TradeTheBeal! Posted March 5, 2006 Share Posted March 5, 2006 Well based upon this logic maybe the Redskins will be superior to a team like the Cleveland Browns someday! 'Skins all time records against the powerhouse Browns? 9-33-1 The post was designed to point out, simply, that the Eagles have no real tradition of excellence or achievement. Their record against the cardinals (53-53-5) is meaningful in this context because the teams played in the same division for many years and the home/away breakdown is probably very close to 50/50. So, to reiterate, the NFL franchise the Eagles most closely resemble in terms of their overall position in the hierarchy of NFL history is the St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals. I would give the Eagles a very slight edge because they've been better recently but, naturally, havent really broken through in terms of championships or sustained excellence and, as is the case with the Cards, there is really no evidence to suggest a change in the near future. Other qualities both organizations possess would include a shared and well-deserved reputation of ownership apathy and greed, a fanbase whose fractured relationship with the team manifests itself as indifference (cards), capricious violence (eagles) and utter denial (both), and the sad fact that both organizations, deluded by misery and justified self-loathing, convinced themselves that the spectacularly incompetent Buddy Ryan was their savior. Lastly, I really just wanted to help Eagle fans see who they truly are...the misguided and petulant supporters of a team known overwhelmingly for its crushing failures and incompetence, just like cardinal fans. In fact, the official forum of the Cardinals is certainly a place where Eagles posts can be appreciated and valued - An Island of Broken Toys, if you will. So take flight and let the healing begin!! With Sympathy, Mike Boyd - Redskin season ticket holder since 1965 Did I mention that neither have any SB wins? The Browns also have zero. And the Redskins have 3 which is more than enough to offset the lifetime losing % they may have against any particular team. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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