Grantland Nicely Sums Up the Hilarious State of the Eagles

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Grantland came out with its NFL entertainment index today, essentially a ranking of teams that are the most fun to watch based on wide-ranging reasons. The Eagles finished third, which on the surface sounds good… until you read Bill Barnwell’s explanation:

The Eagles are fun for casual fans because they reinforce simple, widely held narratives. Even your one game-every-few-weeks fan knows that the Eagles turn the ball over all the time, fail spectacularly in the red zone, and make terrible clock management decisions. These things happen in every Eagles game, and the only question is really just how awesome those mistakes are. Sure, you thought Ronnie Brown throwing the ball with his other arm to nobody inside the 2-yard line was bad, but was it really much worse than Michael Vick fumbling the ball into the end zone on a sneak? And between those narrative-affirming fiascos, you occasionally get some gorgeous play from Vick or LeSean McCoy. That's fun!


– nodding head - 

And the national perception of the Eagles has finally matched ours.


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  1. @Dave LaPere: Was that a swipe at Kyle where you insinuate that all of his stories are just comments on other site’s stories that anyone could find by using a search engine? If so, brilliant. If not, shut up!

  2. Your hero bill Simmons also ragged on his own patriots after a win last week because Brady “ducks” too much. He is also 2-4 is his ATS picks this year. So the one game he picks a week, he usually gets wrong. Your posts are starting to sound like a whining girl. I’m assuming you are upset because you can’t run your Jeff Carter updates. We get it Kyle, you hate the Iggles and Sixers.

  3. @murdock isn’t that pretty much what a blog is?? “Philly’s most irrelevant sports blog.” -@Crossingbroad twitter account.

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  5. I would like to think even Ben Roethlisberger would fumble after getting lit up by one of our Steeler defender’s head to head hits. Let’s be easy on that dogkilling thug for once.

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