Saturday Night Ramblings

Posted: May 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Saturday Night Ramblings

The NFL Network has been showing episodes of America’s Game, the story of each Super Bowl winner.

As much as I love NFL history, shows like that used to bug me. Now that the Eagles are part of the fraternity, it feels different. I don’t have to be bitter or jealous that the 1969 Chiefs or 1970 Colts won titles (I just happened to catch those episodes today). The Eagles have their Super Bowl. They are part of NFL history.

Feels so good to know that.


I re-watched parts of some games earlier today for a piece I was writing. I forgot that Fletcher Cox missed part of the Giants game and then all of the Chargers and Cardinals games.

I also forgot Jaylen Watkins is the guy who replaced Ronald Darby. That didn’t last long. Watkins got hurt and missed several games.

Seems like that was a lifetime ago.


Going back to the NFL history thing for a second…I hope one of the benefits of the Super Bowl win is that fans can now be more appreciative of the title teams of 1948, 1949 and 1960. Those were amazing teams and they won NFL titles.

It just happened that they won it all before the Super Bowl existed. Go tell Vince Lombardi that his title teams of 1961, 1962 and 1965 mean less than his Super Bowl teams of 1966 and 1967. I’m sure he’d crawl out of his grave and knock you upside the head. An NFL championship is an NFL championship.

I think the problem for Eagles fans is that embracing those title somehow felt bad because the Cowboys, Giants and Skins all had Super Bowl wins. The Giants and Skins also had NFL titles to look back on. Now Eagles fans can point to their Super Bowl win, but also acknowledge the great teams of Steve Van Buren, Chuck Bednarik and Norm Van Brocklin.

Speaking of Eagles history…for those of you who like to read about the old days, here is a fun look back at the 1951 Eagles. Did you know Bud Grant was an Eagles player? He is most known for being the coach of the Vikings when they lost four Super Bowls. Grant was a good player and even better coach.

He’s also one of the great characters in league history.

Sleeveless at -6? What the heck would Sam Bradford say about that?


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