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Donovan McNabb’s daughter announces college commitment decision

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Donovan McNabb’s daughter Lexi inherited her mother’s and father’s athletic genes, and the University of Buffalo is set to reap the benefits.

Lexi McNabb, a guard at Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, Ariz., announced on Monday that she has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at Buffalo. She made an official visit to the school over the weekend with her family, according to Rachel Lenzi of The Buffalo News.

Donovan also shared the news on social media:

“Happy to announce that my baby girl @lex.m5 has committed to @ubathletics. Proud father and great staff. We’re back in Upstate NY. Let’s Go,” McNabb wrote.

Raquel Nurse McNabb, Lexi’s mother and McNabb’s wife, was also a star athlete. She played point guard at Syracuse from 1994-1998, which was around the same time Donovan was the quarterback for the Orange.

Lexi averaged 13.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.8 assists in 21 games during the 2020-21 season. She helped Seton Catholic win back-to-back Class 4A championships in Arizona.

Terrell Owens wants to knock the chunky soup out of Donovan McNabb

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If there is one person who Terrell Owens would want to face in a celebrity boxing match, we know whom it is: Donovan McNabb.

Owens was a guest on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast. He talked about whom he would fight in such a match. He didn’t hesitate to mention his former Philadelphia Eagles teammate and said he would knock the “Chunky soup from him.” That was a reference to the Campbell’s soup endorsement McNabb famously had.

“I’m dead serious, Shannon, I’ll knock him out,” Owens said. “Because there would be so much pent-up [rage].

“I’ll be controlled. It’ll be controlled anger. I’d be like a Navy Seal. They’re cool and calm under all conditions. But there would be a fire burning inside of me.

“Clean out. I’d knock the Chunky Soup from him. From 2004! Trust me.”

Owens has a long history of issues with McNabb. The two were teammates on the Eagles in 2004 and 2005. They formed a dynamic duo on the field but Owens’ issues led to him being cut from the team midway through the 2005 season. McNabb says that Owens broke apart the team. Owens says McNabb was out drinking before the Super Bowl.

Clearly, the negative feelings T.O. has towards McNabb have not subsided.

Andy Reid wants T.O., Donovan McNabb to end their beef

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As Andy Reid prepares to coach in his third Super Bowl on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs coach reflected a bit on two of the players who helped him reach his first.

Reid talked about Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb, the two key players on the Philadelphia Eagles team that fell short 24-21 against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. The two ex-teammates have been in a war of words for years, and while Reid may have reason to hold a grudge, he isn’t going to do it.

“I try to remember the good times,” Reid said, via Zack Rosenblatt of “There were so many good times. I focus on that. Things happen in this business, man. I’m not a grudge holder. I’ve never been that way. I’ve talked with (Owens) and I’m close with Donovan, I’m close with him and my wish would be that those two bring it back together.”

Owens and McNabb have feuded infamously for a good decade and a half now. McNabb has accused Owens of being behind the breakup of that team, while Owens has taken shots at McNabb as recently as this week. It doesn’t seem like those two are at all close to patching things up.

That said, Owens has long spoken of his fondness for Reid and how much he enjoyed playing for him. If anyone can bring the two back together, maybe it’s their former coach. Don’t count on it, though.

Terrell Owens takes shot at Donovan McNabb

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Terrell Owens just loves taking shots at Donovan McNabb.

T.O. sent an unsolicited tweet on Saturday night aimed at McNabb. Owens seemed to recount the time before Super Bowl XXXIX he told former teammate Freddie Mitchell to make sure McNabb wasn’t out drinking.

Owens, McNabb and Mitchell were teammates on the Eagles, who lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl during the 2004 season.

Owens has been on a warpath when it comes to McNabb. He recently bashed his former quarterback and said McNabb was out drinking the night before their Eagles lost the big game. Owens speculated that McNabb drinking could have contributed to the quarterback throwing up in the huddle during the game.

It’s awfully petty of Owens to bring the matter back up the night before the Bucs and Chiefs meet in the Super Bowl. But Owens has always been petty, so this shouldn’t surprise us.

Terrell Owens says Donovan McNabb was out drinking night before Super Bowl

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Donovan McNabb has denied numerous times that he threw up in the huddle during the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX, but many people remain convinced it happened. Terrell Owens says he has plenty of reason to believe the story is not a fairytale.

While he played in that game with McNabb, Owens says he did not personally witness the quarterback throw up on the field. However, T.O. appeared on “Untold Stories” with Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion and said several former Eagles players saw it happen.

“Why would somebody lie? There are teammates that said he threw up in the huddle,” Owens said. “Personally, I didn’t see it, but there are teammates that I’ve talked to recently that said they saw him throw up in the huddle.”

Vomiting on the field wouldn’t be a crime, but McNabb has always seemed annoyed when people bring it up. What Owens said next about the alleged incident will likely irritate McNabb even more. T.O. told Tesfatsion that McNabb went out the night before the game and people saw the quarterback drinking.

“I’ve talked to teammates since then and know for a fact that he was out the night before — before the biggest game of all of our careers,” Owens added. “There are people that saw him out the night before and said he was drinking. I think that contributed to him throwing up in the huddle. He’s obviously had a history of conditioning problems … I feel like that was irresponsible, especially for somebody of his caliber and his status. To be the leader of the team and you’re out before the night of the biggest game of your career and you’re out drinking and what have you.”

McNabb will almost certainly deny that. The truth is T.O. isn’t the most trusted source of McNabb information, as there is clearly bad blood between the two. McNabb appeared on “Untold Stories” earlier this year and spoke about how Owens broke up the Eagles with his drama.

Owens has bashed McNabb off and on for years. He said back in 2014 that McNabb was jealous of the way Owens was embraced by the people of Philly, and Owens has also taken several shots at McNabb on Twitter.

McNabb threw three interceptions in the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots. Philly struggled to move the ball late in the fourth quarter, and many felt McNabb was physically exhausted. You’d think a hangover would have impacted him long before the final few minutes, but you never know.

Terrell Owens responds to Donovan McNabb, calls him a ‘joke’

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Did you really think Terrell Owens was going to let Donovan McNabb get in a shot at him without responding? You don’t know T.O. if you thought that was the case.

McNabb was a guest on “Untold Stories” with Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion and said in the episode that Owens’ contract saga with the Philadelphia Eagles broke up what was a good team.

The Eagles went to the Super Bowl in the 2004 season, then Owens only played in seven games in 2005 after being suspended for negative comments about McNabb, for which he did not apologize.

“Ohhhh s–t!!!! I can’t wait 2 tell my story!!! I’m bringing [popcorn], doing sit-ups and gonna eat a couple cans of “CHUNKY SOUP!!”
This guy is a joke!! Talking bout I broke up the @eagles !! Did u tell em that u vouched for the Eagles to pay Westbrook but NOT ME!!” Owens wrote in one tweet (edited for profanity).

Owens continued to take shots at McNabb. He referenced McNabb’s DUIs and accused McNabb of unsavory behavior at parties.

Owens also challenged McNabb to fight.

Owens has taken numerous shots at McNabb over the years, and the former Eagles quarterback generally avoids getting involved. He had to know by speaking about Owens this time, he would receive a big response — and he got one.

Donovan McNabb: Terrell Owens drama with Eagles ‘broke us up’

Donovan McNabb has not said a whole lot about Terrell Owens in recent years even as Owens has taken numerous shots at McNabb, but the retired quarterback broke his silence in a big way this week.

McNabb was a guest on the latest installment of “Untold Stories” with Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion, and the six-time Pro Bowler spoke about how optimistic he was after the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl back in 2005. McNabb said he felt the Eagles had all the pieces in place at that point to contend for a championship the next year, but he believes the drama between Owens and the team over the star receiver’s contract “broke us up.”

You can hear McNabb’s thoughts at around the 2:55 mark below:

“The offseason goes through and then all of a sudden there’s turmoil there and (Owens and the Eagles) are in conversation going back and forth, and we had to answer those questions instead of focusing on what we need to do in order to get back to where we were,” McNabb said. “I thought that was a major distraction for us … That was something that kind of broke us up.”

What McNabb is referring to, of course, is the infamous 2005 offseason when Owens was seeking a new contract from the Eagles. He stayed away from training camp and held private workouts at his home in front of the media, including banging out sit-ups in his driveway and ordering pizza for the reporters in attendance. That season was then filled with turmoil, with TO being suspended by the team after making derogatory remarks about McNabb. Owens was released prior to the 2006 season and signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

McNabb was also asked if he is on speaking terms with Owens nearly 15 years later, and the quarterback said he’d simply “give a nice peace sign and keep it moving” if he were to encounter TO. McNabb said he prefers to leave the past in the past despite Owens making comments about McNabb more recently.

Owens has bashed McNabb off and on for years. He said back in 2014 that McNabb was jealous of the way Owens was embraced by the people of Philly, and Owens has also taken several shots at McNabb on Twitter.

We’ll never know what would have become of the Eagles if Owens simply showed up and did his job the year after they lost the Super Bowl, but the same could be said for a lot of franchises. That is simply how it goes sometimes with star players in the NFL.

Donovan McNabb responds to trolls who say he wasn’t good enough for Andy Reid

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense have done some incredible things in the playoffs this year, and head coach Andy Reid deserves a lot of credit for his playcalling over the past two weeks. But if Donovan McNabb was still Reid’s quarterback, many people feel the results would be a lot different.

McNabb and Reid went to five NFC Championship Games during their 11 seasons together with the Philadelphia Eagles. They reached the Super Bowl once and lost to the New England Patriots. As Reid and Mahomes were lighting up the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Twitter trolls took the opportunity to throw cheap shots at McNabb, who hit a couple of them with the same response.

There’s no question Reid is an offensive genius, which is why he has made successful NFL quarterbacks out of guys like Alex Smith. The combination of the coach’s play designs with Mahomes’ talent has been perfect for the Chiefs, but Reid has made his fair share of crucial mistakes over the years as well.

If Mahomes goes on to win the Super Bowl, people are naturally going to bring up McNabb never getting it done. The six-time Pro Bowler seems prepared for that.

Kevin Durant responds to Donovan McNabb about Nets regret

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Kevin Durant has yet to play in a game with the Brooklyn Nets and won’t until next season, but somehow there has already been talk about whether he regrets his decision to leave the Golden State Warriors. Judging by the exchange he had with former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, that does not appear to be the case.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan published a lengthy feature in which sources told her the Nets are already concerned about Kyrie Irving’s attitude. In response to that story, McNabb tweeted that he wonders if Durant will wish he had re-signed with the Warriors.

Those who know Durant and his affinity for social media will not be surprised to hear that the two-time NBA Finals MVP fired back. He had a very simple response for McNabb, telling him to “relax.”

NBA superstars can be difficult to manage, and Irving has a reputation for sulking when things don’t go his way. Durant is also notoriously thin-skinned and has shown us numerous times in the past how much criticism bothers him, so it will be interesting to see how things go with him and Irving playing for the same team. That said, the new-look Nets have played just three games. It would be hard for Durant to regret his decision before he even steps onto the court in a Nets uniform, and that isn’t happening until next season. McNabb’s take is a bit premature, if nothing else.

Ranking the best NFC East quarterbacks of all-time

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Who are the top NFC East quarterbacks of all-time? The NFC East came into existence with the AFL-NFL merger and contains some of the oldest and most famous franchises in the league. To honor the 50th season for the division, I am going to identify the top signal callers to play in the division.

These rankings only consider quarterbacks during times they played in the NFC East (1970 to present). It does include players from the former St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals who also played in the division. Because it only includes the NFC East period, though, it excludes some Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Sonny Jurgensen and the Giants’ version of Fran Tarkenton, and all quarterbacks who preceded them.

To help compile the list, I looked at both rushing and passing stats, league-adjusted for era, and ranked the top 150 regular seasons and top 50 postseasons by NFC quarterbacks. So the list includes both regular season performance and postseason fame and accomplishment.

15. Nick Foles, Eagles

Nick Foles? Well, consider that the NFC East has had three different quarterbacks win a Super Bowl title (for three different franchises) who did not become starters until late in the season. Compared to Doug Williams and Jeff Hostetler, though, Foles also has played more games in the NFC East (14 career regular season starts for Williams, 25 for Hostetler), has better league-adjusted stats, and had a better season (2013, with a 27 TD to 2 INT year) than either of them had outside of the Super Bowl runs.

If you can divorce Foles from his career outside Philadelphia, he makes this list on his excellent season in 2013, two times coming off the bench to appear in the playoffs, and postseason accomplishments. Carson Wentz or Dak Prescott would likely occupy this spot in the near future but for now, it’s Foles.

Key Stats: 32 GS (21-11), 7.5 YPA, led league in YPA in 2013, 4-2 record in playoffs with Eagles