I fucking love Eagles hype videos. That is all.
I fucking love Eagles hype videos. That is all.
I (think) I just updated the theme of my blog; it’s something I meant to do way back in June when I brought it out of suspended animation. Better late than never, right?
There was something specific I wanted to write about yesterday, but I didn’t bother to do so and I’ll be damned if I can remember what it was anymore. Why even bother bringing it up? I don’t know. Why am I asking myself stupid rhetorical questions?
One quick thing I do want to mention, however, is that I’m still not over Chase Utley getting traded to the Dodgers. (Speaking of, why were they just playing “Zero” by the Smashing Pumpkins at Dodger Stadium? I mean, I fucking love that song, but I don’t really associate it with baseball games in 2015.) I thought I had come to terms with the potential trade and then Amaro went and said that Utley probably wouldn’t be traded, so I stopped trying to prepare myself for it. And then Utley was traded the next fucking day; it made it that much worse. I am glad that Utley went to the Dodgers (he’s reunited with Jimmy Rollins and he’s not on the fucking Giants), but it’s still hard. At least I have even more reason to watch Dodgers home games on MLB.TV (as I clearly am right now).
And since I’m talking about Philly sports, yay crazy Eagles preseason! I probably won’t watch any of tomorrow night’s finale because I don’t really care about the bottom half of the roster. (Dear God, please not Tebow.) (Yes, I appreciate the irony.)
I did not expect to write half this much. See what happens when I force myself to post?
I fucking hate them.
I am angry and sad and angry that I’m sad and angry. (I shouldn’t be brought to tears by the Eagles losing a playoff game, but it happened.) And now I’m eating chocolate to cheer myself up (because that’s a good thing to do at 11:30 PM).
Later, when I’ve got a little distance from this game, I’ll be proud of the Eagles for everything they accomplished this year, but right now I just want to cry.
Shout out to Matt Stairs for sending a tweet that reminded me that this happened five years ago tonight. Happier times, man. (Yes, as previously admitted, I didn’t watch it live, but I’ve watched that highlight many times.)
Also, shout out to whatever magical creature saved the Eagles – Bucs game from being blacked out here in Tampa. I do so enjoy it when my favorite teams beat Tampa teams 🙂 I also enjoy Eagles wins I get to watch.
With a loss to the Braves.
It’s funny how the Phillies’ season started and ended with losses to the Braves (not funny haha, but funny). I watched the whole game because I am a glutton for punishment, but at least the Phillies’ season is now finally, mercifully over. The regular season isn’t over, of course, because Game 163 will be played tomorrow (go Rangers!). It’s pretty cool, but the idea of a one-game playoff to get into a one-game playoff is kind of depressing.
Speaking of depressing, how ’bout that Eagles game, huh? Yeesh. That game was so bad that I’m pretty sure the national FOX broadcast switched to the Cowboys – Chargers game at the start of the fourth quarter. The feed in Tampa definitely switched. I didn’t actually do much yelling at the TV during the Eagles game (shocking, I know) because it played out pretty much how I’d expected. What was the point in yelling? At least the Cowboys and Giants lost, too. (Remember when the NFC East was good? Those were the days.)
I actually came up with the title of this post last night when I decided to wear my Chase Utley shirsey today. Yes, the 2013 Phillies were a disappointment, but that doesn’t mean I support the team any less today than I did on Opening Day. Thus is the oddly hopeful nature of fandom.
Look at that, I found something to be positive about. Go me 🙂
You know what’s funny? Every single national sports writer and talking head assured me that Eagles fans, classless louts that they are, would boo the ever loving shit out of Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb tonight. Every single fucking one of them was sure of it; it was a fait accompli. After all, these people[‘s grandparents] booed Santa Claus, they are and were incapable of appreciating the good thing they had in Big Red and Five.
But do you know what happened tonight? Those very same classless Eagles fans gave both Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb standing ovations. Maybe, just maybe, it’s [well past] time to retire the “Philly sports fans are the worst” narrative.
(Yes, I wrote this after tonight’s ugly game, but that doesn’t mean that video isn’t awesome. It makes me feel feelings, you guys. And it makes my point far more eloquently than I ever could.)
I had fun watching the Eagles play football tonight. I didn’t know that was allowed anymore. Of course, now I’m trying to figure out if I gave myself this headache by yelling at the TV or if it’s the return of my headache from before the game. (Yes, I was yelling at the TV; yelling at the TV is part of the fun of football.)
The first half of the game was obviously more fun than the second half, but a win is a win is a win. Plus, if the Birds keep this up (and find a way to run the Chip Kelly offense for the whole game) I’m fairly certain that this won’t be the only national Eagles game this season. And you know what that means: more yelling at the TV 🙂
The only downside to the Eagles’ win is that now I have to do laundry since I decided that the Eagles t-shirt I’m wearing is my official lucky Eagles shirt. Must wear it on Sunday whether I get to watch the game or not.
I am liking the Chip Kelly Era thus far. Keep it up, boys.