The GOOD. On September 12th, the Philadelphia Phillies were seven games behind the New York Mets with seventeen games to go. They finished 13-4, including a sweep at Shea Stadium, while the Mets went 5-12 in an unprecedented free-fall from the top spot. The Phils clinched the National League East Championship on Sunday, and will go to the playoffs for the first time since 1993.
The BAD. Apparently we returned the football team that we bought at IKEA last week. Remember? The one that mopped up the field with the Detroit Lions? We replaced them with half a football team, since the other half of the team is injured, and went up the road to the Meadowlands where the Giants ran all over the Eagles. The final score of 16-3 does not reflect how bad the game was.
The UGLY. It was the Sunday night game, with our disgraceful performance broadcast nationally, including the 12 sacks of Donovan McNabb. I felt bad for him, since he cannot be expected to run the offense with zero pass protection. But the lowlight for me was when McNabb threw a beautiful touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, that looked like it would bring the Eagles back into the game with enough time to try to score again. It was called back because McNabb had crossed the line of scrimmage before he threw the ball, which just is not a mistake that a veteran quarterback should be making.
SAVE YOUR CORKS!!
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Quote du jour:
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."
Michael Jordan (1963 - ____) US basketball player
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