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Kendra Hanging Up Her Birthday Suit After Wedding - Now, Hanky, are you SURE you want to go through with this?  And Kendra, I’m ASSUMING that he’s already clarified to you that he’s a 4th-receiver (at best) on a team with the shallowest group of receivers in the league, right?  Now, do you smoke crack, or just snort heroin? [via the700level]

McNabb’s New Uniform

 

Clearly coming in direct response to my scathing review of McNabb’s performance thus far for the Eagles in 2008, Andy Reid made the, somewhat shocking, move at halftime of today’s game, with the Eagles trailing the Baltimore Ravens 10-7.  

Personally, I dislike the move (considering your team was completely still in the game and McNabb had, really, only made one or two bad throws), but then again the Eagles are paying Andy Reid millions of dollars to make these decisions, and I’m the one sitting on a computer writing about it (and getting paid $0).  Plus, Reid wasn’t the only one contemplating this of late.  That being said, here are the early reports across the web, though I expect to see some much more opinionated ones as the day and week goes on; it should be an interesting week on the Philly sports talk circuits:

 

Kolb Era Begins [via the Eagletarian]

Kolb Starts Second Half for Eagles [via the700level]

Philadelphia Eagles bench Donovan McNabb at halftime against Ravens [via ESPN.com]

End of an Era? McNabb benched after another slow start [via AllThingsPhillySports]

Look at all the people talking about Donovan on Twitter [via Summize]

 

UPDATE (4:04PM – 7:24 4th Q): Kolb is not only playing worse than McNabb played or has ever played in his entire career, but he looks like he might just be the worst quarterback of all time.  Finally putting together his first drive that could be categorized as “respectable,” the Eagles’ new starting-QB capped it off with a perfect toss into the end zone…to Ed Reed of the Ravens, who promptly ran 108 yards through the entire Eagles offense for another Ravens touchdown, tying his own NFL record for the longest interception of all time.  As a fan, I really don’t feel mad or sad or anything; I think I’m just in complete awe to the point where this has become amusing.  In fact, I’m actually starting to feel kind of bad for Andy Reid…just kidding.

UPDATE 2 (4:44PM): The Andy Reid press conference just ended and, aside from it being incredibly interesting, I came away with one prediction for the upcoming week: that the Philadelphia media will make a HUGE deal about Andy Reid not being the one to tell McNabb that he was benched.

Just remember: you heard it here first….

Or at least say today’s media pundits, the morning after the Eagles not only failed to walk away from Cincinatti with a win (settling instead with a, unfulfilling at best, tie) but also showed the national media that they are all a bunch of morons, capped off with their fearless leader.

Here is the video of Mr. McNabb telling those listening at the press conference that he didn’t know that the game was ending in a tie following the final whistle blow…yes, seriously:

A week after being called out by Bernard Hopkins for “crumbling under pressure,” this has to be embarrassing for McNabb, and, while I personally don’t think he is actually the worst quarterback in the NFL, I am officially convinced that he may be the dumbest.  I mean, you’re able to memorize a playbook the size of a phonebook but have no idea that the rules are difference between college and pro football?  I don’t think this season is completely over, as, for example, the Inquirer’s Bob Ford does, but that countdown to when pitchers and catchers report on Balls, Sticks & Stuff is looking more and more like the way to think in Philly right now…

(ALSO: here’s one Philly writer who says that McNabb’s reign is officially over…)

Or at least so says Jason Whitlock from FoxSports.com…

1. Eagles’ Andy Reid: Twice this season Reid has taken the game out of the hands of Donovan McNabb and tried to win at crunch time with his running game. Here’s a coach who loves to throw on damn near every down except when the game is on the line. I also blame Reid for the Eagles failing to trade a second-round draft pick for Tony Gonzalez. Other than the one season with Terrell Owens, McNabb has made a living throwing the ball to the James Thrashes of the world. It’s ridiculous. I’m convinced the Eagles don’t want to win it all.

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