By Stan “The Grand Imperial Poobah” Hochman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — (Editor’s Note) Stan Hochman, a Daily News sports columnist for 55 years, has been appearing on 94WIP’s morning show for over a year now, settling disputes (and starting new ones) as the “Grand Imperial Poobah.” He brings that persona to CBSPhilly.com/poobah on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we welcome input on which issues you want the Poobah to take a good, hard look at. Send requests and ideas for The Poobah to WIPpoobah@gmail.com. 

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Without further ado, here’s The Poobah.

Phil E. Phan: Now that you’ve seen the 2014 Eagles in action, does this team look like a Super Bowl contender to you?

 

 

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Poobah: The Poobah will not be answering this question every week. As a matter of fact, I will not be dealing with it again until after the eighth game, half the season for those of you scoring at home. If you were outside changing spark plugs and missed the first half (do people still change their own spark plugs) you think the Eagles look like a dynasty. They were pitiful in the first half, powerful in the second half. Maybe opening at home wasn’t such a great idea. They looked jittery when they didn’t look overconfident. Nick Foles seemed anxious to get all that nonsense of duplicating last year’s numbers out of the way early with the fumbles and the interception. He settled down in the second half and established a nifty pattern: Foles to Sproles and hit the holes. It was terrific to see Jeremy Maclin catch the game-winning touchdown, but what was that hold-the-ball-at-arm’s-length all about? A tribute to the departed DeSean Jackson? Yo, a win is a win is a win and the rest of the division looked as mediocre as advertised. But no, they did not look like a Super Bowl contender, even with their second half explosions against a mediocre Jaguars team.

 

You can hear Stan “The Grand Imperial Poobah” Hochman on the 94WIP Morning Show every Thursday at 7:20am E.T. Send the Philadelphia sports issues you want The Poobah to tackle to WIPpoobah@gmail.com

 

 

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