LEFTOVERS: McNabb opens self to more gibes


Donovan McNabb should know better.

Five years after he was ripped for not knowing an NFL game could end in a tie — and for compounding his gaffe by saying, “I hate to see what happens in the Super Bowl” — the former NFL quarterback again has opened himself to ridicule.

A day after Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker booted six field goals, including a winning 61-yarder in the final minute, to carry the Ravens to an 18-16 victory over the Detroit Lions on Monday night, McNabb asked his Twitter followers, “Is Jason Tucker the best clutch kicker in NFL History?”

Justin. Jason. Either way, the question is as laughable as McNabb’s fumbling of Tucker’s first name.

Tucker more than earned his new nickname, “Legatron,” on Monday night, but he’s in only his second season and has a long way to go to match Alex Vinatieri — the former Patriots kicker who made two Super Bowl-winning field goals for New England.

Martin Andersen, Gerry Anderson and John Stenerud also could be considered among the game’s greatest kickers.

Possible future Twitter polls posted by McNabb include best wide receivers ever — Terry Rice or Andy Moss? — and greatest quarterbacks: Tim Brady, Patton Manning, Bo Montana, Jan Elway or Don Marino?

■ UGGS-LY PICTURE — Two seasons removed from the NFL, Chad Johnson, the ex-wideout formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, was in a cold, dark place on Monday night.

It was his “cold ass home theater,” as he so eloquently put it on his Twitter account, where he posted a photo of himself lounging in a hoodie and — wait for it — what appeared to be a pair of women’s UGG boots.

This prompted one of Johnson’s 3.6 million followers to ask, “you wearing UGGS?” to which Johnson replied, “Yeah, it’s 65 degrees in the house, keeps me from falling asleep early.”

Two pieces of advice, Ocho. Turn up the heat, and lose the UGGs — even if they were a gift from former Patriots teammate Tom Brady.

Also, it gets a lot colder than 65 degrees in New England, but that didn’t stop Johnson from sleepwalking through the 2011 season there.

Another of Johnson’s Twitter followers wrote, “I thought you were broke?” Johnson replied, “I am broke, all depends who you’re comparing me too.”

Judging by his footwear, Johnson appears to be bankrupt in several ways.

■ NO INSURANCE NEEDED — A Federal Way, Wash., car dealership must shell out $420,000 after it ran a promotion that promised $35,000 each to 12 people chosen by raffle if the Seahawks shut out the Giants on Sunday — when Seattle blanked New York 23-0 in the Giants’ first home shutout loss in 150 games.

Jet Chevrolet co-owner Jim Johnson, a longtime Seahawks season-ticket holder who purchased insurance for the promotion, said he’s glad Seattle’s league-leading defense secured the shutout.

“We wanted this to happen,” he said. “We didn’t really expect it to happen, but it did.”

This sounds like the perfect, risk-free promotion for car dealerships in Houston and Washington, D.C.

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