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Rocca, Eagles Mania Down Under

These articles came in from Karen, originally from Pennsylvania, who is now living and working in Australia.  Karen saw the first article in the Australian newspaper, Herald Sun, and she was kind enough to scan it in and send them to us.  They are about Eagles punter Sav Rocca, and a bit of the hype going on back in his home country.  We can definitely attest to the hype on this end, and can see that they are excited Down Under to have one of their own on an NFL team surging towards the Super Bowl.

Just click on the articles to see the full scans.  We don’t get to see this kind of thing up here, so thank you very much Karen!

Sav Rocca from Herald Sun

Sav Rocca

By the way, just as a reminder, we won’t be recording our latest show until tomorrow night, Wednesday.  Sorry for the delay, but we just couldn’t schedule things for tonight.

EaglesFanCast Episode 47 – A Christmas Miracle

Show Notes: Episode 47 for December 30th, 2008

Playoffs!?!? That’s right, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the last NFC Wildcard spot by defeating, nay, crushing the Dallas Cowboys 44-6 at Lincoln Financial Field. In front of a frenzied crowd in South Philly, the Eagles took care of things in dominating fashion on both sides of the ball. Our Offense played tight, and our Defense caused five turnovers, two of which were returned for spectacular touchdowns. They didn’t let the Cowboys breathe the whole game, and embarrassed the team that most thought would easily take the NFC East this season. Instead the Cowboys flew back to Texas, and the Eagles are on their way to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC Wildcard Game.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles are in the Playoffs!
  • Eric and Chuck sold their tickets to the game, and feel like idiots
  • Andy Reid looked relaxed, happy and definitely appeared he knew something the Cowboys didn’t
  • Brian Dawkins was an animal and played out of his mind
  • Email from Alex, who called us out on last week’s show
  • Is it hard for teams to now prepare for our schizophrenic Offensive Scheme this season?
  • Andy Reid’s game plan definitely dictates the outcome of the game; if it’s good, the team is great, if bad, he can’t adjust and the team looks horrible
  • We were all big Oakland Raiders fans this week
  • Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell talked about the tie against Cincinnati and how Reid’s controversial call in that game actually saved our playoff hopes
  • Email from Aussie Eagle, who talks about how this game saved Reid for the team, which ultimately he’s not happy about
  • Eric is certain about the Eagles victory in Minnesota this week
  • We trash the Cowboys some more
  • Email from Phil in England, who praises the Eagles win, and wonders which team will show up against the Vikings
  • Email from Corey in Baltimore, with renewed enthusiasm
  • Aussie Mike writes in about the game, and us visiting Australia, which we would love to do
  • What we are doing this week for the Eagles-Vikings game
  • Great email from Thomas in El Paso, Texas
  • Email from Stephen in Melbourne, Australia who talks about the Sav Rocca Effect for Aussie Eagles fans, and Reid’s hopeful New Year’s Resolution: RUN THE BALL
  • Email from Jimmy Craichead in Philly, who found his youthful optimism and put Scrooge to sleep
  • An article on Monday by Minneapolis CBS Affiliate WCCO talked about how there were 20,000 seats still available for the Eagles-Vikings game, and the team is srambling to sell tickets so it is not locally blocked out… it’s unbelievable to us
  • Jerry Jones says Wade Philips is still the coach moving forward, and we wholeheartedly applaud his decision, and hope Wade stays for years to come

Thanks!

  • … to Thomas in Texas for this week’s Title suggestion
  • … to Fred for the customized new Cowboys Stadium paver image (anyone want to chip in?)
  • … to all of you for making all of this worth it. Here’s to a great 2009, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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EaglesFanCast Episode 41 – Predictability

Show Notes: Episode 41 for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The hapless Philadelphia Eagles lose to tie the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. We start off raging against Andy Reid, and manage to keep that same tone towards him through the whole show.  We also are amazed at McNabb’s lack of knowledge of the game’s rules, and simply cannot understand how this team with so much talent can now be in this situation with a coach who seems to have lost his ability. It’s a rough show, but as this show is by Eagles fans, what else can we do but be honest? It is about this team, and it’s hurting right now.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles tie the Cincinnati Bengals 13-13, and this is as bad as any loss
  • The team had no energy at all on Offense
  • There were 58 passing attempts, and 15 rushing attempts… when your quarterback was again struggling and eventually turned it over four times
  • A post over on Bleeding Green Nation talks stats about the unbalanced play calling in the last two weeks against the Giants and the Bengals
  • Eric talks about how Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph talks about how predictable the Eagles Offense has become, and he was ready for it
  • Andy Reid has become predictable and continues to show his inability to adjust
  • We have an angry email from Chris Brown railing against Reid and this Offense
  • McNabb’s comments following the game were ludicrous, especially with not knowing the rules of the game he has played for so long
  • We get a “tired” email from Aussie Mike
  • We have an email from Holden Fulco with his reaction to the Giants game, yet the same comments apply eerily to this Bengals game
  • We talk about how the Reid – McNabb team is now 4-14 in the Division since the Super Bowl (thanks to Hollis for this in the comments section from last week’s post)

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Episode 13 – Get It Rolling

Show Notes: Episode 13 for Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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  • Eagles win 23-16 over the Minnesota Vikings
  • Vikings onside kick seemed to wake up the Eagles, and Andy Reid
  • Defense continues to dominate
  • Trent Cole named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
  • Dallas Cowboys talk: Romo’s new contract
  • Andy Reid’s son arrested again… will this play into the head coach’s planning?
  • Brian Dawkins is looking to start this week
  • New England Patriots talk
  • Matt McCoy cut from the team
  • Sav Rocca’s big boot

We may not have a show next week because Chuck and Eric will be on vacation in Disney World with our families… pay attention to the blog into next week to see if we’ll be able to get a show out from Florida.

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Episode 5 – Let’s Get It Started

Show Notes: EaglesFanCast, Episode 5 for September 6, 2007

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– Fourth Preseason Game – who cares?

  • A.J. Feeley talk

– 53-Man Final Roster

  • Jeremy Bloom cut; J.R. Reed picked up on waivers
  • Dirk Johnson cut; Aussie Sav Rocca new punter, holder for Akers

– Green Bay Packers Game – expectations

– Superstitions

– Hot Topic on Eagles Website Forum Boards: Eagles in ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski’s article “The 100 Things to Bank On In ’07

– Our Eagles – Packers score predictions.

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