannot, he cannot catch a break. And it’s disgruntled African Americans that are jumping down his case, about the way he was raised? It is horrible, it is distasteful. His parents are out there having to defend the way they raised him, and all they tried to do was give him opportunity after opportunity, expose he and his brother to various things. It’s just amazing to watch this.”
We agree with Limbaugh completely here (it took seven and a half minutes to type that sentence out). This whole thing is ridiculous and we don’t understand why anyone gives any credence to anything that comes out of Hopkins mouth at this point.