Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell explained his comments about former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and whether he would be rooting for the Birds or the Redskins when they play each other this year.
He told Fox29’s Joe Stasak,‚ÄúI was asked during the draft show on 610-WIP after a fan emailed and ask if the governor was going to become a Redskins‚Äô fan, knowing that I like Donovan”.
‚ÄúI said, ‚ÄúNo. Of course I am an Eagles‚Äô fan, first and forever. ‚Äú
‚ÄúBut understand I believe with getting rid of Donovan, they are not going to make the playoffs. I believe the Redskins adding Donovan are going to make the playoffs.‚Äù
‚ÄúSo if we are not in, and the Redskins have Donovan, and they‚Äôre in, I will root for Donovan and the Redskins.‚Äù
‚ÄúBut if we do make the playoffs, of course I will root for the Eagles.‚Äù
There you have it, Rendell thinks the Redskins will make the playoffs and the Eagles will be sitting at home watching it.¬† That’s quite a prediction.
Rendell also answered his critics who had a problem with him rooting for the Redskins if they make the playoffs and the Eagles don’t.
“I think that is crazy,” Rendell said.¬† “Once we are out, what do we care?¬† And they will get a worse draft choice if they make the playoffs.”
The governor also told a story to Howard Eskin and Ike Reese on 610-WIP yesterday about asking McNabb if his support of the signal callers over the last four or five years has made up for the way he campaigned for then Heisman Trophy winner and Texas tailback Ricky Williams to be the Eagles top pick.
Rendell said McNabb told him, “Yes you have governor, yes you have”.