Phil Allen is a Philadelphia sports fan. He's kinda known in Philly circles and one of the most passionate fans around. Recently, I was chatting with James (co-worker over at Joystiq) about E-A-G-L-E-S: The Movie and I realized I didn't have it! So I rectified that and uploaded the above segment (my favorite portion of the film) for all of the internet to enjoy.
It's no secret that Philly hates Dallas -- the Eagles-Giants rivalry is way older but, as a kid who grew up in the '90s, I grew up hating Dallas. And the above video is the best explanation for how the city of Dallas was founded. Ever.
"I don't make friends with Cowboys fans. I wouldn't even make a baby with a Cowboys fan. Please." Awesome.
Well, that sucked. The Phillies succumbed to a very unlikeable and, in my opinion, far-less talented Yankees team in the 2009 World Series. If you ask me, the turning point was that 2-game home stand. There the momentum really shifted away from the Phils.
Now I get to watch replays of these over-payed jerkwads celebrating on ESPN for the next 3 days. Fun!
So I've been away from the internets for a week because on September 3rd around midnight, my grandfather passed away. Affectionately known as Pop Pop amongst us grandkids and his own children, my Pop Pop was not only a source of comfort and infinite compassion, but also one of my biggest role models in my life. He showed me how to be a man through his responsibilities as a father -- a job he never gave up or slacked on, even when his kids grew well into their 40's. I see so much of him in my own dad and while I mourn his passing greatly, I'm hopeful for the future. I'm hopeful that I will one day be half the man he was and touch half as many peoples' lives.
If you think Michael Vick signing with the Eagles is the biggest story of this season, you're dead wrong. It should be Shawn Andrews and his coining of a phrase that will forever be trapped in my lexicon: Getting my Michael Phelps on. It's the subject of his latest YouTube video and the inspiration for some beat-filled nonsense he's decided to spew out onto the internets. I'm not sure what "getting my Michael Phelps on" means, but, at this point, I'm pretty sure it would only ruin the fun.
In the process of putting his video out there, he reveals a few things about himself:
- He's absolutely insane
- His home decor knowledge is limited to Spongebob Squarepants and black wall paint
- He's absolutely insane
- He wants to be Blade, the vampire hunter
- He's absolutely insane
It's okay, Shawn. Thanks for sharing. That's what the internet's for!
Oh man, you have no idea how great it is to write this. It was even better watching it happen. Not since 1980 have the Phillies come home with a world title. This year, they did it. What a deep bullpen, what bats and, as seen in the final moments of Game 5, what an amazing Brad Lidge.
Seriously, there's something going on tonight that could shake the very Earth we live on. If there's one thing I absolutely hate with all of my being, it's the Dallas Cowboys. I hate everything about them: their players, that mummified corpse Jerry Jones, and, most importantly, their fans. America's team? Give me a friggin' break.
Tonight is Monday Night Football, where the Eagles will be taking on the Cowboys. Their last match-up had the Eagles winning 10-6 and following last week's game, everyone here is pumped to see the Eagles come out throwing the ball well. We don't have to worry about a good running game. We've got Brian Westbrook.
So, basically, if you ever talk to me on these internets, don't expect me to be around between 8pm and midnight ET tonight. I've already got some beers, and a lot of delicious finger foods. Man, I'm pumped! And with the Phillies sweeping the Brewers and the Mets choking like the Mets always do, I'm finally feeling like being a Philadelphia sports fan isn't the most painful thing on the planet. Awesome!
But, alas, we must focus on tonight. What do you say? E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!
The Phils put the screws to the Brewers last night, in their first game of a four-game series. This is pretty important, because we're 3 games back from the Brewers in the Wildcard race, meaning we can tie with them if we sweep this series. With them playing in such a slump lately and the Phils on a hot trend (Ryan Howard hitting is big time), I'm confident they can whip out the broom.
Game two starts tonight at 7:05PM ET tonight.
Not the good kind of hammered, either, like the kind of hammered I get. Instead, this dude gets on the subway and randomly whips out a hammer and proceeds to pound this guy who's sleeping. How friggin' rotten is that? What gets me is how everyone is all crazy about nobody helping him. Dude, he had a hammer. He could've killed anyone with one hit. I wouldn't have gotten near that dude, either.