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Donovan McNabb doesn’t know NFL games can end in ties

The Eagles just had the first tie game in 6 years. ¬†Against the Bengals. ¬† And to add insult (or hilarity) to injury, here’s McNabb telling a reporter that he didn’t know NFL games can end in ties. ¬† Hmmm, I guess that explains the lack of urgency during the last couple minutes of the game.

Wait.. check that, there was no urgency at all during the game either.

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Brian Westbrook’s decision to go down is still reverberating though the world of fantasy


Fantasy football participants across the globe still remember the exact feelings that rushed throughout their body during the final moments of last season’s matchup between the Eagles and the Cowboys in Week 15. Well, let’s rephrase that. Fantasy football participants across the globe who either owned Brian Westbrook or played against Brian Westbrook still remember the exact feelings that rushed throughout their body during the final moments of last season’s matchup between the Eagles and the Cowboys in Week 15. Unfortunately for Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Westbrook was starting for him that week.

Larry Fitzgerald spoke for millions (thousands, anyway) of people in the NFL world when he told Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook at the 2008 Pro Bowl, “You ruined my fantasy football team.”

The Cardinals’ receiver was one of many people on the wrong side of the NFL’s version of “The Play.” It was fantasy’s answer to Jim Marshall running the wrong way, or Don Beebe chasing down Leon Lett to strip him of a sure touchdown in Super Bowl XXVII. If fantasy football ever had a “Where were you?” moment, this was it. But what was it?

Late in the fourth quarter of a week-15 game at Dallas, with Philadelphia leading by four points, Westbrook took a handoff and broke through the Cowboys’ defense. It looked like a certain 25-yard touchdown run. The score would have given the Eagles a 17-6 lead, but the Cowboys would get the ball back. However, if Westbrook didn’t cross the plane of the goal line, it would simply give the Eagles a first down and the ability to run out the clock (the Cowboys having already spent their time outs). As fantasy fans began to rejoice (early) with this late score, Eagles fans watched in delight as Westbrook simply fell down on the 1-yard line. His thoughtful, heady, unselfish play let the Eagles run out the clock, and Philadelphia defeated its longtime rivals, 10-6.

Westbrook’s fantasy owners, however, wept.

A play like that, at any point of the season, would normally be cause for great discussion — who is this guy playing for, me or the Eagles? But because it came in week 15 — a playoff week in many fantasy football leagues — it was monumental. …

Westbrook was a star for his owners in 2007. He led the NFL with 2,104 yards from scrimmage and scored 12 touchdowns. But he has been portrayed as a villain by many fantasy owners for his play. Here’s a secret, though: He wasn’t the mastermind behind the fantasy and real-life game-changer. Eagles tackle Jon Runyan was the one who suggested that Westbrook lie down to eat up more clock. Figure that — an offensive lineman, normally far away from the football, coming up with the most selfless play imaginable to win a game. On the replay, Runyan can even be seen chasing Westbrook down the field instructing him to hit the turf.

“Maybe I wasn’t on his [fantasy] team,” Westbrook joked. “But no, that’s just Jon. He’s always coming up with stuff like that. He’s a smart guy. He told me that if I break the play [through the defense], I need to go down at the one.”

Listen, Brian, we’re sorry about all that hate mail we’ve been sending you over the last several months, but that play cost us our shot at our league’s postseason. So, if you don’t mind, could you please forward all our letters to Runyan, we’d appreciate it. Hopefully, you haven’t opened any of it yet; especially the package without a return address.

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[NFL.com]: Westbrook’s heady play was a fantasy stunner

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Hey, Calvin! Head over to Paddy’s Pub and tell `em we sent ya


As you’ve probably already figured out, we like to keep up with the latest fashions and trends. So, we thrilled to hear from Philadelphia Will Do that the latest fad is making fun of your favorite team. Luckily for Philadelphia Eagles fans, that shouldn’t be too hard to do. Let’s see:

Horrible record? Check!

Division cellar dwellers? Check!

Coaching controversy? Check!

Humiliating loss to division rivals? Check!

Diminished expectations? Check!

All righty then; send us over a box of those generic Calvin shirts pronto! These sound like quality, cheap Christmas gifts if you ask us. But don’t worry if you’re one of our close and dear friends; the X-Mas surprise isn’t ruined yet. You still don’t know if you’re getting an Eagles shirt, a Vick `em shirt, a West Virgina tee, a Rockies Suck shirt, or the always popular six pack of Oklahoma Sucks Beer.

See, Christmas is still on and popping this year!

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[Philadelphia Will Do]: `Dallas Sucks, T.O. Swallows’ Shirt Factory Changes Course

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Hideous uniforms disorient Lions, allowing Kevin Curtis to go bananas


The Eagles uniforms might be the ugliest duds ever donned, but Donovan McNabb and Kevin Curtis sure did like the way they fit.

The duo hooked up for a league record tying 205 yards on nine catches in the first half of Philly’s annihilation of the Lions. With touchdowns of 68, 12 and 43 yards under his belt before halftime, fantasy owners were loving life and already writing up their smack for the upcoming week before the second half kickoff.

And if the NFL mirrors the college game, then Detroit’s defensive coordinator might want to start packing his desk a little early.

After Texas Tech gave up 610 yards of offense to Oklahoma State in a 49-45 loss, Lyle Setencich stepped down from his job as defensive coordinator with the Red Raiders. It might not go down in the books as a firing, but after hearing what `pirate master’ Mike Leach had to say about his club, we have a feeling it wasn’t solely for the “personal reasons” Setencich claims.

After the game, Leach was critical of his players and coaching staff, saying “defensively, in the entire first half, we got hit in the mouth and acted like somebody took our lunch money, and all we wanted to do was have pouty expressions on our face until somebody daubed our little tears and made us feel better.

But to make sure there were no hard feelings, Leach threw in the obligatory line of BS that every fired coach receives:

We appreciate Lyle and the work he did for our program,” Leach said. “We wish him and his family the best.

Geez, thanks coach.

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[KSL.com]: Curtis ties NFL record with 205 yards in first half
[Chron.com]: Texas Tech coordinator resigns as defense struggles

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The Freak is officially a music video extra

So, it appears that Jevon Kearse has been donating his off the field services to some really crappy rappers for a really crappy song that got made into a really crappy video. Kearse makes a pair of brief but very impact appearances (3:40 and 1:46 marks) in Shawty featuring T-Pain and Symon Dagrapp’s single entitled Piles. Uh, who?

Now, we don’t know too much about the modern hippity-hop, but we figured that if Jevon wanted to be in someone’s rap video, it would have been more along the line of 50 Cent or Snoop Dogg. But hey, if Lil’ John is working on the same project as the Freak, then it has got to be some extremely high quality work.

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[The 700 Level]: Jevon Kearse in rap video

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Odds and Ends: The Oregon Ducks are off the hook


Who puked up this color scheme?

The Philadelphia Eagles are celebrating their 75th season in the National Football League, so in order to commemorate the occasion, the Eagles will be dressed in the franchise’s 1933 throwback uniforms.

Oh, but these aren’t just any unis; these are quite possibly the ugliest uniforms ever worn in the history of sports. We’re not sure is if the purpose is to commemorate or humiliate the team but either way Philly fans can turn in their traditional green for yellow and baby blue on September 23 when the Eagles host the Lions.

In other news…

[Lion In Oil]: The Braves can get you into a slightly used seat with 90-day, interest free financing; so, do we have a deal?

[Steroid Nation]: Pit bulls are now being accused of having connections with BALCO

[Star-Telegram.com]: From America’s Team to Arena Football: The Quincy Carter Story

[Boston.com]: Time is almost up for you to own your Red Sox World Series ring. Don’t delay, act now!

And finally, here’s a story of a man in Germany who had a bit too much to drink one night and fell asleep with a horse inside of a bank’s lobby. The couple was discovered the next morning by employees heading into work. The man said that he only had a “few beers” and we believe him; hell, Al Reynolds slept with Star Jones when she was a fat load and he wasn’t even drunk.

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Source: Eagles tell Stallworth to take a hike


A inside source tells us that the Eagles asked Donte Stallworth’s agent Drew Rosenhaus for premilinary numbers for their contract negotiation and Rosenhaus came back with “absurd numbers”. The Eagles have now told Rosenhaus that they are no longer interested in signing Stallworth and will move forward accordingly. While it has been rumored and speculated for the last couple of weeks that the Eagles would not resign Stallworth, it seems to now be (semi-)official.

Perhaps this is all posturing on both fronts but it doesn’t surprise us that the Eagles would not spend the big bucks on Stallworth. The latest figures indicate that the Eagles have $9M-$12M in cap room and with some finagling could get a few million more. However, the Eagles have made it clear that they think Hank Baskett could be a breakout WR next year and produce along the lines of Marques Colston in New Orleans. Eagles fans will eat Baskett and the front office alive if he doesn’t.

Stallworth has indicated that he would like to play for the Niners or the Patriots.

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Odds and Ends: It’s not a good time to be Andy Reid


The story just keeps getting worse for Andy Reid. Not only are two of his sons in trouble with the police (one for drugs, the other for waving a handgun at another motorist), the drug incident isn’t just some weed like we all figured. It turns out that Garrett Reid used heroin before the traffic accident. Stuff you can get out of Michael Vick‘s water bottle is one thing, heroin is just bad news — just watch Requiem for a Dream. Well it could be worse, at least he’s not Guy Lafleur, whose 22 year old son is charged with armed sexual assault. And on the bright side, McNabb and TO’s feud is over… we think.

In other news…

[The Out Route]: Chad Johnson Questioned in Murder

[Ben Maller]: Bears are smarter than Colts (wonderlic style)

[AdFreak.com]: The whole Sarah Spain thing was hot… this is not.

[Steroid Nation]: Not to beat a dead horse, but…Philly Inquirer calls for less horse doping

[The Golf Blog]: If Phil Mickelson doesn’t have the worst boobs in sports, is he still Phil Mickelson?

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RIP Andre Waters


While many people will think of cheap shot artist and “Dirty” when thinking about Andre Waters (thanks a lot Dan Dierdorf, you dick), Eagles fans will remember the undersized safety that played with a passion and intensity that was indicative of the Buddy Ryan era Eagles and especially of the 1991 Gang Green defense, a defense so dominant that they were ranked #1 against the pass, the run, and overall.

Reaction to the suicide of Andre Waters from around the web:

[Philly.com]: Suicide of ex-Eagle Andre Waters hits hard

[Totally Delco]: A story about Andre Waters

[Eric Schmeltzer]: Andre Waters: “Our” Player is Gone

[Blinq]: Andre Waters, 44

And for the forums comes this anecdote about Andre Waters:

I went to an Eagles practice back in 90′, at the old JFK ( had an old friend, Harper le Bel, who long snapped for the Eagles for a season) he got me in. Anyway I took my camera and got some great pics (me and Reggie, me and Buddy). So I go up to Andre (in the middle of practice) he was on the sideline where I was standing, and I said “hey Andre can I get a picture w/ you”. He told me he had to practice at that moment and to ask him later….So about 40 minutes go by, and i’m just walking around( w/ my sister) taking it all in (living the moment) and i’m in the middle of taking a picture of Randall, as he’s throwing the ball, and I feel a tap on my shoulder…so I turn, and it’s Andre and he says” hey man, did you still want that picture?”….The guy friggin came and tracked ME down….I never forget that ,whenever I think of Andre. People used to say how dirty he was, I always thought yeah maybe, but what a good guy.

RIP Andre Waters.

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The bad kind of nudity


Not only did Eagles fans have to endure a mindboggling loss on a 62 yard field goal by a guy who hadn’t even made a 30 yarder all year, any die-hard fans who went to official Philadelphia Eagles website to watch the post game interviews and pressers stumbled upon some unexpected full frontal nudity during Sean Considine’s interview.

We are certain that some segments of the audience might want to see this type of thing but how is it possible that the video has been online for almost a day now and now one in the organization has seen fit to take it down?

Well, in case you must see for yourself, here’s the video in question.

You know, they really should start doing post-game interviews with cheerleaders.