RedZone Conversion

So the other morning I noticed the phrase “Time Warner Cable” was trending nationwide on Twitter and I thought that was odd. I’ve been a TWC customer (and a pretty happy one) for a decade, but couldn’t think of a reason that could get the channel and data provider onto the big board… unless it…

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Phall Phancy

Tennyson famously wrote that, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But as summer draws to a close now that Labor Day is behind us, what do we think about? The answer is two things: Baseball playoffs and the start of the NFL season. As a lifelong fan of…

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Face of the Franchise

The other evening, I sat down to watch the Eagles play the Redskins in DC on MNF. Now, the Eagles this season have been by-and-large better than the identity-less .500-ish team I thought they were going to be and at 6-3, they’ve been a pleasant surprise. So when they took the field I thought they…

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Roomie Cup Picks: NFL Week 6 UPDATE

The scores are in and the Roomie Cup has been wrested back to the West Coast!  Comments in red. This week’s Roomie Cup picks had an oddity – there was no line (at the MGM-Mirage at least) on this week’s Green Bay-Miami game because of GB QB Aaron Rodgers’ uncertain status after sustaining a concussion…

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The Roomie Cup

The other weekend, my old college roommate Dave visited The Aerie on the tail end of a west coast business trip.  He’d had a busy time of late and really just wanted a weekend of relaxing – with good food, good drinks, football on the tv, and maybe a trip to Hodad’s.  As you might…

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Into The Absurd

Sticking to his guns like he holds onto 2nd half timeouts, Eagles head coach Andy Reid went back on his post-McNabb-trade assertion that Kevin Kolb was the team’s starting QB yesterday – replacing him with Michael Vick. I know there’s some sort of “starter shouldn’t lose his job because of injury” mantra in sports circles,…

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Into The Unknown

Tonight begins the new NFL season.  That’s something I’m usually pretty excited for, but this year there’s something sort of missing.  Every year for the last decade at this time, I’d be looking at the Philadelphia Eagles and deciding whether Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and Brian Dawkins could win the division, win the NFC, or…

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New Eras?

There was an interesting bit of news on Sunday even after the Easter candy had been snacked on and all the earthquakes and aftershocks had done their rattling – and it was a pretty seismic shift if you’re at all interested in the NFC East.  Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins.…

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Maybe It Really Is Super

I overheard a couple of guys talking in a restaurant the other day, and they were talking about this weekend’s Super Bowl and one guy (he was in his mid-20s) trotted out, “Oh, the Super Bowl’s always a boring blowout…who cares?”  And I thought this kid’s too young to remember what I think of as…

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Third Time’s A Cha— oh, wait.

One thing that was odd about being on the road for three weeks and being very busy and distracted while we were in Virginia was that the end of the NFL season came and went without a chance to opine on it here. When I left, the Eagles had beaten the Giants to take control…

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