Best day of my life

I thought it was over after that three point embarrassment against the Redskins. Goodbye playoffs.

But there was still a long shot. A very long shot. I had to write notes on a piece of paper Sunday morning to keep it all straight. Tampa Bay has to lose at home to the Raiders. Yeah right. Then either the Bears or Minnesota has to lose. Not both, just one of ’em. Still… And, then, the Eagles had to man up and beat Dallas at home. Both teams were win & in. Fuck Dallas. Philly will play to keep them home and out of the playoffs just out of spite.

These were some long odds.

I couldn’t believe it as the day went on. Tampa Bay somehow lost. To the Raiders. In Tampa. I actually cheered for the Giants (fuck you forty hands) over the Vikings. But it was not to be. Then Chicago went down to Houston. Somehow.

This. Could. Really. Happen.

And it did.

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys by thirty eight points and made the playoffs.

It was the best day of my life.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

18 thoughts on “Best day of my life

  1. …philly football haiku, redux…

    …fly like the eagles…
    …cowboy guns can’t touch you w/…
    …romo on his knees…

  2. After the Phillies won the WS I figured the Eagles were simply fucked.
    And against all odds they end up in the playoffs.
    And Romo ends up passed out in the Cowboys shower after the game.
    I think TO actually bag-tagged him really hard. Just a suspicion.

    Either way, having them end up in the playoffs by embarrassing the Cowboys is simply beautiful. Spectacular.

  3. As the likely lone Skins fan on this site, I congratulate you on the humiliation of the Cowboys and the subsequent entry into the playoffs. Good on ya.

  4. Likewise with Miami,I’m sitting in the UK having forked out to watch the game via (not cheap but worth every penny), thinking, ‘1-15 to Division Champions in one season, how the hell did they manage that?’ Then realising I don’t really care, just basking in all the abusive email I’m sending to my pal the Jets fan. Want Pennington back ? Go whistle assholes…..

    As an exercise for law class, I’m theoretically putting together a class action against the nfl for medical costs caused by the heart conditions brought on by this season. wait a minute, screw ‘theoretically’ if the Prof says it’ll fly, bring on the bird !!



  5. Grats, Jonny. No one deserved it more than you. (Here on DC anyway…)

    If they go all the way, I know where I’ll put my money.

    In my pocket away from any bets.

  6. Maybe that little Willy P doll atop the Comcast Building really did break the curse…

    Oh yeah, fuck Dallas.

    Philly Phorever

  7. Here in Packerland (home of America’s team), we’re once again embarrased by the representative of the NFC north that we’re forced to send to the playoffs. Vikings- one and done- you heard it here first.

    Congrats to Jonny and the Iggles. Repeated Cowboy shame is a joy. It’s just a bitch that we have to endure the TV pundits proclaim Dallas’ superiority all season before they collapse in December.

    BTW, has anyone seen any pic/vid of Jerry Jones going apoplectic as his pants are filling? That WOULD be the icing on the cowpie!

  8. Big Man,
    I honestly fear the Giants having to play the Eagles, especially with the roll that they’ve been on.

  9. Well into the 4th, down by 41, 4th and whatever, and the Cowboys chose to take the 3? Not to downplay the Eagles commendable effort, but Dallas wasn’t playing like the season was on the line – did somebody tell them they’d already clinched?

    I think the wildcards will be cruising into Shea and Charlotte in two weeks.

  10. I’m under the impression that they must have thought they were playing the Eagles.

    Who’d a thought?

    I absolutely dig the the gifs Jonny. I don’t even give a shit about football, but anytime the Cowboys take a digger, I’m a happy, happy man.