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Steve Olenski
Nov 3 2008

2008 Game 8- Eagles 26 Seattle 7

You know you're still in a red-pinstriped induced fog when you cannot even remember whom the Eagles played just one week prior. But there I was in my normal position, to the left of MQ, having a difficult time recalling not only whom the Eagles played but also whether they won or lost.

And that ambivalence is what truly speaks volumes as to just how much of an impact the Fightins had on my sports psyche and I'm guessing many of yours.

Yes the euphoria will cease and reality will return, but yesterday, I was still very much basking in the glow of a wild Wednesday night none of us will ever forget.

So, on this particular Morning After, my sports-related thoughts are still very much painted red.

But the Eagles did in fact play a game yesterday so…

FINAL SCORE, EAGLES 26, LITO SHEPPARD, 7

Yes Mr. Karr (the President and possibly ONLY member of the Lito Sheppard Fan Club) I went there. Cheap shot? Maybe. But the fact remains that if The Shuffle did not bite on the Seahawks very first offensive play, they (Seahawks) more than likely do not score at all. However I did enjoy the graphic Fox used to denote The Shuffle's groin area to indicate where he was injured later in the game. You know some things just do not need any graphic additions.

WITH THE FIRST PICK OF THE 2009 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT…

Ok, maybe Todd Herremans won't be the first pick but hey he did have more TDs on this day than such luminaries as TJ Houshmandzadeh and Larry Fitzgerald. Should Eagles fans be concerned at all that they had to resort to throwing to an offensive lineman to score when they were within the 5-yard line?

AN OMEN THAT BECAME SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

So I'm making some notes for the TMA and I scribble down “Has the Philly sports tide turned?” in reference to the Phillies, of course. Not 5 minutes later, Koren Robinson was off to the races. Fortunately, that would be the only blip on the Eagles blotter all day. So, “Has the Philly sports tide turned?”

HE BRENT THAT A' WAY…

What in the name of Keith Krepfle got into Brent Celek yesterday? 6 catches for 131 yards. In SIXTEEN games last season, he had 16 catches for 178 yards. I would say Brent Celek's Philly sports tide has turned.

THE BOYS IN THE BOOTH…

I will admit neither are Tim McCarver – if they were, they would have fawning all over the Seahawks much like McCarver got all moist for the Rays – but Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger are always good for a few “What did he just say?” moments.

  • What was with Baldy's comparison to the collective wingspan of the Eagles OL and a yellow school bus? I still do not know, all these hours later, what his point was. Can someone enlighten me? And why do I have the name Ruben Kincaid in my head?
  • Baldy at one point referred to Kevin Curtis as being “possibly the fastest Eagle.” I mean there's hyperbole and then there's… wow. Does the name DeSean Jackson ring a bell? Have you seen him run? Nothing against K-Curt but I'm pretty DJ is a little faster.
  • Dick did not disappoint, either. At one point openly questioning if Reggie Brown stepped out of bounds during his catch and run for TD when in reality I was closer to being out of bounds than Reggie was.

SEE SPOT AIR…

Ok, right here, right now, let's put a moratorium on two TV spots that are currently running. First, the Burger King commercial featuring the faux Simon & Garfunkel, who try to console some poor bastard who bought his wife playoff tix for their anniversary. Every time I see it, I want go up and punch that dark-haired “Simon” right in his Mushroom/Swiss head.

The other one is the series of spots for the new Dodge Ram that appear as if they're the teaser for a new action-film starring Vin Diesel or something. Shotguns. Rough-looking men. Lots of pickups. On second thought, it sounds like any movie from the 70s starring Bo Svenson or Joe Don Baker.

MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE…

Have to give props to my brother Joe for calling this one but how can you possibly explain Texas Tech vaulting past Penn St. in the current BCS rankings? Altogether now… THE BCS IS A JOKE… THE BCS IS A JOKE…

ONE FINAL VOTE

Be sure to check out my blog ( http://thesteveozone.blogspot.com/ ) tomorrow as I will share with everyone whom I will vote for on Tuesday and why.

Til next time.

As always, time's yours, food's mine.

Steve O

 

 

 

 

 

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