A season-ticket holder sent me an e-mail he received from Jeffrey Lurie, Christina Lurie and Joe Banner today. Thought I'd share it:
Dear Eagles fans,
During the holiday season, we'd like to say thank you and let you know how fortunate the entire Eagles organization feels to have such loyal and supportive fans.
We never forget that our season ticket holders are the ones who make the games at Lincoln Financial Field special. We know our players, coaches and the entire front office appreciate how you make it tough for our opponents to play here. We also know this weekend's game, as always, against the Cowboys will be another great example of what home field advantage really means.
Thanks again for being the best fans in the NFL. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday.
As you know by now, the Eagles' game against the Cowboys has been moved to 4:15 p.m. on Fox. Your announcers for the second straight week will be Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. It seems to me that the national TV guys are generally pretty positive when talking about Donovan McNabb. But Aikman pointed out McNabb's inaccuracies and shortcomings several times during last week's broadcast.
Eagletarian had the scoop on the other games earlier this week on the other games that will air in the Philadelphia market for most of us. But here they are in case you missed them. At 1 o'clock on CBS, it'll be Raiders-Bucs. Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon have the call. The Eagles, of course, need a Bucs loss to stay alive for the postseason. The 1 o'clock game on Fox will be Giants-Vikings, announced by Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger. Eagles fans need either a Minnesota or Chicago loss as well.
At 4 p.m., in addition to Eagles-Cowboys, most in the Philadelphia area will get Dolphins-Jets on CBS. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will have the call.
There are no Thursday night, Saturday night or Monday night games this week. The Sunday night matchup for the AFC West is Chargers-Broncos.
Happy Holidays to all the MTC readers out there. I am off from my day job as philly.com's sports channel manager quite a bit from now until the New Year. But this blog has become quite an obsession so there will still be frequent posts as we get ready for Week 17 and the playoffs.