What Would Buddy Do?
For the avoidance of doubt, I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about
Posted on January 13th, 2009 at 10:45 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

In the interests of fairness and accountability, please see below for an excerpt from my post following the Ravens game:

It’s done.  This group of guys is finally done.  The three fraudulent wins tacked on the end of last season’s 5-8 effort snookered us into thinking these guys might have one more go in them.  Nope.  Today was their last chance to convince me that I could get excited about the 2008 season, and they blew it in the most spectacular way possible.  The Emperor weighs close to 400 pounds, and he is nekkid as the day he was born.

(In my head, I envisioned a close win against Baltimore, then a short week with an opponent who had to handle a cross-country flight then some extra time off before the Giants — yup, I’m a sucker.)

Whew.  We don’t have to worry about this season or this team anymore.  The fraud is over.  Now we can discuss ENDGAME.

I’m definitely in the blame-Andy camp, though I acknowledge that Donovan McNabb is done in Philly (he’ll be a much happier person for it).  The thing that distresses me (mostly because it’s what’s going to happen), is that they’ll rationalize this season as being somehow about Dunavin and a hurt Westbrook and insist that they were just a little bit off.  They’ll fire Mornhinweg and Heckert and Andy Reid will be back leading the circus next summer, pretending the poor roster design and game planning isn’t his fault.

It’s 2008.  I’m ready for change.  Seems to be the thing these days.

Yup.  As noted, I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about.  Guilty as charged.

(And I really couldn’t be any happier about being wrong.)

Comments so far:

Link Here | January 14, 2009,

Yeah, I did it too. I like to think that I was one of the negative people that helped to inspire Donovan McNabb. See, without the negativity of the blogs and radio hosts and journalists, what would this team have rallied around?

We helped. We’re a part of the team, too. One of those necessary evils or something. If they win the Super Bowl, we should get rings.


Comment by The Pattison Pundit |

Link Here | January 14, 2009,

Man, I don’t know why everyone has the need to be so humble about this great Eagles revival we are all experiencing…I am thankful for it, believe me, but geez, THIS is the squad that checked in for the last three games of last season and beyond. I was in your boat with that retro post, but you know what?; we weren’t wrong at that point in time….we just didn’t know we’d be forced to wait until the very last week for some good news and, oh yeah, that little lightning strike called, “Oakland freak’n beating Tampa Bay.”

Don’t be too hard on yourself…I’m not. After all, Andy is the guy on the NFL Network commercials who admits, “you’re only as good as your last play..”

Comment by bigmyc

Link Here | January 14, 2009,

I distinctly remember reading that and did not think you were off-base at the time. Actually, I think it helps to keep in the back of the mind how wildly inconsistent these guys have been this season. My expectations are zero. Just keep pouring the gravy baby - I can swim!

Comment by Wilbert Montgomery

Link Here | January 14, 2009,

I was certainly in agreement that the McNabb Era was over, and that Reid era should come to an end.

I am happy to eat some crow.

Comment by BrianS

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