Low-Flying Eagles Quote Quiz

Choke A) "Now, the Eagles appear to be just another Super Bowl loser who can't find their way."

B) "It may seem impossible, but Philly saw an even bigger flop on Monday- the pre-game "funeral" for Terrell Owens, held outside the stadium during WIP's pregame show. A "casket" was filled and jerseys were burned, along with copies of Owens' memoir "Catch This!," but the din of drunken fans chanting "TO Sucks!" was so distracting that it was all but impossible to hear the hosts (not that that's a problem, in Howard Eskin's case). Also not such a great idea to have a massive mock funeral on the same day that Cowboys' coach Bill Parcells went to an actual funeral, for his own brother."

C) "The Eagles are now in a wasteland - and McNabb put them there with that interception, and there was no hiding from it."

D) "After the end of last week’s game, maybe letting McNabb throw the ball at that point isn’t even the best decision in the first place. Either way, the fact is that Reid can’t stand winning the game by running the ball. When he tells you this week that this loss is on him, as I’m sure he’ll do a number of times (and probably already did at the post-game press conference), you should be taking him at his word."

E) "Donovan, Lito, Andy, Terrell.  Pick whoever you would like to blame.  The fact of the matter is the Eagles are no longer a great team."

F) "Andy Reid decides to let McChoke, er Mcnabb throw the ball on 2nd Down. Interception return for TD Dallas. Up 'til this point the Eagles had 154 yards rushing."

G) "I'm too depressed to type."


1) Sean Portnoy, For the Birds.

2) Rich Hoffman, columnist at The Daily News.

3) Steve Silver, SteveSilver.net

4) Bob Brookover, football writer at The Inquirer.

5) Neo, Just Bring It. (Who supplied the depressing artwork)

6) Enrico, The 700 Level.

7) Blinq

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Posted 11/15/2005 07:49:59 AM

That quiz was no fun... like a quiz on the back of a cereal box with the answers written upside down under the quiz. Only easier. I didn't have to flip it upside down, spilling its contents onto the kitchen table, then having my Mom yell at me and send me to my room! I knew all the answers before though ;-)

Posted 11/15/2005 08:00:00 AM

Nice post :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR: Daniel Rubin

Posted 11/15/2005 08:10:42 AM

Sorry, I am no fun this morning. Do your own quiz.

Posted 11/15/2005 09:00:00 AM

Nah, it was a good quiz, but my anger and hatred that has been brewing since last night has taken over, and I'm on autopilot. The Flyers also lost, having only one person to blame... Chris Therien. It's not a good time to be in the same general area as me...

Posted 11/15/2005 09:08:43 AM

This season ended the day McNabb decided to be Superman and play with a serious injury. Such a strategy might have worked in the Peloponnesian wars, but in the NFL it was an invitation to disaster. Rather than elevate his stature as a hero playing through pain, it simply made him a liability. Inconsistent, erratic, unable for the most part to run, he was a stationary object to be used as target practice by the opposing defenses. His sports hernia should have been repaired immediately. If McMahon or Detmer cannot fill in, then why are they on the team? McNabb's insistence on playing was as selfish as TO's antics, and now that selfishness has ended the season. There is all too much choke potential in a healthy Donovan McNabb; in a sick one, that potential becomes dominant. Last night it reared its ugly head and a season was lost. Turning the team over to McMahon is long past due. Perhaps surgery, time and a little psychotherapy will heal the designated captain of this sinking ship, so next season we can start anew.

Posted 11/15/2005 09:29:49 AM

"Such a strategy might have worked in the Peloponnesian wars, but in the NFL it was an invitation to disaster" I thought Bill Conlin had some type of monopoly on making Peloponneisan War references in sportswriting.

Posted 11/15/2005 10:38:49 AM

I liked the idea. I probably would have passed the quiz, but just barely. I never wanted to believe the McNabb choke factor, but he keeps proving it right.

Posted 11/15/2005 10:59:46 AM

Frank is exactly right. The season didn't end last night - it's been over for weeks, now.

Posted 11/15/2005 11:01:04 AM

Daniel, Thanks a bunch for the linkage. I gave you props in my next entry.

Barry Mitchell
Posted 11/15/2005 01:44:00 PM

what the hell happened? up 20-7 and went to make a cheese sandwich and they lost??? mcnab looked like you or me out there not knowing the play. one can only hope vito and dominick were involved. at least that would explain it.

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