June 2012 takes a quiet exit this week. Today (June 25) marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic death one of the greatest Eagles defensive players of all time--- Jerome Brown.
Perhaps it's fitting that a quiet news day will allow many media outlets to spend some time on the life and memory of Jerome Brown. Besides being a great defensive tackle, he was a quality human being.
The All-Pro was in his hometown of Brooksville, Florida giving a ride to his nephew when his automobile hit a wet stretch of highway and he lost control of the vehicle. I'm sure you can google the gruesome details of the accident report. I believe his nephew was killed in the accident, too.
The tragedy shook up the entire Eagles franchise in the summer of 1992. Dozens of teammates flocked to Brooksville for JB's funeral, and later the entire team led by Reverend Reggie White held a memorial service for Brown at the Vet. White went on to dedicate the season to Brown's memory. The Eagles finished 11-5 that year, and beat the Saints as a Wild Card in the playoffs, but lost the divisional playoff round to Dallas.
Brown would be in his mid-forties today if he had survived that fluke accident...
As far as current matters go, we can take the day off...
Most players are off doing their thing with families and friends... Some are doing PR stuff for the league and the team...
Reportedly, the Eagles are still $18 million underneath the salary cap... What this means regarding near-future contract extensions or bigger FA signings?---your guess is probably better than mine.
Need a football fix of X's and O's ?--- Matt Bowen has a new piece out at National Football Post called "How to Create 'A' Gap Zone Pressure"... You can link to it here:
It's about zone-blitzing out of the "Ruby" sub package--- 3 DL, 2 LB, 6 DB.... Hmmm. Didn't Leo Pizzini advise us to keep an eye out for that sub package later this year?
Oh...and Brizer hit # 551 at the Chrome Dome...
What the hell!?!?!? When I got back... both my cats had urinated on my bed... and pooped on my pillows. So... I beat them to deaf.
I'm calling it right now!!!!!!!!1!!11111!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!
Moises Fokou starts at SLB.
Maffews at Weak.
I'm gonna throw this out.. If you don't like it, you can throw it right back..
The Eagles could go undefeated!
I think i need to plan an annual month-long vacation this time every year to get me mind off the Eagles...
Mini-camps, then Europe/Australia/Carribean (probably on a rotation basis), then Training Camp! It's SEAMLESS!
I wouldn't put it past Dave to be Hamhox.. that allows him to really speak his mind whilst publicly he cant.
Then again, I wouldn't put it past Hamhox to be Dave.. intriguing!
I commend Beanie on his football posts.. he was a very raw talent when recruit hear, some character issues.. But he's made the most of his opportunity. Cheers, mate!
I think Lupes likes his Baltimore Raven Bored Members better than us !
Anybodywiffme on this base-less accusation ??!?!?!?!!?
You guys forgot Billie Jean King-perhaps the most beautiful tennis player of all time. What's wrong wiff y'all?
@PPW Billie Jean is not my lover...
As Mulch 10 Champ, I will soon claim my prize of a week's vacatch' down at Fat's Farm.
However, I will pick a week when he's not there.
Then,....I will feed all of his cats 3 hits of LSD each, so that they will all forget their housetraining, leaving their minds a blank slate, ready for my re-programming.
Then, I will train each one of them to urinate on his bed, and poop on his pillow. When they successfully soil his bed, I will give them lots of praise, and a little tiny dose of cocaine, so that it will be the strongest re-enforcement ever, and will never be able to be un-trained.
That way Fat will always have to lay in a bed soggy wiff cat-pee, and use a pillow bescumbered wiff poo, all the days of his life.
That will be a great and relaxing week !
@PPW trouble maker... note for the record it was not ME poking fun at anyone here... I've behaved myself for the last two days... though TBT the quality of posts here and attendance has not improved... jus sayin
Rap rap rap
Youse got Mudd, youse got Andy
dat all be fine an' dat's real dandy
youse got Bowles an' youse got Allen
who be better den Aso an' Babin
Add Vick an' Shady
an' der ain't gonna no maybe
How can any udder team compare
Hey Homey, wha' about dat freak---- John Pierre?
@sunbutts I have to admit I was bustin' some serious moves to this song.
@sunbutts how long did this take you?