Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eagles Fans Truly "Legendary"

eagles fans pelting of santa claus with snowballs in 1968 is such an oft referenced story that it has literally reached urban legend status. snopes.com (urban legend de-bunking site) now has an article providing all of the facts you'd ever want to know about that defining moment for eagles nation.

Philadelphia's nickname may be "The City of Brotherly Love," but sports fans in that metropolis are notorious for a lack of fraternal affection: According to reputation, Philadelphia fans love a winner (who doesn't?) but will mercilessly turn on any players or team that don't live up to expectations, no matter how brilliant their past performances. No single image sums up that reputation more succinctly than the claim (as expressed in the examples cited above) that fans in Philadelphia once booed and pelted with snowballs that most inoffensive, beloved, and benevolent of figures, Santa Claus himself. The claim is true, although the potentially mitigating circumstances under which the incident occurred typically go unmentioned.
at least snopes bothered to give you the whole story instead of a sensationalized soundbite

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Anonymous Phil said...

We shall never live down the sins of our (grand)fathers. Sigh.

8:37 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redskins 10, Eagles 3 (3?)

Andy must go. Fatally flawed gameplan right out of the gate --- I've seen it too many times. Yes, I know there were drops etc. and McNabb played like crap, but I still place this on Andy.

9:19 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

So disappointing. TB hands them control of their destiny and they then go and fumble it away in a pitiful offensive display. Defense played a great game and really shut them down, especially in 2H.

9:17 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what really pissed me off yesterday and has pissed me off all season, Captain overpaid dropping yet another sure fire, potential game changing INT. Yes he made the pro bowl, but that is ludicrous. Samuel was and is a bust. How many game changing INT has that guy dropped this year? Nothing but God and green grass in front of him and he drops a ball that hits him in the chest. This guy is a loser. He was a loser when he dropped the Super Bowl clinching INT last season and he is a loser now. I hated this free agent signing when they made it because it was not a major area of need. I hated it as it unfolded because Reid so badly botched the trade of Shepherd and now they'd be lucky to get a box of chocolates for him, and I hate it now that he did nothing to help them win games.

God dammit!

Bumble

11:16 AM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Oh, forgot about that one. Starting to agree with that move. Would've been nice if DeSean had been able to real in one of his drops, but several of those would have been tough catches.

12:39 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would also have been nice if the team played with a sense of urgency when they took the ball for the last time with 3:48 (or something like thet) left. Great clock management there.

Coming up 6 inches short as time expired was a wonderful metaphor for the season, the QB, and the coach.

TMG - I'm ready for part III.

Ed Wade

2:45 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, we made the Inky Sports section today. Check out page 2. Me, Phil, Ed, anonymous, we're all there. Pretty fun stuff, who new that this tiny blog had such a following and knuckleheads like me with useless opinions and plenty of venom can get printed ina still rpeutable newspaper.

Bumble

P.S. Merry Christmas to everyone and their families.

9:25 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Where?

Yes, Merry Christmas to all.

9:02 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at page 2 of the 12/23 Inquirer. It's in the blog section done by that Gonzo guy.

Bumble

1:12 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Woo-hoo!!! What a great game. I wrote them off after last week, but they slid into the playoffs. Yippee! It'll be fun to see what they can do with their chance here.

I wrote up a long "State of the Franchise" bit, however now don't have to post it till next week at the earliest.

7th playoff appearance in 10 years for 5/Reid. Not too shabby.

8:28 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The football gods smiled on them today, but they sure did their part. Funny how establishing the run leads to great things. keeps your offense rolling, opens play action, keeps your defense fresh, demoralizes the opponent. That is what frustrates me so bad with Big red. he just cannot help himself. The only thing the Skins do well is defend the pass and his game plan last week was to throw 50 times. The Cowboys rush the passer well, so he creates a very good game plan centered around run, draws, and max protection and a superb defensive blitzing scheme. This team can beat anyone it plays when they follow that script, but will the fat fellow believe the hype and eschew the run because "Minnesota is great against the run"? Just get Buck and B Wes the ball and let Donnt run play fake passes and see where the chips fall. Nice to see a real TE playing for the Birds today. Smith should never suit up again.

Bumble

8:53 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, which of you sold their soul for yesterday to happen? Because there no way God had anything to do with that!

Vegas must be weeping right now.


- Joe

8:37 AM EST  

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