Monday, November 23, 2009

Eagles at Bear Post Mortem

Tasty. I was watching the game thinking they were going to let another one slip away, but they didn't. And while it's WAAAAY to early to be following this, they're in as the wildcard if the season ended today.

Random Comments
  • McNabb orchestrates a game winning drive, in the 4th quarter, on the road, in prime time. Not too shabby.
  • I was watching the game thinking the D was going to blow another one and then I looked who was back there: Peterson, Harris, gimpy Brown. Yikes. How did they play that well?
  • Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. The offense can't keep giving them up and the defense needs to start creating more. This and not penalties is the reason for the past month's woes.
  • These late games kill me. I am o-l-d ancient. Middle age is gonna suck, isn't it?



Blogger David said...

Penalties kill too in a different way-they nullify good things, cause you to lose momentum, and give the ball back too quickly. I'd argue the penalties is 1B to turnovers 1A.

And yes I again will say that Don was very good.

Can anyone remember a season where they were this banged up? It seems like every week is a new injury. Kudos to manning up, but that D will struggle until people get healthy.


10:24 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

I totally agree that penalties are killing them. And they're the bad variety (offensive holding, illegal shifts, personal fouls) rather than the not so bad variety (offsides, pass interference).

They had a run of injuries like this 4 or 5 years back (both 5 and 36 out), but this seems to be pretty bad.

6:04 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's not really about football so much as it's about connections between people."

And that's how my 10 year old described Blind Spot to my wife.

Okay, I agree with him. Blind spot is WAY more about people than football, so I apologize if it is a violation to bring this chatter to Scrapple.

Blind spot is one of the better movies I've seen this year. I won't bore anyone with a review, other than to say if you are looking for alternate entertainment this holiday season without straying too far from your football roots, this is the movie for you.

I love to watch things blow up as much as the next guy, but every once in a while I see a great story unfold, and I am reminded how powerful the cinema can be. Life-long Sandra Bullock hater, but she rocked this movie. She would have even had she not been completely redone by a clever surgeon.

The intelligent Scrapple crew will love this movie. Trust me.

Ed Wade

6:41 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

Ed, I thought it looked good. I'll probably end up buying it. I'll watch and enjoy just about any football related movie including, but not limited to: Necessary Roughness, Any Given Sunday, The Longest Yard, The Replacements, Varsity Blues. . . Heck, I even own the TNT movie Monday Night Mayhem!

I don't know what it is about these flicks that draws me in. No wait, that's not true. I know exactly what it is. It's fake Fake Life!

9:30 PM EST  
Blogger The Happy Apologist said...

Great. Now I'm craving sausage. . .

9:31 PM EST  
Blogger David said...

Great book too. It is simply amazing what this kid recovered from and makes you realize how sad it is for so many kids in this country who were born without a chance to succeed.

I love the Best of Times as my all time favorite football movie-"Just throw me the damned ball Reno!" I urge you to rent it immediately. It was about humor and football when iw as a teen. it's about lost youth and redemption as a near 40 year old.

Happy Turkey to all!


9:37 AM EST  

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