Monday, October 09, 2006

A Win for the Ages

I had a great weekend in Columbus, absolutely... and it would be the lead story any other time. In fact, I'll tell you all about it in time. Everybody's doing great, Ryan is still the best kid in the world, yadda yadda yadda.

But...

Words cannot express how happy the entire Eagles-Cowboys game, and especially the play pictured below, made me last night.

Screaming like an idiot on the car ride home, yelling "E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES," and "How 'Bout Dem Cowboys?!?" to whomever might have been close enough to hear, getting calls from my Dad damned near every other play over the final few minutes, just so I could get a play-by-play, watching everything on tape throughout the night once I got home, giving thanks to God that the Cowboys are quarterbacked by Drew Bledsoe (dig that 33.1 passer rating!)...

Just too great. Every single player (wearing green, that is) gave a 110% effort, and the whole thing... it was simply astounding to take in.

If you're not from Philly... if you haven't spent time in Philly... if you don't know anyone from Philly... you might not realize that this game may have been the biggest regular season win this franchise has ever had. For the team, and especially for the city.



So much to say about it, but one of the most important things to note is how well-behaved the crowd apparently was. For all the media predictions that there would be rioting, violence, incarcerations... apparently there was none of it (or, I'm predicting, very little of it). The crowd shouted, chanted, was nuts as predicted... but that was it.

The national media owes the city of Philadelphia a bit of an apology.

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Links:

1) Best movie of the weekend.

2) Brutal.

3) Interesting.

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I'm spent.

Happily spent, but spent.

God bless the Eagles.

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