Thursday, December 14, 2006

Great Defense

The Eagles 21-19 victory over the Washington Redskins was a big, big win for the team as they continue on their unlikely march towards the playoffs. As I write this the Eagles are 7-6 and in the thick of the playoff hunt. What a difference a year makes, as last season’s Eagles team finished 6-10 and were pretty much instantly done with the playoffs after Donovan McNabb went down.

Let’s credit the defense for this victory. Okay, so they allowed the Redskins to rush for 210 yards. The Redskins also converted on 7 of 16 third downs and had a total of 20 first downs in the game. Not great numbers, but the Eagles offense did little to help them. This was a victory for the defense; they forced two turnovers to set up Eagles TDs, and they held the Redskins to just 19 points.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Cheerleaders Go To England

NFL owners apparently understand the fundamental idea that sex sells.

The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders depart today for Manchester, England to represent the National Football League as part of a seven-week promotional tour of the United Kingdom. Twelve Eagles Cheerleaders have been selected to spend two days performing at venues around the UK. NFL owners recently voted to play two regular season games per year outside the United States, starting in 2007, with a strong possibility that the UK will be the venue for one of the first of those games.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mike Bartrum’s Career in Jeopardy

It’s a sad week for the Philadelphia Eagles. As many of you know Donovan McNabb tore the ACL in his right knee last week and could be sidelined between 8-12 months after surgery. Well, if that wasn’t bad enough, Mike Bartrum will be out for the rest of the season because of a herniated disk in his neck which might threaten his 13-year career. There has been some speculation that Bartrum might retire at the end of the season. Let’s hope he takes Doctor’s advice before he ends up in a wheelchair.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Can Philly Make It Without Donovan?

We couldn’t make it through the rest of the game against the Tennessee Titans, after Dononan McNabb tore a knee ligament during the second quarter and had to leave. Jeff Garcia filled his spot, even managed a little toss that added a touchdown for us, but #3 draft pick Vince Young and the otherwise generally pathetic Titans were not going to let their opportunity for a win against the Philadelphia Eagles pass them by.

This NFL season has seen a lot of injured quarterbacks, not to mention some shuffling around of healthy ones, for instance, Romo swapped in for Bledsoe by the Cowboys, but I was really hoping to see McNabb leading the Eagles through a complete season. He has had mid-year injuries that left him benched for the season twice before in five years. Donovan’s got to be totally frustrated–I hope Eagles fans won’t end up that way as well.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Eagles Were Rested and Ready

Of course, we were not the only team able to perform well against the Washington Redskins so far this season. But it was nice to have a solid 27-3 victory over an NFC East rival. We need to remember what we did and do it again December 10th. No point in splitting with the 'Skins the way the Dallas Cowboys did.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Where'd our offense go?

Donovan McNabb getting sacked and sacked again? The Eagles being held to 228 yards of offense of which the league's leading passer throws for a grand total of 168 yards? As McNabb commented, "It can't get any worse. With 4-4, it's just not us." I believe the latter, and I sure hope he's right about the former!

What's most depressing to me is who we've lost the last three (straight) to: the New Orleans Saints! The Tampa Bay Bucs! And now the Jacksonville Jaguars. We are ready for a bye week!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Eagles Stunned By Last Second Loss

Two Tampa Bay TDs came via interceptions off of our Donovan McNabb, but the momentum seemed to be all Philadelphia’s when Brian Westbrook covered 52 yards to make the score 21-20 with only 33 seconds to go.

But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. The Buccaneers’ Matt Bryant kicked a 62-yard field goal, and then it really was over. 23-21. Oof! When you gain over 500 yards to the other guys’ 214 and still lose, that’s tough. Better luck with Jacksonville, Eagles!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Coincidence?

The Fantoo Girls did it again. Every time the radio broadcasters, Carol & Robin, turn their back on the game the teams start scoring. This has been the case with a few teams including the Philadelphia Eagles. Could this be superstition or just plain coincidence? The girls have won the Best Sports Podcasting in 2006 from People’s Choice Podcast Awards & they also host a show on Philadelphia’s Sport Talk on Saturdays. Whatever it is, we hope the girls leave at least half way into the game of our favorite teams so we can start scoring.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Monday Night Fabulous

Who needs T.O.?
After the smackdown we just put on Favre and his Packers, I think a lot of people are going to be believers. We’ve got the best fans, the best team, and the best city in the country. Everyone else can suck it.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Eagles Looking to Stay On the Offensive

We’ve got some of the NFL’s most impressive offensive talent to use on the Green Bay Packers for Monday night football fans. The Eagles’ QB, Donovan McNabb, went into Week 4 leading the league in passing with 960 yards and seven TDs vs. a solitary interception. A couple other key players are listed as “questionable,” but RB Brian Westbrook has been setting records even with his injured knee! He has been leading the NFL in yardage from scrimmage and touchdowns (5 so far).

I love a high-scoring game, at least when Philadelphia does the scoring. I predict a lot of that tonight.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Eagles' Loss Is The Cowboys' Pain

The NFC East is always contentious, which makes for some great football, even if the outcome doesn't always go the way the Eagles want it to. Last year's 6-10 record was not the real Philadelphia, and Donovan McNabb is going to prove it. It will be more interesting to be trying to guess who he's throwing to when it's not T.O. The game I most want tickets for will be October 8th, when the Dallas Cowboys, including Terrell Owens, come to town.

Monday, May 15, 2006

My attention span is short lately…

I have been reading a lot of mini-camp coverage and there isn’t anything to report. I have been more interested in the New Jersey Nets and Miami Heat playoff series. I am pretty sure the Heat are going to win but I am cheering for the New Jersey Nets anyway.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Bigger Fish to Fry

The Philadelphia Eagles have chosen the cheerleaders for the 2006 squad and they will be introduced at the Eagles Draft Day Party. I am not very excited that this is the top story on the Eagles official site because there are more pressing matters such as where this team is headed and who the best person to lead it is.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Blame the big guys, up front.

I was reading an article on the Philadelphia Eagles official site that inferred the team we have is as good as our 2004 squad if looked at player by player. It seems that many still have a lot of faith in Donovan McNabb and believe that he will play to his potential in 2006. The disappointing 2005 season was not his fault by a long shot. The root of the offensive failure was the complete lack of pass protection. So I say we beef up that line before we start predicting playoff contention for the Eagles in 2006.

Friday, March 10, 2006

What are we? Babies?

I am really concerned about the state of politics in this country. This ports deal is really weighing on my mind. Bush is not telling us anything about why this deal is being made and is hiding his motivations for defying the American people and vetoing legislation that would stop the deal. He has lied to us, in that every time he speaks on the issue he gives a different answer for why he is doing this deal. First it was because we need to support Middle Eastern countries and if we don’t make the deal we were going to look like racists. Now he is saying the deal is meant to get us more money to help out with rebuilding New Orleans. Does he think we are so stupid that we didn’t remember he told a completely different lie the first time he spoke on the matter?

Friday, February 03, 2006

Reggie White Chosen by Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is considering Reggie White for induction into its hallowed halls. The Philadelphia Eagles are very proud and so are fans. Reggie White is definitely one of the greats. I bet he’s got tickets to the Super Bowl this Sunday.