Okay, I actually stole that title from an article about the Eagles two years back when they went 5-1 after McNabb went down with an injury. The biggest news item for Philly until the free agent period starts for real next month is that a deal has been made to send 3rd-string QB AJ Feeley to the Dolphins. I’m happy for the club, because they’ll get a 2nd round draft pick out of it, but I’m also happy for Feeley, because he has the potential to be a really good starting QB but would be stuck as a career backup in Philly. It’s a smart move for both sides and (considering recent injuries) just makes me anxious to see who Reid will pick up as the new number 3. Since Tim Hasselbeck looks to be staying in DC, I guess they’ll just look late in the draft.
As far as other moves going on these days, I’m curious about the whole Portis/Bailey trade turns out. Not to mention, just how much will Manning end up costing the Colts. There’s also a big WR swap going on that could mean nothing at all if the Cowboys don’t bother to get a good QB, too. All of this doesn’t matter at all if the Eagles don’t bother to get a real WR of their own such as McCareins from Tennessee, or *gasp* TO.
Normally these are issues I could talk about on the Eagles Message Board, but I’ve finally called it quits over there. It boils down to the age old Internet adage: “You’re all a bunch of idiots.” Well, maybe that’s not old, and maybe it’s not an adage, but it should be. Once in a blue moon you have some interesting football discussions or friendly banter, but in general they’re the biggest bunch of cliquish babies you’ll ever see. They act like some attention-starved teenagers with major inferiority complexes and a 5th grade education. I tended to get along with the opposing team fans who actually had a sense of humor and some real football knowledge.
You know what one of their favorite pasttimes is? Logging in under bogus nicks and posting anti-Eagles messages to see who will respond. Yeah, I know, you can’t even imagine the lameness. Then again, these are people who assume that anyone who just signed on the board must not be a longtime fan, because obviously all Eagles fans read the message board everyday, right? They honestly believe that everything Eagles (and possibly their entire lives) revolve around the MB. My last attempts at posting just proved to me that the majority of the posters there are an embarassment to the city of Philadelphia and the reason why so many people have a negative image of us. Needless to say, I’ve poked my head in to see if any pertinent info has been posted about the latest rumors, and leave after 5 minutes of reading inane chatter about how cool someone is because they’ve posted 1000s of useless messages and how pathetic someone else is because he criticizes the team and only has 10 posts to his name (nevermind that he actually understands football and the other guy is usually too drunk while watching the game to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback).
Anywho, I’ve bitched enough for no good reason, because it all comes down to one simple fact about message boards.