Philly at Dallas. One of my favorite games all year. We get to enter a den of depravity and fight for the triumph of good over evil. Personally, I’d rather have a playoff berth on the line, but what can you do.
The possible highlight of the year is beating the Giants on SNF. Beating Dallas would give the season a nice bookend. I know many of you want the team to lose to help draft position. I get that. I would like to beat the friggin’ Cowboys, though. Seeing Sad Jerry makes me smile. Heck, I think it brings a smile to puppies and new born infants. Even the innocent know his suffering is a good thing.
Other than winning, I have one goal tonight: Keep Romo’s QB rating under 120.
Is that embarrassing or what? In the old days I wanted to knock him out of the game. I cheered for shutouts. I wanted to hold Emmitt Smith to under 50 yards. I wanted Michael Irvin knocked out of the game. Now, I will be happy if Romo’s QB rating is 119.4 (so he can’t even round up to 120).
Instead of sacks, I’m cheering for incompletions and interceptions. Sad. So very sad. This is what the 2012 Eagles have driven me to.
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Obviously I’ll be watching the young Eagles closely.
I wrote a game preview for PE.com and discussed the young guys.
Mr. James L. Bama and I did a podcast that started as a game preview and went all over the place. We covered the young players in there, but meandered quite a bit since doing straight game preview just isn’t as fun anymore.
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There are no NFC East teams to root against today since NYG/WAS is the Monday night game. So…who do we cheer against today? If we can’t be happy this year, it is only fair for other teams to suffer.
Due to draft positioning we now should actually cheer for crappy teams to win.
JAX over BUF
KC over CAR (for other reasons too)
OAK over CLE
SD over CIN
Again, this is what the 2012 Eagles have driven us to. Damn you Eagles, damn you!!!
But please beat Dallas…