It was a memorable weekend in football, both on the college and professional scenes.
Philadelphia is having a good time with Chip Kelly. After losing three straight, the Eagles have won two in a row, are scoring points, and everyone seems to be happy with the Eagles head coach at the moment.
The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs pounded the winless New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday.
If there was a poll taken of Andy Reid’s approval ratings during the last days of his final season with the Eagles, you can almost certainly be assured that it would have been very low. Even Reid’s biggest supporters couldn’t have approved of the 4-12 records, and one of the ugliest seasons in team history.
The Eagles lost a game they could have and should have won last Sunday. They couldn’t contain San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, who threw for 410 yards, completing 36 of 47 passes without an interception. That was their most significant failure. But what the game amounted to was third downs.
Chip Kelly was direct, accountable and right now seems very patient in dealing with the media and something new Kelly very rarely had to deal with at Oregon—losing.
Chris breaks down last night’s Eagles loss to Andy Reid and the Chiefs, the latest efforts in the House and Senate to defund Obamacare and the Pope’s latest statements on gay marriage and abortion. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Beasley Reece for CBS 3, Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, and Comedians, the Sklar Brothers.
Andy Reid returned to Lincoln Financial Field last night, and brought the 2012 Eagles with him.
The loss wasted an amazing effort by LeSean McCoy, who rushed for a game-high 158 yards rushing on 20 carries, including a 41-yard fourth quarter touchdown that put the Eagles within a score of tying the Chiefs.
94WIP evening host Rob Ellis took over the stations Twitter account for the Thursday night football game between the Eagles and the Chiefs.
As for Donovan McNabb, the consensus seems to be that he deserves to have his number retired.
Chris discusses the latest efforts in the House of Representatives to defund Obamacare, Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco’s decision to play a game instead of attending the birth of his child and the CEO of Starbucks request that customers not bring guns into their franchises. He also talks to WIP’s Howard Eskin to preview tonight’s Eagles game against Andy Reid and the Chiefs.
Andy Reid cleared his throat, uttered some familiar phrases and downplayed his return to Philadelphia.
94WIP’s Marc Farzetta says his relationship with fans is why Andy Reid is respected, but not loved.
Chris discusses the decision President Obama made to give a political speech during the Washington Navy Yard shooting, Daryl Metcalfe’s statement that Tom Corbett will be a one term governor, and the latest efforts to defund Obamacare. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.