January 11, 2010

2009 Eagles, RIP

Well, that was pretty sad. The Eagles lost to the Cowboys in Dallas for the second straight week, getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the first time in the Andy Reid era.

This means the Cowboys go to Minnesota next Sunday at 1. It'll be nice having all of Philly rooting along with me. Although after the Yankees knocked out both the Twins and Phillies last year, it would sure suck if the Cowboys managed to eliminate both the Eagles and Vikings.

And yes, of course George W. Bush is a Cowboys fan. Dubya high-fiving Jerry Jones was like a real-life supervillain summit.

Yes, even though I'm a Vikings fan, I was pulling for the Eagles and wish nothing but success for them. With Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb on one side and the irrational, talk radio-led mob of Eagles Fans Who Hate the Eagles, I have no doubt over which side to support.

That said, does this mean Donovan McNabb goes? I would not be surprised. Of course the Eagles are a better team with him than without, and I fully expect the team to slide back into full-on mediocrity with Kolb and Vick as the QBs. But if he does go...

My ideal scenario for the next three months: Vikings win the Super Bowl, the resulting excitements leads to a stadium deal, Brett Favre retires, and McNabb is traded to Minnesota. I'd be happy with two, three, or all four of those events taking place.

I liked what Bill Simmons had to say on the subject Friday:

Can you think of someone who defined the NFL Hyperbole Decade better than McNabb? He stinks! He's great! He can't win the big one! He's getting better in the clutch! He has no heart! He has a ton of heart! He needs to go! He needs to stay! I can't remember a more polarizing NFL career. Because he stunk last weekend, it seems logical that he would play well this weekend. Right?
And KSK on Sparado-gate:
It should be noted that pretty much everybody in Philly seems to hate said blogger. Not that it should come as much of a surprise. People in Philly hate pretty much everything, up to and including cookies, orgasms, and their franchise quarterback.
I watched the game at a dive bar in a sketchy, non-strip section of Vegas, a place known as a prominent gathering place of Eagles fans (Shane Victorino supposedly stopped by a week or two ago.) Fun times; I recommend going if you're a Philly fan in Vegas- but I DON'T recommend walking there. Funny that this not-so-nice neighborhood was just a few blocks away from the Wynn, one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 11, 2010 06:38 AM
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