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My Love Affair with the Eagles ‘Weapon’ X

October 3rd, 2012 by Emily Phung | Comments Off on My Love Affair with the Eagles ‘Weapon’ X | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Weapon X BDawk Style

Growing up near Philadelphia, specifically Lancaster County, I was raised to appreciate all Philadelphia sports. I particularly grew a passion specifically for football. The reason I had a love affair with the Philadelphia Eagles is all due to Randall Cunningham, Brian Westbrook, and Brian Dawkins.

Due to Brian Dawkins’ recent retirement, I began to remember all the fond memories that I have had of him. This is my own dedication to the infamous and beloved #20. Who was B Dawk to me? Well, he was honestly the spirit of what Philadelphia embodies. Our fans are known to be one of those most passionate fans in the professional football circle, and basically we will do anything no matter how extreme to show it.

Eagles fans have no shame. We wear our emotions on our sleeve and act on it. Freedom of expression is honestly what drew me into Dawkins as being one of my favorite players of all times. He showed every emotion possible without being embarrassed what others thought. As a teenager, watching someone that was so animated in character as well as personality certainly drew me in. I was intrigued, and as a result, I too began to have the same confidence in life. That confidence was that I was able to tackle everything and to be who I wanted to be on or off the field of life.

Weapon X was certainly the most appropriate nickname for Dawkins. There was nothing that he could not do. He played not only the safety role quite well, but he was a team player. He caught interceptions, ran touchdowns, and was a cheerleader for the team as well as for the fans. Dawkins had exuberant positive energy, and it certainly showed! He generated the excitement for the crowd by doing crazy stunts, dance moves, and anything that had shock value to entertain them. Weapon X was a superhero in human clothes, and that’s why he is so beloved by Philadelphia Eagles fans alike.

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Slip McNabb A Valium

January 7th, 2010 by Christian | 10 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Relax, take a Chill Pill

The dude obviously gets more nervous in these big games than Tiger Woods around his wife’s lawyer, so can someone please slip him a valium and a glass of water about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night?

It’s not a performance ENHANCER, so it shouldn’t violate the league’s substance abuse policy. It’ll take the edge off. Relax this cat a little. Maybe enough to hit his stride out there. Or at least hit a receiver in stride.

While I’m dispensing advice, here’s some more:

Andy— blitz the shit out of Romo. He gets more rattled than your QB, so send the kitchen sink at him from snap one.

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HORRENDOUS!

January 3rd, 2010 by Christian | 15 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Mr. Softee

I’ll try to keep this post brief.

That was horrendous.

24 – zip.  And it wasn’t even that close.

McNabb is the worst big game quarterback I’ve ever seen.

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Eagles-Falcons Preview

December 6th, 2009 by Christian | 2 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Game Time & Place: 1 p.m. ET, Georgia Dome, Atlanta

The Eagles fly into Atlanta riding the momentum of two fourth quarter come back wins. And although they’ll be playing without DeSean Jackson (concussion) and Brian Westbrook (concussion), the Eagles are poised to win this game and solidify their wildcard position. At 7-4, the Eagles are one game ahead of the Falcons at 6-5.

A healthy Donovan McNabb still has plenty of offensive weapons to get the job done.

Filling in for Westbrook, rookie LeSean McCoy has looked terrific all year, rushing for 528 yards and three touchdowns, along with 27 catches for 206 yards. McCoy appears to be the starter of the present and future. Westbrook, who has suffered consecutive concussions, may be near the end of a great career.

Without DeSean Jackson, McNabb will look to receivers Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and tight end Brent Celek, who boasts a career-high 601 receiving yards this season.

The Falcons are without starting franchise quarterback Matt Ryan (turf toe), and star running back Michael Turner missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday after re-aggravating an ankle sprain. He is questionable, and even if he plays, his effectiveness will likely be limited.

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Eagles-Redskins Preview

November 29th, 2009 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General
This is a game the Eagles should win. The Redskins (3-7) are in last place in the NFC East, and the Eagles (6-4) already beat them, 27-17 on Oct. 26, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicates.

Washington has lost five of six games since starting the season 2-2.

The Eagles look the build upon the momentum from last week’s come from behind win in Chicago. Entering the fourth quarter trailing, the Eagles drove down the field for the winning score in what this team and city hopes is the beginning of a new trend. Prior to that drive, the Eagles were 1-8-1 in their last ten games when entering the fourth quarter trailing.

The Redskins are banged up, missing key offensive weapons RB Clinton Portis, TE Chris Cooley and two offensive lineman. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and cornerback DeAgelo Hall are also questionable.

The Eagles, will be playing without RB Brian Westbrook, but his replacement LeSean McCoy has played extremely well. McCoy has gained 403 yards on 106 carries with 3 TDs.

And Philadelphia’s most explosive player, DeSean Jackson, had a 57-yard TD reception and a 67-yard scoring run in the Week 7 win over Washington.  Look for him to have another big game.

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Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears

November 22nd, 2009 by philliesfan0705 | 7 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Soldier Field Showdown

CHAT LIVE @ talksportsPhilly.com

When: Sunday 8:20 P.M

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago

Line: Eagles -3

Relax Eagles fans. That’s the three most important words I can say going into this weekends match up with the Chicago Bears. The Eagles are reeling, coming off back-to-back losses that now have them sitting at 5-4 in a tough NFC East Division. The majority of Eagles fans have already pushed the panic button. The ongoing saga that Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb must go has begun yet again. The Eagles are also a little bit banged up as well. As saddening as it is to say it, it looks like Brian Westbrook’s dazzling career might have finally reached it’s last hoorah. This means that “Shady” McCoy will need to assume the role of the Eagles starting running back. Jason Peters is another key injury and his availability will be key in how well the Eagles will be able to protect Donovan McNabb.

Now you may wonder why I told you Eagles fans to relax. It blatantly seems that this Eagles team is in a state of turmoil that they will have a difficult time getting out of. To those people who believe this, I say look back to last year. The situation the Eagles are in right now is eerily similar to the one they were confronted with last year; only it’s a little bit easier this time. Going into a November 9th battle with the Giants last year, the Eagles were sitting pretty at 5-3, similar to their 5-2 record they had this year. They went on to hit a rough skid in November, dropping a close contest with the Giants, tying the lowly Bengals, and humiliating themselves in a blowout loss to the Ravens that included the controversial benching of Donovan McNabb. We all know how that season ended. The Eagles miraculously, and luckily, made the playoffs and even gutted it out to the NFC Championship Game.

So I say to you Eagles fans, please do not panic yet. The Eagles were in far worse shape last year than they are this year. I also believe that this year’s team is more talented than the Eagles of last year. As much as this game is a must win game, it’s just as much not a must win game. Don’t get me wrong; this game is huge in determining where the Eagles will go this season. However, the division is so close and playoff spots are easily up for grabs, meaning that a 9-7 team could very well make the playoffs this year. Losing this game will certainly not sit well with the fans. After all, we are Philadelphia fans. Winning is the only option and there is never an excuse for losing.

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Eagles Face Stiff Test in SD

November 15th, 2009 by Christian | 8 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Chargers On A Roll

The Eagles have been an enigma thus far. After starting the season 3-1, they fell to the hapless Raiders. The following week, they blew out the Giants, only to lose to Dallas in last week’s nationally televised Sunday night game, that was highlighted by horrendous clock management and all too familiar tight play.  When the Eagles are good, they’re very good. Their five wins this year have been by an average of 20 points. But in close games, they’re terrible. In their last 10 games decided by seven points or less, the Eagles are 1-8-1, including a 32-25 defeat at Arizona in last year’s NFC championship game.

The Chargers appear to be a team on the rise. After starting the season 2-3, San Diego has won three in a row, including last week’s 21-20 victory over the Giants in New York that was capped by an 80 yard scoring drive in the final minutes.  It was the fourth time in the last thirteen games Chargers QB Philip Rivers has engineered a game winning drive in the fourth quarter.

Rivers has thrown for over 2,200 yards through eight games and his receivers should give the depleted Eagles secondary some trouble.

Key Player: Brian Westbrook returns after missing two weeks with a concussion.  San Diego is 26th in the league against the run.

Prediction: In spite of what looks like a game favoring the Chargers, I think the Eagles will thrive on being the underdog, and benefit from getting away from the Philly media.  They play well with a lead, so if the Eagles get up early, it’s trouble for San Diego.  I like the Eagles in a high scoring game:

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