Surprise, surprise. It’s the biggest day in 6 months for Major League Baseball and once again the National Football League has found a way to outshine it. Could you have asked for a more exciting opening night; Red Sox vs. Yankees, Fenway Park, offensive battle. Honestly, how could you top that?
It’s 80 degrees here in Baltimore, the sun is shining, baseball is underway, yet I can’t listen to sports talk radio without hearing about football. I hope the NFL is happy for ruining my Opening Day 2010.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, this sort of thing always seems to happen, it’s just funny that the these sort of announcements seem to happen at such a perfect time for the NFL. If ever there was a time to believe that some sort of secret society running the NFL, be it the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, etc., this has to be it.
For the record, I think the trade is absolutely ridiculous on the part of the Philadelphia Eagles. They gave up McNabb, the franchise leader in yards passing, (32,873), completions (2,801), attempts (4,746), completion percentage (59.0) and touchdown passes (216), according to ESPN.com. McNabb was 9-7 in the playoffs, led the Eagles to five NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl. Philadelphia gave him up for a 2nd round pick this year and a 3rd or 4th next year and they traded McNabb within the division!
In my mind this a huge mistake by the Eagles and I’m disappointed that it had to come while I was attempted to watch baseball’s 2010 premiere.
What do you think, is baseball constantly overshadowed by football? Are the Eagles crazy for trading McNabb to the Redskins?