EaglesFanCast 102 – Heart

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19: DeSean Jackson  of the Philadelphia Eagles eludes Matt Dodge  of the New York Giants and returns a punt for the winning touchdown as time runs out defeating the Giants 38-31 during their game on December 19, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Words barely can relate the exuberance the Eagles fans felt this past Sunday after erasing a 21-point deficit to the New York Giants.  The Eagles scored 28 unanswered points and found something in them that allowed them to execute one of the best comeback victories in the history of the NFL.  They put themselves firmly in first place in the NFC East with only two games left in the regular season, and now poised for a playoff berth.  It was an amazing victory on all sides of the ball, and they effectively changed the way every team now views the Philadelphia Eagles. No opponent can feel confident in a win, and every Eagles player now has the confidence that they can win every game no matter the circumstance or who they are lining up against.  It is a team of heart now, they believe it, and so do we.

Joining us on this week’s show is Tom McAllister, the author of the book, Bury Me In My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and Philly

What we discussed:

  • Eagles beat the New York Giants, 38-31, scoring 28 points in the final eight minutes
  • We go over the negative aspects of the game, meaning the first half and Andy Reid’s no challenge in the third quarter
  • Chuck turned the game off when the Eagles were losing 31-10 and turned it back on at 31-31
  • The Eagles own the Giants, winning six straight games over them
  • Michael Vick seemed to get better, with more stamina, in that fourth quarter
  • Somehow we get comparisons to Donovan McNabb, and talk about how this team is so much better, with a new confidence, without him behind center in Philly
  • We talk about Tom McAllister’s book, his inspirations for it, and what went into it
  • The Eagles take on the Minnesota Vikings this week in a game that was flexed to 8:00

Bury Me In My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and PhillyLink: Tom McAllister

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EaglesFanCast 101 – Basic Eagles Winning

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 12: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson  of the Philadelphia Eagles runs against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles travel down to Texas and put a whoopin’ on the Dallas Cowboys, the hosts of the Super Bowl.  So much for playing the spoilers to the teams in the hunt for the playoffs this year. Whether an ugly win, a Texas-style stompin’ or a shootout, an Eagles win over the Cowboys always makes for a good week. But the Eagles couldn’t rest long, as the biggest game of the season lurks this week as they travel up the New Jersey Turnpike and take on the New York Giants for the battle for first place in the NFC East Division.  Both teams currently share that spot, and with only three games left in the regular season, both the Giants and Eagles know the importance of this game.  Both also are not 100% as players on both sides have fallen to injuries.  This game will be a test of Eagles coaching, discipline and heart.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-27 in Texas
  • Stewart Bradley goes out for the season with an ugly elbow dislocation
  • Derrick Burgess brought back in to help with depth
  • We talk about the horrific officiating in the game, again
  • The conversation turns to Michael Vick, and America’s bias… or acceptance of him
  • Email from Craig in NY
  • Can’t talk about this game without talking about DeSean Jackson’s incredible game
  • Eagles go to play the Giants up in North Jersey
  • The EFC Fantasy Football enters the playoffs

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EaglesFanCast 100 – Cowboys Week

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 02: Trent Cole  of the Philadelphia Eagles takes the field during player introductions against the Houston Texans at Lincoln Financial Field on December 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

A full week ago the Philadelphia Eagles finished their fourth game in 18 days and beat the Texans at Lincoln Financial Field 34-24. With the team rested, recovering and with renewed focus, they head down to Dallas, Texas to take on the Cowboys.  The resurgent Cowboys want to play the spoilers as their playoff hopes are gone, and with the rest of the NFC as tight as it is, the Eagles have no choice but to play every game as tough as they can. This game has become another must-win in this already tough season, and the Eagles need to bring their skills, brains and heart to bring the rest of the season to a close, and head to the playoffs.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles beat the Houston Texans 34-24 in Philadelphia
  • NFLPA One Team Tour came to Philly, and we met Ellis Hobbs and Winston Justice, plus were able to talk with the Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
  • We cover the next few games with the Dallas Cowboys up first
  • Voicemail from UK Steve Brown
  • The Eagles are fired up for this game against the Cowboys, based partly on revenge for the end of last season
  • Recap of the last week of EFC Fantasy Football’s regular season
  • We talk about the NFC teams and playoff scenarios
  • Voicemail from Aussie Steve

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