Ever since Donovan McNabb has been retired, he has been one negative sour puss. He is constantly bashing players and has become the former athlete version of Skip Bayless to an extent. Usually he saves it for bashing NFL players or other quarterbacks like Tony Romo, but this time he took aim at NASCAR.
Driver Jimmie Johnson is on the brink of winning his sixth Sprint Cup title, an incredible feat and one away from the record of seven. Most believe that ranks Jimmie Johnson among the greatest athletes, ones with multiple championships like Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant. That concept led to a segment on FOX Sports where they discussed where exactly he ranked among his contemporaries.
“Do I think he’s an athlete? Absolutely not,” McNabb said.
McNabb didn’t back down when pressed by host Charissa Thompson. McNabb was ready to keep rambling but Thompson stopped him, stunned by the statement.
“He’s not an athlete,” McNabb said. “He sits in a car and he drives, so that doesn’t make you athletic. I give credit to what he’s been able to do.”
“What athletically is he doing? … I didn’t say (NASCAR isn’t) a sport, I said he’s not athletic,” McNabb said.
So… it is a sport… yet athletes don’t take part?
If you’re curious, Donovan still ranked him No. 3 on his list of most dominant athletes. Not bad for someone who isn’t an athlete and just drives.