Friday, January 19, 2007

New Punter

according to "scrapple and iggs" the eagles have signed austrailian rules footballer saverio rocca to a contract, possibly signaling an end to horribly inconsistent punter dirk johnson's eagles tenure.

daniel rubin, who writes blinq, confirmed the signing with derek boyko (eagles PR guy) and reports that rocca is 6'4" and 240 lbs (holy moly).

some video highlights:



while i must admit that i am glad to see johnson go, the best part about this signing is that i finally have a legitimate reason to use the best national chant ever.

aussie! aussie! aussie!
oi! oi! oi!
aussie! aussie! aussie!
oi! oi! oi!

i wonder if there is any chance we can hire their goal umpires? they're the most entertaining refs in sports.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Scrapple & Iggs said...

Thanks for giving us the props Scrapple.

4:55 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Should we really be happy signing a 50 year old Aussie to punt for us?

12:34 PM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

if the reports that he can kick the ball 65 meters in the air are true, then i don't care how old he is.

10:55 AM EST  
Blogger Zach Zawarski said...

Where did you catch this? I guess they haven't given it much attention on the Eagles website.

- All Philadelphia Sports.com

10:57 PM EST  

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