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Ed Rendell's Ill-advised Eagles-NFL Rant, Falcons Choke Against Saints, and Aretha Franklin Death Rumor

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The Omelette Tuesday December 28, 2010

Ed Rendell Goes Off About Postponement of Eagles-Vikings Game

Governor Ed Rendell went on an ill-advised rant yesterday on Fox 29 and said the decision to move the Eagles-Vikings game from Sunday night to Tuesday night is a result of the "wussification" of America. Rendell jumped on the Eagles bashing bandwagon on Tuesday and should have stayed out of it. For my take on Ed Rendell's NFL-Eagles rant, check out my column at The Watercooler. Rendell's NFL-Eagles comments are now getting national media attention. Michael Vick and the Eagles take on the Vikings tonight on NBC. If you have Vick in your fantasy lineup like I do, then look for him to carry you to the fantasy championship next week. For those of us in Yahoo leagues, any Eagles-Vikings player stats will count towards the week 16 stats.

Falcons Lay an Egg Against Saints...#1 Seed Still Up For Grabs

The Eagles have gotten these gifts before and it's still possible. Last night the Saints upended the Falcons 17-14 and completely shut down stud running back Michael Turner. Turner was held to 48 yards on 17 carries and 0 touchdowns. Over the past 8 games, Turner racked up 100 yards rushing and 10 TDs. Coming into the game he was a huge reason for the Falcons' ascention to the top of the NFC. The 12-3 Falcons take on the Panthers next week. While it would take a miracle for them to lose anything is possible in the NFL. Let's not forget back in 2008  when the Tampa Bay Bucs faced 4-11 Oakland Raiders and blew it.

Aretha Franklin Died...Not True Folks

There is another Twitter rumor going around about Aretha Franklin's death. In fact the #1 Google search trend is "Aretha Franklin died." According to her rep she is still alive. Just another Twitter hoax people.The legendary Queen of Soul recently had surgery for pancreatic cancer.