Friday, December 29, 2006

Gratuitous football post...

Man, for an Eagles fan, it doesn't get much better than beating the Cowboys on Christmas Day to take the lead in the NFC East in a nationaly televised game while Parcells and TO fume on the sidelines. Would have been even better if T.O. went into full-on tantrum mode.


And the Eagles certainly look like the "why not us?" team of this playoff year, like the baseball Cardinals and Steelers last year. The Bears are critically flawed on offense. I don't completely buy the Saints, and they needed a 60 yard last second field goal to beat the Eagles at home early in the year. The Eagles big flaw early in the year was an inability to stop the run, and they seem to have corrected that now, at least against Dallas.

And the Rams are still alive! It seems the offensive linemen finally realized that if they don't pick up their game, they're not goint to remain in the NFL very long. I actually kind of like their chances, since the Giants and Panthers seem determined to miss the playoffs, and the Falcons are playing the Eagles with the Eagles needing the win to clinch the division.

And what the hell happened to the Giants, anyway? That offense is an absolute wreck. Troy Aikman was running out of ways to say how much they suck.

Enjoy the weekend -- the bowl game I'm most looking forward to is Monday's classic Rose Bowl match-up. Happy New Year!

3 comments:

Elbo Ruum said...

Must... not... hope...

AAAGGH! Can't resist it...

Go Iggles!

august said...

As a Redskins fan, I find it difficult to share your joy. But beating the Cowboys is something I support 100%.

The Giants have some personality issues. I think they have never really gelled, and I'm not sure that they ever really wanted to. I couldn't bond with Shockey. But maybe that's why I'm not a football player.

rundeep said...

HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry. By the way, TO did have something close to a breakdown at his press conference, when he started to blame the nameless "others" who failed to "allow him to be a leader" by catching more passes earlier. Schmuck.

Go Giants. They really do suck. (Was it Costas last week who said if they got a playoff berth they should decline it as a matter of team dignity?)