Yes, I know 95% of the football-watching population is disappointed that two 9-win teams are meeting in the NFC Championship game. Two of us are happy.
Thanks to reader Mark McCarrell for throwing together that little image for us. I'm both amused and disturbed by the fact that you chose to use a photo of me dressed in drag and Leitch wearing a tuxedo, but I wont protest. Maybe it's a good omen. The last time the photo ran as part of a silly bet it worked out okay. The victory over the Giants this weekend just proved that the Eagles are playing on a different level than they have all season. Yeah, again — fuck you, camel.
Philadelphia has officially come around on this team that left for dead just a few short weeks ago. And with the Cardinals as the opponent, overconfidence is not in short supply. No, I will not overlook the plucky Buzzsaw and guarantee a victory on Sunday, but I will willingly take part in a Mayor's bet with the Emeritus that will definitely leave a mark. (Details on that will come Thursday.)
And look — Donovan's getting squirrely!:
"I'm gonna get ripped," he said, looking over to teammates DeSean Jackson and Hank Baskett, and a few other amused players dressing nearby. "That is the story of my life. It's something to talk about: ‘Donovan, what an idiot.' "
Another good thing about all this Eagles hoopla is the welcome return of Philadelphia's most nonsensical budding rap star, Monty Gee:
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