D5 actually responded to a fan via his blog on Yardbarker. I dont know too many atheltes that would actually take the time to do that, except for maybe Gilbert Arenas, the blogmaster that he is. Donovan seems to have turned over a new leaf since the heavy criticism early in the year, and I think its just the kinda of outlook he needs to get this team back on track. The Championship track that is.
If the New York “Football” Giants could win the Super Bowl this year by defeating hands-down the best team ever in the NFL, there’s absolutely no reason the Iggles can’t do it in ’08. I completely agree with everything this fan had to say and I thank McNabb for taking the time to respond. Lets go Eagles!
Here is the beginning of his letter:
I’m gonna try to do this without coming off as corny as possible. But I’m actually writing an open letter on a website to a premier athlete, so I realize the irony. But regardless, as a DIE-HARD Eagles fan who just witnessed another division foe add another Lombardi to their trophy case, I feel the need to express the thoughts and feelings of my fellow disheartened brethren everywhere. Well, that and I can’t sleep.
There isn’t even a debate that you are the greatest QB this city has ever seen. Some people may not believe that the fans of this team agree with that sentiment. But the fact remains that we are the ones who actually made that proclamation this year when we voted you in for the 75th anniversary team.
Here is Donovan McNabb’s response to him:
Thank you for the very kind words. Yes, I believe that many fans feel the same way as you and I cherish that support. We are no different…I want nothing more than to end the heartache of Eagles fans by bringing a Super Bowl championship to Philadelphia.
Trust me the effort is there. It’s been my life’s ambition to win a championship at this level. In 1999, when Coach Reid and I first got together, we each envisioned what it would be like to win a Super Bowl for Philadelphia. We still share that dream of seeing it become a reality.
It all starts with winning the NFC East. We have to get back on top of the division. Congratulations go to the Giants for their Super Bowl win but that was for the 2007 season. As we get ready for 2008, we have a fresh start. We must find a way to be better than the Giants, the Cowboys and the Redskins.
So “J,” thanks again for the kind words and support. Please keep the faith in me and the Eagles!
And if we can’t get Chad Johnson, lets get Roy Williams.
Puhhleasee get one of those wideouts.
Thank you All Philadelphia Sports.