That's an old Chinese proverb, to paraphrase, and even the most disgruntled Eagles fans cannot disagree--- these are indeed interesting times.
Tim Tebow 4-1 as a starter in Denver?--- that's interesting...It invokes memories of former Eagles flash Jack Concannon...and for many of you, that is your Google look-up assignment for today...
We have a Giants game to preview:
First up, in honor of our Fantasy Football addicts here at EEB Brisuksegg contingent, here's our special guest columnist Ben Valentine from the Sporting News Fantasy division, who has taken a special interest in our upcoming grudge match with the G-Men:
Maclin (left) and Vick are in danger of missing Week 11."When the Giants and Eagles meet, there always seem to be fireworks. From DeSean Jackson running back a touchdown as time expired to cap a huge Eagles comeback last season to Victor Cruz's shocking emergence earlier this year, fantasy owners are often left smiling broadly when the game is over."
"The Eagles defense was reputed to be one of the best in the league coming into the season, yet owners of Giants skill players are probably relieved they're facing someone other than the San Francisco 49ers this week. Brandon Jacobs and his owners have to be especially pleased, going from one of the toughest run defenses out there to facing one of the worst. The wide receivers are probably a bit less enthused facing the legitimately tough Eagles secondary, but as Cruz showed earlier this year, the Eagles can be beaten through the air."
"On the other side, the Eagles will be concerned with their passing attack. Michael Vick has two broken ribs and is uncertain to play. Vince Young with all his questions and baggage looks like his potential replacement. Jeremy Maclin is dealing with a shoulder sprain and could also sit out. Jackson was benched last week, but owners hardly noticed with his disappearing act the last month. Only LeSean McCoy is bringing fantasy owners any joy from Philly these days."
Wow. Now I know why Brizer says "Fantasy Football Sucks"...
Talk about missing the bigger picture...
Jobs are on the line in this game...across the board.
Even if the Eagles at 3-6 fail to deliver a big win over the Giants in the New Meadowlands on Sunday night, they must at least look good trying... or heads will roll at many personnel levels, including the coaching staff. Andy Reid may be the one exception to that thesis... but even Andy may fall on his own sword at the end of 2011 if this game comes up snake-eyes...
The Giants at 6-3 have their own issues....
Michael Boley remained sidelined today as the Giants continued preparation for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The starting linebacker is nursing a hamstring injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It's seeming more and more likely he'll be sidelined this weekend, forcing the Giants to get by with Mathias Kiwanuka and a bunch of rookies at linebacker. Whether Boley practices on Friday will be a big factor, though.
Elsewhere, running back Ahmad Bradshaw remains out of action. Again, he's not expected to play on Sunday.
And left tackle Will Beatty was not on the practice field. The reason is unclear at this point, as Beatty hasn't been on any injury reports this season.
Meanwhile, Brandon Jacobs still hasn’t forgotten about last season’s “Miracle at the New Meadowlands.”
“Well, that’s always going to be a sour point in our heart, no question,” the Giants' running back of the 21-point debacle said after Thursday’s practice. “But you gotta move on.”
The Giants certainly have. They beat the Eagles in Week 3, and they have a chance to end the Eagles’ nightmare of a 2011 season on Sunday night.
“We can’t fall asleep on them and let them come alive against us,” Jacobs said.
“We’re going in there with everything that we have. We know the type of team that they are, [backs] up against the wall, and they’re gonna come out fighting. Mathematically they’re still in this thing, so they’re not gonna come in and just lay down. We have to go out there and put out the best effort that we possibly can to win this game.”
Jacobs was one of the happiest Giants after they went down to Philadelphia and took care of the Eagles, 29-16.
“They can continue to be the Dream Team and keep dreaming,” he infamously said.
On Thursday, Jacobs said he doesn’t like the Eagles -- or any other NFC East team for that matter.
“I don’t like any of the teams in our division to be honest with you,” Jacobs said. “Other teams in our division don’t like us, [even] more so [they] don’t like me a lot.”
Jacobs is glad the Eagles have gotten off to a 3-6 start.
“I always feel that way about a team that’s in our division when they’re having a down year. No question about it,” Jacobs said. “It makes me feel good to know that we’re playing as good as we’re playing, and winning the division. We gotta hold on to it. We play each other a lot down the stretch and we’ve gotta be ready.”
The 29-year-old has served as the Giants’ starting running back the last two weeks because Ahmad Bradshaw has been out with a broken foot. He’s rushed for 127 yards and 36 carries and scored a touchdown over the last two games.
“I think I’ve played okay,” Jacobs said. “I just want to run as hard as I can and get as many yards as a I can. I’m not trying to do too much, I’m not trying to go out there and break every play because you won’t be productive that way. You’ve just got to take what you get.”
Jacobs expects Sunday night’s game to be a hard-hitting, grind-it-out affair.
“I’m just trying to take as much as I can get by going over the top of somebody,” Jacobs said. “They’re coming downhill and I’m going downhill.”
Geez, I remember a time circa 2009 when Brandon Jacobs let it be known he wouldn't mind being signed by the Eagles. That ship sailed. Now he sounds just a tad bitter.
Already this game has the feel of a Sonbutts Yard Sale... a lot of merchandise on the line, and a ton of haggling and hauling to be consummated....
Wait. Stop the presses. Have you seen Ip Man? It's on instant. If you haven't seen it, and you're into martial arts films, see that and thank me later.
Yeah, I thought so too.
@tboned208 Have you seen Shutter Island? Very good. On instant.
Red State and Mesrine (Parts 1 and 2) are on Netflix instant. That's where I saw them. You'd have to check on True Romance. I saw that years ago.
Red State is directed by Kevin Smith, and if you know his work you know that he is an irreverent filmmaker who often does films that have a political slant ... usually with a comedic take. This is his "horror" though I wouldn't categorize it as that. I'm just warning you, because if Kevin Smith's take on things (see: Dogma) is offensive to you, you should skip Red State.
True Romance was written by Tarantino, and directed by Tony Scott, so you know you're in for a ride. It's a fun ride if you haven't seen it.
Mesrine is the best of the bunch in my opinion. But, it's a French film about a real life French criminal who robbed banks and broke out of prison multiple times as his claim to fame. It's in two full length parts. It may not be for everyone. Part 1 is better than Part 2, but if you watch it you have to see the whole thing.
Hannah was good if you haven't seen it, Attack the Block was weird but good(Shawn of the Dead guys), Red State but that might be too new for Netflix, Limitless, Source Code. I'm sure I have seeen more recently I could recommend but brain farting at the moment.
In case you missed my comment Bone check out True Romance. If you haven't seen it before that is. Great action/kill'em all/drugs/love story type movie!
King Arthur with Clive Owen and Kiera Knight-Scott is a pretty good under the radar epic type movie...
speaking of foosball's suckitude... my STD... the Iggles will win this weekend in mind boggling fashion... 41 - 5 ... McCoy scores 5 TDs...
I wonder what Commodore Perry would have done about the Somolian Pirates! - I bet he would not have written a poem about them... he would have kicked their ass like Annie did wit the bald dude!
@l30p1221n1 I will say one thing, anybody that did what Perry did was one brave SOB. They have a movie they played for us of a re-inactment of a cannon ball going through the side of the ship. Splinters of the hull fly everywhere. British commander opposing Perry lost an arm and a leg. Nasty fight, that was. When people talk about toughness in this team, now that was some real toughness. Thankfully, we still have a few warriors like that today, in are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
@dutchrubb I feel totally ignant as I have no knowledge of Perry's accomplishments outside of his "escape from Chester" bridge... so off to Google wit me to get mo knowledge...
@l30p1221n1 Perry's Battle Flag would also do us well: "Don't give up the Ship"
@l30p1221n1 Leo, never call yourself ignorant. I would never think of you that way. Always take it as an opportunity to learn more. I, myself, did not remember much about Perry from what little I learned in history class until my tour two weeks ago. Take this as an opportunity to learn. He is an interesting subject. If you ever get to Erie,do the tour. It's pretty neat.
Ben Franklin wrote poetry as well,.......wiff Bridge to follow....Wonder if Commodore Perry wrote iambic pentameter?...or Betsy Ross?
@briview Ben's poetry was bad ass stuff! - about Harley Davidson's, Football, Pancakes and Strip Clubs! ... the stuff that made this country what it is!
@briview Commodore Perry had but one famous quote. One I hope we can use after Sunday :" We have met the Enemy, and they are ours." I was on the replica of his ship, The U.S.S. Niagara, on Lake Erie, just two weeks ago.
Well, I'm a human fly, which I spell F-L-Y
I say buzz, buzz, buzz....and it's just because
I'm a human fly and I don't know why, I got 96 tears in 96 eyes
I got a garbage brain, it's drivin' me insane
And I don't like your ride, so push your pesticide
And I won't care, cuz baby I don't scare
Cuz I'm a reborn maggot usong germ warfare
@Harry Pianos did you know Walt Whitman's poems didn't rhyme!? - that guys skillz suk! and Bri likes him! ... hahahaha... its amazing what people buy into... your suicidally depressed fly poem rocks btw!
@Harry Pianos if Walt Whitman can get a bridge named after him, imagine what you can do!
@Harry Pianos would have been better if he used words that rhymes that everybody could understand and stuff though...
@Harry Pianos yea... he's OK...
PS.....Walt Whitman is OK in my books.....just sayin....
Thanks l30.....but I gots to be honest....dis poem ain't mine....it belongs to the late great Lux Interior.....
You may all congratulate me at this point.
I had sex with my very first Asian!
Normally... Asians do not catch the eye of The Great JB99... because they look funny and smell weird... but this girl was pretty damn hot. I had to figure a way to get her pissed off at me early on... and found out she was from Japan... so I started calling her "The Japaniard"... which hit the spot... cause it was witty, kinda funny and somewhat mean in a way. It made The Great JB99 irresistible.
Then I found out she was a vegan... so I went down to the condom shop... bought a lamb skin rubber... put it on... used a rub for the first time in 20 years... and didn't tell her what I did till afterwords... which was hilarious. I swear... sometimes I wonder if I can outdo me own self. I'm a firm believer that I can accomplish something even more awesome than a lamb skin rubber in a vegan.
@TheGreatJB99 OK now I'm done.
@TheGreatJB99 ....kinda da reverse of Bri gettin' wiff my Aunt Mabel,...who was 300 + lbs. All you'd see was pasty white woman fat,...and bri's feet sticking out at the sides.
@TheGreatJB99 ....but the funny thing,...is imagining this teeny tiny little asian girl,...being smothered underneath the moutainous mass of Great Fat 99.
@Brozer8 Truf be told... my old furry, flabby belly pounding off her young tight abs was kinda gross for everyone... cept me.
@TheGreatJB99 Yeah,...I'm pretty sure that's true now. So you prob infected her wiff 32 different strains of syphillus,...
and she prob infected you wiff Bird Flu.
No big whoop.
@TheGreatJB99 Wait,...if I'm not mistaken,...while lambskins keep your man goo in check.....don't they let your venerial diseases pass right on through ?
@TheGreatJB99 This is one long string of hams.
@TheGreatJB99 Bri woulda been evern smoover than you,...and upon meeting her, would have given her a bag of rice as a present.
@TheGreatJB99 What's a rubber ?
@TheGreatJB99 Oh yeah....HAHA !
@TheGreatJB99 What's the point of this post ?
@Brozer8 The point of this post was two fold.
1) Make you want to stroke my yenis
2) Make you want to congrats me
Which side are you on?