I’m sorry, but I just don’t get what the big deal is about Donovan McNabb picking up a phone on the New York Giants’ sideline.
Did he really get an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for picking up a phone?
Yep. Sure did.
I thought it was sort of light-hearted and funny, myself. Maybe refs have no sense of humor, or think the Giants don’t have one.
He picked up a phone, pretended to talk into it for just a second, and hung it back up. Then he jogged back to his huddle, without so much as looking at the Giants players on the sideline.
How this is anything like shoving a ball in an opponent’s face after scoring a touchdown, I’m not real sure.
What I am sure about is that sometimes, sports officials get too caught up in the emotion of a game, and throw their weight around by calling serious infractions for pretty silly reasons.
Lighten up, Francis!