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.