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  1. I wish you well. I hope you all have a wonderful time.
  2. Not bothered enough to disrupt my focus on the game. But I'll look over from time to time to notice the kid suffering (cries of "I want to go home!") and think to myself "Why did their parents subject them to this?"
  3. I've been to about 600 NFL games in my life (Eagles season tickets since the sixties/lots of road games too), and I gotta tell you...I've never seen a two year old at a game who didn't have a horrible time. It's cool for them for about the first fifteen minutes, but they're guaranteed to cry and complain and be miserable for the next three hours. Mom disappears for a minute to go get snacks, and then cries of "I want my mommy!" (I witnessed this very thing recently). On top of that, it's December, so they're bound to be cold too, which will only add to the misery. I don't want to say you shouldn't bring your child, but you should prepare yourself for some unpleasantness.
  4. As an Eagles fan (who often comes down for games against Washington but didn't today), I have to say that I'm especially thankful that the Redskins let the clock run when the Eagles were inside the ten yard line with about a minute and a half left in the game. I were a Skins fan, I'd be really ticked off at that. The Eagles are either going to score or they're not. If not, you can (most likely) run out the clock anyway. If they do (which is what happened), you'll at least have time left to try for a winning touchdown. As it turned out, the Skins get the ball with only eighteen seconds left. (And as an Eagles fan, I was especially annoyed that they willingly gave the Skins about fifteen free yards on first down, enabling them to get into Hail Mary territory.)
  5. A tie would have been good for the Eagles. They cannot win the division without winning it outright. So getting to 8-7-1 (against the Cowboys at 8-8) would have been as good as being 9-7.
  6. As an Eagles fan, all I can really say is "Meh". He didn't really do too much this year. Pretty much invisible out there, except for a couple boneheaded penalties. It does kind of suck that the Eagles signed two veteran linebackers in the offseason to theoretically stabilize a fairly weak group, and both were axed before the midway point of the season. Gonna have to try to get by with smoke and mirrors at linebacker the rest of the way. Not too encouraging when your pass rush can't deliver and your cornerbacks can't cover.
  7. Sure looked to me like his second foot landed out of bounds, so it's all a moot point anyway.
  8. As an Eagles fan, I'm really disappointed about Hester. Much more so than Smallwood. He's a legit NFL defensive tackle. Was on the team all last year after they picked him up from the Raiders. Actually played in games. (Wasn't inactive). He's the guy who "blocked" the Parkey "double doink" in the playoff game with the Bears. (It was officially called a block even though it only slightly grazed a player's finger). The Eagles only chose to keep four DTs on their 53-man roster and he was cut. He was BY FAR, the most shocking cut on Saturday. The dude played really well in the preseason. Granted, he's going against backups. I get that. But he was all over the place making plays. Actually stood out much more than the guy they kept for the fourth DT spot, a guy they acquired from the Colts for a late round pick during the draft. The Eagles currently have a cornerback who's injured and expected to be out until around Thanksgiving. It's pretty much been accepted that they're going to put him on IR this week. So they're going to be adding another player soon. When Hester somehow didn't get claimed (I'm shocked because his name stuck out like a sore thumb on the list of their cuts), I assumed that he very well could be the addition. Oh well.
  9. I'm an Eagles fan. Smallwood tends to get a bad rap around here. A lot of fans have complained about his very existence, but he's been a decent player for the most part. There have been individual games where he's been forced to carry the load and did well. The guy runs hard and finishes his runs. Not especially elusive. Doesn't really create on his own. Will get what's blocked for him. Adequate blocker. Not a great receiver but will make the plays. Can return kickoffs. In fact, he had a TD return against the Redskins his rookie year. I always kinda liked him. He would probably have made it as the team's fifth back this year ahead of Josh Adams, but they had some roster management issues at other positions that they had to deal with. Went heavy at OL and DL (they're strong there and had to keep the quality talent) and had to carry an extra QB and LB because of injuries. So they went short at RB, WR, and TE. I wish him well except when y'all play the Eagles.
  10. Because he was a very good player. Busts are guys who simply can't play well at the next level.
  11. Doesn't apply to me...but what if someone doesn't OWN a computer. There's no way a person should be required to use technology to access tickets they've already paid for. There should always be a fall-back option, in other words actual physical tickets to be used at the gate.
  12. Not every person owns a cell phone. I don't. A "digital ticket" wouldn't help me whatsoever.
  13. Franklin60

    Get Your Copy

    As someone who owns about thirty NFL Record & Fact Books, I appreciate the head's up. It really ticked me off when about five years ago the league stopped making them readily available in book form. I used to faithfully go to a local book store in the middle of July to pick up my latest copy. Since then I've been forced to download them (which is NOT the same!) and print out the pages I need. I'm a stat geek who has compiled years and years of "official" NFL data which I use. Throughout the course of every football season, I maintain weekly stats which I use to rank teams based on a system I created. I actually have several systems I use which are based on the Elo system. I also maintain a rating system of NFL kickers which goes back about fifteen years, and I need this book to verify all the data from last year. Looks like I'm going to be busy the next couple of days. And I'm loving it!!!
  14. Thanks for the information. It is helpful. Further evidence that the Eagles ticket office is lying.
  15. Is it true that the Redskins mail actual tickets to their season ticket holders? The reason I ask is, I'm a longtime Eagles season ticket holder (fifty father has had them for fifty-five years) and the Eagles constantly push the mobile ticket app method of ticketing. They don't actually print physical tickets unless you demand that they do so. And they tend to give you grief over the phone when you ask for this service. ("No, we don't print tickets, you have to use your phone." "But i don't have a phone, and even if I did, I wouldn't use it to take to a football game." "But you have to use your phone." "I don't have one. My 87-year old father doesn't have one either. You're telling me you're not going to give us tickets that we already paid for?" "But you have to use your phone".) They are being particularly difficult this year, demanding that we pay an additional fee ($100!!!!) just to get our tickets. Meanwhile, the preseason opener is only two weeks away and I still don't have the tickets to that game. I was told over the phone that the NFL is mandating mobile ticketing across the league and that they (the Eagles) had to wait until they were sent the paper stock to print the actual tickets. Now, I know for a fact that the Redskins, Giants, and Chargers printed actual tickets in 2017 (I went to all three Eagles road games that season). If the Redskins are indeed still printing tickets and mailing them to their fans, it would prove to me that the Eagles ticket office is full of it.
  16. As an Eagles fan, I'm very happy. The guy is really, really good.
  17. As an Eagles fan, I went to one game at RFK. It was the season opener in '86. Buddy Ryan's first game. The game where Randall Cunningham "quick kicked" on third down from his own endzone and punted the ball into the back of one of his offensive guards. The Skins won handily. It was an unpleasant experience (for me.) I do not remember much of an Eagles fans presence there that day at all. I've been to FedEx about a dozen times for Eagles games, and there has always been a lot more Eagles fans there than there were that day in '86.