Andy Reid is hilarious. Catch his new standup act at a comedy club near you! Failing rapidly as a head coach, the soon-to-be ex-coach is branching out into a whole new career! Can tap dancing and juggling be far behind?
The possibilities for thigh-slapping Andy humor are endless: Why are the Phillies and the Eagles the same? Neither one of them can hit! Ta dah!
Feel free to add your own. It's a game everybody can play.
But the laughs and fancy patter are just a sad attempt to divert attention away from the little man behind the curtain. The wizard's latest creation is on full display -- the Birds have lost five straight games at home, seven of their last eight overall, and the one team they've beaten is 0-4.
The Eagles have hit the bottom. They're a public disgrace. And no amount of tap dancing by their frantic head coach can disguise that.
Don McKee arrived at the white Inquirer building the same month (August of 1974) that Richard Nixon departed the White House, but claims no connection. He has covered Penn State football, the Flyers of Fred Shero, the Eagles of Dick Vermeil and backed up several beats. After 25 years covering high school sports in three cities and two states, he says the only teams he is allowed to root for are Conrad Weiser High School and Penn State, his two alma maters. LIKES: Straight talk. HATES: Spin doctoring and mindless devotion to conventional wisdom.
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