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EaglesFanCast 57 – RIP Jim Johnson

Jim JohnsonWe’ve taken a few months off, and it was a slow Eagles news time anyway, but we are back.

Unfortunately, we record this episode with heavy hearts, as long-time Eagles Defensive Coordinator, Jim Johnson, passed away today.  He had been battling cancer for a while, and was 68.  We will never forget what he did for the players, coaches and fans of this organization, and we wish his family all the best during this very hard time.

The Philadelphia Eagles website has an amazing tribute to the best Defensive Coordinator the organization, and perhaps the NFL, has ever had.

What we talked about:

  • We remember Jim Johnson, who passed away today.
  • Sean McDermott, the new Eagles Defensive Coordinator named last week, is young and has to gain the respect of the players
  • WR Jeremy Maclin has not signed yet, but there are no worries
  • Training Camp talk: Brian Westbrook looks great, Stacy Andrews is a monster, Shawn Andrews looks like his old self, and Donovan McNabb is having fun
  • Eagles Flight Night is this Sunday – Chuck and Eric will be going, so say hi
  • We talk a little Phillies… we can’t help it, it’s a Philly thing
  • Email from Phil – he has the same thing most Eagles fans are feeling right now: is excited, but has reservations

A listener of the show, Bob, bought the Red Bell Brewery bar from Veterans Stadium, and is now selling it.  It’s 10′ high, 7′ wide, and 10′ deep.  A picture is below.  If you are interested, send Chuck an email, and I’ll hook you up with Bob’s contact info.

Red Bell Brewpub
One last thing, web aficionado and all-around good guy, Drew Olanoff, was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. Not one to sit back and do nothing, he turned his passion for life and the web on the cancer itself. If you are on twitter, chances are you have seen people blame Drew’s cancer  for many things in their own lives.  Drew’s created the “Blame Drew’s Cancer” movement where  he has partnered with Livestrong, and hopes to get sponsors to donate a dollar for every time someone blames Drew’s cancer for something.  If you’re on twitter, go ahead.

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EaglesFanCast Episode 39 – Big Week

Show Notes: Episode 39 for Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles get off to a slow start against the Seattle Seahawks this week, but regroup in a huge way ultimately defeating the Seahawks 26-7.  McNabb struggled early then went on a 20 for 21 streak and ultimately wound up with 349 passing yards and two TD’s.  Those went to returning Receiver Reggie Brown and Offensive Lineman Todd Herremans (WHAT!?).  The Eagles Defense also stifled the hapless Seahawks Offense after the 1st Quarter, 90-yard play and made them punt eleven times.  This coming week the Eagles welcome the New York Giants to town for a Sunday night NFC East street fight at a very unwelcoming Lincoln Financial Field.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series, and throw the biggest parade in the city’s history.
  • Chuck and Eric went to the Phillies parade and talk about their experiences
  • Donovan McNabb was horrible in the first quarter of the game
  • Andy Reid refused, again, to deviate from hist scripted plays, and thus didn’t help McNabb’s rusty play by running the ball early
  • Brent Celek has a breakout game because L.J. Smith was out hurt. Smith has been named the starter for the Giants game
  • Trick play to Todd Herremans for a receiving touchdown
  • David Akers hit four field goals to finish out the scoring in the third and fourth quarters, and it definitely looked like Akers regained his confidence
  • We have an email from Aussie Mike
  • The New York Giants come to Philly Sunday night
  • The fans have to be loud for this game
  • The Offense has to be fast, because the Giants will do everything to get to McNabb. Discipline in play and coaching is needed
  • Lito Sheppard did not practice today (Wednesday), so he is most likely out for the Giants game
  • After the Phillies championship, we think the Philadelphia fans will expect even more from the Eagles

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A Championship is in Philadelphia

World Series Trophy Image courtesy of Philly.com

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies, the fans and the City of Philadelphia!  The Phillies won the World Series last night, in front of the joyous and insane home crowd.

Even though we are a blog and podcast for the Philadelphia Eagles, most of our listeners are Phillies fans as well, and Eric, Todd and I share in the celebrations of our Champion Phillies.  It has been 28 years since the Phillies won a World Series, and 25 years since this city won a championship (the last being the 76ers in 1983).  A very long 100 seasons is behind us all.  This area can now celebrate, enjoy and relish this time.  We have the best fans anywhere, and it feels good, so very good.

So let’s take this time for the Phillies and enjoy the moment… then back to Eagles football.  A Champion has returned to Philadelphia!!

Image used with appreciation to Philly.com

EaglesFanCast Episode 38 – The Westbrook Theorem

Show Notes: Episode 38 for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphia, 27-14. The team welcomes back Brian Westbrook and Kevin Curtis from injuries, with this being Curtis’s first game of the season.  With this back to back win, the Eagles are now 4-3 on the season, and also 10-0 after a BYE week under Head Coach Andy Reid.

What we discussed:

  • Is Philly cursed? We start off talking about the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, and how Game 5 is suspended because of two days of bad weather
  • Donovan McNabb’s play early was bad, but he relaxed and excelled the rest of the game
  • Brian Westbrook was a rushing machine, and had 22 rushes. We talk about the stat that says when he touches the ball over 20 times, the Eagles don’t lose
  • Jagged play by the Offense. Was it rust by players coming off injuries, or the play calling?
  • The Eagles are 4-3 on the season, but we’re still not satisfied
  • The game Referees were horrendous yet again, and it seems to be the case this whole season
  • Lito Sheppard stepped up this game, and made his presence known in a few ways
  • The Eagles travel to Seattle this Sunday to take on the troubled Seahawks
  • L.J. Smith was almost killed by Lawyer Malloy
  • Reggie Brown was out again this week, despite practicing during the week

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Congratulations to the Phillies!

EaglesFanCast would like to send out a huge congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies on winning the National League Pennant by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers!  The Phillies are going to the World Series for the first time since 1993.  Going back even further, I, for one, remember the 1980 NLCS and Series like it was yesterday, and this feels just like all those years ago.

This whole area is just ecstatic to see what this team accomplished this season, and how they’ve torn through the playoffs so far.  Relish these times, Phillies Phans, you all deserve it.  It’s going to be a great month for sports!

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the World Series!!