publication date: Tuesday, January 3, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: This soaring superstar nearly nabbed a Super Bowl ring one year ago.
explanation: McNabb was quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles ("soaring") when this goo was published. The previous January, his team lost Super Bowl XXXIX. The word "nabbed" was a play on his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, and John Julitz