• If you feel like you kind of suck at your job on days after the Eagles lose a game, you’re not wrong: A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that mood, work engagement and job performance all drop the day after a fan’s team loses a game. (Finally, a perk to not caring about football.) [Men’s Health]
For years, it was called the “Redskins Rule.” If the Washington football team with the racist nickname won their last home game before the presidential election, the incumbent party would retain the presidency. If Washington’s football team lost, the party not in power would win the White House.
Unfortunately for political wonks who enjoy spurious relationships, the rule was broken in 2004. Wonks then came up with a “revised rule” that said the rule was flipped in the election subsequent to elections where the popular vote winner lost the presidency in the Electoral College. But Washington lost its last home game before the 2012 election, and so the rule is no longer in effect. Read more »
The Eagles travel up I-95 North to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in the first of two meetings between the teams. The Eagles look to go 5-3 on the season and stay in the hunt for the NFC East crown. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights and drive summaries. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »
The Eagles travel to Arlington to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in the first of two meetings between the teams. The Eagles look to go 5-2 on the season and take over first place in the NFC East. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights and drive summaries. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »
The Eagles return to home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Sam Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings at 1. The Eagles look to go 4-2 on the season and ending Minnesota’s undefeated start to the season. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights and drive summaries. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »
The Eagles are set to face Sam Bradford and the Minnsota Vikings this Sunday, but there’s already some significant news regarding Philadelphia’s Week 8 opponent: the Dallas Cowboys. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys will start Dak Prescott, and not Tony Romo, against the Birds. Read more »
Last week, news broke of the NFL’s new rules for social media, which went into effect last Wednesday. The rules prohibit teams from using video or GIFs during games and restrict the streaming of press conferences. Teams are also limited to retweeting the official NFL account for game highlights, and can post a maximum of 45 videos and/or animated GIFs on non-game days.
The NFL says the rules were developed in the summer, but many see them as a response to slightly sagging ratings this year, saying the league wants to control how fans see the games. Fines are $25,000 for a first offense, $50,000 for a second offense, and $100,000 for third and further offenses.
Following the new rules, the Eagles did not post any game highlights during a 27–20 loss to Washington yesterday. But after Malcolm Jenkins returned a Kirk Cousins interception for a touchdown to tie the game at 14, the Eagles had a bit of fun with the new policy. Read more »
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to face the Washington Redskins in a Week 6 matchup at FedEx Field. The Birds are trying to pick up their first division win of the 2016 NFL season and advance to 4-1. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights, drive summaries, score updates, and more. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this Sunday as the team is set to play a road game against the Washington Redskins (3-2). The Eagles (3-1) are trying to get a win after losing to the Lions last weekend.
This weekend represents a big opportunity for the Birds. Not only can the Eagles put a disappointing loss in Detroit behind them, but more importantly they can jump out to a 1-0 record in the division. Washington is the first NFC East opponent the Eagles will face this season. Read more »