This probably won’t be coherent. I’m not even drunk. But that was a historic beatdown of a very good, consistently competitive team. The Steelers just don’t get blown out like that. It’s not a fluke. It’s not the Browns, or the Bears. A defensive beatdown of a high-octane offensive. Pressure everywhere. Pressure on Big Ben. Pressure on receivers the moment the ball arrives to their hands. Pressure from Cox.
Carson Wentz is incredible. So is Doug Pederson. What kind of idiot hated him? That offense throws so many looks at the opposing team that it’s hard to comprehend. All of that, and no turnovers in three games with a rookie quarterback and head coach. What the fuck! That doesn’t happen. The receivers kind of suck, so they mix in the third and fourth running back, the second and third tight end. Screen passes, fakes. Strong blocking. Smart decisions. Crisp, organized play. Balanced!
What Doug Pederson, Frank Reich and Jim Schwartz have done with what was supposed to be a losing football team is nothing short of remarkable. Everything about the Eagles today looked like a contender. None of these three wins have relied on fluky plays or luck. Just pure dominance. They’ve gotten BETTER as the competition increased, from Browns to Bears to Steelers. Suddenly, they’re the heavy favorites in the NFC East. Their next two games are against bad Lions and Redskins teams. And then SAM MOTHERFUCKING BRADFORD and the undefeated Vikings. That could be two 5-0 teams battling for the top spot in the NFC. What are you gonna do when Wentzamania runs wild on you!
This is one of the best Eagles touchdowns of all-time. No joke. It had everything.
- Wentz remains calm in the pocket, sidesteps pressure, gets out on the run.
- He looks off the receiver by faking the run – a Madden-esque move – and waits for Sproles to shake loose.
- Floats the ball in there, perfectly.
- AN EXSPROLSION!
- “No one… hold on a minute… but yes!”
Wentz is going to be special. This is just the start.
Jimmy Kempski, known for his stick figure drawings – or, if you’re Josh Innes, for being a “big fat blob” – lost the Eagles’ media field goal competition to Eliot Shorr-Parks – WEARING JEANS! – yesterday, for the second year in a row. After the event, the Eagles Twitter ejected pure perfection:
Well done. I look forward to getting the #FlyEaglesFly treatment from the Eagles when I go streaking down the sideline for glory at the media game next Monday.
Well, this is straightforward.
We’ve been working with TicketIQ – the site that aggregates the best available tickets on the secondary market – for a long time, and this week they’re offering two Eagles tickets to someone who downloads the TicketIQ app and Tweets the following: Want to win TWO FREE TICKETS to Eagles/Steelers? 1. DOWNLOAD the @Ticket_IQ app: http://bit.ly/WinPITatPHL 2. RT Winner picked TODAY.
That’s it. We’re announcing the winner later today, so get on it.
Now, more about the Eagles-Steelers ticket prices this week from TicketIQ.
Has the Eagles’ early success translated into higher resale ticket prices? To put it simply, yes. Yes it has.
On TicketIQ, an aggregator that combines both primary and secondary listings to give consumers the widest available ticket inventory in the marketplace, the average resale price for Eagles tickets has increased substantially from last year – up from $221 to $249 in 2016.
And with the Wentz Wagon in full effect (at least for the time being), this weekend’s game against the Steelers will carry some history with it. Sunday marks just the second time ever that the Steelers visit the Linc, and it serves as the second most expensive Eagles home game of the last five years.
Check out the list of the Eagles’ top games of the last five years below, according to data provided by TicketIQ. In addition to its own IQ Certified listings, TicketIQ also partners with NFL Ticket Exchange to provide the most transparent search engine in the marketplace today.
I’ve got to side with Chip here. What kind of blowhard do they employ in San Francisco? This guy berated Chip and gave his dissenting opinion as part of the question? I’m a blogger who has entire post tropes dedicated to shit and even I think this violates some sort of journalistic standard. Let the man answer the question, dude. I’m surprised Chip didn’t skewer the guy with words for this– it looks like he’s become tolerant in more ways than one.
Jerry Jones got a new helicopter and he plans on unveiling it to the public in some sort of over-the-top fashion (for realstons), but for now Cowboys Nation will just have to settle for glimpses of it parking in the end zone of the Cowboy’s practice facility.
From the Dallas News, which actually wrote about this goddamn thing (and yes, I see the hypocrisy with this statement):
Not only does the man who owns the highest-valued sports franchise have a bus with his beloved Cowboys brand, he also has a helicopter with the famous blue star as well. And he showed off the customized helicopter when he left AT&T Stadium on Thursday night in a moment captured by KXAS-TV (NBC5) as Dallas hosted the Houston Texans.
Jones has a bigger presentation planned for the chopper’s introduction to Cowboys Nation. Originally, he was going to show it off to the media over the last weekend of August, but the injury to another of his big investments, quarterback Tony Romo, prevented it from happening.
Ever the showman, Jones still wants the helicopter to have its moment in the sun and will show it off at a later date with more details on all its amenities.
If you look closely, it even has a cover with the Cowboys’ star. Gross. But if its moment means having the divot it leaves behind blow out Dak Prescott’s knee, I’m all for it. I can just see the headlines now– Dakhawk Down.
Of course, Jones may park this thing like an asshole, but he still has a long way to go before he catches up with fellow billionaire Joshua Harris— his helicopter dick-ishness is unrivaled: