Remember the scene in Invincible when Frank and Vince Papale were sitting on the house steps and Frank gives the following line..."That touchdown [ Van Buren] got me through 30 years at that factory. Got me through all those times your mother being sick"
Such a statement couldn't be more true. In the roughest of times (and boy there are sure a lot of them recently) the Eagles are always there to help us escape from reality for a few hours. Whether the Eagles are winning or losing, for those few hours on gameday everything else goes on the back burner. The games are only made better because they are shared with your family and closest friends.
So I get royally ticked when I have to continue to read about people questioning the loyalty of Eagles' fans. These idiots claim that we are nothing more than a bunch of front running buffoons and how we are always so quick to jump on and off the bandwagon. One week we are drinking the green kool-aid and then the next we are bleeding green hate.
Why should a fan be criticized for sharing an opinion, even if that opinion, at times, is in the form of a boo or criticism?
Teams are going to have their highs and lows. The Eagles 2008 season is the perfect example. See the games versus the Bengals, Ravens, Cardinals, and Giants. It's like your favorite roller coaster at Six Flags.
Throughout the highs and the lows we fans are still there supporting the team. We are a knowledgeable bunch so when the performance sucks we have no problem letting everyone know that it sucked.
It's no different that anything else in life. When you feel wronged you voice your opinion. But in the end it doesn't mean that we love our Eagles any less or aren't a true fan. We are only being a FAN!
The criticism of Reid and the team a few weeks back was warranted. We knew that a change in the offensive philosophy was needed. And it was no shocker that when the change was implemented the victories came. I told you we were a knowledgeable bunch.
So please let us enjoy the Eagles late season push towards the playoffs in peace.