“You can’t make this up. The way this team shot themselves in both feet.”
NFC East is shaping up to be a real pillow fight. After three weeks, Dallas and Washington lead the leaderboard 1–2, while the Giants and Eagles are winless.
However, the Eagles have not lost all of their games. Sunday’s game against the Bengals ended in a draw, but only after Philadelphia wasted an opportunity to win the game.
Philly needed a draw drive from Carson Wentz in the final minutes to force overtimeAnd so neither team could get anything in the overtime, as they continued to trade pounds. Playing on the pitch was ultimately enough to give the Eagles a long, long shot to win the game. With 1
And then Eagles guard Matt Pryor made a false start.
The penalty pushed the Eagles back five yards and coach Doug Pederson decided he didn’t want to risk a 64-yard attempt (which would have equalized the NFL record). Pederson bet and settled for a draw.
It was a maddening sequence of events, and no one was more infuriated than Merrill Reese, longtime radio singer of the Eagles. Reese was incredulous as he reported the disaster to his listeners.
“It’s inexplicable, how they can’t line up for a basket with the game up for grabs,” Reese said. “Inexplicable. They can’t line up for a basket, ladies and gentlemen, with the game in the balance. All they have to do is snap the ball to the owner.”
“You can’t make this up, the way this team shot themselves in both feet,” he added later.
“Some will say I’m a homer because I love this football team,” Reese said Sports Illustrated in 2001. “However, that doesn’t affect my assessment. This puts me in tune with my audience.”
His reaction to Sunday’s debacle, after the Eagles had already scored a big lead against Washington and were wiped out at home against the Rams, was certainly the reaction of every Eagles fan, only with fewer bad words.
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What the Falcons are doing is truly impressive
This Alvin Kamara TD was crazy
Another way Cam is superior to Tom Brady
The reverse angle is chilling
What is the Haskins shirt made of?
A little cool, a little creepy
You can’t let that happen
It needs to be surrendered to the bosses
Duncan Robinson’s story is quite wild
The referee of the match Padres-Giants had a terrible day
Ridiculous cricket rescue
(He couldn’t catch it because it’s six points if he hits the ground with the ball outside the boundary.)
This may have been Yadier Molina’s last line as a cardinal in St. Louis
Jeff Hardy still does it at 43
Carr’s audibles have been so creative this year
So much baseball
He sent him to the moon!
Not as good as the “fucking savages” outburst, but fun nonetheless
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Where do you buy a rocket model as tall as your home?
A nice song
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