forevereagles, on 28 December 2012 - 08:26 AM, said:
Welcome Blue! You picked the right team to support. As mentioned we can be brutal in our honesty, critical of our players and coaches. But there is no greater loyal fan than an Eagles fan. I'm one of a few female fans who post here. I've been a fan for over 60 yrs. ( yeah I'm a dottering old cronie ) but I love my birds. This is the only place I can keep up with them because I don't live in the surrounding philadelphia area any more to watch them play. So I get the NFL audio stream each season to at least listen to our long time beloved Merrel Reese call the games along with Mike Quick a once great Eagles Wide Reciever as his color analyst.
Our website has been the top awarded NFL site for several seasons. The ownership goes beyond the norm to keep us connected to our beloved Eagles both in and out of season, in everyway imaginable. We have the best website of all 32 NFL teams. You'll really enjoy it here.
BTW, I have a friend who is from London. Great People across the pond.Once again, a hearty welcome to the Eagles family.Love having you join us.
Thanks very much. It's great to hear from such an experienced Eagles fan, thanks for the advice.
flyerdog, on 28 December 2012 - 08:30 AM, said:
so just to get you up to speed on what's been happening:
1. The Nick Foles vs Michael Vick Debate.... is in full force...many guys want Foles to be the Quarterback going forward, others want Vick, some are not even Eagles fans, they simply have an unhealthy obsession with Vick, and will drop the 'race' card at the slightest moment
2. It is 99.99% guaranteed that Head Coach Andy Reid will be fired at season's end monday, after a 14 year run of mostly ups but recent 'downs'
3. Our team General Manager is an accountant and has no prior football experience...!!
4. We have a team of a few 'superstars' that are playing like first year college rookies
5. players that we have hung our hats on this season: RB LeSean McCoy, LB Demeco Ryans..everyone else has been wildly inconsistent,
6. I don't know how much empirical football knowledge you have, but do a little research on "Chip Kelly", everyone outside the Eagles organization believes he will be the next Eagles Head Coach..mind you this is still speculation...
7. At this point in the season, you will probably see a lot of thread/posts in the following four areas:
a) who should be the new head coach
b) "Foles sucks" vs "Vick Sucks"
c) Which players should stay or leave, and which Free Agents to sign
d) what we should do in the 2013 College draft
are you sure you want to join this train wreck??? lol!!
Brilliant stuff, helped a lot. I need posts like this to give me the general idea around here! Appreciate it
Chrissalix, on 28 December 2012 - 10:07 AM, said:
Another UK based eagles fan! I thought I was the only one! I chose eagles because my father worked in philadelphia for some time. He now works in Bangalore, but there's no NFL team in Bangalore. Games are shown here on Sky's pay TV service (the FOX broadcasts and we have RedZone on the red button) and on Channel 4 which is free. We obviously have the two London games as well but that's usually some dreck playing against a playoff team and the games are slaughters. The game is growing here, slowly. It has to compete with EPL soccer and Rugby Union (the game is quite similar to yours prior to forward passes being allowed). A lot of guys get into it sidestepping into a football team when they don't get through the rugby trials at college, this is how it happened with me and I was kicker for a year on my university team. I sucked. Been following the eagles for about 4 years so i'm down with new meadowlands and the recent QB issues but anything prehistorical needs brushing up on.
Anyone stuck on the fence about an EPL team, message me. I was born a West Ham fan but I can tell you a few teams not to pick. (Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Stoke)
And Swansea. DO NOT. SUPPORT. SWANSEA.