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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:57 PM
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Man, I can't believe that the Eagles let Terrell Owens go
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:00 PM
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1. OMG!
You just infected me with the worst earworm EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

FREEPER!!!!11!!!!!!1!11
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:01 PM
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2. It said "Eagles_Vocal". What did you think it was - Hotel California?
:shrug:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:03 PM
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3. I knew it'd have something to do with the NFL Eagles, but I didn't
think it'd be that bad. It reminds me of Ashcroft's "Let the Eagle Soar."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riKGGWFqnH8
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:12 PM
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4. Sweetie, I know better than to click on that link
Dumb blonde I'm not!
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:36 AM
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5. I like that!!!
:rofl: :rofl:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:37 AM
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6. Wow, Eagles never make it easy, do they?
Exciting and satisfying win, though.
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:49 AM
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7. I don't understand the fans in Philadelphia
Where does all the hatred come from? I don't like Terrell Owens either, but it's not just him. He wasn't throwing cans and bottles onto the football field a few years ago. It's ironic that a city which calls itself the city of brotherly love can have citizens who behave so terribly. Is it the weather there that makes you so mean? Benjamin Franklin must be spinning in his grave!
Sorry if I offend anyone, but if I lived in Philadelphia I would be ashamed, not amused.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:49 AM
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8. The crowd was quite well behaved
Philly gets a bad rap - it is no more negative than New York, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago - all those cities that are big sports towns.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:17 PM
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10. As a season ticket holder..I'd like you to tell
me exactly the date & game we were "throwing cans and bottles on the football field a few years ago".

Didn't happen.

Your premise is as truthful as the Fox News "some are now saying"


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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:52 AM
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13. You're right, sort of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Eagles#Fan_en...
(scroll down to "Fan Enthusiasm and Misbehavior")

I stand corrected. The fans only throw snowballs, cheer when a rival player is injured, and occasionally fire flare guns into the stands.
And you knew that all along, didn't you?

The most infamous example was the "Santa Claus Incident," on December 15, 1968, at Franklin Field, in which angry fans, upset at the conclusion of yet another failed season under head coach Joe Kuharich (including first losing 11 games, then winning 2, which prevented the team from getting first pick in the next draft, O.J. Simpson), booed and threw snowballs at a man dressed as Santa Claus during the halftime show.<3>

At a December 10, 1989 game dubbed "Bounty Bowl II" against the Dallas Cowboys, the city failed to clear the stadium following a snowstorm. Fans threw snowballs onto the field, pelting Cowboys players and coaching staff, NFL officials, and one another. Future Mayor of Philadelphia and current Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell got caught up in the fallout from that game when he admitted to a reporter that he had bet another fan $20 that he couldn't reach the field with a snowball. (It can be seen from the videotape that Dallas Cowboys' head coach Jimmy Johnson was, in fact, pelted in the head with a snowball. Unsurprisingly, Jimmy's hair withstood the blast, his trademark hairstyle intact.)<4> As a result, the team added security and banned beer sales for their last remaining home game of the regular season.<5>

During a November 10, 1997 Monday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers, the Eagles fans, in a 24-12 loss, infuriated by a series of calls by the officials and poor play by the Eagles, engaged in a number of highly visible, large-scale brawls on national television. In the last quarter, one fan fired a flare gun across the stadium into empty seats in the 700 level. Other ignominious incidents that evening include a woman flashing from the luxury suites and a man operating a chainsaw in the parking lot. Shortly thereafter, the infamous Veterans Stadium courtroom was established.<6>

Acts of violence by Eagles fans against fans of visiting teams, combined with ongoing difficulties with public drunkenness, prompted Philadelphia municipal judge Seamus McCaffrey and the Philadelphia Police Department to establish a small, in-stadium courtroom at the Vet in 1997.

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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 05:36 AM
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15. Wow..Wiki-poo as your primary source. I'm not surprised.
D+
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:14 AM
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16. I can't resist, GG: Here's something for you


You do make my point about the hostility of the Eagles fans.
Now I promise I won't post again in this thread, so that you may have the final word. O8) O8) O8) You just go ahead and say any mean, nasty thing you want. :hi:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:17 AM
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17. **inserts calm thing**
LOL - I mean, really. Eagles fans are no worse than other passionate fans. I see events elsewhere all the time, and never see those cities get criticized.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:49 AM
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19. Hey, season ticket holder! Maybe you can fill me in on the Irvin thing
When Michael Irvin went down, where the fans really cheering that he got injured? What I thought at the time: Irvin was down on the field, motionless, eyes closed. The crowd was silent, as is normal for an injury like that. Then the camera zoomed in on Irvin's face, just he moved a little bit for the first time, and seemed to be waking up. Then the crowd cheered. It seemed to me at the time that the crowd was responding to Irvin showing signs of movement, as fans usually do in such situations. But the announcers started condemning the fans, claiming they cheered the fact that Irvin was hurt.

Any insight into that?
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:34 PM
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12. Excellent, you stay there then.
And we'll stay here. :)
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:52 AM
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14. Deal! And I rest my case.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:29 PM
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9. You guys are so lucky to have a player like McNabb, S.B. ring or not.
He's just a class act, and a great athlete and team leader too.

I watched one of the highlights from the previous game, where he had 2 running touchdowns. On one of them he was about 10-15 yards from the end zone and did a little "shake and bake" move and totally froze the defender in his shoes and went in for the score.

That gave me chills because I remember him doing that exact same thing way back when, either when he was still at Syracuse or in his rookie year or so, and I remember thinking "how many QBs have moves like THAT". But he's also got an arm and a half, as he showed yesterday.

Good luck the rest of the season.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:21 PM
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11. if the cowboys had a quarterback like mcnabb
then yesterday would've been a different story

although the only reason that i, as a packers fan, ever root for the cowboys is because a friend of mine is on the team...which is the same reason i like to knock bledsoe, because if bledsoe gets taken out, my friend goes in.

it's time for tony romo!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:42 AM
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18. Cool. I'm a Cowboys fan with a friend, sort of, on the Packers.
Although he threatens to retire every year, and he hasn't missed a start in like, ever. (I don't actually know him, we just grow up near each other, and I ran into him from time to time as kids. My best friend's sister had a big crush on him. But it's close enough to make me a Packers fan, when the Cowboys or Saints aren't playing.)

Bledsoe... Man, if we had half the games he's lost on interceptions on the final drive... Then again, if we still had any of the other QBs we've had since Aikman retired, we wouldn't even be in contention on those final drives.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:53 AM
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20. In that game..
The Eagles turned the tables on you - last year we lost a game to the Cowboys due to an interception at the end of the game.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:12 AM
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21. Yeah, but with Bledsoe it's automatic
Both our losses come from Bledsoe INTs on the final drive. Against Jacksonville we were down a score, and Bledsoe threw two INTs on the final drive (the first was overturned). Last year against Seattle he did it again. It's one thing to get beaten by a great defensive play, it's another to get beaten over and over on stupid passes by an otherwise good QB.

Not to mention on the penultimate drive last week, TO was open for the tying score running away to the endzone, and Bledsoe... Hell, I don't know what he did! He threw it ten yards short and straight to an Eagle, who looked confused to find a football sitting in his hands when he had just been blown up on his coverage! You know TO was pissed about that one. He dreamed of that all season, and Bledsoe just choked. I can't imagine the Eagles fans would have taken it well to be beaten in the final minutes on a TO TD reception! Sigh... what could have been.

Not that the Eagles didn't beat us fair and square. Damn McNabb--we outplayed you on everything except impossible long bombs for touchdowns. If your QB was human, we'd have won! Guess you guys are over Ricky Williams by now, huh?
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:14 AM
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23. Those long bombs are part of the game
I thought we outplayed you. But I guess we'd see it differently. Anyway, wish those Eagles wouldn't make it so exciting every time!
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:13 AM
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22. The Eagles have sucked ever since they let Bernie Leadon go
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:18 AM
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24. I like THOSE Eagles, too
Wit or witout Bernie.
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