Though saving his best line for Terry Bradshaw (“I understand he’s battled depression for years, but when it comes to psychology, Bradshaw has experience as a patient, not as a professional”), Media Blitz’ John Molori suffered through “Fox NFL Sunday” and can’t resist poking holes in the program’s analysis of Donovan McNabb’s recent remarks about black quarterbacks.
In response to McNabb™s comments, Barry Switzer stated, œI thought that we were long past this but I look at it this way. I played a black quarterback in 1972, before Donovan was ever born.”
œHe thinks that maybe he™s being criticized with what he™s going through today. It didn™t compare to what my guys had to go through.
Exactly who is the œwe that Switzer is referring to when he says that we are long past this? How does he even begin to know what it feels like to be an African-American quarterback? Maybe he has some tertiary knowledge based on players he has coached, but he has never coached McNabb.
Moreover, Switzer™s comments make it sound as if McNabb is being disrespectful to those who came before him. On the contrary, McNabb is a part and a product of past struggles, and there is a real difference in the histories of white and African-American quarterbacks.
I take McNabb at his word for one simple reason. He is an African-American quarterback and I am not. As for Bradshaw and Switzer, their ignorant analysis and opinions served not to refute McNabb™s points, but rather to give them even more credence.