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“A full 2 days after Bernard Hopkins again accused Donovan McNabb of being too white of a black man, and a full 2 days after McNabb’s camp declined to comment on Hopkins’ denigration, McNabb’s agent, Fletcher Smith, issued a statement that served two purposes.
“An Eagles season-ticket holder challenged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday on the league’s push for a longer regular season. “I think you’re really misguided with the 18-game season,” the fan said in a conference call with Goodell, Eagles president Joe Banner, and Eagles season-ticket holders. “The fans don’t want the season to be changed; it’s perfect the way it is. . . . They don’t want to pay full price for the [four] preseason games they have to buy.”
“By now, Juan Castillo should have been back on the field, shouting instructions, teaching rookies, and noting how much progress his second-year players have made after their first seasons. By now, he and an overhauled defensive staff should have had a chance to install some of their scheme, to prep the Eagles for the real hard work of training camp.
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