Originally posted by KathyNumbersThey're the Team of Destiny, just like the Phils were.
Wow, four conference title game appearances in seven years and no Super Bowl wins to show for it. That is some destiny.
And last I checked, it took Bill Cowher 6 times to finally break through & get the win.
And I don't think anyone worth listening to would call any of his his teams a "team of destiny." More like a "team of persistence."
And again, you miss the part where that tag refers to to this year's team, not the Eagles teams of the previous years, which, as I've pointed out, have nothing to do with this team. It's kind of funny that you're acting like it was some announcer or analyst who said this, when it's a FAN of the team (what fan wouldn't think that way if their team was on a roll in the playoffs)! But hey, if that tag offends you THAT much, hell, I'll take the "team of persistence" label. It sure as hell beats "team sitting at home watching." Whatever gets the job done.
As for Donovan, it was a stupid penalty on his part, but he came out right after the game (and in his press conference), and admitted it was a bonehead move, and that he apologized to the team about it, so as far as I'm concerned, it's a non-issue. And it still wasn't as douchebag-esque as what most widereceivers do on any given play.
As I sat at Disney on Ice, and made repeated trips to the concession stand to check the score, I was saddened by my beloved Giants going down. However, it would be great for Kurt Warner to get to a super bowl again.
Either way, some interesting matchups in the finals..
I'm not a fan of any remaining team, but I'm really looking forward to the matchups. Pittsburgh and Baltimore will be a throw-back echo of football at it's most pure, boiled-down state of hard-nosed, physical defenses and running attacks, fueled by their total dislike of one another. There will be blood. And snow.
Now watch it be a 48-45 shootout.
As for Phily/Arizona, no one predicted this. The season will still be a success for whoever loses and the one that wins will be known as this year's 'miracle' team.
It was surprising to see how Dawkins really broke down. And even more surprising to see that he dresses like a woman.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeAs I sat at Disney on Ice, and made repeated trips to the concession stand to check the score, I was saddened by my beloved Giants going down. However, it would be great for Kurt Warner to get to a super bowl again.
Either way, some interesting matchups in the finals..
Disney on Ice? Ok, turn in your man card please! I would say I fear the day that I have family stuff planned at the same time as a Chiefs playoff game, but then who the hell knows when they'll ever make it back. I'd probably choose the little one anyway. ell, I missed most of this one to watch WALL*E for the 342,378th time.
I agree with the sentiment of pulling for whoever wins the NFC Title game.
Originally posted by QuezzyBut McNabb taunts somebody once and he's the biggest asshole on the entire face of the earth! Get a grip.
Here's why it's bad: It cost them a first down when the Giants had enough time to come back. I agree the NFL has become the No Fun League, but, knowing that, he should have reined it in.
It was funny, and it was spontaneous, and it is exactly what will get you a 15-yard penalty. Along with his much-repeated comment about tie games, he needs to show a scoash more savvy about NFL policy.
Having said that, I'm glad they won and look forward to him beating the Cards to avenge my dumb-#%!@ Panthers.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
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Originally posted by redsoxnationCan they at least sell out the NFC Title Game without any extensions though?
I would only worry if the game was at the HHH Metrodome in Minnesota. THEN you run the risk of a blackout. :-)
(Never hurts to get a dig in on wishy-washy Viking fans.)
With the Pats being my AFC team, I cannot in good conscience root for either Pittsburgh or Baltimore (got a good buddy in Afghanistan who had his heart ripped out by Modell years ago)...so I'll enjoy the hell outta the NFC title game and pull for them in Super Bowl XLIII.
Originally posted by Matt TrackerIt was funny, and it was spontaneous, and it is exactly what will get you a 15-yard penalty. Along with his much-repeated comment about tie games, he needs to show a scoash more savvy about NFL policy.
Honestly, neither one's a big deal.
Several Eagles admitted to not knowing about OT rules after the game. Unless there's something in the water up Philly way, I'd wager other teams around the league had players who were similarly ignorant.
On the penalty, whatever really. If it was something he made a habit of, sure it would be an issue. But he doesn't so it isn't. It was silly, he acknowledged this, and it won't happen again. Cool.
Both incidents say more about the media's obsession with QBs in general and (in some cases) McNabb in particular.
Seriously, there were radio phone-ins and articles being devoted to McNabb's penalty on Monday. Not to the awesomeness that is the Eagles D, not to discuss both #1 seeds getting dumbed before the conference games... Because a guy whose team won picked up a 15 yard penalty for doing something a bit silly in as near as damnit to garbage time. The irony of the (over)reaction being dumber than what McNabb did is apparently lost on these people.
Of course if the Giants HAD come back, this post would look rather different
Anyway, I just hope *these* Eagles pitch up against the Cards instead of the crappy version that tortured us earlier in the year.
Originally posted by djpIt was surprising to see how Dawkins really broke down. And even more surprising to see that he dresses like a woman.
Whilst insulting Dawkins goes against everything I believe in, his dress sense was.....different. I shall let you be the one to tell him however.
Don't know if this might affect your perception of the point spread, but Central/Eastern PA has some pretty sloppy weather right now. I don't think there's flooding in State College, but the ground is ridiculously soft.