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"Dirty 30" reunite to welcome McNabb home

In 1999, WIP host Angelo Cataldi recruited a group of Eagles fans who took a bus trip to New York with the goal of welcoming to the franchise running back Ricky Williams, the player that they wanted the team to take with the second pick in the draft.  When they instead picked quarterback Donovan McNabb, the so-called “Dirty 30″ made their displeasure known.

Loudly.

Eleven years later, McNabb is returning.  And Cataldi is rounding the “Dirty 30″ up again.  Though Cataldi says that the intent in 1999 wasn’t to boo McNabb but to cheer Williams, Cataldi acknowledges that, this time, the goal is to boo McNabb.

“I don’t like Donovan McNabb, because I always felt he was a phony,”
Cataldi told CBSPhilly.com.  “He’s always been passive-aggressive, which doesn’t
resonate well with the fans of this city.  That’s my problem with him.  He
never connected to the fans in this town.  They only wanted one thing
from McNabb, a championship.  Look at those great Flyers teams of the
1970s.  They won championships and never had to buy another dinner in
this town again.  With all that talent, McNabb never delivered.”

But Cataldi regrets that the “Dirty 30″ booed McNabb when the group first convened.

“We didn’t intend to do anything wrong, we really didn’t,” Cataldi said.  “We weren’t driving
a 100 miles both ways to boo the newest Eagle.  Now as I wind down my
radio career, I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat
puking drunks together to boo McNabb — not as an articulate journalist who
contributed something.”

The group plans to march down Pattison Avenue in Philly and convene at the steps of the Spectrum.  And once the fans assemble in Lincoln Financial Field, we think that a lot more than the “Dirty 30″ will be booing McNabb.

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  1. damnvarmint says: Oct 1, 2010 3:35 PM

    “– not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    Don’t blame it on the “Dirty Thirty” (which sounds like something you, your wife and 29 other guys do on a Saturday night). That wasn’t going to happen anyways.

  2. myeaglescantwin says: Oct 1, 2010 3:37 PM

    this guy is a assclown. he runs his mouth day in and day out. the only people that think anything of what he does are the jerkoffs that pay his check and the scumbag thirty.
    This clown is like the retarded father of the Jersey shore cast. have you ever heard his dumb ass voice or retarded opinions. never has a word of sense or any real knowledge come out the shithole he calls a mouth.
    Donovan turned our franchise around. he made us spoiled with the fact that we were a good ball club. so much so that we ran him out as a patsy, because Reid isnt COACH enough to win a title.
    but niether is Dmac. he cant handle pressure. and in big games, he faulters. . . & thats why i would be the house on the Eagles this week.
    Donovan is good at football / eat shit Angelo you no talent goof bum

  3. KD says: Oct 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    Philadelphia’s contribution to society: The wiz with.

  4. rickah88888 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    “With all that talent”
    What? Westbrook, okay
    Fred-X = Joke
    Stinkston = Joke
    Trash = Semi-joke
    McMullan = Joke
    Reggie Brown = Joke
    Angelo Cataldi = BIG JOKE!!
    Somebody throw “D” batteries at that no-talent A$$ clown!!!

  5. rickah88888 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:40 PM

    “With all that talent”
    What? Westbrook, okay
    Fred-X = Joke
    Stinkston = Joke
    Trash = Semi-joke
    McMullan = Joke
    Reggie Brown = Joke
    Angelo Cataldi = BIG JOKE!!
    Somebody throw “D” batteries at that no-talent A$$ clown!!!

  6. SaintsFTW says: Oct 1, 2010 3:40 PM

    Stay classy, Philly.

  7. granadafan says: Oct 1, 2010 3:40 PM

    “But Cataldi regrets that the “Dirty 30″ booed McNabb when the group first convened.
    “We didn’t intend to do anything wrong, we really didn’t,” Cataldi said. “We weren’t driving a 100 miles both ways to boo the newest Eagle. Now as I wind down my radio career, I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb — not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    —————————————————————————
    Interesting. Weren’t there some Eagles fans only yesterday here on PFT whining that they did NOT boo McNabb, but the GM? WHOOPS. Straight from the horse’s mouth, they booed McNabb. We’ll be expecting those apologies anytime now from CJ, dawk, mike, etc.

  8. Erdessy says: Oct 1, 2010 3:41 PM

    The march this time is just a big joke…as Cataldi has even said himself. There will be a midget, a plate spinner, an accordion player, etc. It’s just another publicity stunt for WIP.
    Having said that, Go Birds!!!!!

  9. AOne13 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:41 PM

    Cataldi isn’t even from Philadelphia…Still salty about being flat out wrong from the beginning.

  10. Suitcasehead Golic says: Oct 1, 2010 3:41 PM

    Cataldi is the ultimate Douchebag..Welcome home Don–ya nappy headed ho…

  11. nps6724 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:41 PM

    “They only wanted one thing from McNabb, a championship.”
    Them and every other fanbase in the country. Maybe if they had better WRs than FredEx during McNabb’s best years, they’d have won one.

  12. GreenAsGrass says: Oct 1, 2010 3:42 PM

    Of course they are going to boo McNab, cause Philly fans are perennial losers.
    McNab made the Eagles relavent. And they booted him out the door.
    Vick will have some time in the sun, but he won’t keep up the pace, and before long, yes, Philly fans will BOOOO him also.
    By then McNab will be fully acclimated in Washington and winning games, and just as important the Redskin fans will cheer him and be happy for what they have.

  13. zappa says: Oct 1, 2010 3:42 PM

    Cataldi is a shit bag. Cataldi while in high school was known to throw rocks at the short bus and was known in the neighborhood for torturing cats. This guy should do us all a favor and put a dry cleaning bag over his head.

  14. _ROCKSTAR_ says: Oct 1, 2010 3:42 PM

    These guys boo’ed Santa Clause… really?
    All he ever did was made them a winning team.
    Year in and year out you knew you were in the playoffs… get over yourselves. Its all about to crash around you guys.

  15. EasyDrinkingBuschLight says: Oct 1, 2010 3:42 PM

    Stay classy, Philadelphia.

  16. Captain Hairdo says: Oct 1, 2010 3:43 PM

    I hope the Redskins DESTROY Philadelphia. Every year. Classless. Classless. Classless.

  17. Maddog says: Oct 1, 2010 3:44 PM

    What an asshole. No wonder people take shots at Philly fans.

  18. Really? says: Oct 1, 2010 3:44 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I would also like to add that Angelo Cataldi hails from Rhode Island, does not speak for the city of Philadelphia, and the residents of this town widely view his garbage radio show as a complete and utter joke. He’s a total idiot, as are the 30 clowns that are following him.

  19. villain_001 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:45 PM

    Cataldi is an Idiot

  20. carmendmv says: Oct 1, 2010 3:45 PM

    “Dirty 30″ really? Who cares! I bet McNabb will get a standing ovation when he comes out the of tunnel – it’s not like he asked to be traded. I will be cheering.

  21. Roger Sterling says: Oct 1, 2010 3:45 PM

    Who said he was going to remembered at all?

  22. The Ghost of Terry Bradshaw says: Oct 1, 2010 3:46 PM

    “…not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    ===============================
    I don’t think there was ever any danger of that.

  23. LE says: Oct 1, 2010 3:46 PM

    Idiots. And Cataldi is a hack.

  24. George Berry says: Oct 1, 2010 3:46 PM

    Why do the fringe idiots have to keep ruining things for every reasonable Philadelphia sports fan?

  25. scrambler81 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:49 PM

    Cataldi and his crew were a disgrace then, and they haven’t changed a bit. Anyone that was paying attention in 1998 knew we needed a QB far more than we needed a RB. McNabb played his ass off for the Eagles, and that idiot Angelo ripped him non-stop for 11 years. McNabb was the best QB this city has ever seen, and Ricky Williams set the Saints back at least 5 years. Yeah, the Dirty 30 sure know their football.

  26. NyJetsTaketheEastin 2010 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:49 PM

    God I hope McNabb and the Skins Bitch-slap the F’ out of the Eagles ,just for those”media built up think there tougher than any other fanbase blowhard fans of that city,who seem to never stop and think without Donovan there is no 4-5 NFC title games or playoffs for that matter he was the Offense for about 10yrs….Tell the dirty the 30 to F’ off McNabb….

  27. Feetwet says: Oct 1, 2010 3:50 PM

    Cataldi is anything BUT an “articulate journalist who contributed something”. The guy’s a hack wannabe-insider, always on the outside looking in, bitter and small-minded. Ask him why he has never been credentialed to cover the locker room or press conferences. He’s a laughing stock here in Philly and everyone knows it. His ONLY claim to fame is the Dirty 30 deal and his revisionist description of that day is fabricated and self-serving.
    Just like Angelo.

  28. birdmancometh says: Oct 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    Angelo Cataldi thinks he has contributed something? One question I would like to ask the 30 dumbasses that seem to be his little bitches: Did you put up a fight when you lost your pride? What would make someone want to do everything some radio host says?

  29. PDizzle02 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:52 PM

    Glad to see my fellow Eagles fans continue to insist that the team’s failure to win a championship while McNabb was our quarerback rests squarely on #5’s shoulders. Yeah, it had nothing to do with having sub-par receivers for most of his tenure, that the defense collapsed at the beginning and end of the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals, that we played a really good Patriots team in the Super Bowl, I could go on and on. Nope, its all D-Mac’s fault. What a joke!

  30. Poopstain_Chuck says: Oct 1, 2010 3:52 PM

    This guy is an idiot.

  31. mmdd1111 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:53 PM

    This is why I hate Philly fans and I used to be one.

  32. Whodey08 says: Oct 1, 2010 3:53 PM

    Or put another way 30 loud douche bags.
    ‘Course what would you expect from Philly?
    Class?
    Uh no.

  33. dabarber says: Oct 1, 2010 3:54 PM

    Loser disc jockey. What has he done for Philly?

  34. bigbillnocmd says: Oct 1, 2010 3:54 PM

    They will represent Philly Well. F@#$ing d-bags! What about Cunningham? He was the qb of the most talented Philly team ever assembled in Philly. The defense was sick and the skill positions were loaded. McNabb had freddie mitchel, greg lewis and todd stinkston. can’t forget the great l.j. smith!
    Another great example philly fans are dilusional and complete idiots. Wait a minute though. What about the Terrel year and a half? Oh yeah, McNabb takes the blaim for those too.
    before you tell me McNabb was throwing up during the super bowl game explain your 44 yards rushing that game first! Championship teams actually rush the ball!!
    just three weeks ago you guys were wearing knee pads for kolb. What a joke. i guess Jaws is a hero too since he brought you a super bowl. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
    I was there in 91 when you booed of cunningham for McMahon in the wild card game when rippon cut up your defense. only took you three downs to boo him off to only cheer for randal’s return. All you suck!

  35. JJ Nukes says: Oct 1, 2010 3:55 PM

    who cares………
    I hope McNabb lights up the Birds.

  36. TheGansler says: Oct 1, 2010 3:56 PM

    You stay classy Philadelphia…

  37. FloriosPhillyFan says: Oct 1, 2010 3:56 PM

    As an Eagles fan who used to listen to Cataldi when his station was the only sports station in town, I can honestly say Cataldi is a sexist moron and the dirty 30 are a bunch of low-life losers.

  38. nowathand says: Oct 1, 2010 3:58 PM

    Brian Orakpo will close down the Michael Vick Experience.

  39. TheCD says: Oct 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    “With all that talent, McNabb never delivered.”
    All that talent? No WR’s save T.O. for one year. No running game to speak of. Yeah…his supporting cast was full of talent alright.
    By the way, he did give you a championship. An NFC championship, which is the equivalent of all those NFL championships the Eagles won before the merger.
    Philly fans are ridiculous. They never supported McNabb and now they’re saying “if he’d only won a championship we would have”. Do Miami fans say that about Marino? Did Colts fans say that about Peyton before he won his? How about New Orleans and Brees? Buffalo and Jim Kelly?
    I’m not saying that McNabb is as good as any of those QB’s, but to say that Philly fans ever gave him a chance is laughable at best.

  40. BuckyBadger says: Oct 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    Don’t give idiots a platform. Can’t find a fan base that is more lowbrow.

  41. Mike D says: Oct 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    Classy, as always.

  42. grr215 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    thanks douche’s! Way to make the rest of the world think that ALL Eagles fans hate McNabb and did not appreciate what he did for a team coming off the likes of Doug Pederson and the Detmers, not to mention Rich Kotite and Ray Rhodes. Considering how their carrers have panned out the EAGLES got the pick right!

  43. Anebriated says: Oct 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    Cataldi is a joke. The signup sheet for the Dirty 30 was pretty much his total listening base.

  44. Otis Taylor HOF says: Oct 1, 2010 4:02 PM

    Typical.

  45. mcarey032 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:03 PM

    Aside from TO what talent did they have that was so outstanding? If McNabb can make players like Freddie Mitchell look good, what are you Philly phony fans talking about? The reason that Philly hasn’t’won is because there is little to no emphasis on running the football, but I guess that is McNabb’s fault also. Andy Reid is also a major reason that Philly hasn’t and probably not win a super bowl.

  46. technoboy says: Oct 1, 2010 4:04 PM

    In other news… Wham is getting back together… Back to football please…

  47. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Oct 1, 2010 4:04 PM

    THIS guy is the SOUL reason we get a bad rap. Cataldi is an ASS, and isnt even from Philly.
    What talent? Mcnabb had talent, yes. But aside from TO and Westbrook, he never had anyone to help him out. Then just when he finally got offensive weapons (Jackson, Celek and Maclin etcc) the defense began to stink and wasnt what it was in the inital JJ years. Then, they ship him out of town.
    Yes he never got it done. Yes it was time for a change. But in all fairness, he had FEW years with BONAFIDE star power. Put him in Indy or NE or with a coach who actually knew how to manage a gameplan, and with a team as loaded as those were, who knows.
    “All we wantes was a championship”…..
    OH !!! IS THAT ALL? WELL NOW.
    Cataldi, STFU….

  48. Dilbio50 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:04 PM

    Cataldi’s phony, too…although I would boo McNabb, too, as he’s a fraud and has cost me many an aggravating Sunday….rounding up these drunks again just to boo the guy is retarded.
    Besides, Cataldi’s been screaming that Vick sucks, yet rides his jock now that he’s the QB.
    Ill laugh when Vick raises the trophy on a float down Broad Street….

  49. DirtyBird06 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:05 PM

    Cataldi, you’re an ignorant ass! Go play in traffic, or even better, do us all a favor and just jump already.

  50. longestlegs says: Oct 1, 2010 4:06 PM

    “Sorry McNabb, that you weren’t one of seven , out of 32, quarterbacks to win a championship during your career in Philly.”

  51. DeluxeReverb says: Oct 1, 2010 4:06 PM

    Way to treat the best player your team has had in the past 20 years. Stay classy Filthy.

  52. SuckitFlorio says: Oct 1, 2010 4:07 PM

    This guy is such a scumbag… this is why normal people from Philly have to continue to listen to the national media call the town a bunch of fools. Its a small minority of people that act this way, but they’re extremely obnoxious and loud!

  53. karmathaitch says: Oct 1, 2010 4:07 PM

    I agree!!

  54. AngryDome says: Oct 1, 2010 4:08 PM

    Cataldi’s a douche

  55. Heywood Jablowme says: Oct 1, 2010 4:08 PM

    And once the fans assemble in Lincoln Financial Field, we think that a lot more than the “Dirty 30″ will be booing McNabb.
    Sure Florio, pile on like the rest of the media jacktards. You’re right though – there will be a lot more that will boo McNabb – probably about 25% of the stadium. The rest, you know, the majority, will cheer loudly for his return.

  56. Fly Eagles Fly says: Oct 1, 2010 4:08 PM

    Angelo Cataldi is a guy with no class. As a diehard Philadelphia fan, I can’t wait for his career to end so I can enjoy someone else during his time slot of WIP.

  57. JWu says: Oct 1, 2010 4:09 PM

    Angelo Cataldi is terrible.

  58. LordHelmet says: Oct 1, 2010 4:09 PM

    “Now as I wind down my radio career, I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb — not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    And the best way he can come up with to fight that characterization is doing it again. Brilliant.

  59. Yamchargers says: Oct 1, 2010 4:09 PM

    If it makes you feel any better you actually wont be remembered at all.

  60. Floridacock says: Oct 1, 2010 4:10 PM

    You are not an articulate journalist and you have never contributed anything but hot air. Get off your high horse.

  61. Douchebaggery says: Oct 1, 2010 4:10 PM

    Eagles fans are racists and Cataldi leads the way.

  62. birdgirl20 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:11 PM

    Angelo Cataldi is an IDIOT, as any Philly sports fan will tell you. He ‘regrets’ booing Donovan? He is a liar…I used to listen to him and then couldn’t bear it any longer. He brags about that infamous moment of Philly sports fans history and he instigated it all. AGAIN – true Eagles fans voted Donovan the BEST quarterback in franchise history and for those who boo Donovan on Sunday, I am truly embarrassed for you. I will be there cheering the Birds on, but will also show Donovan the respect that he earned during the 11 years that he was our quarterback.

  63. Brothaman says: Oct 1, 2010 4:11 PM

    Angelo Cataldi is a half-wit piece of trash. I bet there are some Philly fans out there who actually KNOW the game of football and see that they had an elite QB who took them to 5 conference championships and came within 4 points of winning a super bowl. These fans are going to look bad because the majority of “big fat puking drunks” in that stadium don’t know anything about what it takes to win a super bowl. THE QB IS NOT SOLEY RESPONSIBLE FOR WINNING A SUPER BOWL STUPID! This guy took you to 3 NFC championships with Deuce Staley, Freddie Mitchell and Todd Pinkston. Give me a F…ing break! His numbers are fantastic, his winning percentage of fantastic, and he was loyal to a dumb f..ck fanbase and media that trashed him every year. Super Bowl rings as a way to rank quarterbacks is a cop-out that in-breds use bc they are too lazy to truely compare the aspects that make a quarterback successful. I hope he beats the sh…t out of you!

  64. iwannabealongsnapper says: Oct 1, 2010 4:12 PM

    Angelo Cataldi is like the school on a snowy day…….NO CLASS.

  65. skinsfan703 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    Philly fans suck st life don’t you have something better to do in ur life? You will never have a trophy in your case

  66. JimmySmith says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    I am pretty sure there will be more than “30 big fat puking drunks” at the Linc this weekend. And that’s before you begin to count the males that fit that description.

  67. Fayettenam87 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    Maybe the new “Dirty 30″ LaRon Landry can lay out a few of those miserable Philly fans

  68. jramler says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I’m embarrassed.

  69. brusta2002 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    Its funny that Cataldi refers to himself “articulate journalist”… Not one thing he writes is articulate. It’s always bashing some Philly sports player and not looking at facts or statistics. Then when said player has a good game he acts like he’s the biggest supporter out there. Biggest flip flopper I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading. Cataldi and his wrinkly face can’t retire fast enough. What a d-bag.

  70. tonyinmd says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    lmao…all that talent. You mean having Todd Pinkston and James Thrash as your starting WR’s right? lol

  71. Matt S. says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    “They only wanted one thing from McNabb, a championship. Look at those great Flyers teams of the 1970s. They won championships and never had to buy another dinner in this town again.”
    Yes, because it’s all McNabb’s fault they never won a title. But then you point out Flyers TEAMS. Hypocrite. Please don’t bring the batteries, Philly scum.

  72. j-wil says: Oct 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    philly, home of the most classless fans in the league, the trailer park of the NFL. What else is there to say?

  73. bgrubb7 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:15 PM

    I don’t care if he does play for a division rival now, booing McNabb will be totally classless and make the Philly fans look like a bunch of bitter fools. He was a solid QB for them for years and led them to a lot of success. If QB deserves to be booed, just because he didn’t win a championship, then I guess Dolphins fans should boo Marino when ever they get a chance…

  74. Cal Daddy says: Oct 1, 2010 4:16 PM

    Stay classy Philly!
    Explains your city’s growth rate of negative 25% over the last 40 years (not coincidentally also the rate at which rats flee a sinking ship).

  75. Gaz says: Oct 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    What a bunch of @ ss hats

  76. geo1113 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    Cataldi is such a dope. He set those dopes up to boo any pick but Ricky Williams.
    And how the hell did he know McNabb was a phony before he was even picked.

  77. BDiddy says: Oct 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    No, Angelo, you certainly will not be remembered as an articulate journalist who contributed something.

  78. Hollywood26 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    “They only wanted one thing from McNabb, a championship. Look at those great Flyers teams of the 1970s. They won championships and never had to buy another dinner in this town again. With all that talent, McNabb never delivered.”
    Is this guy serious???? First of all, EVERYONE wants a championship but they don’t just give them away. And talking about all that talent, is he talking about D McNabb or maybe Freddie “Bowtie” Mitchell or Todd Pinkston??? Philly gave him nothing to work with. He made chicken salad out of chicken ****

  79. Jerry Garcia says: Oct 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    The “don’t boo McNabb” crowd is the same crowd as the “I root for the Phillies because they’re a class organziation, unlike the Eagles” crowd. A bunch of f*cking phonies just like McNabb and men who proudly wear capris pants. If you don’t like Vick then shut the f*ck up and don’t watch, the brothas and I will.

  80. jj jones says: Oct 1, 2010 4:20 PM

    There is a reason that so many people born in Philly could not wait to get out. That place is a cess pool.

  81. Slow Joe says: Oct 1, 2010 4:21 PM

    I’m sure there are Eagles fans that are intelligent; doctors, lawyers, philosophers and other open-minded people who realize that professional athletes are people too, and that McNabb wanted nothing more than to win a championship while he was in Philly.
    But it sure seems like there are a tremendous amount of Eagles fans that are flat-out idiots.

  82. PhillyBunz says: Oct 1, 2010 4:21 PM

    Cataldi is a joke of a sports talk host. His points are uneducated (as are many local sports writers who’ve learned sports by reading other sports writers) and covered up by an obnoxious yet uninteresting persona. For the short while I listened to him, I learned nothing about sports and came to realize his act could be easily duplicated by anyone with an opinion and desire to never stop talking. It’s remarkable that he still has any semblance of a following.
    It’s also amazing to think how things would be different today if just one play here or there went the Eagles way in that Super Bowl…
    Go Birds!

  83. dr4iz says: Oct 1, 2010 4:22 PM

    Nothing but class in Philly, nothing but class.

  84. OJPimpson says: Oct 1, 2010 4:23 PM

    This guy is an idiot….

  85. Discostu570 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:24 PM

    It must be so embarrassing for the few decent people who are Eagles fans to be around the rest of that group of nutcases.

  86. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    Now as I wind down my radio career, I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb — not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    So you basically brought thirty normal Philadelphians to the draft?”

  87. GMENKID says: Oct 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    This story hits home for me in two ways. First, I was born and raised and still live in the Philadelphia area and I can recall this event like it happened yesterday. A 20 some year old kid is experiencing one of, if not the happiest day, of his life and instead of being embraced by the fans of the team that selected him, he was booed. Wonder why the guy never fully committed to Philadelphia…Secondly, I am an aspiring journalist and the second to last paragraph was interesting. Cataldi said,
    “Now as I wind down my radio career, I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb — not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    Well if you don’t want to be remembered for it why would you attempt to recreate the event? For anyone who knows Cataldi he can be summed up as a pompous a$$ kisser who just showed how he has no problem sticking a knife in your back after you leave the team.

  88. BrewThru says: Oct 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    If Cataldi honestly thinks of himself as an articulate journalist, he needs to put the drugs away and sober up. He’ll always be known as a loud-mouth talking head of the worst sports radio show in Philadelphia history. He and the losers at the station are clowns.
    Please retire and take Eskin with you.

  89. Brewster says: Oct 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    “I don’t like Donovan McNabb, because I always felt he was a phony,” Cataldi told CBSPhilly.com. “With all that talent, McNabb never delivered.”
    ____________________
    All that talent? You mean receivers like James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, Chad Lewis, Freddie Mitchell, L. J. Smith, Reggie Brown, Kevin Curtis, and TO for two years.
    Get real. You may not like McNabb but you can’t lay the blame on him for not winning a Super Bowl.
    He had good RB’s and a good defense, but the receivers were mediocre at best.

  90. Tandem says: Oct 1, 2010 4:33 PM

    too bad the eagles didn’t draft ricky williams. they would have won 8 superbowls with him. Screw McNabb and his 8 NFC EAST Champion titles.

  91. Flyinghigh says: Oct 1, 2010 4:34 PM

    Cataldi is a low life, non athletic loser interested in one thing. Money! He would screw his own mother if he thought it would help his ratings. Creep.

  92. Lame_PFT_Poster says: Oct 1, 2010 4:34 PM

    yeah, that’s right!!11!!!! mcnabb like, took us to a lot of championship games, but he SUCKS!!! i’m going to boo him because he made my team WIN!!!1! LOL!11!!!!! i bet michael vick, or should i say doggie dogg will take us to the SUPER BOWL! and then like, kill a dog at halftime! LOL!!!11!!! this guy KILLED a dog!

  93. kaakwha says: Oct 1, 2010 4:36 PM

    A fitting self-description and the epitaph on his nasty career:
    “…I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb…”
    It’s ironic how well stated an accurate that is!

  94. downwithdansnyder says: Oct 1, 2010 4:38 PM

    You ingrate. How much more did he do for your team than Ricky would have done? You don’t like him? Have you EVER met Mcnab or had an in depth conversation with him. Judging people one does not know is the surest sign of ignorance and self importance. Idiot.

  95. RugDaniels says: Oct 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    Cataldi may be an idiot, but he’s still better than Howard Eskin. Cataldi should have let this one go, he can’t complain about only being remembered for the McNabb booing and then go and organize something like this.

  96. CaptainFantastik says: Oct 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    Maybe he never connected with the city because you retards booed him from the moment he was announced. And without Mcnabb you don’t get to all those NFC title games or to that Super Bowl. The people of Philly don’t deserve championships, and they’ll never get them. Pennsylvania football is defined by western PA, not Philly. Philly represents sloppy seconds and all the crap left over.
    And as for the “phony” bit……..that adjective perfectly describes all the loudmouth supposed tough guys in Philly.

  97. congo4269 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    Yeah, while the real “Dirty 30″ (Landry) is busy knocking the snot out of an over-hyped Vick

  98. LebronJeremy says: Oct 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    I hope McNabb puts on a clinic against Philly. I hate the Redskins, too. But Philly fans are such scumbags to boo a guy who brought the team to 4 NFC championships.
    Do they think that Vick will do the same? Vick is a less talented qb with the same cast of players. Look at what happened with McNabb and T.O. or Jackson…as soon as he gets a good WR, he puts up circus numbers.
    Philly fans just don’t get that their team was only ever good because of McNabb because all of their other players are pretty average.

  99. filthymcnasty says: Oct 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    What a group of whiny b*tches. I hope McNabb crushes you all.

  100. Mattyk says: Oct 1, 2010 4:43 PM

    One of the most classless moments in sports history was seeing McNabb getting booed at the draft. A franchise he would eventually lead to 5 NFC Championships and a Super Bowl appearance. I’m sure Ricky would have led them to all that success too. #rolls eyes

  101. wydok says: Oct 1, 2010 4:43 PM

    Yes, being passive aggressive doesn’t meld well with Philly. They are just aggressive.
    Cataldi is a jerk.

  102. scra22 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:44 PM

    I can’t wait for Vick to implode like he always did in the past. Hopefully Kolb has been traded away by then. These Eagles fans deserve nothing less.

  103. aasukisuki says: Oct 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    Philladelphia has the worst fans on the planet. The guy delivered 5 NFC Championship appearances, 1 Super Bowl appearance and he still gets no love.
    If I was Donovan, I’d run out to the 50 yard line and take a giant shit on the Eagles logo — Give the fans what they’ve always given him.

  104. Hooby says: Oct 1, 2010 4:46 PM

    and hes from philly. NOTICE HOW PHILLY PEOPLE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO NOTICE HOW BAD MCNABB IS.

  105. hokieZ says: Oct 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    Guess the “Dirty 30″ must hate all Eagles from the Super Bowl era

  106. CHIEF ZEE says: Oct 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    no class…

  107. funi says: Oct 1, 2010 4:51 PM

    5 NFC championships games in 10 years and McNabb is a phoney? Shpws you Philly fans know nothing and are SOFT!

  108. scorpiodsu says: Oct 1, 2010 4:54 PM

    Cataldi is the biggest idiot on the air. And that’s saying a lot being on the same station as Eskin. His show is full of gimmicks and non-sports related stuff to keep people entertained rather than actually talking sports. Only dopes call his show who share his moronic view of sports. He show brings nothing to the table and is the most useless show on WIP. He and everyone on the morning show are jack asses.

  109. BIG JB says: Oct 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    THIS GUY CATALDI IS AN ASS AND ALL THESE IDIOTS FOLLOW HIM! THIS MORAN IS FROM RHODE ISLAND AND ACT S LIKE HE S A PHILLY GUY ! HE DOES HIS SHOW WITH A COUPLE OF MORANS AND SOME UGLY BLONDE WHO THEY SAY IS GOOD LOOKING? TOP THINGS OFF HE S A FLAT OUT PERVERT!

  110. redscare says: Oct 1, 2010 4:56 PM

    At this point, I think it’s fair to start asking: is there anyone in Philadelphia with a shred of class?
    I know the answer is yes, but everything about and surrounding the Eagles seems so consistently classless that it’s hard to not wonder.

  111. exactlyright21 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:00 PM

    “Dirty 30″ = Complete losers.
    Anyone who goes to the draft to chant and boo is a loser in my book, they slightly downgrade the draft every year

  112. zig17 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:04 PM

    cataldi is a joke. figures a guy that isn’t from philly and 30 idiots give philly fans another black eye. good job ang you douche!!
    i hear not all 30 have confirmed

  113. Tinbender says: Oct 1, 2010 5:05 PM

    With all that talent? Yes there will likely be more than 30 whiny, bitching ingrates to boo him.

  114. Skins1970 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:08 PM

    Eagle fans are very classless they have proven time and time again first by throwing snowballs at Santa Claus and cheering when Michael Irvin was hurt. No one hates the Cowboys more then the Redskins but we would never have cheered when he was laying on the ground hurt.

  115. rbais2 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:09 PM

    I agree with Florio (via his April 2010 interview with WQAM) and Angelo, McNabb is a phony!!!
    But when idiotic networks like ESPN and their stupid show PTI coddle phonies like McNabb, A-Rod, and Mark McGwire, cities like Philly and players like Terrell Owens get crucified when they do anything wrong.
    Except these hosts define morals as anything that is pleasant in their own world and that’s a lot more wrong than whatever the aforementioned “villians” do because it’s arrogant and unethical. Many of these ESPN hosts don’t take the time to truly do their homework and that’s why they get so devastated when McGwire is known to be a juicer without talking about it, Ben Roethlisberger is dirty with girls, and Michael Vick actually cares less about football in spare time before his prison sentence.
    Let’s get more subjective and truthful information in the news now. The news is no longer subjective and there are enough “column writers” and pundits that get paid too much while not giving a crap about reporting. Especially when reporting important stories involve harder work and deserves better pay.

  116. rbais2 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:11 PM

    I agree with Florio (via his April 2010 interview with WQAM) and Angelo, McNabb is a phony!!!
    But when idiotic networks like ESPN and their stupid show PTI coddle phonies like McNabb, A-Rod, and Mark McGwire, cities like Philly and players like Terrell Owens get crucified when they do anything wrong.
    Except these hosts define morals as anything that is pleasant in their own world and that’s a lot more wrong than whatever the aforementioned “villians” do because it’s arrogant and unethical. Many of these ESPN hosts don’t take the time to truly do their homework and that’s why they get so devastated when McGwire is known to be a juicer without talking about it, Ben Roethlisberger is dirty with girls, and Michael Vick actually cares less about football in spare time before his prison sentence.
    Let’s get more subjective and truthful information in the news now. The news is no longer subjective and there are enough “column writers” and pundits that get paid too much while not giving a crap about reporting. Especially when reporting important stories involve harder work and deserves better pay.

  117. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 1, 2010 5:11 PM

    I am not now, nor ever have been, nor ever will be an Eagles or McNabb fan, but there are a LOT of teams that would LOVE to have their quarterback get their team to 5 NFC (or AFC) Championship Games in 8 years.
    A LOT !

  118. imongo says: Oct 1, 2010 5:14 PM

    Your city is garbage and run by thugs and affirmative action hires….McNabb is a class act who will win his title in DC.

  119. The Hogster says: Oct 1, 2010 5:15 PM

    “With all that talent, McNabb never delivered.”
    And that quote says it all about the delusions of Philadelphia. Note to Philly. You never had “all that talent”…never. Which is why you never won anything.

  120. Chitown says: Oct 1, 2010 5:15 PM

    Stay Classy Philly no Superbowl for you. Losers you will always be the bitch of the NFC East. I think the Superbowl Scoreboard for your division is 11-0.

  121. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:15 PM

    One can only hope that a wayward bus or perhaps a drive by shooting takes each and every one of these clowns out. Them, and that Howard Stern ripoff Cataldi.
    Angelo Cataldi – a senior citizen who talks about teenage girls boobies all morning. Wow, hilarious. Not the least but creepy.
    Oh, and he is not even FROM Philly. He is a reject from Providence, RI. Has zero connection to this town.
    The second The Phanatic gets an AM Drive show with a local crew, Angelo’s show is over.
    Too bad, as Morganti and Rhea are great without that anchor Angelo around their necks.

  122. edgarpoe says: Oct 1, 2010 5:16 PM

    “I’m going to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb — not as an articulate journalist who contributed something.”
    He would never be accused of being articulate or a journalist. The only one who’d ever think that, is him – and even he wouldn’t be able to keep from laughing at the thought.

  123. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Oct 1, 2010 5:19 PM

    Wow. I hope they get into a horrible accident on the way.

  124. George Berry says: Oct 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    Things like this make me ashamed to be from the same city as these losers. How can you question the heart of someone who broke his leg 3 plays into the game and then came back to throw four touchdowns? This is the same kind of treatment Mike Schmidt got when he was playing and I dare a Phillies fan to invoke the name of Michael Jack Schmidt like a very vocal minority of Eagles fans have done with McNabb. Donavan was one of the best things to ever happen to this city, and you know what? He sure never would have retired to go smoke weed in the desert. The Philadelphia sports media, the Eagles organization, and a good number of fans need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

  125. Mooney24 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    Yet more proof that this city somehow sports a collective IQ far less than the rest of the country.
    McNabb never endeared himself to the city? So what, now he gets booed tomorrow (you traded him) and Vick gets cheered? I understand it’s all about winning, but sometimes I wonder what’s in the water in Philadelphia.

  126. Nard100 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:21 PM

    I’m so glad McNabb is out of Philly, becuase now to a certain extent I can route for him. Mark my words, dark days are ahead for Philly fans. When they get through the cream puff portion of their schedule (GB excluded), Vick WILL be exposed. Love the “All that talent” comment. Must have been talking about Todd “The Terminator” Pinkston. Oops, the exhalation that I just used, to say “Todd ‘The Terminator’ Pinkston” just shattered both his super spindly but super-fleet legs. What a joke!

  127. CJ2K says: Oct 1, 2010 5:22 PM

    my god that guy is an idiot. Too freaking stupid to admit that he was wrong at the draft. This guy is just pathetic

  128. BIG JB says: Oct 1, 2010 5:22 PM

    THIS IDIOT CATALDI WAS TRYING TO RUN MANUAL OUT OF TOWN 5 YEARS AGO ! I REALLY WISH HE WOULD JUST LEAVE AND GO BACK WHERE HE CAME FROM I WISH I COULD GO DOWN TO THE LINC AND KNOCK HIM AND THOSE 30 DIRTBALLS OUT ! BUT HE WOULD PROBLEY CRY AND CALL THE COPS!

  129. The Hogster says: Oct 1, 2010 5:23 PM

    What players justify his phrase “all that talent”?
    Todd Pinkston??
    Freddie Mitchell??
    Buckhalter??
    James Thrash??
    Jason Avant??
    Reggie Brown??
    Billy McMullen??
    Gregg Lewis??
    Chauncey Stovall??
    LJ Smith??
    Hank Baskett??
    Donte Stallworth??
    Kevin Curtis??
    Philadelphia. Proof that second-hand crack smoke is deadly.
    McNabb was one of the FEW “talented” players that organization had. Without him, Brian Dawkins, Brian Westbrook, and BRIEFLY Terrell Owens….YOU HAD NO TALENT.
    BTW – not that it matters, but the year you turds went to the Superbowl, T.O. was on the sideline until the Superbowl which MCNABB lead you to without his help. Get clues. Get off crack. Your organization sucked just like always.

  130. themage78 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:24 PM

    With all that talent, McNabb never delivered.”
    ————————————————-
    Erm What talent? Westbrook? guy only had TO for a little bit before they got rid of him…. And he only had DeSean and Maclin during their rookie and 2nd year. Hardly enough time to develop a repoire with them.
    Who else did he have to throw to? Baskett? His hands are so bad he missed a gimme in the Super Bowl which woulda beaten the Saints.
    McNabb was fine. The Eagles kept trading down and never picking anyone who had a real impact.
    They even got rid of Runyan and Thomas even though they maybe had a year left in which they could’ve drafted a tackle and had something decent instead of trading for the Bills LT.
    Stay classy Philly….. When Kolb is your starter again you’ll realize what morons your team is.
    It’s no wonder why Heckert went to the Browns. It was a step up.

  131. The Hogster says: Oct 1, 2010 5:25 PM

    If God ever cared about a football game (which He doesn’t) he’d be rocking a McNabb Skins jersey this week.
    The U.S. would be better if Philly left it.

  132. birdgirl20 says: Oct 1, 2010 5:27 PM

    FYI – Cataldi does not speak for Philly fans; far from it. There are bad fans for every team and unfortunately they are usually a vocal minority.

  133. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:28 PM

    PS – every Chicago fan is as bad as those two pieces of PWT that attacked the 3rd base coach at the Sox game.
    As long as we’re making generalizations…

  134. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:30 PM

    Journalist? I don’t even think Cataldi would claim to be that.
    He’s just a guy who stole Howard Stern’s format. Like every other no-talent radio jock in America.

  135. The Hogster says: Oct 1, 2010 5:31 PM

    Now white people know what it feels like to be utterly embarrassed by people whom you have nothing in common with but skin color.
    The whole world thinks Philadelphia is a cesspool of a$$clowns.

  136. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:32 PM

    “McNab made the Eagles relavent. And they booted him out the door.”
    A) His name is McNabb
    B) I was unaware that the fans traded him, I thought it was the coach and GM and owner.
    C) You are a clown
    Here is a great way to be taken seriously – learn to spell the name of the man you are supposed to be speaking intelligently about.

  137. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:39 PM

    “Eagles fans are racists and Cataldi leads the way.”
    Supported Randall Cunningham
    Supporterd Rodney Peere
    Supported Jeff Graham
    Supported Donovan McNabb
    Supporting Michael Vick
    Yep, we’re racists. And the city is 50% black.
    So go back to your all-white, all-evangelical gated community and cheer for a team that has had no black QB’s.

  138. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:41 PM

    LeBron Jimmy, if you are from Cleveland your are REQUIRED to cheer for James when he comes back as a member of the Heat.
    Look at all he did for you. Booing him would make you an ingrate.

  139. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:42 PM

    “He had good RB’s and a good defense, but the receivers were mediocre at best.”
    Yeah, I hear ya. Kind of like what Tom Brady had.

  140. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:45 PM

    “Yet more proof that this city somehow sports a collective IQ far less than the rest of the country.”
    Wharton
    U Penn
    Drexel
    Villanova
    LaSalle
    St. Joe’s
    Temple
    Textile and Science
    Yeah, those can’t match your local strip mall University of Phoenix satellite campus.
    Have fun a the Olive Garden tonight! Probably the best restaurant in your city.

  141. JWu says: Oct 1, 2010 5:46 PM

    A radio host is trying to drum up interest (again) by making (another) public spectacle. Those who are taking his latest stunt as an opportunity to vilify Eagles fans are helping him promote himself. Congrats, Tools.

  142. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:49 PM

    Hogster – like Big Mike and SkinsFan21…will run and hide. You won’t be able to find him as of Monday.
    Skins fandon is a September thing, isn’t it? They just stop caring after the terrible start.
    1-3 is a deep whole, my friend. But I shouldn’t even be bothering with the team at the bottom of the division.
    Who’s in first again?

  143. WingT says: Oct 1, 2010 5:52 PM

    Damn, I bet Ricky Williams is some kind of happy that Philly didn’t draft him. He probably smokes a bowl each night and ponders this

  144. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 5:53 PM

    If Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Ewing (who were a lot better at their sport than McNabb is at his) can get traded, so can McNabb.

  145. schmedley says: Oct 1, 2010 6:03 PM

    Angelo Cataldi is a colossal douchebag of biblical proportions. He has a face for radio and a voice for print. He grew up in Rhode Island as a Giants/Yankees. He does not represent Eagles fans. He works for a tabloid-esque radio station and his sole purpose is to work the stereotypical bottom-of-the barrel fans into a froth in the hopes that all of the negativity will generate ratings.
    I would say that a good 80 -90% of Eagles fans were big McNabb supporters. That being said, unless you are winning Super Bowls, the head coach and QB in any given city are going to get criticized. Most of the criticism lobbed at McNabb by the reasonable fans is perfectly legitimate and justified. Donovan is a good guy, but he has a very thin skin and tends to put too much pressure on himself in big games.
    He plays for a pathetic franchise now, so unless he moves to another team next year, his chances of ever winning a Super Bowl are not good.

  146. Tandem says: Oct 1, 2010 6:13 PM

    hey mooch – difference is LeBron left the Cavs high and dry out of his own volition. McNabb was traded and never wanted to leave.

  147. dawk says: Oct 1, 2010 6:32 PM

    Cataldi is a jerk, always has been and always will be. He caters to the malcontents who call in to his radio show and complain, expose their ignorance, and basically embarrass themselves while, I’m convinced, Cataldi sits there and laughs his ass off at the idiots. Notice, however, that Cataldi didn’t go to the draft himself and boo. He’s too clever for that. The venom on this board that’s directed against Philly fans in general is wrong precisely because you can’t generalize to a whole fan base the actions of a few jerks. Those who try to make such generalizations likewise are ignorant. The generalized ignorant “booing” of all Philly fans from many of the comments here helps one to understand why people like Cataldi keep smiling, especially as they’re walking all the way to the bank!

  148. MagicMan407 says: Oct 1, 2010 6:49 PM

    I don’t understand this whole thing at all? I don’t think Philly should be cheering for Mcnabb now that he’s playing against them. I also don’t have the slightest clue as to why the hell the Philly fans want to go out of thier way to try and boo Mcnabb either though? Also, why does Philly hate Mcnabb so much? His career record is 83-45-1 so its not like hes a loser. But, then again I am just smoking a bowl here with Ricky Williams and he’s got some good shiz! So maybe the Philly fans have a point? NOT!

  149. buzzbissinger says: Oct 1, 2010 6:52 PM

    “We didn’t intend to do anything wrong, we really didn’t,” Cataldi said. “We weren’t driving a 100 miles both ways to boo the newest Eagle.”
    Really? The city that booed Santa Claus?
    BTW, how’d that Williams guy turn out?

  150. virtueandvice says: Oct 1, 2010 6:54 PM

    Dilbio50 says:
    October 1, 2010 4:04 PM
    Ill laugh when Vick raises the trophy on a float down Broad Street….
    The only trophy that shitbag is ever gonna raise is the plaque he will get IF he finishes his probation period without going back to jail. By then you assclowns will have run him out of town anyway.

  151. The Hogster says: Oct 1, 2010 6:57 PM

    Mooch – If Redskins fandom is a September thing, that means they support their team ONE more month than these retarded Eagles fans.
    Eagles fans are the trailer park of America…so sit on your couch, drink your Pabst Blue Ribbon, Comb your Goatee and tell us how those two games Kolb started last year make him better than McNabb.
    And, when I say couch, I mean the one on your porch.

  152. tatum32 says: Oct 1, 2010 7:01 PM

    a lot of people run smack, but wouldnt dare confront the dirty 30 or philly fan. They’d give you an “IQ test” in the parking lot.
    as Vai Sikahema said (after beating own Jose Canseco in a celebrity boxing match)….”Fly in first class leave in coach…thats how we roll in Philly”.

  153. ham1 says: Oct 1, 2010 7:12 PM

    Filthydelphia: no class and no superbowl trophy.
    Stands to reason you cant act like you been there.

  154. alexnexus says: Oct 1, 2010 7:14 PM

    get a life…
    good luck mcnabb.
    go eagles!

  155. Heywood Jablowme says: Oct 1, 2010 7:17 PM

    As a member of the most hated fan-base in the country, I will say this:
    Fret not philly fans. They all wish they were us. We are class. Top of the class in knowledge, passion and loyalty. Every other city has fair-wether fans. Not us philly fans. We are there during the good times and the bad. Piss off bandwagoners!

  156. TheToolofTools says: Oct 1, 2010 7:43 PM

    I’ll bet he didn’t have to look to hard for the “Dirty 30″. Just call their mom and dad and they’ll call them up from the basement where he is living with his wife and 3 kids to which one of them he isn’t even the father.
    Philly fans are the reason RETARDED is no longer P.C.
    They had to build a jail in Veterans Stadium because they could haul the A-Holes to jail fast enough to take them downtown and book em'(they tried a bus… but it overflowed). No Kidding.
    Philly fans are all Strap-Ons.
    |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||)

  157. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 8:03 PM

    Hogster, DQ is running a special on waffle cones…and it is your anniversary so that can be your Big Gift this year. Because I understand that unemployment benefits haven’t been extended.
    Compared to most of America, Philadelphia is London or Paris. Please, go get a Hamms at your local Stuckey’s and talk about your old HS football days. Be sure to stop at the one stop sign in town, though.
    Everyone in Hogster’s town has the same last name!
    We’ll see whose stadium is empty in November. It’ll be yours…like always!

  158. Nick B says: Oct 1, 2010 8:12 PM

    I won’t be defending this escapade aimed at publicity, I think it is stupid.
    But:
    Santa was booed because he was a disgraceful substitution, essentially a skinny homeless looking Santa, any town would have boo’d him.
    Yes, Philly fans have thrown D batteries at people, so have fans in almost every other city. Go to Boston, NY, Oakland, Washington DC; almost anywhere and you see similar things, they don’t get the press.
    Yes Philly has some racists. No where else in America is there racism, Philadelphia is the great bastion of racism.. LOL – Tell that to all of the other black athletes who have been embraced and stay here long after their career.
    McNabb will get what he deserves, boos….
    Because he is black? No, ask Brian Dawkins, or Brian Westbrook when he comes back to town, or Hugh Douglas, etc etc.
    Because he didn’t play well for this team?, no, he played fine for most of 11 years.
    Because he was never mentally tough enough to say “I played poorly and that is why we lost”, never embraced the city the way those other athletes did, because he was never a philly guy, because he never got over being boo’d at the draft.. yes, all those things and more.
    It takes more than just stats to be loved in a city that is passionate about its sports. It takes heart to be loved here. It takes not turning your back and saying bad things about us when you leave. It takes showing us you want to be here. No we don’t just embrace you because you are here, it takes those things I just mentioned. He could have quieted all the boos, just one of those games that he threw the 3 interceptions to lose the NFC championship game, or puked on the field and denied it, or complained about his teammates not getting his back or talked about being a leader when he clearly was not.. once,just one of those times, he could have just won. Just one of those years, lets say 04, when he had the best receiver in the game at the time.. he could have won and silenced all of it.
    McNabb is a Redskin now, he is ruining 3rd downs for them now, he’ll get boo’d and deserve it.

  159. hairy snizz says: Oct 1, 2010 8:35 PM

    Cataldi is an idiot, he doesn’t speak for the majority of our fans, BUT…. you idiots out there know nothing about Philly fans. 123 straight sellouts to Citizens Bank Park, the Eagles sell out every year even if they stink, Flyers fans won’t ever criticize their team, and McNabb is NOT classy!!!! Stop saying he is!! I challenge anyone to find one article written about him in a negative light from a Philly reporter. Listen to how he responds to everything. He will never man up. He can’t ignore anything anyone ever says about him, and that’s what I can’t stand. He’s a whiny bitch. So what if some idiot criticizes you, ignore it!! You are starting NFL qb! That’s part of the job! And one last thing, all anyone says is that the fans ran him out of town and dont’ appreciate anyone, but why doesn’t anyone bring up the standing o Dawkins got in his return last year? Or how we still love Dick Vermeil, who also owns a home in the area? Or how the Flyers last won a Stanley cup in the 70’s, and most of those guys from that team still live in the area and are treated like gold? Did anyone stop to think why people might not like McNabb instead of just piling on the Philly fans? By the way, the Eagles front office never listens to what the fans want so it would not have been possible for us to “run him out of town.” So you should all be piling on Andy Reid, Joe Banner, and Jeff Lurie for that one.

  160. Mooch says: Oct 1, 2010 8:35 PM

    Check with the Philadelphia PD – there has not been an arrest for, much less a complaint of, battery throwing in decades. At all.
    It’s a myth – just like “they spit on Vietnam vets when they came back” – no police reports of it ever having happened anywhere.
    But keep the lies alive, it allows bad sports reporters from non-sports cities like Atlanta an easy way to polish off a story and get the weekend off.

  161. Terrell Blowens says: Oct 1, 2010 8:42 PM

    Maybe now some of the idiots on this site will finally realize that most Eagles fans didn’t boo McNabb, only these drunk POS fans sent by a radio guy who is an equally large POS. McNabb was well liked by a majority of Eagles fans

  162. realitypolice says: Oct 1, 2010 8:42 PM

    tatum32 says:
    October 1, 2010 7:01 PM
    a lot of people run smack, but wouldnt dare confront the dirty 30 or philly fan. They’d give you an “IQ test” in the parking lot.
    =========================
    What a joke. The dirty 30 are a bunch of clueless losers who were chosen because of their willingness to lick Cataldi’s jock. I’ve seen these clowns. Believe me- these are not tough guys.
    Their “leader” is a whiny idiot who paints his face and wears shoulder pads to home games. He calls up Monday morning practically in tears when they lose. “Oh, you’re so right, Anglelo, you speak for the fans, Angelo, can I kiss your feet, Anglelo?”.
    Give me a break. If I were a philly fan, I would run these cretins out of town. They give the entire fan base a bad name.

  163. birdgirl20 says: Oct 1, 2010 8:45 PM

    The Hogster says:
    October 1, 2010 5:25 PM
    If God ever cared about a football game (which He doesn’t) he’d be rocking a McNabb Skins jersey this week.
    The U.S. would be better if Philly left it.
    ___________________________________
    You are confusing Philadelphia with the state of Texas… FU

  164. hairy snizz says: Oct 1, 2010 8:48 PM

    Nick B, I tried to put it in words but I think you nailed it better. Also, what did we “owe” him? When an athlete gets older and is clearly in decline, are teams supposed to keep them around and start them for sentimental reasons? He was usually very good in his 11 seasons here, but he’s in decline, he has taken this ship as far as he could, and maybe it’s not all his fault he never won a Super Bowl, but it was time to move on. But I guess that makes us classless, not intelligent fans who care about their team and actually pay attention.

  165. SpeakPhilly says: Oct 1, 2010 8:57 PM

    Angelo Cataldi and the dirty 30 are a bunch of jackasses… How cataldi still has a job doing sports radio is beyond me…I stopped listening to WIP when he made his vasectomy a part of the daily show…always new he had no balls…they need to flush Cataldi and the dirty 30 turds down the toilet….flush Eagles Shawn and his shoulderpads and face paint down the crapper also… I don’t know why he has been appointed the voice of the eagles fans…no self respecting fan would let him be the voice of the fan

  166. hairy snizz says: Oct 1, 2010 8:58 PM

    Don’t Skins fans dress up as female hogs to honor their mothers? I guess we are classless, we would never do that.

  167. birdgirl20 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:50 PM

    Mattyk says:
    October 1, 2010 4:43 PM
    One of the most classless moments in sports history was seeing McNabb getting booed at the draft. A franchise he would eventually lead to 5 NFC Championships and a Super Bowl appearance. I’m sure Ricky would have led them to all that success too. #rolls eyes
    ____________________________________
    You need to watch the draft more and educate yourself. LOTS of players are booed (and I personally think it is completely wrong), but Philly does not have a monopoly on that sad introduction of rookies into the NFL. Man up…

  168. exactlyright21 says: Oct 1, 2010 10:29 PM

    Philly fans = the highest level of losers ever!

  169. geo1113 says: Oct 1, 2010 11:57 PM

    exactlyright21 says:
    October 1, 2010 10:29 PM
    Philly fans = the highest level of losers ever!
    ————
    With that revelation, I just don’t know how I will ever live with myself let alone how I will ever face my sons again!

  170. sasquash69 says: Oct 2, 2010 1:34 AM

    Yes my boys are coming back. I love the dirty 30. It shows you what a weak pathetic loser McNabb is. 10 years after being drafted he still talks about being booed. Talk about a p@ssy. I don’t care if I’m classy, so eat a fatty homos.
    Also it isn’t McNabbs fault they never won the SB. Its Andy Reids. No effort to run the ball to keep defenses honest. And the thing no one ever says, what about McNabb’s interior O-Line during there run of NFC title games? Hank Fraley? The got blown up by TB, CAR, and NE. All up the middle of the O-Line. McNabb is a good qb, and I would have rather kept him then the Walrus Reid. But his p@ssy attitude has rubbed me wrong like a 13 year old girl who never played with a worm would. He is gone, and he is a foreskin now. So with that I say lets boo the hell out of him, and say to hell with what some national media and idiot football fans are going to say about us.

  171. FumbleNuts says: Oct 2, 2010 2:49 AM

    What about the 30 “Dirty” Cheeseburgers in Andy Reid’s Gut??!!

  172. CKL says: Oct 2, 2010 4:10 AM

    birdgirl20 says: October 1, 2010 9:50 PM
    You need to watch the draft more and educate yourself. LOTS of players are booed (and I personally think it is completely wrong), but Philly does not have a monopoly on that sad introduction of rookies into the NFL. Man up..
    ____________________________________
    Agreed, it’s constant if you watch the draft and it SUCKS. Let the kids be happy and excited on that day. Odds are they will incur more than enough boos throughout their career.
    Also
    1) Jimmy Johnson’s defense is the major factor that made that franchise what it was in those years.
    2)That Cataldi guy sounds like a major douchebag, but he’s right that McNabb is a thin skinned passive aggressive bitch.
    3) Anyone who thinks McNabb’s performance in the SB (or any other pressure situation)was not a major reason they lost is in denial. The defense did not throw 3 INTS and it held the Pats to around their average points per game for that year.
    4) Most other teams who had another QB step in due to injury and that other guy led their team to the playoffs would get a lot of media crowing about how the injured guy who never plays a full season should be replaced or at least face competition. That never ever was even whispered by any national media when it was McNabb and Garcia in 06.
    Whatever extra angst he MAY face from Philly fans (and I haven’t seen many on the internet who were overly critical of him) he makes up for in ridiculous amounts of unwarranted national media worship.

  173. BIG JB says: Oct 2, 2010 7:59 AM

    LET ME START BY SAYING IM A BIG MCNABB FAN BUT IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE 11 YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH TO TRY AND GET A SUPERBALL. AND CATALDI DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE FANS! I WISH MCNABB WELL EXCEPT FOR THIS WEEK! AND BELIEVE ME THE DIRTY 30 GUYS ARE NOT TOUGH GUYS ONE OF THEM GOT KNOCKED OUT BY A 60 YEAR OLD MAN IN A BOXING MATCH!

  174. wvugrad00 says: Oct 2, 2010 8:12 AM

    God I hate fans of the Eagles, and yet I root for that team. The fans that boo have no idea how good McNabb was for the Eagles, prior to McNabb the team was perenial 6 or less win team.

  175. Mooch says: Oct 2, 2010 9:27 AM

    Anyone who was at the official draft party at D&B’s that day – attended by TONS of fans – knows that not one single boo was to be heard when McNabb was selected. Not one.
    I was there, you weren’t.
    In fact, the reaction was subdued and lame, almost like a Redskins home game. Calm acceptance.

  176. millionwatts says: Oct 2, 2010 11:40 AM

    Dude says he doesn’t want to be remembered as the guy who got 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb and what does he do? He gets 30 big fat puking drunks together to boo McNabb yet again. Way to go.

  177. imayberight says: Oct 2, 2010 2:44 PM

    All you no nothing non Philly fans need to stop being little lamb’s of the news media. There are by far many of us who loved Don and what he did here, but the few that are dumb asses that manly hated him because of his race not how he played the game Cataldi is a bigoted road island monon WHO DOES NOT SPEAK FOR US REAL FANS in Philly. And as for you people that put us all in the bunch grow up and get real there are bad fans every where in every city. So if you feel the way you do go ahead come to the Link tough guys wear your teams gear shoot your mouth because we will close it ASSHATS!!!

  178. Jerry Garcia says: Oct 2, 2010 5:46 PM

    The fact of the matter is McNabb was a fraud who’s stats are inflated at the expense of the team, is 1-4 in NFC championships, and is 0-1 in Super Bowls with 3 HORRENDOUS interceptions. He would check down for a 2 yard completion instead of trying to throw the ball down the field his whole career, thus inflating his passer rating, the only f*cking thing he cared about his whole time in Philadelphia, besides his $100+ million dollars. He would throw at receiver’s feet rather than risk an interception and thus damage his precious passer rating, and was and still is sensitive to any kind of criticism. Our defense got us to 4 NFC championships and the Super Bowl, and McNabb gave 4 games away, 3 of which we were favored. The monkeys that recite his stats know nothing and are Mike Wilbon’s lapdogs. If I could march down Broad Street and boo this phony I would. He’s going to replaced by Rex Grossman by week 8, when the Skins are 1-7. Then the McFraud defenders and Mike Wilbon lapdogs will finally be out of excuses. WHEN MCNABB GETS BENCHED FOR REX GROSSMAN HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEASON THEN WILL YOU PATHETIC MIKE WILBON LAPDOGS GO AWAY AND SHUT UP?

  179. Mooch says: Oct 2, 2010 8:44 PM

    He couldn’t beat the Raiders in 2009 or the Rams in 2010.

  180. TheSleepness says: Oct 2, 2010 11:55 PM

    mcnabb was a decent QB..a better chad pennington but philly fans are a joke

  181. MacheteMouth says: Oct 3, 2010 9:21 AM

    seriously, i represent the MAJORITY of philly fans…for some reason the national media brings up recycled stories over n over just to have a story…crazy things happen at ALL ball parks…i remember when a father n his son jumped out of the stands in chicago and beat down an umpire …we never hear of that anymore…i’ve been to raider games and chief games and i can say things happen everywhere…sports radio started here and our fandom is unquestioned….espn has lost all credibility on multiple fronts…stop being sheep and repeating what you really don’t know about

  182. metalhead0043 says: Oct 3, 2010 9:47 AM

    These idiots do not represent Philadelphia fans. The majority of the fanbase supported Donovan while he was in Philadelphia, despite his shortcomings, which were glaring at times. I’m listening to this same crap on BSPN and you would swear the entire Eagles fanbase walked into his house, kicked his dog and ate all his Chunky soup.
    Not every Philly fan booed him on draft day. Only a small group of idiots did. Every fanbase boos their players on draft day. Yet people only talk about Donovan getting booed, like it was the first and only time any player ever got booed on draft day. It’s time to let it go.
    And please, stop talking about the Santa thing. That was 45 years ago.

  183. Captain Paintball says: Oct 3, 2010 3:06 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUY0-np8Lvk

  184. Mooch says: Oct 3, 2010 10:33 PM

    If the D30 represent all Philly fans, Mario Barry represents all Washingtonians.
    Take that, you crack smoking hooker-lovers.

  185. stetai says: Oct 4, 2010 12:33 AM

    I love it. “all we wanted him to do was win a championship”, like its so easy.
    Isn’t there only like barely 40 to ever win it in the entire world? So McNabb couldn’t do that for them, so he’s a villain? This is why Eagle fans suck.

  186. Mooch says: Oct 4, 2010 10:04 AM

    He’s a villian? Who said that?
    Made up story by stetai. Another person who knows nothing about the situation and parrots ESPN talking heads to look like he has a clue.
    PS – never happy that the Birds lose, especially to a bottom feeder like the Skins (guess we couldn’t beat the Rams now, either)…but it was great listening the Cataldi squirm this morning for the 5 seconds it took me to change the dial to the Phanatic.
    And McNabb won’t even make the playoffs with that garbage Redskins offense.

  187. Philly99 says: Oct 4, 2010 2:12 PM

    This is the first time 99% of you idiots have read the actual story. The Dirty 30 was booing them not taking Ricky Williams. Morons.

  188. AlphaQ2 says: Oct 4, 2010 5:28 PM

    There is only one Dirty 30 and it’s Laron Landry. Just ask Mike Vick or McCoy how their ribbs are feeling….

  189. Subzero says: Oct 5, 2010 1:55 PM

    Some of the comments from Philly fans prove that they are just like this idiot. It amazes me every time how narrow minded they are about football…down to the irrational myth that Tom Brady didn’t have solid receivers that were 1000x better than those receivers. Hilarious really as Bill Belicheck would never have the likes of Freddie Mitchell(who Belicheck even called terrible), Todd Pinkston, or James Thrash. Actually, they were so bad they all didn’t have relevant careers after the Eagles. Brees receivers are very solid as well. They may not have big names but if you see them play they’re VERY talented. Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas helps as well
    Even more irrational are the Eagles fans with a do or die mentality. If McNabb was supposed to “get it done” right away with Terrell Owens, Desean Jackson, and Maclin, shouldn’t Peyton Manning, Favre, Romo, and Rivers get it done with all the weapons they have every season?? I know Eagles fans are desperate for a championship but especially with no running game, it doesn’t work that way. Quite frankly, some of you need to stop making up your own facts…and you can claim McNabb wasn’t a Philly guy or any other nonsense, but I’m not surprised considering McNabb was the scapegoat in Philly for everything that went wrong

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