Leonard's Memory Lane

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About Leonard's Memory Lane

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    Scottsdale, Az 85250
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    reading;dancing;horsebackriding;stargazing;movies especially westerns. My back problems have curtailed my activity.

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  1. Chris, I don't no why you eliminate periodically the last section of the Fans' page. I am referring to the bottom half of the page that begins with In and Around Philadelphia.  Now in the 24 to 0 win over Washington, the announcer said that Nick Foles tied the record with 25 consecutive completed.  Don't interceptions break that streak?


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    Post Your EMB Questions/Concerns Here

    Dave, you are doing a bang up job on this site. I have yet to understand why fans can't stay mannerly while they post their concerns. Sure everytime I look at the Title game and Super Bowl, it angers me that LaGarette Blount left. But I am not going to forget that we are all in this together. We can attract attention by the quality of our writing rather than crude responses.
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    [News] Want To Watch Eagles-Packers? Here's Your Guide

    I think you are talking about Exhibition Games. The NFL Game Pass is marvelous. You see all the plays and commentary tearing away everything else. This condensed version last about one hour and 20 minutes.
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    Only Eastern Victory in 1965-Dallas Over SF.

    Of the 14 Inter conference games in 1965, the East won just one game. In mid-season, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the San Francisco Forty-Niners 39 to 31. San Francisco gained 411 yards to just 242 yards for the Cowboys. It was a combination of big defensive plays and special teams. Dallas had only nine first downs. For San Francisco-George Mira completed 14 of 30 passes for 274 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Ken Willard carried 25 times for 91 yards. Dave Parks caught six passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. For Dallas-Don Meredith completed 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Bob Hayes caught four passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. There were the following: —Defensive Tackle Bob Lilley intercepted one pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. —Mel Renfro returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. —George Andre recovered a fumble in the End Zone for a touchdown. Cowboys 39 49ers 31. Advertisements
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    Eagles fans in Dallas?

    All right, my friend, do you want to know why the Cowboys are our number one rival & why the Eagle fans are the most passionate. Odd the way I put are & our.
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    Post Your EMB Questions/Concerns Here

    Dave, let'e look at Foles. The key is his desire to be the number one Quarterback. If he could just stay another year and relook his status, all parties might benefit. NF is not the first reserve to start and help his team to the big prize. I will list them but you know these guys better than I do. The Eagles are still a young team and I really think the we offer Foles the best opportunity to wind up in the Super Bowl again. The Eagles were only a few plays away from a 12-4 record. Even on the sidelines, he can offer valuable analysis of previous plays, why they did or did not work, and make rapid fire suggestions on play calling. A veteran quarterback on the sidelines is in some ways more valuable than the starter on the field.
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    Relooking 1991 vs Dallas

    History is very important in every area. You cannot understand the present without knowing the past. Why do you think schools teach history? And you put me in the dilemma as well so I am speaking with forked tongue. If you don't like writing don't read it. At the same time thanks for reading and commenting on what I said.
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    Relooking 1991 vs Dallas

    Yes I realize that and I think it was a guy named Al Harris that muffed a kickoff given the Cowboys a Safety. Just to digress Safeties, depending on your team, are very damaging or great scores. Let's not run the comparison and look at the Safety from the Eagles' perch. The Cowboys scored and the Eagles had to kickoff or punt the ball away. Really get your nose rubbed in the dirt. Forgetting the 87 strike, the Eagles had defeated the Cowboys 9 consecutive times. That doesn't begin to erase the hurt. From 1968 to 1978, Philadelphia's record against the Cowboys was 2 wins and 20 losses. There were only three losses that were close.
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    Relooking 1991 vs Dallas

    With this disappointing season over, the resident historian can bring old hurts back. You may have discussed this question already but I lived in DC a the time and there was not the internet access there is today. Now I could give a history on this but I will be brief. If you want to hear anything more let me know. I have on dvd the tremendous game the Eagles defense played in the 24 to 0 game at Dallas in September. Fast forward to Week 16 when Dallas came to Philadelphia. The defense got only one sack for a paltry 7 yards on Steve Buerlin and no turnovers. They did have some blocked passes. Buerline went only 9 for 25 as I recall. What went wrong with Reggie, Clyde, Mike, and Jerome.
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    Eagles fans in Dallas?

    Okay McNabb I am going to leave you very with the reasons why 1) Eagle fans are the meanest in the country and 2 ) why Dallas is the #1 foe in our hotbox. Let me caution you about two things. I am not saying fans go through this reasoning like Socrates. It just something people gradually accept. Let me encourage you not to boo the Dallas Cowboys or any other team when they come on to the field. These players, though overpaid, are working hard to win and life is only meaningful with some challenge and resistance. Just think how much fun it is to sit with fans that don't agree with you. So when the 8 bad guys come onto the field let's enthusiastically applaud them.
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    Eagles fans in Dallas?

    Being in Dallas has to be a lonesome feeling for an Eagles Fan.
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    New York Giants 9-7 in 2011 Super Bowl Champs

    This had the usual discrepancies between the Regular and Post Season Games. Since the differences were more intense and a 9-7 team won the big prize, I will look at the the games closer in the near future. Here are the NFC Playoff Teams and their records Atlanta Falcons (WC) 10-6, Detroit Lions (WC) 10-6, Green Bay Packers 15-1, New Orleans Saints 13-3, New York Giants 9-7, San Francisco 49ers 13-3, From AFC the Giants played the New England Patriots who were 13-3. Here is how the Giants fared against the Playoff Teams during the season On the road: defeated the New England Patriots, 24 to 20; lost to San Francisco 27 to 20; lost to New Orleans 49 to 24; at home lost to Green Bay 38 to 35. For the Playoffs at home, (WC) , defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24 to 2; at Green Bay defeated the Packers 37 to 20; at San Francisco defeated in overtime the 49ers 20 to 17. In the Super Bowl the Giants defeated the Patriots at Indianapolis 21 to 17.
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    2008 Cardinals 9-7 but Went to the Super Bowl

    The 9-7 2008 Arizona Cardinals were the worst team ever to be in the Super Bowl. Here were 5 of the 7 losses: @ New York Jets 56 to 35; H New York Giants 37 to 29; @ Philadelphia Eagles 48 to 20; H Minnesota Vikings 35 to 14; @ New England Patriots 47 to 7 Their defense was below average and they were last in the Conference in running. Kurt Warner passing to targets such as Tim Hightower, Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald, and Steve Breaston made this the second ranked passing offense. Arizona defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the final game of the regular season 34 to 29. However, this victory was meaningless. The NFC West was so bad that a .500 record would have put them in first place. The Cardinals were 6-0 against teams in their Division. This meant a 3-7 mark playing the other teams. Here were the three wins that were outside the NFC West that the Cardinals won. All three were at home. Defeated the Miami Dolphins (11-5) 31 to 10; Buffalo Bills (7-9) 41 to 17, the Bills won their first four games but were 3-9 thereafter; the Dallas Cowboys (9-7) 30 to 24. The win over Miami was their best performance of the season. In Week 6 Arizona on the road lost to the 12-4 Carolina Panthers 27 to 23. This was a great passing duel between Jake Delhomme and Kurt Warner. Both quarterbacks put up big numbers. Warner-35 of 49 for 381 yards and two touchdowns. The two big targets were Larry Fitzgerald and and Steve Breaston. Delhomme’s numbers were less impressive but still good-20 of 28 for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Muhsin Muhammad was his main target. In spite of all this passing, the Panthers won from their ground game. DeAngelo Williams gained 108 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. Arizona’s ground game was nonexistent. Final again Carolina 27 Arizona 23. Wild Card-The Cardinals at home defeated the Atlanta Falcons (11-5). This was a great passing duel between Kurt Warner and Matt Ryan. Despite the Falcons being two games better, the Cardinals won 30 to 24. Two great defensive plays brought victory. Antrel Rolle returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown. Antonio Smith tackled Matt Ryan in the End Zone for a safety. Semi-Finals-As they did in the regular season, Kurt Warner and Jake Delhomme squared off. The combination of Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald was too much for the Panthers to handle. Nevertheless, the defense won this game. The Cardinals intercepted Jake Delhomme five times, sacked him three times, and recovered a fumble. Noone can win against a defensive performance like the Cardinals made in this game. Easy win. Arizona 33 Carolina 13. Let’s forget the AFC Championship. It still hurts.
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    1979 Rams 9-7 but were in the Super Bowl Part 2

    Many thanks for reading my post.
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    1979 Rams 9-7 but were in the Super Bowl Part 2

    NFC Championship Game Los Angeles at Tampa Bay. After defeating Dallas, the Rams had a rematch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both games were at Tampa and were defensive struggles. Both teams took opposite paths to arrive one game short of the Super Bowl. Already mentioned was the late surge that brought Los Angeles from 5-6 to 9-7. After 12 weeks the Buccaneers were 9-3. Among the victories was a 21 to 6 effort over the Los Angeles Rams. Jim Youngblood returned an interception for an early touchdown for LA. That was it for the Rams even missing an extra point. For Tampa Bay, Doug Williams threw two touchdown passes and Ricky Bell ran for another. The Bucs gained 249 yards to just 186 yards to the Rams. Tampa then lost three straight games including a 14 to 0 loss to the Chicago Bears. They won the last game 3 to 0 to the Kansas City Chiefs to qualify for the playoffs with a 10-6 record. The NFC Title Game at Tampa Bay. Kicking three field goals, Los Angeles shut out the Buccaneers 9 to 0. LA gained 369 yards to just 177 yards for Tampa Bay. In the Super Bowl at Pasadena, CA, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Rams 31 to 19. The lead changed seven times before the Steelers pulled away with two touchdowns in the last seven minutes. Nevertheless, the Rams made a remarkable comeback from being 5-6 during the season.