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Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Who Wanted Ricky Williams?? I was hoping to find a picture of those yahoo Philly fans who booed when Williams, a confessed cannabis dabbler now appealing another positive drug test, wasn't drafted by the Eagles in 1999, and put cartoon words in their mouths booing Williams instead of the real pick (and far better pick), Donovan McNabb. But check out this picture I found on McNabb's Web site: Looks as if on draft day '99, he was surrounded by his family during the boorish booze, I mean, boofest. In front of his family? No wonder he took it so personally, even if fans would have booed anybody but Williams. (For the record, not that you care, at the time I favored drafting a QB -- after trading down to get more picks.)