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Eagles officially reject claim that trade was timed to upstage other events

The Eagles have faced an unusual amount of criticism for stealing the thunder of Major League Baseball, NCAA basketball, the Masters, and all of Christianity by trading quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in the early evening of Easter Sunday.

Coach Andy Reid denied any effort to undermine other sporting or religious events during an appearance with WIP’s Howard Eskin and Ike Reese on Monday, and team spokesperson Pamela Browner Crawley provided the team’s official position to philly.com.

“We’d been working on this trade for quite some time,” Crawley said, pointing out that trades of this type require coordination and agreement from multiple parties.  “To suggest that we have that sort of control. . . .  It’s more than not fair.  It’s simply incorrect.”

Though we love a good conspiracy theory (and also a bad one), we believe the Eagles.  Both teams were ready to pull the trigger.  If they had a chance to sleep on it, one of them could have decided after the chocolate bunny hangover subsided to walk away.

And if the goal was to bogart headlines from other sports, the parties would have agreed to leak the news Sunday night and to allow the question of whether the trade would happen command headlines until Monday morning, or maybe Monday afternoon, dominating multiple news cycles first with talk about whether it will happen and then regarding its impact.  Instead, the lag between initial report and official confirmation was roughly 30 minutes, or less.

Finally, it’s odd that only the Eagles are being criticized for the timing.  The Redskins were equal partners in this trade, and if baseball, basketball, golf, and/or God feel miffed by the developments, they should take it up not only with the team that dealt McNabb, but also with the team that welcomed him.

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56 Responses to “Eagles officially reject claim that trade was timed to upstage other events”
  1. filthymcnasty says: Apr 6, 2010 8:19 AM

    “and all of Christianity” HA! Nice one. Get yourself another cup Florio and let’s talk about the fate of Campbell’s sorry butt.

  2. Nuckinfutz says: Apr 6, 2010 8:23 AM

    Ummmm……….possibly because the Redskins would welcome publicity for aquiring a legitimate starting quarterback………while the Eagles would probably prefer little fanfare, for trading away a guy who’s been the face of their franchise?
    Duh!!!

  3. John Spagnola says: Apr 6, 2010 8:25 AM

    Who cares? Other sports are insignificant.

  4. Raider3:16 says: Apr 6, 2010 8:25 AM

    Its not football’s fault nobody gives a crap about other sports. Football rules and all other sports pick up the scrapes and that’s just the way it is.

  5. kct115 says: Apr 6, 2010 8:25 AM

    “Finally, it’s odd that only the Eagles are being criticized for the timing. The Redskins were equal partners in this trade, and if baseball, basketball, golf, and/or God feel miffed by the developments, they should take it up not only with the team that dealt McNabb, but also with the team that welcomed him.”
    The Eagles have a history of doing this. Most recently, they decided the day before the Phillies first spring training game to release Brian Westbrook. Also, this summer during training camp, the Eagles were getting zero coverage in Philly due to the Phillies success…….enter the Michael Vick signing. Just saying.

  6. Tenebrous says: Apr 6, 2010 8:26 AM

    Wow, this is a really bad post – in fact, it is arguably among the least informative and most asinine post in PFT history… and there have been some really bad ones too – but, this tops it all.

  7. mnmaverick says: Apr 6, 2010 8:27 AM

    How dumb. The only thing questionable is what the hell the Eagles are doing. They are a team in position to win now. Kolb is a big step backwards at QB. Maybe Reid likes Tebow or McCoy. This is a move that could get Reid canned. The team was built around McNabb. They up-graded at receiver, runningback, etc. Now, it’s all for naught.

  8. Tsmith says: Apr 6, 2010 8:28 AM

    not buying it
    the Eagles hate that the Phillies are now the talk of the town now and the fact that this news broke just as the first basbeall game started and Kolb’s press conference was 30 mins before the Phils season opener is too much of a coincidence

  9. bomismorg says: Apr 6, 2010 8:30 AM

    who cares what others think…the trade would have been criticized if it was done as the sun was going down,the moon shifted a cm,somebody fell on dancing with the stars….who cares the catholics are always screaming about something.shutup and do more research on your priests!!!!!

  10. toothpick says: Apr 6, 2010 8:31 AM

    Jeff Lurie and Dan Snyder are both Jewish. I don’t think they were too busy Easter morning.

  11. kinghill says: Apr 6, 2010 8:36 AM

    Sounds to me like someone is worried Philly is first and foremost an Eagles’ town, which it is.

  12. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 6, 2010 8:41 AM

    The people ar Apple are pissed that the release of the ipad was upstaged.
    The Eagles will have to stick with Windows or Linux machines.

  13. Raiders757 says: Apr 6, 2010 8:42 AM

    Anyone who would make such a claim, is a complete and total putz.

  14. mike_311 says: Apr 6, 2010 8:48 AM

    I’m not and Eagle fan but i live outside Philly and they are afraid of losing the spotlight to the Phillies.
    The Phillies have taken over the town and the Eagles can’t stand it.

  15. Chris Fiorentino says: Apr 6, 2010 8:48 AM

    Mike, nobody outside would understand how wrong you are in this post. Living in Philly, you would know that the Eagles did this to upstage the Phillies opening day. It was being joked about on local talk radio and TV all week last week that the Eagles would probably wait until Easter Sunday, the day before opening day for the Phillies, to trade McNabb. And then they did it.
    You can’t tell me that they could not have held the news for a few days…or even ONE STINKING DAY. That is being totally naive.
    The Eagles are jealous that the Phillies took the city’s heart by winning a championship in 2008, but that’s something you probably don’t even know because you only follow Football and everything West Virginia.

  16. bonafide says: Apr 6, 2010 8:49 AM

    I just don’t see why the Eagles (or Redskins) would care to steal the thunder of other sports.

  17. Krow says: Apr 6, 2010 8:49 AM

    McNabb… in an unexpected departure from his usual routine… put two lumps of sugar in his coffee today. This move astounded veteran McNabb watchers and brought a chorus of shocked gasps from onlookers.

  18. Opie says: Apr 6, 2010 8:52 AM

    @ kct115 & Tsmith: “you two…..are a couple of boobies.”
    @ John Spagnola: great throwback moniker! Unless it is really you, Spags?
    @ toothpick: exactly
    @ Florio: it seems this trade has put a “hitch in your giddy-up.” Normally, you would jump right on this conspiracy and drive it through the ground, no?
    I wonder, what could it be? Maybe it was DNabb going to ‘Skins?!?
    I was talking to an ex-NFL’er last night and even he said, “what the f#@k were the Eagles thinking?!?” For conspiracy junkies, said he heard/believed that it wasn’t Reid’s call.
    So it begs the question, if it’s Banner and Roseman, how do they hold Reid accountable for the mess they’ve created?!? Well, in 3 years it won’t matter, cause that will be the latest that Reid “moves” on……

  19. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 8:53 AM

    WOW.
    I know we say this alot, but this post is really stupid. First of all, who exactly is providing this “unusual amount of criticism”? I read most major national sports websites, and the first I heard of this earth shaking controversy was here. I tried to google it and could only come up with a couple of examples of anyone even mentioning it, and they were all local philly sources.
    The only thing more silly than this post was this response from kct115:
    “Also, this summer during training camp, the Eagles were getting zero coverage in Philly due to the Phillies success…….enter the Michael Vick signing. Just saying.”
    Soooo………the Eagles made a hugely controversial and franchise altering decision just to upstage the Phillies? And I guess they paid his $1.5m roster bonus in March to upstage Villanova’s NCAA tournament run? Jeez, no wonder Nova lost in the second round.

  20. winslow says: Apr 6, 2010 8:55 AM

    Wow, this is a really bad post – in fact, it is arguably among the least informative and most asinine post in PFT history… and there have been some really bad ones too – but, this tops it all.
    Agreed.
    This is the non sequiter to end all non sequiters.
    Especially since the NCAA and the Masters will get record ratings.
    And I’m guessing that Easter and Passover will also survive.
    While we’re at it, if you examine frame 3927 of the Zapruder film, the shadowy figure in the grassy knoll bears a disturbing resemblance to Andy Reid.

  21. awoods1906 says: Apr 6, 2010 8:56 AM

    Doesn’t matter much when they do it. I am Christian didn’t bother me – I hate Baseball also so no big deal.
    bomismorg just so you know there is a difference between Catholic and Christian. One is a subset of the other – not sure how you heard Catholic when the statement was Christian.

  22. bgm says: Apr 6, 2010 8:57 AM

    Can we blame the Eagles for some natural disasters while we’re at it?
    It really didn’t interrupt Easter for me. I didn’t hear about it until late Sunday night. Even if I had heard about the trade earlier, it doesn’t make a difference…news happens regardless of holidays and other sporting events.

  23. TimTheEnchanter says: Apr 6, 2010 8:57 AM

    I don’t get the argument. If the timing meant anything, I’d think it was meant to bury it, not steal the spotlight.
    You’ve got the final 4 going on, and if Tiger’s in the news, it’s going to get the lead. Period. Oh, and rumor has it, someone is playing baseball. If this happened a week and a half later (after the Masters), it would be the lead sports story, dominating coverage heading into the draft.

  24. Gautam says: Apr 6, 2010 8:58 AM

    The Power of the NFL oh yeah

  25. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 8:59 AM

    Tsmith says:
    April 6, 2010 8:28 AM
    not buying it
    the Eagles hate that the Phillies are now the talk of the town now and the fact that this news broke just as the first basbeall game started and Kolb’s press conference was 30 mins before the Phils season opener is too much of a coincidence
    ======================
    Completely absurd. Do you honestly think grown men with tens of millions of dollars in the bank running billion dollar franchises care about this kind of nonsense? What, are the Eagles afraid they won’t sell out all of their games next year, or be on the front page of the Inky sports section every day from August to January?
    And even if you believe the Eagles would do something so silly, why would the Redskins go along? Are they afraid of being upstaged by the Nationals?

  26. JayPhilly says: Apr 6, 2010 9:01 AM

    The Eagles’ ownership group is such an arrogant management team no one in Philly was surprised they’d try to steal some of the Phillies’ thunder. The Redskins aren’t catching flak because everyone in Philly knows it was the Eagles who leaked the trade in order to steal headlines.

  27. Chris Fiorentino says: Apr 6, 2010 9:01 AM

    “While we’re at it, if you examine frame 3927 of the Zapruder film, the shadowy figure in the grassy knoll bears a disturbing resemblance to Andy Reid.”
    If this were true, all we would have seen is half of Andy Reid’s ass instead of the President being shot.

  28. TheDPR says: Apr 6, 2010 9:05 AM

    They shouldn’t deny it. It’s competition. If MLB can’t take the heat they should get out of the business world.

  29. ickyes says: Apr 6, 2010 9:09 AM

    Hey Florio the story had to do with the Phillies! Since the Phillies won the World Series Philly has turned from focusing on the Eagles to the Phillies. That is why no one is mentioning the Redskins and it was not all sports that they were getting ripped for just baseball.

  30. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 9:09 AM

    winslow says:
    April 6, 2010 8:55 AM
    While we’re at it, if you examine frame 3927 of the Zapruder film, the shadowy figure in the grassy knoll bears a disturbing resemblance to Andy Reid.
    ==============
    At his day after press conference, Reid said that Kennedy “had a situation with his head. That’s all I have right now, I’ll know more after I check the film on that and talk to the doctors”.
    I realize that joke only works if you’ve heard an Andy Reid press conference. But if you have, I’m sure you will appreciate it.

  31. SJsports66 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:10 AM

    For all those are saying that this post is irrelevant, you are entirely missing the point. First off, there was enough criticism for the Eagles to release an official statement.
    Second, Andy was asked about it in on the radio. This is because in Philly, there really is a feeling that the Birds might have done this to upstage the Phillies. So its not completely irrelevant, especially in the city of Philadelphia.
    Third, there were earlier posts about Bud Selig whining about how this was taking up opening day headlines. So yes, there is actually some substance to this story.
    And as a Philadelphia sports fan, this story, and most of the comments show the dynamic of the Philly sports fan. We have people crying that the Phillies won our hearts and what not, but the reality is, the Eagles offseason dominates the Phillies regular season. The Phils get some more love in the playoffs, but it would become secondary if the Eagles made it to the playoffs.
    Its a bit like the girl who really is great that you shun for some weird reason (Phillies) as opposed to the seemingly awful girl that you pursue endlessly for some weird reason (Eagles). Whether people in the city want to admit it or not, take a look at the airwaves and news networks, and you will see the truth, the Birds still dominate.

  32. zeke777 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:12 AM

    “Finally, it’s odd that only the Eagles are being criticized for the timing.”
    Why? The National Media has been dumping on the Eagles for the last 48 hours – why not add something else to the list?

  33. WingT says: Apr 6, 2010 9:15 AM

    A recent article ( sorry, in keeping with PFT policy I can’t reveal the source, lol) claimed that Philly preferred baseball over all other sports. What was really interesting was the “most popular” sporting events in Philly;
    1. Baseball
    2. Basketball
    3.Gay Pride 3 on 3 tourney
    4. Football

  34. saturn111 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:18 AM

    the idea that the Eagles are “afraid of losing the spotlight to the Phillies” or are “jealous” of them, or that Philadelphia is a “Phillies town, now,” has no grounding in fact.
    It’s more “good guys / bad guys” anti-Eagles rhetoric trotted out there by the likes of Angelo Cataldi.
    Posters on this thread like TSmith, Chris Fiorentino, and kct115 are swallowing that comic-book rhetoric hook, line and sinker.
    In *fact,* when the Phillies won the WS, Cataldi and co. scoffed at the notion that the Eagles could be happy for the Phillies. But when the Phillies announced the parade plans, Eagles officials were right there on the podium with them to congratulate the Phillies and announce that the spillover from Citizens Bank Park could watch the post-parade speeches on a simulcast in Lincoln Financial Field for free.

  35. SJsports66 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:31 AM

    Saturn111 nails it.
    The Philadelphia sports media is pretty two faced. In recent years, the Eagles have been the big dog, and their inability to fully get it done has created endless criticism.
    With the Phillies coming out of nowhere and winning, its shifted to the we love the Phillies BS. The reality was though the Phils have blown since 1994 when they lost the WS. And their irrelevance was only confounded by the Eagles success.
    So the combination of this newfound Phillies love and the enduring Eagles frustration has turned the Eagles into this villain. It again highlights the fickleness of the Philly fan, and how pissed I am to be surrounded by them sometimes.
    Full Disclosure – I love both teams. And I am glad the Phils won, and are playing really well. Football just happens to be way better, thats all.

  36. kct115 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:44 AM

    You guys are obviously not from Philadelphia. The Eagles were completely irrelevant during the first two months of the season due to the Phillies success. During Eagles-Cowboys week, NO ONE in Philly cared, which is typically the most hyped week during football season. The Eagles front office is very petty and they do like feeling like the best. I just thought of the first two examples off the top of my head. Joe Banner has openly mocked fans saying “they will show up no matter what we do.” No one wants to be second fiddle in their own town.

  37. Caldon says: Apr 6, 2010 9:49 AM

    Really people, really?
    I mean really?
    REALLY?

  38. BDiddy says: Apr 6, 2010 9:57 AM

    People are so dumb – Chris Fiorentino, I’m talking to you. If it were true that the Eagles timed the McNabb trade to steal attention from the other sports teams, then why didn’t the Eagles make a big splash on the day of the Phillies championship parade in 2008? Why didn’t the Eagles make a big announcement the day that the Phils acquired Roy Halladay? When the Sixers brought back Allen Iverson? When Obama visited the city in November? Do you really think Lurie, Banner, and Roseman were sitting around over the weekend rushing to finalize the McNabb deal in time to make the announcement before the Phillies’ first pitch on Monday?

  39. eepobee says: Apr 6, 2010 10:02 AM

    if you even thought for a second that the eagles did this to “upstage” the phillies, then you’ve been spending far too much time listening to the 610 wip morning team and that dimwit rhea hughes, in particular. the eagles dominate philadelphia sports. baseball is essentially meaningless (and ultra boring) until august, so the phillies should be thanking the eagles for masking what is always the most agonizing months of the sports year. presuming the flyers don’t make the playoffs, sports will die in philly after the nfl draft.
    and if you’re one of those nincompoops who believe the phillies have surpassed the eagles in popularity, go check the TV ratings for last fall. the phillies were in a must win game against the dodgers in the playoffs and the eagles played the raiders in a week 5 meaningless game. by a landslide, more people in philly watched the eagles. it’s a joke! philly, was, is and always will be a football town!

  40. JBShakes says: Apr 6, 2010 10:05 AM

    Couldn’t agree more with Saturn111 and SJSports – this is just another made-up “controversy” by the lazy, clueless, sports-talk radio media in Philly, who have decided to play the “good guys” (Phillies) vs. the “bad guys” (Eagles) to stir up the fans, and of course, their own ratings.
    Conveniently forgotten in all of this is that these schmucks were criticizing the Phillies for all of the same things they currently criticize the Eagles for (too cheap, overvalue their players, coach is an idiot) well into AUGUST of the year the Phils won the World Series. These “couch experts” know nothing, and base all of their opinions in the rosy glow of hindsight. Best to ignore them altogether.

  41. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 10:17 AM

    kct115 says:
    April 6, 2010 9:44 AM
    You guys are obviously not from Philadelphia. The Eagles were completely irrelevant during the first two months of the season due to the Phillies success. During Eagles-Cowboys week, NO ONE in Philly cared, which is typically the most hyped week during football season. The Eagles front office is very petty and they do like feeling like the best. I just thought of the first two examples off the top of my head. Joe Banner has openly mocked fans saying “they will show up no matter what we do.” No one wants to be second fiddle in their own town.
    ======================
    Born and raised well within the Philly sports region and still live in South Jersey.
    It’s natural in any city for a team in the middle of a pennant race to get more attention than a football team in the first part of their season. Do you have any proof that this actually bothered the Eagles? Banner was simply stating fact: did any of the Eagles games played in this period NOT sell out? Did the ratings go down?
    If you are a typical philly sports fan, and good lord do you sound like one- you are gauging what fans “cared about” by what the callers to WIP were saying. Don’t you understand that the hosts have complete control over what the calls are about? If Angelo the idiot is slobbering about the phillies, only phillies calls get on the air.
    See how that works?

  42. GirthyOne says: Apr 6, 2010 10:24 AM

    Hadn’t heard that and it would be funny if it was true. The NFL is the only major sport that is paid attention to all year long. The others just aren’t that interesting. Easter, so what. I was sitting there stuffed by then and had already gotten back from the relatives. Perfect timing.
    So, in short, keep doing it if you are doing it on purpose NFL. I love it.

  43. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 10:24 AM

    Chris Fiorentino says:
    April 6, 2010 8:48 AM
    You can’t tell me that they could not have held the news for a few days…or even ONE STINKING DAY. That is being totally naive.
    ======================
    You’re the one being naive. And/or a typical philly sports fan, who thinks the sports universe rotates around your teams. Even if the Eagles for some reason would be willing to sit on this, there is no way the Redskins were going to delay announcing the biggest trade in their franchise’s history. So the story would have gotten out anyway, and they would have looked like fools for trying to hide it.
    I don’t listen to WIP anymore, but it’s obvious from these posts what Angelo the Idiot and Howard the A****** are saying, because that’s where most philly fans get their opinions. I would be curious what Macnow’s or Didinger’s take was on the whole thing (if they are still there) because they are the only ones who on that station who actually think before they speak.

  44. BigBear123 says: Apr 6, 2010 10:26 AM

    People hate the Eagles. Plain and simple.
    Just jump at any chance to bash them, best part is they make it so easy to do.

  45. eepobee says: Apr 6, 2010 10:32 AM

    fiorentino,
    didinger and macnow (and reuban frank) laugh at the notion that the eagles do anything in response to the phillies. both have said recently that they believe the eagles are still the most followed team in the city.

  46. Sasquash says: Apr 6, 2010 10:33 AM

    Without question this was done to try and steal away some thunder from 2 time WS Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They are so jealous that they couldn’t bring a title to town during the 100 season curse that they continue to do this sort of thing to the Phillies. Philly is an Eagles town first but the Phillies are kreeping up. After they win another WS this year it may become a baseball town. Plus the Phils replace guys they get rid of that the town loves. Case and point, Cliff Lee was traded and Roy Halladay brought in. They seem to get alittle more then the Eagles. The Eagles let go/trade guys and then have to fill that hole.

  47. saturn111 says: Apr 6, 2010 10:47 AM

    ktc115, I was born in Philly and have lived here for all of my life. I’m right and you’re wrong.
    Go back to your comic book world where the Eagles top brass sit in an evil underground lair chomping on cigars and trying to figure out ways to
    a., keep the Eagles good, but not good enough to win a SB,
    b., make loads of money to buy more cigars and take long vacations, and
    c. steal the media attention from those diabolical good guys, the Phillies.
    PS.: Banner could use some PR lessons, that’s for sure, but he *never*, i repeat, NEVER said that the fans will come to the Linc no matter what. You’re a liar.

  48. primetimemagik says: Apr 6, 2010 10:47 AM

    eepobee,
    “and if you’re one of those nincompoops who
    believe the phillies have surpassed the eagles in popularity, go check the TV ratings for last fall. the phillies were in a must win game against the dodgers in the playoffs and the eagles played the raiders in a week 5 meaningless game. by a landslide, more people in philly watched the eagles. it’s a joke! philly, was, is and always will be a football town!”
    The day the Eagles played Oakland was on Game 3 of the NLCS vs. the Dodgers, there was NO must win game against the Dodgers, the series was tied 1-1 and it was the Phils first home game of the Series. SO before we check the “ratings”, check your facts…
    As for everyone else, it’s true that the Eagles have the largest fan base of the Greater Philadelphia area, largely due in part to the fact that baseball itself is declining in popularity when compared to football. However, the Phillies have the city’s hearts right now. They are two years removed from bringing home a Championship, and loved by the city as a whole. The Eagles, although with a larger fanbase, have a more frustrated fanbase, and a more negative and criticizing fanbase due to the recent “almosts” that this city has been through following the Birds.
    That’s where the jealousy sits in, the Phillies are looked at as “the good son” right now, while the Eagles have been the “disappointing son albeit with more potential”. Anyone that thinks that the Eagles front office and the Phillies front office don’t compete for the headlines in the city is naive! Baseball and Football, in general as the two most popular American sports, have always competed for fan popularity.

  49. saturn111 says: Apr 6, 2010 10:54 AM

    Phillies town? Eagles town? What divisive, Cataldi-fueled nonsense. We love all of our teams and root like crazy for them.

  50. saturn111 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    JBShakes wrote:
    “Conveniently forgotten in all of this is that these schmucks were criticizing the Phillies for all of the same things they currently criticize the Eagles for (too cheap, overvalue their players, coach is an idiot) well into AUGUST of the year the Phils won the World Series. These “couch experts” know nothing, and base all of their opinions in the rosy glow of hindsight. Best to ignore them altogether.”
    So true, JB. So true. Well done.

  51. JasonW says: Apr 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    Im a Yankee fan and it didn’t bother me. If it pissed off any christians, tell them to stop believing in fairy tales. Problem solved.

  52. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 11:04 AM

    eepobee says:
    April 6, 2010 10:32 AM
    didinger and macnow (and reuban frank) laugh at the notion that the eagles do anything in response to the phillies. both have said recently that they believe the eagles are still the most followed team in the city.
    ======================
    I kind of figured that would be their position. It is the sane and rational one, after all.
    Love hearing all the Phillies fans getting all chesty and whatnot, with their funny mascot and their little league stadium. And I’m sure they will all tell you how they’ve been behind them all along, through thick and thin.
    Funny, I remember not too long ago walking up to the old stadium five minutes before game time on a week night, and buying good seats in a more than half empty stadium.

  53. realitypolice says: Apr 6, 2010 11:16 AM

    primetimemagik says:
    April 6, 2010 10:47 AM
    eepobee,
    The day the Eagles played Oakland was on Game 3 of the NLCS vs. the Dodgers, there was NO must win game against the Dodgers, the series was tied 1-1 and it was the Phils first home game of the Series. SO before we check the “ratings”, check your facts…
    ===================
    The fact is that an irrelevant Eagles game versus a terrible team did a better ratings number than a Phillies playoff game.
    Thanks for clearing that up. LOL

  54. East Bay Ray says: Apr 6, 2010 12:16 PM

    Major League Baseball, NCAA Basketball, The Masters and all of Christianity really need to get over themselves.

  55. mrEagle says: Apr 6, 2010 12:26 PM

    The Eagles have faced an unusual amount of criticism for stealing the thunder of Major League Baseball, NCAA basketball, the Masters, and all of Christianity by trading quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in the early evening of Easter Sunday.
    LOL…Well this would be the second coming of Donovan McNabb!!
    And wouldnt this be stealing Jesus’s Thunder???

  56. FMWarner says: Apr 6, 2010 1:33 PM

    saturn111 says: April 6, 2010 10:47 AM
    ktc115, I was born in Philly and have lived here for all of my life. I’m right and you’re wrong.
    Go back to your comic book world where the Eagles top brass sit in an evil underground lair chomping on cigars and trying to figure out ways to
    a., keep the Eagles good, but not good enough to win a SB,
    b., make loads of money to buy more cigars and take long vacations, and
    c. steal the media attention from those diabolical good guys, the Phillies.
    PS.: Banner could use some PR lessons, that’s for sure, but he *never*, i repeat, NEVER said that the fans will come to the Linc no matter what. You’re a liar.
    _______________________________________
    Right on, Saturn!
    Those crafty old Eagles. Because as everyone knows, if you want to make lots of money, don’t win the Super Bowl. Look how multiple Super Bowls have bankrupted the Patriots and the Steelers.

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