So much awesomeness in this video I can’t even begin to write about it all. I started watching football in like 1986, meaning the first game I remember actually watching on TV was the Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots. My dad wasn’t a big sports guy and so it wasn’t on TV much. That changed once I watched the Super Bowl, I was drawn in. The next year I watched as much as I could. In 1987, after seeing a couple Philadelphia Eagles games I became an Eagles fan, mostly due to the electrifying play of quarterback Randall Cunningham. I have been a loyal Eagles fan since, with the highs and lows. Things like this just help to cement my choice way back when I was 10 years old.
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy, tackle Jason Peters, and guard Evan Mathis were named first team All-Pro selections by the NFL. Congratulations fellas, now let’s go kick some butt in the playoffs.
The Texas Rangers made a surprise draft pick today and selected Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 draft. Wilson, who has been drafted now 3 different times, and before being drafted by the Seahawks he played a couple of seasons in the Colorado Rockies farm system. Nobody expects Wilson to give up his NFL career to play in the Bigs, but I’m sure we can see him playing some baseball next spring.
I’ll admit, I am not into this whole sock thing going on these days. Give me a 6 pack of both black and white socks from Footlocker, a few pair of Polos and some Nike socks and I’m good for my lifetime. But these right here? It’s like collecting Basketball cards all over again. I’m going to have to break down and get the Wilkins ones, my 12 year old self demands it. I admit they did a pretty awesome job of selecting who they were going to put on these as well. Run over to STANCE WEBSTORE and check em out.
Today, Philadelphia Eagles head coach named Nick Foles, over Mike Vick, the starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2013 season. Well done, Nick gives the Eagles the best chance to win for a few reasons. He is throwing the football more accurately than Vick, he is making better decisions, and he’s staying relatively healthier than #7. His numbers in the 8 games he’s played this season are stellar. He’s completing 65% of his passes, he’s thrown 16 TDs with 0 INTs, rushed for 2 more scores, he’s thrown for an average of almost ten years an attempt and most importantly the team is winning. So Chip Kelly made who one would see from the outside as the obvious choice.
As a football fan however, this is kind of bitter sweet. I was the one cheering Vick on through out the entire process. I wanted him to succeed. I believe a lot of people wanted it, but let’s not miss out on the fact that he already has succeeded. He was incarcerated, lost what seemed like everything and became an outcast from the NFL. He paid his debt to society, a relatively harsh one if you ask my personal opinion, and worked his way back to a starting quarterback. If this is where his chapter ends in Philadelphia, I certainly don’t believe this is where it ends in the Nation Football League. I’m sure that he will be able to go to a team who can benefit from him leadership and skill-set.
Right now, it’s Philly Bird Gang football people, we’re only getting better.