Saturday, January 19, 2019
Photo above courtesy of NBC Sports.   “All hail the underdogs.  All hail the new kids.” – X Ambassadors, “Renegades”   With the Eagles on the brink of disaster weeks before Thanksgiving and a much needed bye week, the city of Philadelphia turns it’s attention to the undefeated Temple Owls and a prime time matchup against Notre Dame at Lincoln Financial Field.  This...
The final week of September always brings the dullest slate of NFL games and story lines. The euphoria of the new season has worn off, injuries start to pile up, and random teams play each other just to fill up the schedule. Still, it's better than baseball in September. I like baseball just fine, but nothing shows how dull it...
I am writing the Bombs this week. I hate me writing the Bombs, I like me reading the Bombs. I’ll do it so I never get asked again. The opening part is a dead on take on something or someone awful in NFL related at the moment. Like the Fan Duels one, that was great. We won’t be...
    "The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it."  - Elizabeth Gaskell   Nearly twenty-five percent of the 2014 season is in the books. An NFL season can really fly but what have we learned?  Anything?  Here’s what I’ve learned: There’s an awful lot of bad football teams in the league. Putrid bad.  The Oakland...
  “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln   Not too long ago, Cousin Nick and I strolled across the parking lot of Lincoln Financial Field during the prime Andy Reid era years.  The Phillies were on the verge of greatness, the Flyers were a contender and the Sixers were, well, they...
  "You know, you're a real jerk.  You wasted 8 f'n aprons on this guy.  Gotta toughen this kid up." -Tuddy Cicero, "Goodfellas."   Without completely re-hashing all the gory details of the Ray Rice situation, news broke this past week that NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, will, in fact, take the stand in court. This is the, unquestioned, most powerful man in...
    "I'm not aftraid of death.  I just don't want to be there when it happens."  - Woody Allen   My daughters are five and two and a half so their lives, pretty much, consist of the beach, games, crafts, movies and ice cream. They operate under what I like to call delusions of grandeur. Every morning, without fail, my 5 year...
One would think that NFL players would get by now that unless it makes them money, the League doesn't give a shit about their personal tragedies. Last week they told DeAngelo Williams, that while they were sad his Mom died and ruined their Cancer Awareness commercial campaign, he certainly couldn't continue to wear his charity cleats and cover up the...
It wasn’t the blood bath I was hoping for, but the Colts trying to pull off the Annexation of Puerto Rico made it all worthwhile. Indianapolis showed a little bit of pride and finally dropped their nuts after being shoved into a locker in the previous billion meetings. My boys came away with a victory on...
  "Philadelphia is a town with low tolerance for bullshit." - Anthony Bourdain Calling all Eagles fans!  You are all well aware of the perpetual epidemic in the greater Philadelphia area.  There has always been an unhealthy amount of Dallas Cowboys fans walking among us.  Think of a virus.  A disease they contracted as children and the pharmaceutical giants of the...