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The Franchise
post Dec 13 2017, 02:36 PM
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Why was that worse than both SB losses, one which we were favored?

Why was it worse than the CAR and ARI NFCCG losses, both as favorites and both after the TB loss.


It was the last game at the Vet, against a team that we had dominated, a team that had never won in the cold, for a ticket to our first Super Bowl win ever.

Yes, this was the first game that highlighted Reid's bad play calling - never before had I given Andy any shit. He followed that disaster up with an embarrassing loss to the same team to start our time at the Linc, 17-0.

We were the best team in the NFL and had a pretty rock solid destiny story. That game brought us back into the reality of being a Philly sports fan, and we never recovered. McNabb got injured in the game against Carolina, and by that point we were seasoned in losing the NFCCG. Yes, we all expected TO to be the missing piece a couple years later. Then he got injured, and we lost a close SB - I never expected us to beat the Pats anyway, so it wasn't as bad as this game.

By time we got to Arizona, I had reconciled the fact that we were really never going to win a ring with Andy as HC. His play calling and sitting Lito Sheppard on the last drive drove that point home. After that I never stopped calling for his head.

Oh, and I wasn't alive for the Raiders SB. But from the looks of the game we got our asses kicked. Glad I missed that one.


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post Dec 14 2017, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE (The Franchise @ Dec 13 2017, 02:36 PM) *
Oh, and I wasn't alive for the Raiders SB. But from the looks of the game we got our asses kicked. Glad I missed that one.
Vermeil stressed out the players by keeping them on a short leash all week and we were jobbed by the officials.
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post Dec 14 2017, 11:40 AM
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Couple of weird plays in that SB game too. For example, Eagles good young CB was in better position to intercept a long pass near the end zone than the WR--Cliff Branch if I recall correctly. Some how the WR out jumped him for it and led to TD when it looked like it would go the other way. The clip is actually on youtube at the 2 min mark here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhlgY0timTA

Remember for the Eagles that year the win over the Cowboys in the NFC title game was their Super bowl. The actual Super Bowl was just icing on the cake. Before Vermeil the Eagles did not have a winning record in TEN years! The Cowboys and Redskins pummeled the Eagles seemingly every year. The disdain for the Cowboys is not a recent development.

That's why the Oak Superbowl is not close to being at the top of the Woe is Us list.

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Vermeil stressed out the players by keeping them on a short leash all week and we were jobbed by the officials.

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Oh, and I wasn't alive for the Raiders SB. But from the looks of the game we got our asses kicked. Glad I missed that one.

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