Awwww, sorry Eagles. You’re a dream team deferred and other such lazy Vince Young jokes. It was nice that you kept the game interesting for the duration of the broadcast. That was a thankful departure for the live blog. A entertaining, mostly well executed game. To their credit, the Eagles also provided a few memorable derps, like Chas Henry missing a wide open receiver on a 4th down punt fake. And Jeremy Maclin falling down on another late 4th down attempt.
Still, this was something of a schadenfreude tease, this Iggles season. When Philly got Nnamdi (elite level pass interference penalty on the Bears’ last scoring drive) expectations were high. We feared that worst of all things – a first ever Eagles Super Bowl title. But, hell, this won’t even be a playoff team. What’s the fun in that?
Okay, it’s still a lot of fun. But you blew your fun load early. Watching the Eagles limp toward a mid-first round draft pick won’t be anywhere nearly as fun as a postseason meltdown.
Nevertheless, credit to Asante Samuel for playing through the very terrifying injury that is a GROIN LACERATION. LeSean McCoy expressed his solidarity through crotch grabs following his TD.
Let’s also give it up for Jay Cutler performing an impressive 6-step into a dumpoff. Who, when they first spotted that dour Midwestern Cutler moue, thought anything other than future B-boy? No one, obvs. Okay, maybe Jaws. Tonight, he tried to make it seem liked Sulky was forever destined to be one of the greats. And why not? A lot of people seem to be under the impression that Eli Manning is elite now. Hell, why not Cutty?