Via Doug Farrar at Yahoo's NFL blog Shutdown Corner, here's a priceless quote from a recent radio appearance of grumpy old man Donovan McNabb, regarding that newfangled technology, Twitter:â†µ
First of all, I'm not a fan of Twitter. Nothing against their program or what they have, but as an athlete I think you need to get off twitter. All these social networks of you tweeting about you watching a game when you want to be playing in it, but you're mad you're not playing in it, so you're gonna criticize someone that's playing in it. I don't believe that that's the right deal. That's not professional by any means and you know we are all in a fraternity, so if you see a guy who's struggling this isn't the time to jump on him or kick him while he's down because that same guy will come against you and kinda blast your team out the water, so I think for an athlete to be 'twittering' is the wrong move. It's one of those things to leave to the fans and let them comment on certain things, but athletes need to get off Twitter.â†µ
I'd say McNabb is a bit out of touch, no? Donovan, you certainly don't need to hop on the tweet machine if you don't want to, but saying all athletes across the board should not be on twitter is silly and naive. Go back to tossing worm burners in Eagles gear.