What Would Buddy Do?
Laces out!
Posted on November 18th, 2007 at 10:54 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

For the record, I’m defying the universal rules of sports cliches and mos def looking past this week’s opponent to the Patriots.

There. I said it.

There’s no reason for the Eagles to lose to the Dolphins in the Ray Finkle bowl this afternoon. (We call it the Ray Finkle Bowl because the Dolphins were playing the Eagles in the Super Bowl at the end of Ace Ventura…work with me here.) The Dolphins are starting a rookie on the road and they haven’t won all season. The Eagles need to win to even pretend that they’re making a run at the NFC playoffs.

A win today plus a predictable loss next week at Foxboro the Sunday night of Thanksgiving (the night they lost to the Colts on the road last year) gets them to 5-6 — exactly where they were a year ago before the magic kicked in (and the rest of the NFC East decided to hook us up and self-destruct).

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Why things aren’t actually so bad after all (save for the lack of wins)
Posted on October 7th, 2007 at 9:10 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

hawks fans claim that the defense wasnt actually that badToday was the first day I’d been in C@L (pronounced, “Seattle”) for a football Sunday. (I was in Jersey getting engaged for week 1, in Europe at the airport for week 2, and actually in attendance at the Linc and Meadowlands, respectively, the past two weeks.)

Whilst I’m sure you’d all be thrilled to hear the details of my recent travel adventures (I slept in 10 different beds in four countries and four U.S. states in the month of September), the relevant details in re: my return to C@L are as follows: this is the first week that I actually saw what the rest of the NFL looks like. That is, this is the first week I watched football at a bar with 23 TVs (though since it’s Left Coast you have to be at said bar by quarter of ten at the latest). Let me tell you what I learned about the rest of the NFL, and especially the NFC:

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Official prognostication in re: wins and losses
Posted on September 9th, 2007 at 8:26 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

The 36 chambers of Brian WestbrookThe short answer is that I think the Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl.

(I say this every year, and you can check my old blog if you’re not convinced. I say, put it in writing, wager on it, etc etc. I’m — unfortunately — something of a true believer w/r/t the Eagles’ Super Bowl chances each year since, oh, about the age of fifteen.)

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