Saturday, February 6, 2016

Archive: December, 2008

11,000 tix remain in Minn.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 2:32 PM
About 11,000 tickets remain for Sunday's Eagles-Vikings playoff game in Minnesota, according to the Star-Tribune. Yesterday's report had 14,000 tickets available, and earlier in the week, the number was 20,000. As we stated yesterday, if the game isn't sold out, it would be blacked out in Minnesota... Read more

What they're saying: Eagles are a threat

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 10:29 AM
After watching one of the most unprecedented Sundays in NFL history, intern Andrew Holland is back to deliver this week's Eagles links. And for more Eagles news, be sure to check out's Eagles section for the best local coverage from The Inquirer and Daily News.'s Peter... Read more

'Coward' in Dallas; Shanahan out in Denver

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 6:06 PM
Another busy day around the NFL. Let's get to the news first and then catch everyone up on the latest chaos in Dallas. The Denver Broncos have fired Mike Shanahan, according to reports that surfaced just minutes ago. I don't think anyone saw this one coming. Shanahan becomes the fourth head coach to... Read more

Vikings fans pass on playoff tix

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 12:10 PM
Update: According to the Star-Tribune, the number of seats available is down to 14,000 as of Tuesday afternoon. Tickets are available for as little as $30. The blog post says the Vikings will have until about 3:30 p.m. Friday to sell out or the game will be blacked out. Pretty funny to read the comments... Read more

Video: Lurie's botched high-five

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 8:46 AM
Everyone's talking about it so I thought I'd include the YouTube clip. In case you missed it, we're talking about Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie missing badly with a high-five attempt and connecting with his wife's face. Pretty funny moment that the Fox cameras caught after Donovan McNabb found tight end... Read more

Where will Spagnuolo land?

Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:28 PM
With three coaches getting fired on Monday, it's pretty clear who the hot name on the open market is this year: Steve Spagnuolo. The current Giants defensive coordinator and former Eagles assistant will be interviewed by the Browns, Lions and Jets, according to various reports. Last year, because of... Read more

10 observations: Eagles-Cowboys

Monday, December 29, 2008, 9:53 AM
Here are my 10 observations from yesterday's 44-6 win over the Cowboys: 1. A lot had to happen yesterday for the Eagles to even play a meaningful game. Let's start out with the Thank Yous. Thank you to Michael Bush for 27 carries, 177 yards and two touchdowns, including a 67-yarder in a wild fourth... Read more

How Sunday went down for Eagles fans

Monday, December 29, 2008, 12:46 AM
Normally in this space, I hit you with 10 observations from my time watching the Eagles game. But, since Sunday was truly historic, we're going to try something new. I'd like to recap the past 24 hours or so. I'll do Optimist/Pessimist and some other usual features from the observations in a later post... Read more

McNabb's post-game thoughts: A revival?

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 8:45 PM
Update: The Eagles will play at Minnesota at 4:30 p.m. next Sunday. Here's a recap of what Donovan McNabb said during his press conference. As usual, these are not exact quotes. How does it feel to still be alive? McNabb says he guesses he's been revived. People have thrown him out, ran over him,... Read more

Rollins enjoys Eagles' win

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 7:50 PM
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was in attendance for the Eagles' 44-6 win this afternoon over the Cowboys. Comcast SportsNet caught up with him afterwards. Here's what he had to say about the victory. Note: In the interest of getting the post up ASAP, these are not exact quotes. What were his thoughts... Read more
About this blog
Sheil Kapadia is in his fifth season writing about the Eagles and the NFL for His earliest memories as a sports fan include several trips to Veterans Stadium with his Dad. He's not a beat writer or an Insider, but is here to discuss the NFL 365 days a year. E-mail him at or by clicking here

Follow Sheil on Twitter. And become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook.

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Download it here.

Reach Sheil at

Sheil Kapadia
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter