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Prepare Yourself for Donovan McNabb Broadcasting NFL Games This Fall

Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who had his No. 5 jersey retired in September 2013, waves to the crowd. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who had his No. 5 jersey retired in September 2013, waves to the crowd. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

 

(USA Today) – If you’ve ever watched an NFL broadcast and thought the booth should feature more talking, self-references and confusion about overtime rules, the news that Donovan McNabb will call some games for Fox this fall will greatly please you. For everyone else, get your mute button ready.

It’s not that McNabb’s a bad talker, it’s that he’s proved incapable of speaking in television-appropriate soundbites during his brief time on TV and was never very good at explaining his play or knowing the rules during his career. Every sentence becomes a paragraph. Most of those paragraphs somehow reference his playing career. Many of those references involve a plea to “check the numbers.” It’s the sort of stuff that won’t play well in an NFL booth, where too many analysts rely on talking points rather than analyzing the game at hand. Call it Dan Dierdorf syndrome.

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