Adam Reigner, producer at WIP, is spitting fire over Jason Avant’s comments. Oh yeah, he’s not back on the bandwagon yet, either. This is his weekly rant.
So, Jason Avant doesn’t want me back on the bandwagon.
That’s cool, it’s not the first time I’ve been rejected.
It’s not a popular opinion, but I actually agree with him in one regard. This city is a front running city– just like every other city in America. When the Sixers were making runs with Iverson you couldn’t buy a ticket. When the Phillies considered themselves a small market team they gave away tickets with hot dogs. There is absolutely nothing wrong with not showing up to a losing product. As a matter of fact, it’s actually your duty as a fan to do as such. The only way to make the owners change is to influence their bottom line.
So it may not make you happy as a player in this city, but it is exactly what a fan is supposed to do. Could you imagine if we rewarded lousy play or terrible execution? You expect more from yourself and so do we. When we ride you– man up.
I will, though, defend anybody’s right to give their opinion, and Avant is no different.
I am the fan he was talking about. I have actively rooted for whomever the Eagles were playing against since the Birds started 1-4 (really). You think a two-game win streak against a terrible Redskins team and a Cowboys team that trots out Tony Romo every week is going to change my mind?
To steal a quote from Ray Didinger, “You’re three and four.”
The teams you have beaten have a combined record of 8-16. You want to crow about that? I’m sorry, that doesn’t cut it for me to be back on the bandwagon. You gotta show me something more. I wont even be convinced if they beat the Bears tonight.
Let’s look at each current division leaders in the NFC and how they stack up against this “dream team”: The Eagles already lost to the Giants and the 49ers. Green Bay is in another league. And I’d take Drew Brees against a Juan Castillo coached defense any day of the week.
So out of the four division leaders, you couldn’t beat one of them, and you’re telling me you don’t want me on the bandwagon? Where exactly is this bus – er, wagon – headed?
Are we playing for the playoffs here– or are we playing for the Super Bowl?
Having to sit all week and hear caller after caller at 94 WIP say that this team has a real chance now has got me laughing. They must be the kind of fans that Avant wants. I’m sorry, but my memory extends back more than two weeks.
I swore by the end of the week LeSean McCoy was a first ballot Hall of Famer. While I do think LeSean is going to be great he still holds the ball to far away from his body for me. I guarantee you that tonight he will lose his first fumble of the season. But I guess I’m just being to critical and need a refill on my Kool-Aid.
Is that the kind of fan Jason Avant wants me to be? I’m sorry I just can’t over look the flaws this team has. It would be like staying with a girl just because she’s good in the sack but you can’t stand anything else about her … wait a minute, never-mind. Bad example.
Look, Jason Avant can say what he wants– so can I.
Nothing he can say will ever change the fact that I’m an Eagles fan who has been disappointed more times than I can count.
Nothing he can say will ever change the fact that Andy Reid is still the coach that put Juan Castillo in an impossible position.
Nothing he can say will ever change the fact that I will continue to root for every other team the Eagles play until Andy Reid is gone.
So, Jason, you don’t need to worry about me jumping on and off of the bandwagon.
I’m off… until I want to get back on.