You know things are going well for the Eagles when I sat back for a moment after the win over the Cardinals and thought to myself, “you know, I think the Eagles are going to run the table.” Overconfident? Maybe. But what fun are sports if you can’t be ridiculous?
For what seems like no particular reason other than the Cavs continuing to struggle, and the Bulls losing Derrick Rose, the Evan Turner trade engine has been working double time this week.
If this trade were to happen, would you be in favor of the Sixers pulling the trigger?
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.
Normally, the made-up trade comes on a Wednesday or a Thursday. But with Evan Turner playing well, and trade rumors starting to fly, this one was created because of emergency circumstances.
The Eagles caught a break when Aaron Rodgers was injured against the Bears. They then caught another break when Seneca Wallace was injured early in Sunday’s game. They caught some breaks when a couple of underthrown Nick Foles passes turned into touchdowns rather than interceptions.
This week’s made up trade involves Thaddeus Young, and three other teams.
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.
The most exciting thing about covering the Philadelphia Eagles this year is that it seems like we have a new team to cover every week.
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.
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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.
The one thing that this season was supposed to be, despite wins and losses, was exciting. This is not exciting.
After weeks, months, of finding a way to trade Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes, and once in a while Evan Turner, we gave made-up trade-master Ethan Giles (on Twitter @Giles1228) a week to work with other teams.
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.