Originally Posted by hockey619
Ive seen you and YFS point to this. Ive seen the Bill Simmons article, but do you have any legit sources to back that up?
And yes, TO is one tough mofo, that dude wants to win so freaking bad and he tries so hard gotta respect him as a player anyway.
I don't have published sources or evidence, but I do know people who saw Donovan "partying like a champ" in the week leading up to the game, have been watching the guy for most of his career as a division rival and the best QB to come out of the chicagoland area where I live. It's not something I know, but it's something that I find completely believable, especially given friends who claimed to having seen him partying it up in the weeks leading up to the game and people who know his family.
I'm not fully convinced that it was the cause but I wouldn't doubt it at all and would probably put money on it if I had to bet either way. Plus it works really well to emphasize the impact of media spin when you contrast Donovan to TO and public perceptions of the two players.