This was supposed to be my Sister Weekend. That’s when I get together with my three sisters and we live it up! We’re spread across four NFL markets; I mean four different cities around the country. We had planned to spend the weekend in Redskin territory where my youngest sister lives. But our weekend got postponed which was a bummer.
At least I got to be in the Philadelphia area to check out the Birds take on the Bolts. Mind you, my sisters and I would have watched somebody’s game. It’s not necessarily about seeing our favorite teams. It’s about watching football! With the four of us coming from Philadelphia, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Washington; after shopping for shoes, eating, and drinking, football is one of the preferred activities. Did I mentioning shoes, food and spirits? Ok, just checking.
Thanks Pigskin Loving Lady for riding with my Philadelphia Eagles in your picks this past week. Although we suffered a 31-23 loss to San Diego, our spirits are still flying high and we won't disappoint next week! Stick with us!
I struggled a bit to come up with the right rah-rah after another disappointing loss. It helps to see that they fought to the very end. Down by 8 points, we got the ball back with less than a minute in the game and gave it our best effort. But it was too little, too late. Missed opportunities to score touchdowns in the red zone hurt like root canal. Not capitalizing on the ball on the one yard line in the first quarter clearly came back to bite us in the grass. However, I feel like at least this time we’ll come back to the east coast with our heads held higher than our last trip to the wild, wild, west.
Between the penalties and the lack of a running game we had to push harder than normal. With Brian Westbrook garnering another concussion; I’m a little worried about him for the rest of the season. He has yet to be healthy for an entire season since joining the team. Our back up backs netted less than 30 total game yards! Donovan McNabb aired it out and got a little more help this week from rookie, Jeremy Macklin. But it wasn’t enough to get the job done. However, Macklin was good for a few good fantasy points!
We’re still above water at 5-4 as we prepare for Chicago Sunday night. Donovan will be back in his hometown with something to prove to Bears fans. Since San Diego wasn’t a conference game and Dallas lost to Green Bay this week, our quest for the playoffs is still within in our grasp, being only a game behind the Cowboys. Hey, don’t get it twisted! There are seven games left and plenty of reason to believe in our ability to win a playoff berth!
Sunday was my father’s birthday. He would have been 92. It would have been a lot better for me to celebrate with an Eagles win, but I owe my love for football to him! He used to take us to football games at Livingstone College where he worked. After his Sunday sermon we’d have dinner at some church member’s house and watch the games. Some of my favorite father-daughter quality time was Monday’s spent with him, Howard Cosell, Dandy Don Meredith, and Frank Gifford. So as a total Daddy’s Girl, I dedicate this week’s blog to him!
See you on the field next week!
Helen “Love My Eagles” Little