This Day in Failure, November 16


Another day in Failure.  

2008: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb throws three interceptions and loses a fumble during an ugly 13-13 tie against the hapless Cincinnati Bengals (1-8-1). Then, during a postgame press conference, McNabb admits he didn’t know that a regular season NFL game could end in a tie, saying, “When the [Hail Mary] was called [on the last play of overtime], I kind of figured, ‘I guess there’s ties in the NFL.’” McNabb goes on to compound his error by indicating that he doesn’t know the postseason overtime rule, which states that playoff games cannot end in a tie: “I hate to see what happens in the Super Bowl…. You have to settle with a tie,” offers the uninformed veteran.