Spike Eskin Says
All alone in first place at the bye week, riding a three-game winning streak. This is the sort of stuff that dreams are made of. Admittedly, those are the dreams of a modest man, but dreams none the less.
I know, I know, I know… the Sixers can’t even tank right! I’ve heard the joke several times, and I get it. The Sixers were supposed to lose as much as possible this year in an attempt to get a great draft pick and (maybe) Andrew Wiggins. And here they are, 3-0, screwing it all up.
This week’s is a big one. And it of course would be paired with the Sixers making moves to assure themselves of the 2014 NBA Championship.
The idea of rebuilding in the NBA is certainly more fun in theory than it is in reality. Tanking, as many call it, even at its most pure, is the practice of knowingly putting an inferior product on the court in the short-term, in exchange for the possibility of long-term success.
If you don’t laugh, you’ll probably cry. If you don’t cry, you’ll likely lock yourself inside your house and not come out for a while.
Let’s have a moment of silence for the Quarterback Controversy Era. It was a fun two weeks.
Last week, it was a quarterback conversation. This week, after Nick Foles’ performance in Tampa, it’s a full-fledged quarterback controversy. This thing is still gaining speed. If Foles has another big-time game against the Cowboys, look out.
Not only has the last year or two in Philadelphia sports been pretty terrible, it seems like there’s always a new reminder of just how terrible it’s been.
In today’s hypothetical trade, the Sixers acquire Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from the Pistons.
I want the Eagles to take a chance on Josh Freeman. I can’t imagine this is going to happen, but I would be elated if it did.
Andy Reid returned to Lincoln Financial Field last night, and brought the 2012 Eagles with him.
With Chip Kelly’s offense being the talk of the town this week, I applaud the creativity exhibited in today’s made-up trade.
The long summer of discontent is over, and football is here. I feel like we celebrate the return of football like 75 times a year, but this is really it. It’s not mini-camp or the start of training camp or the preseason or the draft, it’s actually football.
Getting fired was the best thing to ever happen to Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia. Imagine he plays out the season, and the Phillies continue to play as poorly as they had. Charlie leaves, everyone is miserable, the season sort of fades away into nothingness.
This is the part of the Eagles preseason that is usually pretty tough to get through. It’s like coming down off of a caffeine high. When training camp starts, everyone is so fired up. Then there’s the first preseason game, and everyone’s fired up. And then we have to wait an entire month through terrible football and lesser storylines until we get an actual game.