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Reid, Childress Gone Fishin'

When we discussed on Monday the possible timetable for the announcement that quarterback Brett Favre will play for the Vikings in 2010, we mentioned that coach Brad Childress will be on vacation from Monday, June 22 until Monday, June 29.
What we failed to point out is that he’s going fishing.  In Alaska.  With the man whose team knocked Childress out of the 2008 playoffs.
We realize that the NFL entails many relationships that cross team lines.  And we understand that Reid and Childress are long-time colleagues and friends, with Childress serving as Reid’s offensive coordinator before getting his current gig in Minnesota.
But why in the heck would Childress, as he prepares to embark on his make-or-break season with the Vikings, spend a week with the guy who arguably kept Childress from getting a contract extension after last season ended?
We’re not saying that Childress should be leaving any burning packages on Reid’s front porch.  We just don’t think that the week will be as relaxing as it should be for Childress, given that his inability to get beyond the wild-card round in 2008 — thanks to Reid’s team.
Then again, maybe Childress knows he’ll be looking for a new job in 2010.

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73 Responses to “Reid, Childress Gone Fishin'”
  1. bluelion says: Jun 23, 2009 6:30 AM

    What a pointless story.
    The relevance will be in a week when Andy Reid turns up missing. Just how good of a swimmer do you think Andy is???

  2. Lancaster Eagle says: Jun 23, 2009 6:31 AM

    Mike – they’ve been friends for 20+ years. They understand that there are things more important than football. Andy Reid is one of Childress’s biggest fans. Sure, when they face each other on the field, they want to win; but that doesn’t mean that away from the field they can’t still be great friends.
    I struggle to understand why this is so difficult for you to understand. Childress is probably having a very relaxing time. He’s far away from the football world, with a close friend with whom he has shared a long and deep friendship, doing something that he loves in a beautiful part of the world. Yeah, must be hard to relax, huh? Give me a break, Mike.

  3. ncoolong says: Jun 23, 2009 6:35 AM

    Maybe they’re just friends….?

  4. phillyburdzfan says: Jun 23, 2009 6:37 AM

    You lose a playoff game to a friend and you’re not allowed to go fishing with him anymore?
    It is good to see that your ability to find something when you’re looking at nothing hasn’t been diminished by NBC.

  5. wydok says: Jun 23, 2009 6:40 AM

    Well Reid WAS Favre’s QB coach during the Packers Super Bowl year. So maybe Childress is using the opportunity to get some advice.

  6. boltergeist17 says: Jun 23, 2009 6:42 AM

    thats gonna be awkward. i wonder what theyll talk about.

  7. SJsports66 says: Jun 23, 2009 6:44 AM

    Are you serious Florio? These guys have been friends for years and I believe their families are close friends as well. Yes, their professional lives crossed last year, but are they all the sudden supposed to hate each other?
    This is the last time of the year for a vacation for NFL coaches, players, etc. before training camp and the season really heats up. I am just not sure what else you would really have Childress be doing? If anything, maybe its good to get away from the whole Favre mess for awhile. And both coaches know they are going to be in for a hell of year with big expectations, so maybe Alaska is a good thing.

  8. gwinn1952 says: Jun 23, 2009 6:58 AM

    Now that was a stupid story. They’ve been friends a long time. Just because he Childress lost to Reid in the playoffs doesn’t mean they’re not friends anymore. Maybe this is a time away from football…………where no speaking of football is allowed and they just enjoyed fishing and each others company. I’m surprised you didn’t stoop low enough to say why is Reid out fishing when he has troubles at home. Now that would have been an even stupider story. You people actually get paid to think up these stories. I retired from the wrong business.

  9. benniehifive says: Jun 23, 2009 6:58 AM

    Chilly says… “I wish I could quit you”

  10. JuicyMelon says: Jun 23, 2009 7:18 AM

    Seriously? I thought the content wasn’t going to change when you joined up with NBC Sports…The old PFT would’ve never posted a story like this.

  11. Orangello_Jones says: Jun 23, 2009 7:34 AM

    Unbelievable. Talk about shallow.
    I’d say don’t quit your day job but too late for that.
    Not your best couple of days on the site Mike.

  12. 5rings says: Jun 23, 2009 7:53 AM

    great story…..what the hell else is there to say about the bum ass egirls, other than maclin still cant run routs without a spead o, or fatass reid was at geno’s last night downing a dozen wiz with !

  13. JimmySmith says: Jun 23, 2009 8:00 AM

    “But why in the heck would Childress spend a week with the guy who arguably kept Childress from getting a contract extension after last season ended?”
    The lack of a contract extension goes beyond this single game. I could think of 1,001 reasons why Chilly didn’t get his contract extension and this game wouldn’t even rank in the top 500.
    Please stop portraying Childress as a man who is about to be fired. The rest of us are praying for a 5 year contract extension. We are hoping to see the day that the sun is bouncing off his bald head as he roams the Southern California sideline during a Viking home game.

  14. despyzer says: Jun 23, 2009 8:03 AM

    Is this article suggesting that Reid should have intentionally lost that playoff game in order to maintain the strength of a friendship? I don’t think it works that way.

  15. wvugrad00 says: Jun 23, 2009 8:08 AM

    your reaching at straws Florio, while the NFL is analogized to war, incorrectly at that the NFL is nothing like war, these two are close friends. There is nothing wrong with them going on vacation, regardless of who knocked who out of the playoffs. To say they cant be friends outside of work is a stupid argument.

  16. tiseth says: Jun 23, 2009 8:18 AM

    This story is a waste of space, maybe you ran out of rumors.

  17. BirdsFan.com says: Jun 23, 2009 8:22 AM

    Who cares? It’s a stressful job. Let them relax.

  18. outofbounds says: Jun 23, 2009 8:23 AM

    is there anyway that Andy can just give his pal Chili a little nudge and send him overboard

  19. Bud Grant says: Jun 23, 2009 8:27 AM

    If you had spent any time in Minnesota, you would know that fishing is one of the great equalizers. I’ve talked to people I would never have met nor have anything in common with if they weren’t out fishing too. It’s natural for friends to go fishing together. Try it sometime.

  20. Vox Veritas says: Jun 23, 2009 8:34 AM

    Hilarious that you’d question Childress on this but not Reid, who has his own problems (personal as well as professional).

  21. inmymind says: Jun 23, 2009 8:44 AM

    Florio, really, you never hang with the lawyers who whoop up on you in court? I mean let be clear, I am sure you can’t hang with ALL of them, there just isnt enough time in the day. However, real men can seperate business from personal life. I usually only see this inability in the ladies in the office…hmmmmmmmmm.

  22. ctm1965 says: Jun 23, 2009 8:47 AM

    Are you kidding with this article?

  23. KS1980 says: Jun 23, 2009 8:47 AM

    I am sure players from different teams never hang out together either.

  24. andyreid says: Jun 23, 2009 8:47 AM

    It would only be Brokeback Mountain if Andy went fishing with Jerry Jones. He has been plowing HIM in the ass for a decade. (14-6).

  25. Vox Veritas says: Jun 23, 2009 9:03 AM

    “It would only be Brokeback Mountain if Andy went fishing with Jerry Jones. He has been plowing HIM in the ass for a decade.”
    More homolicious imagery from the Eagirls fans. Freud would say that you have latent tendencies.

  26. spongemikeflorio says: Jun 23, 2009 9:03 AM

    you need counseling if it bothers you that much that childress & reid are fishing together….
    and the slide to dementia continues..

  27. gramsiegardens says: Jun 23, 2009 9:03 AM

    Florio- I guess the stories are running low. Wow……Chilly and Reid can’t be friends??? I guess I see what you are talking about since I haven’t talked to my brother since last years FFL defeat. I hate that SOB.
    Worst story ever posted!

  28. rew14478 says: Jun 23, 2009 9:05 AM

    Head coaches that are true friends? We cannot allow this in the NFL. They need to be enemies! Just go back to bashing the guys talking about retirement Florio. You seem to detest that activity aswell.

  29. Kevin from Philly says: Jun 23, 2009 9:06 AM

    Hey, it’s not like they’re going to Cabo the week before the playoffs.

  30. dawk20db says: Jun 23, 2009 9:10 AM

    Gotta agree with everyone else here. What the heck are you thinking about? They aren’t allow to remain friends? I am absolutely flabbergasted that you would reach so far for a story that you would end up saying a friendship should be dissolved because of a playoff football game…

  31. mbl002 says: Jun 23, 2009 9:13 AM

    you’ve had your share of worthless stories recently…but this might top them all

  32. TeflonDon says: Jun 23, 2009 9:16 AM

    my friend once beat me in a game of one-on-one in my driveway…we were later seen watching TV in my living room…the blog community had a field day.

  33. jimicos says: Jun 23, 2009 9:20 AM

    ncoolong says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 6:35 am
    Maybe they’re just friends….?
    —————————————
    Or maybe it’s something more…

  34. stevemcguigan says: Jun 23, 2009 9:22 AM

    This is worse than the Bradshaw false alarm. Complete non-story.

  35. NickCrozier says: Jun 23, 2009 9:24 AM

    Or maybe Mike is just trying to stir a reaction out of the reactive, limp minded slapnutz that he knows will respond to such a stupid “revelation”.
    Ya think?
    @andyreid
    Classic. Also, AR has never lost to Jones in the month of December. NEVER.
    Be sure to let Ms. Vaginatas know.

  36. darron01 says: Jun 23, 2009 9:32 AM

    Maybe Childress realizes that Reid is 10X the coach he’ll ever be, and hopes that just by standing in the same boat with him, he’ll magically absorb some of those skills.
    You don’t think it’s a good idea for one (bad) coach to ask advice from his friend? Seems like a no-brainer. I think Childress has tons to gain from this.

  37. phillyinsd says: Jun 23, 2009 9:32 AM

    Vox Veritas says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 8:34 am
    Hilarious that you’d question Childress on this but not Reid, who has his own problems (personal as well as professional).
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    Please explain the professional problems AR has. And if you say he’s never won a Super Bowl I might just die laughing.
    Sounds like you are either saying that AR should not go on vacation because one of his sons is in jail and the other is doing well in a treatment program, OR no one with personal and professional problems should go on vacation.
    So, go on…explain further. I’ll be anxiously waiting.

  38. fav-rah says: Jun 23, 2009 9:35 AM

    I hear bait can be an afrodisiac for some mature grown men, who also happen to be coaches in the NFL, in the same conference.
    Oh baby, you, you got what I need, but you say he’s just a friend, you say he’s just a friend.
    Oh Bradley, you, you got what I need (Brett Favre and a worm), but you say Andy’s just a friend, you say he’s just a friend.
    Oh Andy, you, you got what I need (Donovan McNabb and a minnow), but you say Bradley’s just a firend, you say he’s just a friend.

  39. Dirty_Waters says: Jun 23, 2009 9:40 AM

    No offense Florio, I know it’s slow and all but this is the most pointless article in the history of PFT.

  40. bgman says: Jun 23, 2009 9:54 AM

    It should make for some interesting conversation as each one tries to pry a little info — such as new formations, changes in defensive packages, potential personell moves, how thay plan to utilize their dynamic 1st round draft choice WRs, etc. — out of each other during small talk while trying to keep their own plans close to the vest.
    It will be a week of bluffing games as each slips in just enough truth to make all the lies they feed each other believable.

  41. mixman34 says: Jun 23, 2009 10:13 AM

    Florio, now you’re reaching for stories. This is probably the most pointless of them all. Can you not keep one thought contained in your head?!

  42. PDXNinerfan says: Jun 23, 2009 10:14 AM

    Call me when the plane leaves Hattiesburg…then maybe this would be worth a post

  43. Peilab says: Jun 23, 2009 10:31 AM

    This sounds as if it was written by a person who does not understand the value of friendship. Maybe he only has aquaintances and no true friends himself

  44. Vox Veritas says: Jun 23, 2009 10:32 AM

    “Please explain the professional problems AR has. And if you say he’s never won a Super Bowl I might just die laughing.”
    Promise?
    How about a locker room that’s in a constant state of turmoil? How about the loss of his defensive coordinator? How about the fact that the only things that realistically saved his job last year after a 5-5-1 start was a late resurgence and a lot of luck?

  45. purpleguy says: Jun 23, 2009 10:32 AM

    It takes a brave man to get into a small boat with Andy Reid. Lucky Reid’s not good friends with Mike McCarthy — they’d probably never be heard from again.

  46. Vox Veritas says: Jun 23, 2009 10:37 AM

    “AR has never lost to Jones in the month of December. NEVER”
    You might want to review the 1999 season, booby. And remember that you’re talking about a coach vs. an owner.

  47. PurplePrideinPalmSprings says: Jun 23, 2009 10:38 AM

    Florio,
    I have read a lot of stupid shit on this site, but this is the dumbest thing you have ever written. It can’t be that difficult to make up NFL news? I know you can do better than this! Please focus and try harder.

  48. fap1800 says: Jun 23, 2009 10:43 AM

    this post gives us all a great insight into the mentality of a lawyer. status among your peers and of course money reign king. jesus mike, you are one shallow individual.

  49. wydok says: Jun 23, 2009 10:48 AM

    “Seriously? I thought the content wasn’t going to change when you joined up with NBC Sports…The old PFT would’ve never posted a story like this. ”
    Yes, it would.

  50. Bob_Nelson says: Jun 23, 2009 10:51 AM

    There are some issues missed here.
    For one Childress fishing habits.
    Last year he went fishing in Florida. This year Alaska. Minnesota has over 10,000 lakes yet Brad Childress does not like fishing there. Why?
    Two
    Also the Philly.com story does not say if the families went with these two men. The documented problems with Andy Ried’s children would make one wonder if he spends any time with them at all. Did these men want their wives along or not and why?
    Three
    You missed an opportunity to insert Brett Favre into the story. Andy Reid having worked with Favre in Green Bay before accepting the Eagles coaching job. If you still think Brett Favre might sign with the vikings you could speculate on the Favre discussions in which they might engage. Can Childress lure Brett Favre out of retirement and land a big free agent to the viking boat?
    Four
    The Alaska tourism angle. An indoor coach like Childress actually likes to get out side once in awhile and enjoy the plentiful hours of sunshine in Alaska. What kind of sunscreen does Brad Childress use on his bald head? Are they fishing for salmon, flounder, or another species? how do they handle their poles around each other?
    Five
    A little humor could be brought by mentioning encountering the Bears in Alaska.
    Six
    Which is better at fishing? Who caught the most and the largest fish? Play up the competitive nature of these two.
    The story could have been developed more.

  51. realityonetwo says: Jun 23, 2009 11:21 AM

    Not that this matters to you, oh purveyor of the “new journalism,” but typically writers include the first name in addition to the last name when referring to a specific person. Unless Andy Reid suddenly goes by only “Reid,” like “Bono,” or “Sting”…

  52. Vox Veritas says: Jun 23, 2009 11:45 AM

    “typically writers include the first name in addition to the last name when referring to a specific person”
    Thanks for mentioning that, at first I thought he was talking about Tara Reid and Ray Childress.

  53. east96st says: Jun 23, 2009 12:07 PM

    Thanks, Florio! You have forced to agree with Vox. I’ll be sick to stomach for a week as a result. This “story” is a lot more relevant to Reid. I have three kids. If one was in jail and another in rehab and I had a week off, I would be visiting my kids. I understand they are grown men and made their own choices, but being a dad doesn’t mean you stop caring when they’re eighteen. Andy should be spending that week talking to his sons. He doesn’t OWE it to them, but it’s the right thing for a father to do.

  54. Vox Veritas says: Jun 23, 2009 12:34 PM

    “This “story” is a lot more relevant to Reid.”
    Aw hell, now I have to agree with you. Where did I put my damn Zantac?

  55. Midnitemud says: Jun 23, 2009 12:39 PM

    What’s wrong with 2 long-time friends taking a fishing trip together? Football DOES NOT determine ALL decisions these guys make! Can’t they have a good vacation without someone speculateing “What it means” to have a vacation?! You know it’s June when you get ridiculous NFL articles like this.

  56. Fredex says: Jun 23, 2009 12:45 PM

    I agree with a lot of the posters who pointed out their long friendship is separate from what happens when they face off on the field.
    One thing to add is if Childress does get fired, he might need that friendship to get another coaching gig.

  57. inmymind says: Jun 23, 2009 12:50 PM

    The only more stupid then this on this site is Vox.

  58. phillyinsd says: Jun 23, 2009 2:03 PM

    Vox says: How about a locker room that’s in a constant state of turmoil? How about the loss of his defensive coordinator? How about the fact that the only things that realistically saved his job last year after a 5-5-1 start was a late resurgence and a lot of luck?
    —————————————————————————————————————–
    44-6 might have helped too. Sounds like you’re the pot calling the kettle black Vox. Do you need a reminder that you’re a Cowboys fan?
    As for the post stating Andy should be spending the week with his sons instead of vacationing, who’s to say he isn’t visiting them on a regular basis? Do you know for a fact that this is the only possible time he could visit his sons and he chose to go on vacation instead? Is he even allowed access to visit them on a regular basis? Do they even want to see him? Think about it before you just assume that because he went on vacation he doesn’t care about his kids anymore.

  59. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 23, 2009 2:20 PM

    Hey Vox,
    Once you and East96 stop fodling each other you could explain how it is coach vs. owner? isn’t it coach vs. GM who said he could win no matter who the coach is? By saying that, doesn;t it put all of the pressure on him until he resigns as GM? No one would ever say Wade vs. Lurie because that would not make sense however, Reid vs. Jones does.

  60. smilergrogan says: Jun 23, 2009 2:20 PM

    Florio: I thought you called this campground PRO Football Talk. Now if Reid was coaching Michigan and Ned Flanders was coaching Ohio State your story would actually be on to something. Pros are pros, and these two go way back.
    As to those offering Andy Reid parenting lessons, you have no idea what has and is going on so to describe your opinions as uninformed would be charitable. An uncharitable description would be …well you can probably think of some yourselves. You obviously know everything else.

  61. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 23, 2009 2:24 PM

    Vox: “How about a locker room that’s in a constant state of turmoil? How about the loss of his defensive coordinator? How about the fact that the only things that realistically saved his job last year after a 5-5-1 start was a late resurgence and a lot of luck? ”
    Constant state of turmoil. Are we talking the model of consistency Eagles or the Cowboys who are actually in a contant state of turmoil. If it is not guys getting arrested – it is Jones cutting T.O. because Romo is too much of a pussy to deal with him. So, if the Cowboys wouldn’t have choked and then fainted – Andy would have been fired? Nah.
    Why can’t Andy go on vaca becasue of Jim Johnson? Is Andy supposed to be devising defensive schemes? Maybe, just maybe, Andy has been preparing for the day without Jim knowing he had health issues.

  62. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 23, 2009 2:26 PM

    Vox, so it is OK for Romo to go to Cabo the week before the playoffs and for him to go to the US open but not OK for Reid to go on vaca in the offseason?

  63. east96st says: Jun 23, 2009 3:46 PM

    Smush Rodrigez says:
    “Once you and East96 stop fodling each other you could explain how it is coach vs. owner?”
    Smush – I never said ONE word about coach vs. owner. I just said Andy should go see his boys. But don’t let facts get in the way of you making an ass of yourself – again. For a guy that hates Vox so much, you’re really not that different from him.

  64. PurplePrideinPalmSprings says: Jun 23, 2009 3:51 PM

    Florio really has a hard on for Childress! You know, I thought he hated him, but now I’m not so certain. He can’t seem to stop thinking and writing about him. I wonder if maybe he’s Florio wants to push meat in Chili’s belly? Remember when you were a kid and you were mean to the girl you really liked because you didn’t want anyone to know? I think that’s what is going on here. Florio has a man crush on Chili, and doesn’t know how to deal with it! JUST COME OUT MIKE! You never know, Chili might be interested. You know a week in Alaska might make him really lonely.

  65. east96st says: Jun 23, 2009 3:51 PM

    smilergrogan says:
    “You obviously know everything else.”
    I know you’re a douche. One kid in jail. Every jail has regular visiting hours. One kid in rehab. Same with rehab. Andy goes fishing. That’s top quality parenting. Hope you have several girls and adopt that model of parenting for them. That’s a nightmare you richly deserve.

  66. unclaimedfright says: Jun 23, 2009 4:22 PM

    Freud would say that Vox projects the sadness of never having a father onto Jerry Jones, looking at him like a father figure when we all know JJ is an unholy mummy unearthed in an Egyptian tomb and reanimated to destroy a once-storied franchise.

  67. unclaimedfright says: Jun 23, 2009 4:23 PM

    Mike Florio is a lawyer. Lawyers, as we all know, are incapable of making or maintaining friends professionally. Defense attorneys and prosecutors hate each other with the burning passion of a thousand supernovae.

  68. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 23, 2009 4:52 PM

    east96st says: “Once you and East96 stop fodling each other you could explain how it is coach vs. owner?”
    Smush – I never said ONE word about coach vs. owner. I just said Andy should go see his boys. But don’t let facts get in the way of you making an ass of yourself – again. For a guy that hates Vox so much, you’re really not that different from him.
    *******
    East96… My message was clearly directed to Vox. Hence, the “Hey Vox” and of course I meant to say “fondling” not fodling.
    I was not even commenting on you saying he should see his boys. I will not even ask if you know how many times he goes to see his boys. If you want to worry about that, fine. I guess you feel that every person who has a high stress job, a kid in jail and/or rehab should not go on vacation. Ok, fine – that is your opinion. I have never been in this situation and hopefully never will so I will not comment.
    So, as far as not letting facts get in the way – my comment stands. But maybe you should not let reading get in the way since the comment was directed AT Vox but mentioned you.
    I do not hate Vox. Why would I? I think he sometimes makes good points and sometimes makes rediculous statements. I do not like when he makes some classless statements (like about Jimmy Johnson) but I do not get all worked up about it like some people do. But, I am different from Vox because I do not blindly support everyone on the Eagles and everything that goes on. I give my honest opinion about everything. Vox will support everyone who is on the Cowboys and never say anything bad. I, on the other hand, am very critical of the Eagles. I just react when certain people from Dallas and New York try to talk about the Eagles when they really have no clue. I actually like to hear what you have to say about the Giants and I do like to hear some of Vox’s points about the Cowboys (example – the Roy Williams vs. Dawkins debate). I do not care to hear about the 5 rings a million times though.

  69. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 23, 2009 4:57 PM

    East96: “But don’t let facts get in the way of you making an ass of yourself – again”
    Yes, I know I looked like an ass after I said that the Eagles were much better than the Giants taking only the two head to head matchups into consderation. After they met in the playoffs, in New York, I really looked like an ass.

  70. steved says: Jun 23, 2009 5:52 PM

    Florio, I think YOU need a vacation. Complete senseless story. Your turning into one of those cheap tabloids since joining forces with NBC.
    Pitiful.

  71. east96st says: Jun 23, 2009 8:42 PM

    Smush Rodrigez says:
    “East96… My message was clearly directed to Vox. Hence, the “Hey Vox” and of course I meant to say “fondling” not fodling”
    Hate to break to you, but since you mentioned me directly, the message was, by default, also aimed at me. If you want to “speak” to Vox and only Vox, then leave me out.
    “But, I am different from Vox because I do not blindly support everyone on the Eagles and everything that goes on.”
    Wel, I would disagree with that, but since it’s a matter of opinion, I’ll give it to you.
    Ways that you are like Vox
    1) Routinely make outrageous claims on posts about OTHER NFC East teams. Rarely, is anything posted about the Giants that you don’t jump in and make a derogatory remark. And it’s NOT just in defense of your Eagles, you often do it when all the comments have been about the NY.
    2) Overuse of hyperbole. Philly doesn’t have a good O line (which none of us know for sure right now), they have the BEST. As I have said before, since they have not played a single game of football together, we really don’t know how good or bad the O line will be. The reality is, it often takes a season or two for an overhauled O line to really reach it’s potential. These guys have to know instinctively what the guy next to him will do under every scenario. It’s hard to get there right out of the box. Could they do it? Sure. But until they do, it’s a ridiculously biased comment.
    3) Immediate response to any negative comment with an insult and name calling. If a guy is saying “Eagles suck”, well, have at him. But if a guy is saying “I wonder if they will be the same team without Johnson”, insults are uncalled for and are pointless. Feel free to make your case why they will be the same and/or better without Johnson but when you name call when it’s not provoked, well, that’s very Vox-like.
    4) Every team has it’s flaws.There’s no need to rip into someone who points one or more them out. If someone says, “Eli had a horrible game in the playoffs”, I’m not going to argue with him. But, if someone starts to make “down syndrome” comments, I’ll call him out. You and Vox both jump all over the guys that say “he had a bad game”. Save it for the idiots that make baseless attacks. I have never implied that any Philly player is brain damaged, gay, or any of the million other moronic comments that guys like andyreid (the PFT guy, not the coach) post. Will I say I wonder how long McNabb can last since he’s been in the League for 10 years and has taken some serious hits back in his scrambling days? Yeah, but it’s not insulting the guy, it doesn’t require you rushing to Donovan’s defense. One, he doesn’t care what any of us have to say. Two, if he did, he can afford to hire the best public relations people in the world. Doesn’t need you there to protect him just like Jerry Jones doesn’t need Vox. You guys take the “defending angel” thing a little too seriously.

  72. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 23, 2009 9:18 PM

    Ouch. I think you figured it out. I actually do not live in Philly, I live in Topeka Kansas and Vox is my brother. We share bunkbeds.
    I guess it is not OK to defend McNabb when a certain element of this site (a good number from Philly) says stupid things about McNabb being responsible for every loss… But it is OK to make assumptions about people’s personal family life like Andy and his kids. Oh well, I will try to change.

  73. unclaimedfright says: Jun 24, 2009 12:56 AM

    I make Eli Downs Syndrome comments from time to time! But that’s because dude’s eyes are like, 5 feet apart.
    Also, anyone who’s gonna get worked up over something posted in the comments section of a football rumor website deserves all the inner turmoil they give themselves. Anyone who’s gonna get moralistic and offended by a joke made anonymously on the internet about a rival team’s player, deserves to be laughed at.

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