March 05, 2009

Quote of the Day

The Inquirer's Frank Fitzpatrick, on the Eagle fan reaction to Brian Dawkins' departure:

Why couldn't they have listened to us fans?

I mean, why do we even bother to dress in team jerseys and get drunk every Sunday if we're just going to be ignored? Wonder how they'd like it if we didn't renew our season tickets? Bet you that franchise wouldn't survive long if they had to fill the stadium with high-school graduates.

Doesn't Andy Reid know that we're the real football experts? How many times has he called a talk radio station? How many fantasy leagues is he in? What are his blogging credentials?

Yes, it sucks that Dawkins left, and he's going to be greatly missed. But he was clearly on the downside of career, he was going to leave the team relatively soon anyway, and not having him around is not going to prevent them from winning next year.

This shows that the Eagles don't care what the fans think. And that's a compliment. If the team, or any other, say, put trade/signing moves up for a fan vote, that would be a one-way ticket to last place.

Last night was quite entertaining though- after Howard Eskin interviewed team president Joe Banner yesterday, Eskin and Ike Reese had a 15-minute screaming match about Dawkins during the crossover of their shows, with Reese pretty much representing Dawkins and Eskin pretty much representing the team. Riveting stuff.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 5, 2009 03:13 PM
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