Mike Vick is finally starting to have a positive impact on the field in this Eagles offense (surely much to the chagrin of the 1 fan out of thousands is sticking to their threatened boycott of the Eagles after the signing), and DeSean Jackson is a mother fucking beast. He seriously has more than take over the role of Brian Dawkins as my favorite Eagle. The guy is just awesome and last night, he proved once again why Brent Musburger deemed him the "Wizard of Returns".
Aspeaking of DeSean Jackson, there was an incident last night and I am not talking about his 2 spectaular touchdowns. Well, actually, yes, I'm talking about the one, but not because of anything he did. Rich Hoffman of the Philadelphia Daily News made a rather interesting observation following his 60-yard TD catch in the game.
With outrageous protection from the offensive line, McNabb waited and waited and watched Jackson run completely clear. The 60-yard touchdown was accomplished with Jackson running effortlessly (and backward) into the end zone. There, he did a "Riverdance" kind of thing as celebration and was greeted by two launched beer bottles from the stands in reply.Again, this is not to say that Philly sports fans are perfect angels, but if this was a Philly fan that did this to Hakeem Nicks or Mario Manningham, it's a national headline and the New York Post will cry of our foul depravity. Oh wait, they do that anyways.
Regardless, do you get my point? Granted maybe there has not been enough time for this story to develop, but why is this not gaining the national attention it would if it were an Eagles fan throwing a bottle at Nicks? It's the point I've been making all along, Philly being a sports hooligan town is only perceived that way because of the past reputation from booing Santa and cheering an unconscious Irvin that whenever an incident occurs at a Philly game, there is a national outcry along with national headlines, yet, when shit like this happens elsewhere, it just gets buried in a blurb in a Philly article summarizing the game. Don't take me out of context here, I'm not saying shit does not happen in Philly games, I'm just saying it happens elsewhere and people only care when it is occuring at Philly games.
Here is the video of the TD, and I type this from a lab with a horrible screen so I can't make out much of anything, other than a guy in a white shirt catches some brown thing and scores a touchdown and Al Michaels uses the term "street ball", but here it is anyway for your enjoyment.
Enough of my soapbox rant and now onto more videos of this great game.
The highlights of the game featuring the great Merrill Reese calling the big Eagles play, including the touchdown from above, Jackson's big punt return, and another Vick TD.
Remember the last time the Eagles played the Giants and DeSean Jackson tried to bump Andy Reid? Yeah, the result of that is now my Blogger profile pic. Well, they tried it again this week and here is how it went down.
DJax is my hero. End of story.