From the long, long list of things we wish we didn’t know, but do, the Daily Mail has a story about a new book from, apparently, the former mistress of Eagles QB Michael Vick. (Why do we say “apparently?” Because she doesn’t name herself.) There are lots of icky details in Quarterback Keeper—get it? GET IT?!?!?!—but this one’s probably the worst: That Vick sent the woman a card from prison (where he was serving time for his illegal dog-fighting ring) featuring two puppies and the inscription, “Thinking about our friendship.”
A very bitter Steelers fan (with time on his hands because he’s currently in prison) is suing the NFL. Because his team did not make the playoffs.
Since this year’s Super Bowl will be played, domeless, in New Jersey, there’s speculation that cold-weather championships could be a regular part of the NFL’s future. Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t sound too (ahem) hot on that idea:
No matter how disappointing Saturday’s 26-24 loss to New Orleans might have been, there is absolutely no denying the fact that the 2013 Eagles were successful, exciting and fun to watch. As much as it will pain fans to see the Saints travel to Seattle Saturday, they will look back on this season fondly — once the grief subsides.
The NFC East champions were a juggernaut in the second half of the season, winning seven of their last eight. They found a quarterback around whom they can build, received an historic performance from LeSean McCoy and learned that good health — particularly on the offensive line — can be pretty valuable as the season goes on.
Now comes the real work. Despite posting a 10-6 record, the Birds were a highly imperfect team and enter the off-season with considerable work to do if they want to have playoff success in 2014. Failure to improve could lead to the type of collapse that occurred in Houston, where the Texans went from division champs to the first overall pick in the 2014 draft. Here, by position group, is an Eagles postseason breakdown of what’s needed to allow the team to become a true Super Bowl contender.
It’s fair to say that every Eagles fan was upset after the team lost to the Saints on Saturday at the Linc. But here’s one fan who decided to demonstrate his dismay at the end of the game by spitting on a Saints fan, who had his camera rolling. Read more »
1. The Eagles are the hottest team in the NFL
The post-season belongs to the hottest team in the league, the one that goes into the playoffs with the best second-half record. This year, that team is the Eagles, who’ve gone 7 and 1 since the break. Over that span, the Eagles have scored 266 points and won their games by an average of nearly two touchdowns, 33-21.
Isn’t it fascinating to watch them tunnel and burrow?
Apparently, someone thought it would be a good idea to encourage visiting New Orleans Saints fans to run in solidarity up the Art Museum steps in advance of this Saturday’s Eagles vs. Saints playoff game at the Linc. I’m sure you can guess what happened next. Read more »