Thanks of course to BFF Angi who worked for the NFL until last winter, I was able to score great tickets to Monday’s game in DC. I had seats on the 100-level. 4th row on the 30-yard line. FAN-tastic!!!
Brought my sports and home repairs boyfriend Kenny with me. This is beginning to become a regular yearly date for us. I think this is year 3. The game started with another amazing TD off a return from #10 — that boy is going to be a BEAST. But Brian Westbrook also went down with a really serious concussion in the 1st quarter. It was so scary. He wasn’t moving. Players from both teams were on their knees praying… I was glad to see him be able to walk off the field. But I hope he doesn’t try and rush back before he’s healed. #29 can take up that slack. GET BETTER B-WEST!!! Continue reading →
OK so a couple folks have pointed out that I didn’t post on last week’s loss… So here goes:
I’m not sure if ‘loss’ is even the right word for what happened… We weren’t blown out or anything but we were still manhandled by one of the worst teams in the league… I spent pretty much that whole afternoon at Rhino Bar in Georgetown. It’s an Eagles bar, where everybody knows your name AND the words to FLY EAGLES FLY. I went around noon to watch the early games and to make sure I had a seat for Eagles/Raiders. I watched the Giants lose. And the Redskins too. I joked that the Cowboys would have lost too if they hadn’t had a bye… And then I settled in for the 4 o’clock game. There’s no explanation for what happened next. And honestly I’ve done my best to block it out.
I mean c’mon son… Oakland, son?
I’m going to the Eagles/Skins game tonite and I KNOW we’re gonna bounce back nicely and stomp these sorry Skins.
Well then Mr. Maclin! Way to burst onto the scene!!! First and second NFL touchdowns… we knew you had it in ya!
Actually, everyone looked great!!! Not that Tampa Bay is having that great a season… But Donovan showed us that he’s feeling good. Throwing 3 TD’s and looking good on the run. Maclin stepped up. Celek continues his hot streak. Chris Gocong — You’re a beast! I was so happy to see things coming together like they did. Only thing that would have made the day better is if Dallas had lost that overtime battle. Geez, it was so close…
My old roomie Crystal’s (above) little brother (well, he’s not really little. He’s 6’5″, 315) is the starting left tackle for TB. Gosh when we were in college he was just a kid. Probably about the same size, but still a kid ;) So it’s crazy to see him in the NFL. And doing so well! During the game yesterday he had a catch and a 15-yd run off a deflection.
And I had a little moment. I knew Crys was at the game so after I was done jumping up and down, I shot her a “YAY, Go D. Penn!!!” text message… Cuz no matter how much I love the Birds, you can’t hate on family… Don’t sleep on #70. Or if you do, do so at your at your own risk.
OK, back to loving the Eagles ;) Can’t wait to see them live in a few weeks in DC for the Redskins MNF game!!!
Should I eat Kevin Kolb Krow? Probably. So here goes: I was completely surprised by his play today. Great to see what getting the reps in practice can do for a guys game and confidence. He did great.
There, I said it.
As you know I have no NFL DirecTV package so I didn’t see the whole game because we were beating KC so badly, they stopped covering the game and moved over to Jets coverage somewhere near the beginning of the 3rd quarter. It was clear they weren’t gonna come back on us, so I was OK with that. Plus that Sanchez is exciting to watch. He’s gonna be a beast. I hope.
Next week – BYE. So get healthy fellas and let’s get busy.
Since I’ve got a lot of work to do, I’m just going to break up my comments on this game into two categories:
Things that were fantastic
Things that were not very fantastic
OK here we go…
Coach McDermott and the entire defense (but especially Sheldon Brown and Asante Samuel), DeSean Jackson, Nick Cole, Donovan McNabb, B. West — for looking very healthy… and of course Jake Delhomme. Hahaha ;)
It’s about that time again! We’ve got some new Happy/Sad Eagles Chronicles photos this season.
Of course I hope I never have to use the photo on the right…
I’m excited that football is back in full swing! Even more excited that my friends Kendell and Dana have the NFL Sunday Ticket satellite package and several flat screen TVs. ;) Wooooo-hoooo! Let’s. Play. Ball.
My absolute favorite song from “Jagged Little Pill” and it captures exactly how I’m feeling right now about Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. The remarks he made during his follow-up press conference on Friday re: hiring Michael Vick made me sick. And it amazes me that reporters and commentators and bloggers alike are lauding him for being “charitable” enough to sign Vick despite his personal convictions, when his statement was so clearly bullshit. I mean seriously, I didn’t see a selfless man willing to give a guy a second chance because he was big-hearted. I saw a businessman bashing his most recent (and potentially most profitable) investment in years in order to justify an unpopular decision that was based strictly on the bottom line. You can ‘t convince me of anything else. The NFL is a billion dollar business and Michael Vick has the potential to help lead the Eagles to a championship. Jeff Lurie knows it. And signing him because of that is a perfectly reasonable — hell, a very, very smart — business move. But in trying to pretend it was about anything else, he comes off as either a liar or a bad businessman. And neither is a good look for him.
Below are a few excerpts from an article/commentary I just submitted for a magazine. Not sure it’ll get published so I wanted to post some of it here. OK, here goes — and I promise I’ll chill on the Eagles posts until at least next weekend. This events of this weekend have just been so unexpected!
“I needed to see a lot of self hatred in order to approve this.”
That’s just one of the classless and seemingly disingenuous remarks Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie used to explain his decision to sign Michael Vick in his 8/14 press conference. He then went on to explain how much he loved animals, and how he’d lost several dogs in the past few years. He described Vick’s actions as “murderous” and “inexcusable” and lamented for nearly 15 minutes about how difficult it was for him to decide to sign Vick…