Friday, September 9

He's not the Best in the Business for Nothing Folks


As this is my fist contribution to the Greenbleeder, I would like to say hello and welcome to all of you readers out there (there’s gotta be at least 10). My name is James Iddenden, I will be writing whenever I get the chance to write a column at first, and then who knows. This article was supposed to be about the NFC and the Eagles, but I want to touch on some other things first. David Bell is NOT a major league ball player, I’ve been saying for years he’s the worst player on the team. I heard a great quote from a caller on 610 tonight. He said that the Phills are basically just brilliant marketing by the Eagles. I can’t believe people still call about the Phills. Just in case you weren’t excited enough about the season starting, just watch a Phillies game. That oughta do it. Fire David Bell, then we’ll talk baseball. Anyway. Let’s get back to the point at hand.

Tonight I watched the 2004-05 Eagles yearbook on espn. It was the first time I got to see it and it was exciting to watch. On the same day that TO “apologized” or whatever you want to call it, it was a half hour full of fond memories, but also of great expectations. Todd Pinkston aside, I think we got better. #5 is in his prime and TO is actually going to play. The defense will be the best or 2nd best in the league this year. The Eagles have every chance in the world to finally win the big one. As the credits finished rolling, the next show began. It was the Patriot’s yearbook. I watched it from beginning to end. Every painful minute, every superbowl INT. Every comment about what a team they are, every brilliant Belichick quip. Why did I watch? I watched because I needed to accept what has happened. I guess last year still hurts. I guess the last 4 years still hurt. And we all know only one thing will make this hurt go away.

I know its brief, but since the site is still in blog format, I think I’ve said enough for now. My goal is to write another, more extensive piece the same time next week, including my thoughts on opening day, my playoff picks, and some random stuff. All I ask is that if you call 610, don’t talk about the Phils. There’s only one thing on the entire mind of Philadelphia, lets do everyone a favor and forget about the jokes at playing Citizens Bank Park.

3 comments:

HB said...

But it's a great park, right? Coming from a person who still attends Phillies games for the people-watching and overpriced beer-drinking entertainment value...

Anonymous said...

IT STILL HURTS???? You Eagles fans are unbelievable. There are 32 teams in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE and only one of them wins a championship every year. The Eagles dominate their division every season, so thats 17 good weeks right there. Plus another month of playoffs before they lose. Think of the misery of the teams that don't even get that much.

Hal said...

At least when you're a Browns fan, or a Titans fan, or a Redskins fan you don't have to worry about heartbreak. Sure it's tough to go out and put 12 points on the board every week, but it's nothing like being certain you are going to win, scoring first, and then slowly letting a whole season slip away. I do appreciate the good times, but remeber what Hugh Douglas said: "T-shirts are nice, but diamonds are a girl's best friend."