"Fly Eagles, Fly!" is the official fight song for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. After winning the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history last night, we can at least temporarily change those first three words of the song to "Finally Eagles, Finally!" The Eagles and New England Patriots threw haymakers at … Continue reading Finally Eagles, finally!
Can Eagles fly without Carson Wentz?
Nick Foles takes over as Eagles QB after injury to Carson Wentz This afternoon for the first time since the 2013 season the Philadelphia Eagles will take part in an NFL playoff game. For my fellow Eagles fans, if it seems that we've suffered through a long drought without a postseason appearance, that's because we … Continue reading Can Eagles fly without Carson Wentz?
NFL players and other athletes getting it wrong with anthem/flag protests
A major firestorm broke out in the American professional sports world this past week. That fire took the form of athletes protesting by kneeling, or not showing up at all, at the playing of the United States national anthem prior to games. The protests were allegedly in response to comments made by the President of … Continue reading NFL players and other athletes getting it wrong with anthem/flag protests
Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports
If you are a baseball fan like me, you enjoy all aspects of the game. Not just the more analytical, statistics-based evaluations of recent years, or the classic excitement of a dramatic game, series, or season, but the whole enchilada. The history of the game and the background stories of the players and other individuals … Continue reading Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports
I've always operated by a credo that I heard Steve Martin use in the film "My Blue Heaven": "It's not tipping that I believe in: it's over-tipping." I almost always tip well. Check comes, I do the math out to 20%, and then usually round-up a bit. I realize this is how many servers make … Continue reading Shady Tip-Gate