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The Morning After- Michael Vick and the Eagles Dismantle the Redskins

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Good morning campers,

That was simply hard to believe, Harry. I kind of thought the Birds would have some sense of revenge going into the game, but Lord almighty that was a beat down the likes of which Eagles fan just are not accustomed to experiencing.

Let's get to getting...

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING...
The Eagles led 28-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter which was the largest lead a road team has ever had att the end of the 1Q in the entire history of the NFL.

Of course 9 seconds into the 2nd Quarter, it was 35-0.

And my problem is why did it take 9 seconds? Clearly there's a problem there that has to be looked at...

MCNABB'S MCXTENSION...
Only in Washington and only with an owner like Daniel Snyder

As per the ESPN story...

"Two weeks after they caused an uproar by benching him in the final 1:50 of a loss to the Detroit Lions, the Redskins on Monday signed McNabb to a five-year contract extension worth $78 million ($40 million guaranteed) -- giving top-grade money to a quarterback who is about to turn 34 and is having his worst season since he was a rookie... (the) contract could be worth $88 million if incentives in the contract are reached."

So let's see if I got this straight...

You bench him with two minutes to go in a very win-able game...

You then proceed to call him out of shape and stupid for your reasoning why...

After all that, you then decide to reward him with a contract extension with $40 million in guaranteed mioney...

Like I said... Only in Washington and only with an owner like Daniel Snyder.

MORE ON DONNIE...
Were you like me and ready to hurl listening to Jon Gruden (a more pompous person you will not find by the way) rave about how classy it was for Andy Reid "to do right" by Donovan by trading him to the Redskins as opposed to another team?

My God, how nauseating... Andy Reid traded Donovan McNabb to the Redskins because he did not fear him. He knew he was done or on the way down at the least. Andy Reid is many things but he's not stupid. Ok, sometimes he is but not this time. Do you really think he would trade a bonafide NFL quarterback within his own division if he thought he was a threat?

C'mon kids, think about it... he (Reid) knew he would be facing him twice a year...

So please, enough already with how classy and how great it was for Andy Reid to trade Donovan to Washington...

And I seem to recall Mr. McNabb crowing in the locker room following the Redskins defeat of the Eagles in October that they (the Eagles) made a mistake in trading him... hmmmm... Me thinks it is the Redskins management who made the mistake.

SUB-STANDARD PERFORMANCE,...
So I'm driving home from work Monday night, have the local sports talk show on the radio and a caller is telling the host how excited he is for the game.

"Yeah, me and my buddies are gonna watch it together, get some subs... it's gonna be great!"image

I'm sorry, can you repeat that? You're gonna have some what? I sure as hell hope you meant you and your buds are gonna have a Red October and USS Alabama cause other than that, I'm not sure what sub you're referring to.

Surely you didn't mean a hoagie else why would anyone calling a PHILADELPHIA radio station refer to a sandwich loaded with the finest luncheon meats as a sub?

Dude, don't know who you are but either get it right or get lost... sorry to be so harsh but dems the rules.

THE "VICK" & THE DEAD...
Oh what a difference a year makes...

Last year many Eagles fans and members of the media were openly questioning why Michael Vick was even on the Eagles in the first place. Forget about those who didn't want him because of his past, I'm just talking about those out there who didn't see any football value he added to the team.

Admit it, you know you did...

And now... the man is headed toward being the MVP of the NFL and is probably the most popular Eagle right now with the exception of perhaps DeSean Jackson.

It is truly a remarkable turnaround.

For the record, and it is on the record, I was all for giving the man a second chance. I also said I understood why he was getting this second chance - it was because he could do something very few people on the entire planet could do.

DOWN THE DIAL...
Instead of the Eagles/Redskins game you could have been watching Confessions of a Go-Go Girl on the Lifetime Movie Network.

It stars Rachel Hunter and Corbin Bernsen and just check out this summary and tell me you wouldn't have watched cinematic tour de force...

"Jane McCoy, a recent college graduate, much to her parent's dismay, decides to scrap her plans for law school to pursue an acting career full-time. Struggling to make ends meet, she meets a confident and persuasive friend who shows her the way to make extra money go-go dancing. What starts as just an "easy money" job, however, rapidly becomes an all-consuming activity that slowly pulls Jane from her acting classes, her relationships with her boyfriend and family, and, most importantly, from her true self."  

And the way this game played out, I'm betting some of you did do some surfing...

THE BOTTOM LINE...
In this upside down, topsy turvy season where parity reigns, there is absolutely no reason the Philadelphia Eagles cannot challenge for the Super Bowl. Conversely, there is absolutely no reason the Philadelphia Eagles can even make the playoffs.

In other words, I have no clue what the season will hold but damn it's going to be exiciting.

'Til next time and as always...

Time's yours. Food's mine. 

You can contact Steve Olenski at solenski@philly2philly.com  or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/steveolenski