November 15, 2005

Insult to Injury

Well, tonight's game started well for the Eagles, with the team establishing the running game, with Donovan McNabb even running the ball himself, for a touchdown. In fact, Philly all but dominated in the first 56 minutes. But that, alas, is why they play the last four.

The problems started when Dat Nguyen audibly called out that he saw the Eagles' shufflepass coming and promptly stuffed it; John Madden was so proud of himself for noticing that he mentioned it seven more times in the next ten minutes. Then Dallas scored an offensive touchdown, and seconds later Roy Williams returned an interception for another touchdown- with McNabb getting injured on the play. A missed 60-yard field goal later, the game was over and the Eagles were 4-5.

It may seem impossible, but Philly saw an even bigger flop on Monday- the pre-game "funeral" for Terrell Owens, held outside the stadium during WIP's pregame show. A "casket" was filled and jerseys were burned, along with copies of Owens' memoir "Catch This!," but the din of drunken fans chanting "TO Sucks!" was so distracting that it was all but impossible to hear the hosts (not that that's a problem, in Howard Eskin's case). Also not such a great idea to have a massive mock funeral on the same day that Cowboys' coach Bill Parcells went to an actual funeral, for his own brother.

Don't worry Iggles fans- you can beat the Giants next week. If the Vikings could, anyone can.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 15, 2005 02:13 AM

McNabb has established himself as elite among QBs who can throw a late-4th-quarter interception followed by a quick injury. the eagles are done this year.

Posted by: LilB at November 15, 2005 01:03 PM

Just to correct your theory, the Vikings didn't beat the Giants, the Giants LOST to the Vikings...HUGE difference.

Posted by: Dan at November 15, 2005 02:34 PM

As a huge Cowboys fan, I was very disappointed with about everything concerning the game except the final score.

I would, however, like to say that I always root against the Eagles for one particular reason. I have a ton of respect for Eagles players. McNabb was a warrior last night after the INT, and I was very impressed with him. There are many other Eagle players I have respected over the years.

But I loathe the Eagles because of their fans. Any group of fans that cheers a career-ending injury and any group of fans that throws eggs at a team bus deserves to be despised. While I don't think the Philly fans did the whole mock funeral as a dig against Parcells, it wouldn't surprise me if they had, and I would bet they would have been encouraged in this mock funeral had they made the connection.

I can't help but feeling a little sorry for the Eagles today. They earned the win. I, however, have to be very happy that a group of people like Eagles fans had that happen to them.

Posted by: Rob Howell at November 15, 2005 07:29 PM

I too, loathe the Eagles' fans and for the same reasons. I can never forget how Irvin was hurt
and the Eagles' fans cheered. I know that Cowboys' fans would never do such a thing. I was
at the Redskins/Cowboys game when Aikman went
down(THAT ONE) and that was such a horrible feeling... Okay, so the boys weren't at their
best last night, but they won so let's think of the future!

Posted by: Jen Gold at November 15, 2005 09:53 PM
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