Are you ready for some football?

That’s right, a football post out of the blue. But what can I say? Looking nearly dead just a week or so ago, my Eagles have a chance tonight to move right back into the thick of the playoff hunt and (dare I say it?) even the division race. Thanks to the ‘Skins and Giants blowing up big time yesterday, the NFC East just got a whole lot more crowded around the middle.

And believe it or not, but last week’s loss in Washington was almost a relief after all of the garbage that’s gone on this season. For the first time in a while, it really felt like we were just watching a good football game again. To be honest, I miss that.

So tonight is a Dipper’s kind of evening. If you want to come and scream your head off and cheer on my mighty Birds… or even if you want to hang around and gloat if we fail miserably… come on out to Hoboken for a fun filled night of drinking, football, and maybe even a cheesesteak.

What? Oh, you want my opinion on T.O.? Honestly? He’s an idiot. An extremely talented receiver, but still an idiot. And I don’t like forgiving such faults in people simply because they are talented. When I watch highlight from what he did in his short time with the Eagles I am in awe of his abilities. But it saddens me to realize that this man has worked so hard to destroy what was a sure-fire Hall of Fame career. Do I want him back? If I could have back that incredible feeling from last season, then yes. But I have trouble rooting for him now, and what good is winning when you can’t even enjoy the games.

What can I say? Us Philly fans are sticklers about our athletes. We want good, honest, hardworking, blue collar-type guys out on the field – players we can really get behind. And so we run the loudmouths out of town and maybe lose another chance at a ring or a trophy. Oh well, it’s only sports. And if it can’t make you feel good, what’s the point? I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season, so let’s hope that tonight is a sign of good things to come.

5 thoughts on “Are you ready for some football?”

  1. Scarily, I’m rooting for the Eagles tonight. Three guesses as to why, and the first two don’t count 😉

    Fuck TO. Fuck him up his egotistical ass. Moron.

  2. At this point it doesn’t matter. I’m not sure I can even watch them again until Andy Reid is gone. Any coach who doesn’t run on 2nd and 7 while winning 20-14 and less than 3 minutes to play probably shouldn’t be involved in the NFL.

  3. Yea, I caught a bit of some sports show last night, and their poll was “who is to blame for the loss to Dallas?” The choices were TO and McNabb. At least one of the show’s hosts mentioned Reid should take some of the blame as well.

  4. If the poll didn’t have Reid as a possible choice it’s a joke. I left the game early knowing full well that running the ball as we had ALL GAME LONG pretty much assured us of a victory.

    I am so disgusted.

  5. They were up 17-7 when I got my 3rd period phone score alert. When I saw they lost 21-20, I was more than a bit surprised.

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