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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 3 on: September 24, 2008, 12:34:33 AM

"Ben had a QB rating of 113.05 (12 of 19 for 186 yards and a TD)."


Isn't that his statline in every game he's ever played? When does he ever throw the ball more than 25 times? Oh wait...he did that Sunday because they abandoned the run game, which didn't make sense to me considering the game was so close and their passing attack was accomplishing nothing....except getting Ben hit...alot. It was so nice to see that.

Props to the Eagles D not only for shutting down the Pitt passing game, but even more impressive to me was not letting Parker find any room to run.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 3 on: September 24, 2008, 12:28:40 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 17, 2008, 02:53:59 PM

Quote from: Semaj on September 17, 2008, 02:30:00 AM

PIT over PHI - philly's offense is hot, but thier defense is not.  Pitt has a good offense and a good defense.  I cant imagine Philly not doing well in this game...

Although I wouldn't be surprised to start hearing chants for Kolb if McNabb loses another game.  I'm not sure why, but it is entirely possible.  McNabb isn't our main problem.  Our defense needs work.  Considine shouldn't even be in the game (that 81-yard bomb to Owens was embarassing) and we need to do a better job of stopping teams on 3rd and long.

McNabb actually received a standing ovation when he came back into the game from injury. Philly fans show the man some love...what a concept.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 4 on: September 24, 2008, 12:23:07 AM
Should? where is the confidence?? The Bills WILL blast the Rams. I'm hoping the Eagles, if they happen to lose to the Bears, do not lose similarly to the last time the two teams met.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 2 on: September 15, 2008, 03:14:42 AM

Quote from: Eightball on September 14, 2008, 10:16:44 PM

I like DMac a lot, and I think people in Philly don't understand or respect what they have at all in him (need I bring out the specter of Bobby Hoying and Doug Peterson?).  But you just know he's going to get hurt this year.  He gets hurt every year...

You're right that some people here don't know how good we have it with 5 as our QB. I wrote in the first NFL thread that some people were cheering even as he came in to relieve McNabb in the drubbing of the Rams last week. I know why some people were cheering, but I know for a fact some moronic Iggles fans were cheering because McNabb was pulled.

If he gets injured, he gets injured. If he can play with it, great, if not, I'm confident Kolb can do a decent job in relief. And as for being an Eagles fan, since you say you understand it...yes it is tough sometimes, but we've had a decade of competetive football, and that's all we can ask for. i wouldn't want to suffer watching any other team.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 2 on: September 14, 2008, 10:04:49 PM

Quote from: Eightball on September 14, 2008, 03:30:15 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 12, 2008, 09:40:11 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 12, 2008, 09:25:02 PM

Speaking as a Redskins fan, you know what I want to see Monday night?

A tie.

 ninja stirthepot

Well, when NFC East discussions only include the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys, as if there are only three teams in the NFC East that matter, I guess you have to find other forms of entertainment.   icon_wink

Remind me which NFC East teams were in the playoffs last year, again?

Eagles fans are the only ones who think their team is relevant, sadly.  Well, them and the idiot national sports media after the Eagles thrashed the JV Rams...Let's see where things stand with the Eagles in game 10, once Donovan's been injured for a few games and out for the season.  I bet the Eagles will be right in the cellar alongside the Skins, but the Eagles at least don't have the excuse of having a brand new coach and offensive system...

Bottom line is, the Eagles aren't as good and the Skins aren't as bad as week 1 would indicate. And don't pretend you understand Eagles fans. You can't possibly understand what it is like to be an Eagles fan. And I don't believe the statement was 'well, when NFC discussions only involve the Eagles...' he said the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants. I believe he was just busting your chops...you should be used to that from PeteRock...no?

And as for McNabb, he has just had awful luck with injuries. It's not like he has the same nagging injury year after year. This year he has looked as sharp and as healthy as ever. And don't forget...the man threw 4 touchdowns on a broken ankle...
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 09 impressions on: September 14, 2008, 09:52:37 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 13, 2008, 03:54:49 PM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on September 13, 2008, 05:16:57 AM

PeteRock, you talk way too much smack. I'm coming out of retirement, buying an xbox, buying Madden 09, kicking your ass in my first game, and then re-retiring.

You don't have the rocks to do it.

Nope.

No chance. 

You won't do it.

No way.

Never.

Not in a million years.

Wanna play a game when you do?   icon_biggrin

Yes
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 09 impressions on: September 13, 2008, 05:16:57 AM
PeteRock, you talk way too much smack. I'm coming out of retirement, buying an xbox, buying Madden 09, kicking your ass in my first game, and then re-retiring.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can't believe what I just paid for gas on: September 13, 2008, 04:46:04 AM
I own a Jetta TDI (turbo diesel). During the summer diesel peaked at $5.19/gal. I nearly shit myself. I realize Europe has been paying that much or more for years, but it's still quite a shock to the system, and wallet, especially since at this time last year diesel was a full $2 less. I've since started carpooling with a co-worker, and therefore have to fill up less often. Diesel is still up there at $4.70 or so on average. It's rather sickening when you realize just how bad our dependency on oil is...and that every single thing you own is somehow related to oil, whether it was in manufacturing or simply its transport to the store. very depressing.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Silmarillion on: September 13, 2008, 04:29:14 AM
I am curious as to what Tolkien's life was like. How was he able to keep Middle Earth separate from reality, or was he not able? The complexity of Middle Earth and its inhabitants is mind boggling. How's the vaca??
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 2 on: September 13, 2008, 04:10:54 AM
It's funny to me that, terrible as he was, Freddie Mitchell...or FredEX as he wanted to be called (and who ironically enough might actually be working at FedEX right now)...was on the receiving end of some of the most iconic plays of this generation of Eagles.

4th and 26
the play where McNabb ran around in the offensive backfield for 14 seconds before hurling the ball 70 yards to none other than Freddie Mitchell...
the play in the divisional playoff round against the Vikings, where LJ Smith fumbled the ball into the endzone, right into the hands of...Freddie Mitchell.

I'm not sure I can think of any other plays he was involved in. I guess these three plays prove that...you have to be lucky to be good, but you don't have to be good to be lucky.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy NFL Season! on: September 10, 2008, 02:49:59 AM

Quote from: Doopri on September 09, 2008, 10:18:31 PM

theyre all football players - they know absolutely nothing about soccer smile

ok...how about punters then? what the hell do they do all day in practice? couldn't they at least try to kick some field goals after they punt the ball for the 100th time that day? why are we still talking about this??  drool
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: addicted gamer... on: September 09, 2008, 11:38:54 PM

Quote from: biggercup on September 09, 2008, 10:17:27 PM

One of reason that I don't play online game is that I know I am going to get addicted.
And I know a person whom I used work with became homeless for few months because of online game addiction and that's just too scary for me.

yeah, that's a whole different level of addiction. And for me, strangely enough, it was more single player stuff than multiplayer. Games are just so complex these days, I couldn't get enough. I would want to play the game from start to finish in one sitting...kind of like a good book you have a hard time putting down. I was never able to finish a book in one night, and I was never able to finish a game, at least not one on 360, in one night either. Gaming quited down for me for a long time, and I was almost out of it until Bioshock came along. That game got me back in the swing big time. I played through it three times, staying up until 2 or 3 in the morning every night. Addiction might be the wrong word, unable to efficiently moderate my playing time was more my problem..the same with every other vice of mine. I have a wife and two kids, so it's not like I was neglecting them to play games, and I never played while the kids were awake OR when my wife was home....unless she was already in bed slywink It was just that, once I started...i found it incredibly difficult to stop. I'm sure everyone here can relate to that at least somewhat. But most people are probably able to cut themselves off a lot better than i was.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / addicted gamer... on: September 09, 2008, 09:51:23 PM
Are there any other recovering addicts in this forum? I gave up gaming in April of this year because I felt I was flat out addicted and wanted to do more productive things with my time. I just joined this forum last week...perhaps not the smartest thing to do, but I needed a way to still be connected without actually being connected...if that makes any sense at all. Lately I've been struggling with the idea of possibly getting back into it. Was just wondering if there are any others like me out there.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy NFL Season! on: September 09, 2008, 09:44:20 PM

Quote from: Doopri on September 09, 2008, 04:36:54 PM

Quote
On a side note...the Jets were trying to (and actually succesfully) convert 4th downs and PATs because their kicker was injured. There are 52 guys on a darn sideline besides the kicker. Not a single one of those guys can even attempt a PAT from 19 yards?

its A LOT harder than it looks - try it some time youll see immediately - and they had the backup qb try to kick one into the practice net (i guess he had kicked in hs or something?) and it was ugly.  a lot less can go wrong going on 4th or punting

oaklands D is F$#%ing terrible.  there were three or four years when i had a mantra - keep an eye on oakland this year! seriously they always looked liked theyd be able to move to a new level - needless to say last year i didnt even bother, and if i had, this year id be doing this.  but wow, bad - they couldnt cover ANYONE - im talking 2 or 3 yards of separation on almost every freakin' pass

and pete - jackson actually had a DECENT game last night!  if you thought he was bad then, you should  have seen him a few times last year...
but yes hes basically big ben during the early years - hand off, botch a 5 yard pass, hand off hand off hand off... smile

i understand it's difficult. i played soccer in HS and kicked field goals with friends at lunchtime. I made a 40-yarder once (ONCE...and just barely). It's actually not that hard if you learn to kick it soccer style, instead of toeballing it. But anyway...my point is, out of 52 athletic guys not a single one of them can make a 19 yard kick? or at least try? that's a little ridiculous in my opinion.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy NFL Season! on: September 09, 2008, 03:40:14 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 08, 2008, 01:40:22 PM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on September 08, 2008, 02:27:45 AM

All the fans at Lincoln Financial Field today (and fans at home for that matter) who cheered when Kevin Kolb came in to play when McNabb and Westbrook came out need to be castrated. What does McNabb have to do to impress fans in Philadelphia? I guess 297 yards and three touchdowns and 0 interceptions BEFORE HALFTIME isn't enough. And oh by the way his top 2 wideouts were out with injuries. I mean, seriously...sometimes I'm embarrassed to call myself an Eagles fan because I don't want to be lumped in with those morons.

Don't get me wrong...Kevin Kolb looks like a very capable successor to McNabb. But that's what he is, a successor...as long as McNabb's right arm and both legs are functional...I'll take him over most other QBs, except maybe Koy Detmer. But I think he shaved his neckbeard and is therefore dead to me.

Is that how you perceived Kolb's welcoming?  I looked at it as applauding McNabb's performance, not his replacement.  That was certainly the point of our cheers at the Desert Eagles Nest.  We were excited to see Kolb, not because we look forward to McNabb's replacement, but because we appreciated such a performance to warrant bringing in his back-up.  How often do we play well enough to bring in players off the bench?  Normally we're playing bad enough to bring players in off the bench.  Sunday was a nice change of pace.

Granted, I wasn't at the Linc, but if you are right then I would definitely share your feelings of disgust as McNabb played well, finishing the game with zero interceptions and some well-thrown balls.  Bastard earned me 35 points in my fantasy league.  The set-up for that 90-yard touchdown to Baskett couldn't have been any better.  Two run plays with the clock still running, time ticking away giving the impression that Andy Reid once again would run out the clock instead of going for the kill, earning boos from the crowd, and then BOOM!, 90 yards to Hank Baskett.   icon_eek

Westbrook looked good, McNabb looked healthy, our defensive secondary looks scary (it's only a matter of time before Samuel holds on to one of those picks), and our run defense didn't look bad at all.  But LJ better F-ing start catching some balls.  He's had T.O. disease ever since coming into the league.  I was pretty impressed with three receivers going over 100 yards, and none of them were marquee starters (Jackson, Baskett, and Greg Lewis).   
 
Our Eagles bar has a new cheer:

De-Sean Jack-son...<<clap>>...<<clap>>...<<clapclapclap>> 

De-Sean Jack-son...<<clap>>...<<clap>>...<<clapclapclap>>

When I picked him up at the end of our draft for our fantasy league no one even knew who he was.  Just before the start of the game I turned to Jaime and said, "Watch this.  First play from the line of scrimmage, play-action fake to Westbrook and McNabb is going to go deep to Jackson.  So I was a tad bit off and his 47-yard catch was the second play of the game.   icon_cool

The true test will come next week on Monday Night Football.  We should have crushed St. Louis, and we did.  With that confidence builder I want to see how Philly comes out next week.

I'm sure some of the more intelligent fans were cheering that the game was in hand and congratulating McNabb/Westbrook. But there were no doubt fans cheering the arrival of Kolb, the notion of which is simply infuriating. There are plenty of people out there who think the Eagles would be better off with Kolb (or good heavens, even Feeley) as the starter now instead of McNabb. I was thrilled that with 9 minutes remaining in the game the Eagles were able to pull their two best players. In that regard, you are right, people definitely cheered McNabb and Co. and the fact that Andy Reid made a wise decision to take them out. I loathe those who loathe McNabb! smile

As for DeSean Jackson, it's still really early, but he nearly broke 2 punt returns for touchdowns. Who knows what would have happened if the punt blocking earlier in the game was better. He had, oh, 10 punt return opportunities on the day. Did he even fair catch one of those??

I read in another of your posts that yesterday's game was a 'should win' and Monday night against the 'Boys is a 'must win.' Every game for that matter is a must win, especially in the division. I hope to see a very competetive game between two very good teams, nothing more, nothing less. If yesterday was an abberation...which it very well could have been with that awful, awful Rams defense on the field (much like last year's Detroit game)...then we could see things get ugly Monday night. I don't think that will be the case though. From what I saw yesterday, the Eagles played an extremely intelligent game throughout. They did not turn the ball over, they played with composure, they made plays all day, and made very few mistakes at all. The Cowboys are also a very smart team, so the Eagles need to keep that up next week. I just wish Bledsoe was still their QB...he likes to throw the ball to Lito Sheppard...who, while not on the field quite as much as last year, I still think can make an impact in the Eagles D. Now, if he could just get rid of that douchebag Rosenhaus and keep his own mouth shut.

On a side note...the Jets were trying to (and actually succesfully) convert 4th downs and PATs because their kicker was injured. There are 52 guys on a darn sideline besides the kicker. Not a single one of those guys can even attempt a PAT from 19 yards? I can see going for a 4th down...maybe...but seriously...i think the 98 year old grannie who lives next door could put a football between the posts from 19 yards. 52 athletic guys and not one can kick a ball straight? That is ridiculous. You'd think with one K on the roster that at least one other person would at least practice kicking once in a while. I mean...they have a backup holder on most depth charts. If only they had Mark Simoneau...
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [feelings] Cancer, death and Dad (long) on: September 08, 2008, 02:52:05 AM
I feel for you man, I really do. I'm a newbie here on this site, and I didn't expect such deep conversation. Within the past two years I have witnessed the deaths of my wife's grandparents. And while that is in no way the same as losing a parent, she was extremely close with her gp's. Her grandmother had Alzheimer's and for the 5 years or so prior to her passing (which was two years ago now) she was incoherent most, if not all the time. Witnessing that just on a bi-yearly basis was difficult. I can't imagine the toll that took on her husband, my wife's grandfather, who passed earlier this year. I've never experienced what you're going through, but I guess I would say be thankful that your father still recognizes you, your brother, and your mom, and enjoy all the time you're able to spend with him.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy NFL Season! on: September 08, 2008, 02:27:45 AM
All the fans at Lincoln Financial Field today (and fans at home for that matter) who cheered when Kevin Kolb came in to play when McNabb and Westbrook came out need to be castrated. What does McNabb have to do to impress fans in Philadelphia? I guess 297 yards and three touchdowns and 0 interceptions BEFORE HALFTIME isn't enough. And oh by the way his top 2 wideouts were out with injuries. I mean, seriously...sometimes I'm embarrassed to call myself an Eagles fan because I don't want to be lumped in with those morons.

Don't get me wrong...Kevin Kolb looks like a very capable successor to McNabb. But that's what he is, a successor...as long as McNabb's right arm and both legs are functional...I'll take him over most other QBs, except maybe Koy Detmer. But I think he shaved his neckbeard and is therefore dead to me.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2008 on: September 08, 2008, 02:27:08 AM
sorry for the above post...somehow i ended up in the wrong thread... paranoid
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2008 on: September 08, 2008, 02:26:14 AM
All the fans at Lincoln Financial Field today (and fans at home for that matter) who cheered when Kevin Kolb came in to play when McNabb and Westbrook came out need to be castrated. What does McNabb have to do to impress fans in Philadelphia? I guess 297 yards and three touchdowns and 0 interceptions BEFORE HALFTIME isn't enough. And oh by the way his top 2 wideouts were out with injuries. I mean, seriously...sometimes I'm embarrassed to call myself an Eagles fan because I don't want to be lumped in with those morons.

Don't get me wrong...Kevin Kolb looks like a very capable successor to McNabb. But that's what he is, a successor...as long as McNabb's right arm and both legs are functional...I'll take him over most other QBs, except maybe Koy Detmer. But I think he shaved his neckbeard and is therefore dead to me.
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