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Excitement and hope seem to surround the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles. Many NFL analysts, and even Las Vegas oddsmakers, have ranked them among the top five-to-ten teams that may reach the Super Bowl this season. Andy Reid and company began this offseason by getting back to the basics that once defined Reid’s Eagles tenure. They began with in-house signings to lock up the core of the Eagles players for many seasons to come. A bit of bad news for the Eagles this offseason was the unfortunate injury of one of the best OTs from 2011, LT Jason Peters. He will be replaced by OT Demetress Bell, a solid OL that replaced Peters when he departed the Buffalo Bills for the Eagles. They also strengthened the defense’s coaching staff with the hire of, well-known and respected, Todd Bowles as secondary coach. Then the Eagles went out and, by all accounts, had an outstanding 2012 draft which may produce three news starters to this defense that began to find their groove late last season. Some impressive front-office moves include promoting player-friendly Howie Roseman to GM over hard-nosed Joe Banner. While this move may not show dividends immediately, it bodes very well for the future of this franchise. With all this excitement surrounding the 2012 Eagles, what is an Eagles fan to do? Let the 2011 season guide you to stay humble; because offseason buzz does not always translate to hoisting that ever-elusive Lombardi Trophy at season’s end. Here is more on the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles. Continue reading
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I would like to thank Jeanita and Daryle for allowing me to do this guest post for them. They run a great blog with a unique perspective, from a Dallas man and a Redskin girl, with He Said She Said football. It makes for some great laughs but also some real sports facts. I encourage you all to keep reading!
Anyway, I’m here to talk about my lowly, lowly Eagles. After a loss to the New England Patriots—38-20—we are all but out of the playoff picture. After picking up so many offseason acquisitions I think we forgot about the most important thing. What thing was that? Team chemistry. Continue reading
Yesterday was a GLORIOUS day! You should know by now that He Said She Said FOOTBALL are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our NFL teams. It was only fitting that we be apart of the excitement to see our favorite teams live and in living color. It turned out to be a great day for football, but it was also great for tailgating, and seeing football enthusiasts like ourselves, enjoy a mild sunny day watching their favorite teams battle it out. Fans from everywhere were there to take in this game. We even met a mother and daughter who traveled from Virginia Beach . It was a graduation gift for the daughter, her wish was to see her favorite team (the Cowboys) play in person. We also had the good fortune to witness this rivalry in the most regal way possible: in the SKYBOX at FedEx Field. There is no other way to watch a professional football game. Now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t watch a game any other way. The accommodations were awesome: all you can eat buffet, in-seat wait service, plush leather seats with climate control. And the view was amazing!! It was the best football watching experience that I ever had.
I believe I had the same hopes as most Redskins fans yesterday: “Please don’t let us get blown out at FedEx Field to these BUM Cowgirls!” With that goal in mind, and excellent seats as an incentive, I suited up in my Burgundy and Gold best and trekked up to FedEx Field. Of course it would have been awesome to be on the winning side of a 27-24 victory in overtime. Anytime a fan pays money for a sporting event, they are expecting to be entertained. It doesn’t get much more entertaining than a divisional showdown that goes into OT. FedEx Field holds 91,000 fans. Yesterday I would say the crowd was 50/50 (way too many Dallas fans!). What that meant was 45,500 people were yelling on every play-regardless of what happened. It was THE MOST FUN I’ve ever had at a football game! Trust–I’ve been to many (including this rivalry game in DC and in TX). This was the best one so far. Continue reading