Eagles Slay Giants in Epic Victory; New Yorkers Stay Tacky
If you somehow haven't already heard about it, prepare yourself to hear about it all day. All week. And for the rest of your life. I am talking about the Miracle at the Meadowlands, part deux. The Eagles overcame a 21 point deficit in the fourth quarter of yesterday's game to win for the 6th straight time against the New York Giants with a 38-31 victory. The win was epic. Historic. The Eagles became the only team in NFL history to score 28 points in the fourth quarter of a game.
The win was sealed by this amazing 65-yard punt return by Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson:
From the Giants' perspective, the play wasn't supposed to go down like that. I almost feel bad for Giants rookie punter Matt Dodge. He was told to kick the ball out of bounds. And he...didn't. Look at the end of the video, where you can see Giants coach Tom Coughlin berating the young player on the sideline.
We all get it. It sucks to be a New York sports fan this week. (When's the last time Philly sports fans have been able to say that??) You lost Cliff Lee. I don't follow hockey, but am always happy to use it if it's an opportunity to prove a point: The Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Saturday. And, finally, to cap an already crappy week for New York sports versus Philadelphia, the Giants collapsed in what seemed to be an assured win for the 1st 3 quarters of the game.
So I get it. New Yorkers are a bit touchy right now. More than usual--and that's saying a lot. But this cover of the New York Post right here? Totally unwarranted. Totally easy. And totally not funny. Or clever. Why blame your own team when you can reference Mike Vick and dog fighting. So original!
It shouldn't be a surprise. New York has shown us over and over again this week that they can't make the cut, and lash out and become particulalrly nasty when their weaknesses are exploited to the world. Why should their editors and journalists be any different than their failing sports teams? Oh yes I did.