I think, if you gave athletes a quiz about the rules of their sport, most of them would fail. Yesterday's Eagles/Bengals game ended in a tie, screwing with office pools everywhere. Several Eagles players were quoted as not knowing that the game would end in a tie if neither team scored during the overtime period, in spite of it being called "sudden death overtime."
Eagles quarterback Dumbass McNabb didn't know games could end in ties. "I've never been a part of a tie. I never even knew that was in the rule book. It's part of the rules and we have to go with it. I was looking forward to the next opportunity to get out there and try to drive to win the game."
Then, he used that acquired knowledge to further embarrass himself:
"I'd hate to see what happens in the Super Bowl or I'd hate to see what happens in the playoffs, to settle with a tie," he said.
A kid making minimum wage at a retail store knows more about the company's policies than athletes making millions.
Is McNabb actually confused over what would happen if a playoff game was tied? It reminds me of something Abraham Lincoln said: Better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Stop talking, Donovan.