What Would Buddy Do?
Big Red in the face (savor the irony)
Posted on August 27th, 2007 at 11:09 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

This is actually pretty badI hadn’t yet chimed in on the Britt Reid thing, but nobody in Birdsland can be happy about this.  I’m thinking this is all actually bad (I mean, not bad like the defense the other night, but not good) and will impact the performance of the team this year. The interesting part about all this is that it does involve a fair amount of irony; not to shamelessly recycle, but I wrote the paragraph below (on my other blog) after the news broke last January, and the argument holds:

Yikes. The irony is that the Eagles as a team have been pretty lucky with the law during the Reid administraion — especially when you consider what the Bengals, Chargers, and Bears have been up to this year. Andy Reid seems to run a pretty tight ship at the office, but, um, well, uh, yeah, I guess he’s not around so much at home. But that’s the thing with the NFL coaches — all you hear is how they live at the office and never sleep. Doesn’t leave much time for family. And let’s not even begin to psychoanalyze the whole thing (”Take that, Mr. Perfect! I guess you’re not so perfect now! How you going to explain that on Monday! It’s all your fault, Dad! I hope you’re happy! Time’s yours, Dad! I hate you!”). From an Eagles perspective, at least it’ll take the heat off Dunuhvin for a while

The crazy part is that Andy Reid spends most of his time around overly wealthy and entitled dudes in their early twenties, and manages to keep all of them out of jail — no small feat these days in the NFL.  It’s not like he doesn’t know how to relate to young men.  That’s a big part of his job.  And yet his own son continues to run afoul of the law. 

I guess it wouldn’t be a good show without a proper amount of irony.

Britt Reid is jalied [Daily News]

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