Now Is the Autumn of Our Discontent

Eagles 7, Giants 15, Sunday, October 27, 2013 With all due respect to The Bard and apologies for the misquote, these bums are definitely "not shaped for sportive tricks... [They are] curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before [their] time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at [them] as [they] halt by them; (from Richard III) Stud of the week:  Zak DeOssie? After, all, it was his terrible snap that allowed Najee Goode to score the Eagles only points of the day also preventing a shut out. OK, OK, Goode gets it by default. Mychal Kendricks and … [Read more...]

2013 NFL Week 8 Picks

Oh noes! Another Eagles home game! How is it again that the Linc came to be cursed? Anyone got a theory? I'm thinking it's time to take drastic measures, like maybe sacrificing a goat or something. Plus, then, tasty goat (well, depending on your religious persuasion). You know what the LAST home win was? Yep - over the Giants, on the night the Eagles retired Wolverine's #20, September 30, 2012. Look, at least this year, and even with all their rather obvious flaws (the defense, scoring too fast, the defense, improved but still poor special teams play, the defense, offense that runs hot and cold, and OH BY THE WAY DID I MENTION THE DEFENSE?), the Eagles are the better … [Read more...]

That’s a TREAT for sure!

Eagles v. Cowboys, Sunday, October 30, 2011 Stud of the week: Shady McCoy, of course, who pretty much OWNS this category this year. I've already asked Santa to bring me his jersey for Christmas. Could he be any more awesome? I don't think so. To recap: 185 yards on the ground on 30 carries and two TDs, plus another 15 yards through the air. The second coming of BWest? You know it. Since we're all thinking it, I'll go ahead and say it: "Where the HELL have these guys been for the past 6 weeks?" I'm glad they finally decided to show up, but seriously, I was expecting them in week 2, not week 8. Better late than never. OK, sure, a bunch of new guys on the field and pretty much … [Read more...]

Not everyone got the day off, you know

Stud of the week: my new system for my picks. With the MNF Texans/Colts matchup in progress, I'm 11 for 12 on the week. I was going to tell you how I did it, but Chef Spouse said I should preserve the mystery. So you'll just have to marvel. In other news, it was the week of 2 points:  safeties, made two point conversion attempts, missed two point conversion attempts, you name it. If it was possible to get 2 points in there some way, teams did it. Even when it made no sense, like early in the 3rd quarter. On to the results: Jaguars over Cowboys: I called it. So one of the questions of the week is will there be a coaching change in Dallas? Amazingly, enough other wackadoo stuff … [Read more...]

Picks on the Bye

It's the BYE week edition, and frankly, not a moment too soon. It seems like every year I write a post about how everyone on the team is on "no Madden/Gameboy/World of Warcraft" punishment because Eagles always seem to slump before the bye. So am I crazy? Over-reacting? Guilty of false memory syndrome? Um, no. Andy loses games the week before the bye. He's at .500. Which wouldn't be so odd if it weren't for the fact that he's .620 overall in his coaching career with the Eagles. He really does lose disproportionately prior to the bye, no matter when it lands. On the other hand, the week AFTER the bye? Big Red is perfect, which will really be put to the test this year, with … [Read more...]