It’s been more than six years since Rush Limbaugh, in his capacity as a commentator for ESPN, referred to Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb as “overrated” because “the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.”
But those comments still crop up from time to time in the NFL.
During the 2009 season, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was grilled about Limbaugh while testifying before Congress. And on his show Friday, Limbaugh himself brought up his comments from the 2003 season in pointing out that ESPN’s Erik Kuselias had also referred to McNabb as “overrated.”
Kuselias was guest hosting ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Friday when he said of McNabb, “He’s had a public fight with Rush Limbaugh, I don’t mean the two of them, it was a polarizing issue. He’s a had a public fight with T.O. He’s been sort of underrated in his own city and maybe overrated nationally at the same time, it’s been crazy!”
Limbaugh broadcast those comments on his own show and then added, “What was that? Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa hold it a minute. Is he still working there? Erik Kuselias has just said Donovan McNabb has been overrated nationally. Erik Kuselias just said that McNabb’s been overrated nationally. Erik, if they zap you outta there, call me. I got some ideas.”
Jon Bois of SBNation.com flagged the comments from Friday’s show and pointed out that what Kuselias said isn’t the same thing as what Limbaugh said in 2003. But it’s clear that more than six years after Limbaugh resigned from ESPN, those comments about McNabb won’t soon be forgotten.