Friday, July 21, 2006

Don's Opening Press Conference


some observations and thoughts:

- don looks slim! it's like turning the clock back several years. i'm expecting him to be the incredibly nimble guy he's gotten away from.

- body language looks very good. relaxed, confident, definitely looks like he's put the ugliness behind him.

- season is too friggin' far away.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


The season is almost two months away and you're evaluating body language at press conferences. I respect your passion, but I'm starting to worry about you...


4:22 PM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

No Ben, it's's never too early to evaluate body language or body size....I noticed the same thing....leaner, looser, less hair, less facial hair, etc....we are ready to go!!!! about that Shawn Andrews at a svelte 350. Did anyone think the day would come when someone would be down to 350 and look svelte? And he does look a ton leaner (no pun intended)....he is carrying 350 pounds around pretty good and he looks like he's a ton quicker, happier, healthier and on a mission....on the positive side, it looks like Reid may have taken the leftovers from Andrew's plate as he is looking lighter than the first couple of season's but not skinny...the old Reid...heavy, happy, eating a turducken for an appetizer and ready to delegate!!!

8:32 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do normal people change this much in a 6-months frame as well or does that only happen in the NFL?

Even the writers change. See Peter King.


10:27 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ran into Donovan McNabb over the weekend. I was in Lee's Hoagie Shop in Bethlehem. He ordered a Tuna hoagie. Based on the way he handled the sandwich, I'm convinced he's primed for a big year. He seemed very balanced and focused.


12:46 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Ben, so you're saying he ran out of the shop to eat it and didn't just sit in the protective atmosphere of Lee's?

And all Iggles fans have problems. If you're a football fan without a problem, then you must "root" for the Cowboys.

9:14 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rest assured, I am an Eagles fan and have plenty of problems...


10:02 PM EDT  
Blogger Steve72 said...

I would have preferred it if he handed half the hoagie to Westbrook rather than trying to eat the whole damn thing himself.

7:32 AM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

This is a slight diversion from the topic, but I wanted to post a brief Big Dog editorial:

I don't know where everyone is, but I am assuming the Philly/South and Central Jersey area. Just an interesting sports tidbit about Camden, NJ. Yesterday 2 Camden High Schools were punished by the State for improper behavior during last basketball season...LEAP Academy, a charter high school in Camden, was banned 2 years from tourney play and their coach was put on probation for recruiting violations and Camden High was put on probation for 2 years after one of their players punched a Deptford High Player after a tournament game loss. Camden High's "legendary" coach Clarence Turner was fired after this season. He seems to get fired after every season and then re-hired in controversy....and he is one of the most despicable coaches in high school sports history. Camden is also fondly remembered for the ABSCAM controversy in the 70's, former Mayor Milton Milan is in jail for criminal activity, and Camden is also one of the cities with the highest murder rates in the country (it may actually be #1, over Detroit!). It seems like all politics in Camden is mired in scandals in crooked politics.

Thanks for the time....just when you get mad at the Phillies, realize that even uglier crap is happening across the Ben Franklin Bridge.

8:22 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Dog; I'm sure everyone here agrees that Camden should be on the list of Cities to be napalmed. I am suprised that it waranted a mention here, especially about sports. The whole city is corrupt, and a de-militarized zone.

On a different note, does anyone here actually think Buckhalter lasts more than 3 plays into pre-season?

- Joe

8:37 AM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Joe, you are right. I appreciate the forum to post-it....I think the reason that I had posted it was because after last night's Phillies loss and the Sixers total lack of doing anything this off-season, not to mention last Eagles season, I needed something to hold as a lower standard than Philly sports and after reading about Camden this morning, I felt that it was the panacea. Sorry to bore anyone.....

Buckhalter doesn't last long, Bunkley is signed within the next couple of days, Spach is cut, the Eagles start anyone except Parry, and Honey Buns is working construction sites, soon. There, back to the real stuff.

9:01 AM EDT  

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