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11 Nov 2011

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The Eagles get just the right tonic for their ills as the Cards come to Philly. The matchup is previewed at Philly Sports Daily.

Posted by: Robert Weintraub on 11 Nov 2011

18 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2011, 2:36am by dbt

Comments

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 1:10pm

Dear Media: please stop talking about the Philadelphia Eagles. Especially please stop talking about how they should win games. Just make it stop.

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by Thunderbolt of ... :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 1:39pm

The Eagles are the new Patriots, who were the new Cowboys. Except both the Patriots and Cowboys actually won games.

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by AnonymousA (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 1:44pm

The Eagles won DVOA. Does that count?

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by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:02pm

Ask the Jets.

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:01pm

Fine - but let me know when the media stops talking about the Cowboys and Pats, who have not won shit for 15 years and a half dozen years, respectively.

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by Andrew Potter :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:47pm

By that logic there are what, four teams it's okay to talk about? Five maybe?

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by DEW (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 4:34pm

It's not so much "don't talk about the Cowboys," but "maybe you could give the Cowboys no more media attention than, say, the Tennessee Titans, who have been about as successful over the past 15 years and have the same current record?" The level of attention given them versus their level of football relevance is way out of line.

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by Sander :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 5:43pm

Unless you measure 'football relevance' by popularity, which the media does. They don't particularly care about which teams should get the most attention based on quality of play. They care about what will get them the most hits/viewers/listeners/whathaveyou.

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by Theo :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 9:15pm

But dear me, the glass is half full in Dallas.

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by qed :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:33pm

I'm pretty sure "Philadelphia Sports Daily" will be continuing to cover the Eagles for the rest of the season. You may also want to avoid philly.com.

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by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:34pm

Why id ariz vs eag being shown in NY region 1 pm sunday insfead of saimtd vs falcs? Makes crappy sense

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by tgt2 (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:58pm

It's the local station's choice. Maybe because the Eagles are in the same division as the Giants.

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by Raiderjoe :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 3:36pm

Yes that is why wrote crappy senss. If eags not in Gaints division thrn would makr zero sense. Most giants gans hate eags and won't watch that game unless cards winning jn 4th queater.14 point spread dumb deciosuoj by fox. Put better game on

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by Dr. I Want to Kiss You (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:38pm

Am I the only one who thought of Suzy Kolb-er?

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by Joe Namath (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 3:25pm

No.

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by John (not verified) :: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 5:50pm

Nice.

I was thinking Colbert at first; Kotter was a distant second, and Suzy was nowhere in the equation.

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Sat, 11/12/2011 - 3:20pm

So what's with the "-er"?

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by dbt :: Sun, 11/13/2011 - 2:36am