PHILADELPHIA — (BP). Updated September 24, 2007. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb reports receiving ironclad assurances from all white media and Jason Whitlock/Jemele Hill that criticism of struggling St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger is forthcoming. McNabb did not elaborate on the timing, volume or tenor of the national onslaught to be directed at the Rams passer. Bulger and the Rams managed only 3 fourth-quarter points on Sunday in a contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay prevailed 24-3.
Bulger, a seventh-year player from West Virginia, inherited two of most valuable pieces from “The Greatest Show of Turf” – wide receivers Tory Holt and Isaac Bruce. He also signed a six-year $65 million contract, of which $27 million is guaranteed. With the maturation of Steven Jackson and the addition of Drew Bennett, Rams fans had high expectations for an offense that has been among the league’s best for almost a decade. Last season, Bulger played alongside McNabb’s new favorite target, Kevin Curtis. Yesterday, Curtis scorched the Linc for 200+ receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in the Eagles 56-21 declawing of Detroit’s steel blue pussy cats. In 2006, Bulger passed for 4,300 yards and posted a 3:1 touchdown to interception ratio.
Through 3 games this season, the Rams have amassed 32 points. Bulger has passed for only 651 yards and has thrown 3 interceptions. The Rams are winless.
As of this morning, there were national media reports blasting Bulger for his play over the first three weeks. Famed Sports Illustrated white supremacist Peter King cited his depleted Viagra stash as the “why” behind his limp advice to fantasy football owners to trade Bulger. There was no such advice for the Rams – and no critique of Bulger – yet.
After McNabb’s performance yesterday, he has promised nothing will change. He will be as confusing and inarticulate in confronting white supremacy in sports and media as before. He has also pledged to stick to his time line of raising superficial “racial issues” once every 8 years, 2 months and 10 days. The Eagles QB also revealed he had received an invitation for a stop over during his planned sojourn to the Brett Favre Shrine of All Things QB in Mississippi. The Republic of New Afrika has extended an invitation (no Campbell’s soup) to McNabb to study in Jackson and “get his PR game together.” No word on the status of his response.
Addendum: ESPN, FOX, the NFL Network (only the white announcers), the New York Times, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times will all be weighing in on Bulger over the next 3 to 5 days.