What Would Buddy Do?
Storylines before Anklegate begins in earnest
Posted on November 18th, 2007 at 10:18 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

i have a mancrush on brian westbrook
Before any of us get too bent out of shape in re: this afternoon’s result — an ugly win over a craptastic team in horrible conditions — let us remember that the 2007 Eagles are a mediocre team that is .500 at best.

That is, we should be HAPPY that they won, and stop complaining that they didn’t do it in a beautiful or graceful manner. They aren’t going to win very many games in a beautiful or graceful manner: they’re just not that good. But if they get a couple bounces in the next month, and the other teams in the NFC play crappily, they just might make the playoffs.

If they don’t get lucky, they finish somewhere in the neighborhood of 8-8. They are who we thought they were.

My non-ankle-related stories from today (note: contains some ankle-related commentary):
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We missed these two (but we really only want to see one of them back next year)
Posted on November 12th, 2007 at 12:27 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

those are some sweet tattoos
Big days today for two guys who’ve had pretty tough seasons to date, complete with adjectival monikers: (injury prone) L.J. Smith and (overpaid) Darren Howard.  

A stretch of a theory on L.J. Smith: because he’s been banged up and worries about his health might persist, (1) the Eagles will be able to re-sign him at a reasonable wage (as they will be in a better position to judge his actual health than any other club), and (2) this is a good thing because Smith is actually a good fit for the Birds and obviously made a difference for the offense today.

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