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The 2006 Anti-Superbowl Game

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Phoenix-Talon, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    Let me explain. The Anti-Superbowl game is just about the most important game of the season ...short of the Superbowl game of course. It is the game you've been waiting for that may have occurred in a previous year, or it could be the game to make a statement about.

    Many of us won't really know the "Anti-Superbowl game until the season develops ...it could be that pivotal game that defines which team will go on to make the playoffs, the NFC Championship game, or the game in which your team isn't even a participant (but the outcome of the game could send your team home or on into the post-season).

    For me, the Anti-Superbowl could be either the October/December meeting between the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys. Now to many Cowboys fans, this game may be insignificant ...afterall, the only person who really carries anything near a grudge against the Eagles is Terrell Owens. But for the Philadelphia Eagles, this game is huge! All games between the NFC-East division rivals are going to be big games, that won't change. But the Eagles
    vs Cowboys from an Eagles perspective is the Anti-Superbowl!

    Let's look at some of the pros and cons of "who wants to win the game
    more ...


    This is a predominantly Cowboys MB and the majority of the fans here hate the Eagles :star:
    The Cowboys have one of the best WRs corp in the NFC-East :star:

    The Cowboys have 2005 bragging rights (sweep in 2005) :star:

    The Eagles have a huge chip on our shoulders. While TO pens his book convincing everyone that he was an innocent bystander in the 2005 debacle,
    the entire Eagles squad are united in 2006. Their goal is to win ...and prove that the Eagles can compete in a much Improved NFC-East division; to prove that the Eagles receiving corp is sound and effective despite the lack of a big-name play-maker; to prove that we've always had a running game ...but it wasn't used frequently nough in our WCO-style strategy. In terms of who wants it more, who is hungrier, and who has something to prove ...[IMG]
  2. patfoley32

    patfoley32 New Member

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    vs carolina lets be realistic that has the potential to be a nfc chanpionship preview
  3. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    Especially with KeShawn in the mix. Agree, things will be heated in theat game as well.
  4. superpunk

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    [IMG]

    Owning Philly since 2004.
  5. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Some of this may be wishful thinking on your part. Are they really all that united? Did 2/3 of the team actually support Owens over McChoke? Does the rest of the team think that McChoke is a Joke after his meltdown in the Superbowl and what some of them may see (fair or not) as him cracking under the pressure of TO last year? Are all the rifts really healed? Has McChoke lost the team's support completely?

    You submit that your team is united and ready. I submit that it remain to be seen if that is true or not. But you are correct in saying that the Dallas games might very well be critical in determining the answer to these questions.
  6. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    Your obvious lack of respect for McNabb takes away from the legitimacy of your post (but I'm should have expected that). It's the Bledsoe to Owens connection that has yet to be established. Two good players doesn't necessarily equate gel.

    That's correct. I say that In terms of being united and ready as they were neither in 2005. As you've so eloquently stated in the form of a question ..."Did 2/3 of the team actually support Owens over McChoke?"

    Answer: perhaps Not ...but now that Owens is gone, the team is back on one accord.
  7. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    (barring an injury to T.O.)

    not only is dallas going to beat the ea-girls....it's not even going to be close.

    for my money, it's the colts. it's deep into the season...it's our other "revenge" game (vandy!), and that should be a good barometer of whether we're a serious contender or not.

    :starspin
  8. stasheroo

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    And your green blinders take away whatever legitimacy you may hope to have.

    The Eagles were, are, and continue to be disfunctional. If you think they're one big, happy "family", it's you who's kidding yourself.

    If you want to believe that everything will be OK since Owens is gone, feel free. But his tirade exposed McNabb and deeper issues on the team. They're not going to magically disappear.


    Wishful thinking with "Company Man" out front.....

    :suxiggle:
  9. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    You are right about my lack of respect for McNabb (there that better?) since he has repeatedly folded under the pressure of post season play and wilted in the face of adversity. He is perhaps the only player in the league who is a bigger crybaby than Owens himself. But all of that aside if you go back and replace the name McChoke with the name McNabb the questions remain the same and are still unaddressed.

    The question about Bledsoe and Owens is a legitimate one but hardly germane to this discussion. It is the same as with any QB/WR combo that has never played together before...no more...no less.

    The team IS back on one accord...or you HOPE that the team is back on one accord? It has been my experience that once these rifts develop they do not just go away. Though Owens being gone should help the situation there is still the book right before training camp to pick at those wounds and make them bleed a little. WE will find out a lot about how much of a leader McNabb is...so far so good...from a Cowboys perspective.
  10. Cowboy Bebop

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    Am I the only one that thinks taking the name of a team and putting the word "girl" in it isn't clever at all?

    Either way I can not decide between the Carolina game or the Indy game. Both will be crucial indicators.
  11. Bob Sacamano

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    it's clever if the "girl" makes the name sound like the original name, such as the Egirls, cuz it basically sounds just like Eagles

    I'd say Carolina since it will be a game for who gets the better seeding in the playoffs IMO
  12. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I put the Carolina game way ahead of the Indy game in importance simply because it is a Conference game. It could have more ramifications toward playoff seeding than the Indy game.

    As far as simply evaluating the team and how good we are the Indy game might be the better barometer since Indy is always one of the toughest teams in the league. During the regular season at least ;)
  13. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    Not to nitpick, but I don't like the "Anti-Super Bowl" moniker. Anti means opposite, and therefore the "Anti-Super Bowl" game would be like a scrimmage between 3rd teamers. Maybe you should have called it "Superbowl Jr" or "Baby Superbowl". Or how about "Regular Season Superbowl?" If there are more than one of these games in a season, they could be called "Regular Season Superbowls."

    Just tryin' to help.
  14. Bob Sacamano

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    I think when the Cowboys and Eagles meet, that it will be the Eagle's version of the Super BOwl, or should I say Redskin's, trying to do as much damage to the Cowboys as possible since the Eagles won't be going to the playoffs while Dallas will lol
  15. Cowboy Bebop

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    Incorrect. The correct answer is never.

    Yah I think you two are both right. Carolina will definitely have more playoff implications. Just cant forget that tear Indy went on last year. It will be interesting to see how we match up against them.

    Regardless, they are both going to be great games.
  16. Bob Sacamano

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    the correct answer is faulty then :p:

    they should be, cuz that would mean that we're doing pretty good on the year
  17. Cowboy Bebop

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    Are you sure?
  18. Cowboy Bebop

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    I hope that all the bad things in life happen to you and only you.

    They will be. Demarcus is going to pick up where he left off with Delhomme, and he is going to eat Mannings babies.
  19. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    It's not ju st the fact that TO was con sidered a cancer to the team by many (not necessarily me), but the team is healthy again, the confidence is high bec ause our 1st team is back in the Hu nt (McNabb, Westbrook, Moats, the OL and the DL). We've got a huge appetite to win and to sho w everyone that 2005 was an isolated scenario primarily (but not exclusively) due to injuries.
  20. Bob Sacamano

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    and I simultaneously wish fairies to attack you with deftly, sharpened sugar-pix sticks

    :bow:

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