Our Mediocre Tops Your Terrible

Usually, NFC East rivalries are for hopefully good-natured trash-talking and for taking pleasure in another team’s defeats.  For example, one of my favorite teams each week is the one that happens to be playing the Cowboys. But schadenfreude has its limits, and that limit was reached last night as I got to watch the once…

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Football With A Twist

So, growing up in the Ancestral Betz home autumn Sundays meant going to church and watching the Eagles.  Except there was an important stop in between — and that was to get soft-pretzels. We would go to a place called "Cass's Mart Pretzels" — a fresh pretzel bakery that operated in an absolute dump called…

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Off The Kolb

I keep trying to come up with a positive spin on the Eagles thrashing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints (48-22) this afternoon — their home opener no less.  The game marked the first* start by one-time heir-apparent Kevin Kolb, who started for a banged up Donovan McNabb. Let's see:Kolb throws for almost…

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McRib

The last time we'd seen Jake Delhomme, he was almost single-handedly handing the Arizona Cardinals a berth in the NFC Championship Game.  During that Divisional Round game, he threw five interceptions and fumbled once in a 33-13 loss. Well, things were nearly as bad for him in his next game — this year's season opener…

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Flying Into The Unknown

Well — here it is, the beginning of another NFL season.  Last night's Steelers-Titans game was pretty entertaining to watch, though certain of the Steelers faithful must have had their hearts in their throats at certain points, I imagine. Going into the last several seasons, I used to think I knew where the Eagles would…

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Vick-tim of Circumstance?

One of the other things I missed getting to post about while I was on vacation occurred on the day we flew to the east coast.  In a move shocking to many, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick as their back-up QB.  Certainly, I was surprised and the headlines were in a pretty large font…

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Highs and Lows

Sports in the summer is usually defined by the ebbs and flows of the long baseball season — who gets hot (or cold) for a couple of weeks, who looks like they'll make a run in September, which managers are on the hot-seat.  Of course, this time of year also brings the first tantalizing tastes…

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Get Your Copy Today!

As the Pro Bowl (such as it is) completed the 2008-9 NFL season yesterday, it seemed appropriate to share something a friend of mine sent to me.  Awesome (and awesomely depressing) because it's so right on target… Classic This DVD comes jam-packed with the following bonus features:  Donovan McNabb's regurgitations in 3-D  TO's unedited driveway…

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Feels Like The Fourth Time

The premise was similar to each of their previous road-playoff wins. 1. Get outplayed in the first half by the home team. 2. Force a TO on defense and have enough sputtering offense to keep it close. 3. Make half-time adjustments and take control in the 3rd quarter 4. Use feral defense late in the…

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Eagles Ride Winds to NFC Championship Game

Last week, during their road-win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles struggled offensively in the first half (especially against a good run defense), but rode an Assante Samuel INT-derived TD and a strong defensive effort to a slim lead at halftime.  In the second half, Donovan McNabb and the Eagles offense got into gear…

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