The Flyers are in trouble. They’ve lost five of their last six, and nine of their last 14.
The Super Bowl usually gives us something to remember. Seven weeks ago the New York Giants were 7-7 and today they sit atop the National Football League. This game XLVI, except for the Manning family, didn’t provide us with many thrills.
Since this is Super Bowl week, it would seem appropriate to write about the National Football League and the men who coach its teams.
Joe Paterno always said that football kept him alive. Like the rest of us, he didn’t want to die.
The NFL post-season is developing into the answer to a football fanatic’s prayer.
There isn’t much question that the sports story of this week was written by a fellow named Bill O’Brien when he signed a contract to coach football at Penn State. He is, indeed, taking on a Herculean task.
By Bill Campbell: The highlight of the season was the Winter Classic, especially the Flyers’ Alumni Game that was presented at Citizens Bank Park. It had all the trappings of good competition and marvelous theater – an unbeatable combination anytime.
By Bill Campbell: The Philadelphia area contains thousands of the most loyal football fans ever. Their sense of loyalty to the Eagles uniform and logo is almost incomparable.
It was almost a make-believe weekend, probably because it was mixed up with so many winners and losers.
By Bill Campbell: I’ll bet you can’t wait until Thursday night when the 4 and 7 Eagles meet the 4 and 7 Seattle Seahawks in what should be an NFL Classic.
By Bill Campbell: The Eagles’ unexpected victory over the Giants last Sunday night was not a classic, by any means. But it was a win and it gave the Birds some playoff breathing room, however shallow.
By Bill Campbell: In any other time the deactivation of DeSean Jackson, if only for one game, would have been big news.
By Bill Campbell: I frequently find myself talking and writing about weekends to remember. We have just finished a weekend that is best forgotten.
By Bill Campbell: How do you find the correct words to describe the Eagles?
The Eagles’ trip to Washington produced a few smiles which, in itself, was refreshing. The Birds defended the run better, forcing the Redskins to the air which, when your quarterback is Rex Grossman, is always challenging.