posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 02:16 PM
Oh I smell it allright. I was goin' to start a thread but you already had it covered and stuff!
AD - welcome to the bandwagon! And you wonder why I love you.........
Eagles!!!!!! What a whirlwind of a season! 1 win away from the SuperBowl, and 2 wins away from bringing home the best trophy ever made - The LOMBARDI
I remember in 2003 when Chad Lewis caught the ball in the endzone with moments left in the game securing the Eagles a SuperBowl birth, that I
couldn't speak. I was with my son, and a couple of friends, and we were all overwhelmed.
I am loyal to a fault. I never throw in the towel, no matter what. I've never jumped off the wagon, and am an expert at saying "NEXT YEAR!"
6 weeks ago, alot of people counted the Eagles out. Rumors were everywhere about how the QB, the Coach, and the best Safety were outa here. They never
stopped focusing on the dream. Nor did I. Game day I always wear my Eagles Green. My cell is blowing up throughtout the game. The normal conversation
is along the lines of:
"Did you just see that!"
I've written quite a bit about the Phillies Championship, and I will take absolutely nothing from them.... But the Eagles? OMG!!!! Watching Gang
Green hoist the Lombardi Trophy above their heads........ I won't be able to speak for a week! Pot's, pans, and trash can lids will be ringing.
Fireworks will be blazing. My street, and every street around will be covered with people screaming and hollering. My son will be called out sick from
school the next day. There will be fewer people in work than a national holiday in Philly.
What am I saying? It is just a game to many. So much more than that to me. Eagles football is practically a religous experience. The passion is
absolutely real and heartfelt. South Philly. Bad reputation. Tough and unforgiving. Go into a local pub, or any of the thousands of tail gate parties,
and you will see yellin' and screamin' . You will also see people who are considered tough as nails, with hands folded - almost in prayer waiting
for the next big play. Screaming so loud you can't think in one second, then the next quiet as can be waiting for the snap. Then:
Chest bumps, knuckle punches, high fives.
Eagles games are some of the best things in my life. Call me crazy. Heck, I am crazy. But the Eagles are an institution. I LOVE THEM. They've never
won a championship during my lifetime. Not one, and I'm in my 40's. Never, not for one second of 1 day has my loyalty ever waivered from them.
Philly is like no other city in the world. I'm sure you've heard the term Death before Dishonor. Eagles fans live that Credo when it comes to the
Birds. They really do.
Hey EAGLES! - WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
GO GO GO GO!
[edit on 12-1-2009 by lombozo]