Category Archives: The Pregame Speech

Gotta keep on keeping on: The Pundit’s pregame speech to our Eagles

(Editor’s note: Listen, The Pundit has what you might call an, um, overactive imagination. Right. He thought it might really get people into the football spirit if they read the pregame speech he would give to the Eagles before their duel with the Cardinals. Were he actually the coach, of course. Personally, I would have preferred it if he had just copied and pasted Pacino’s speech from “Any Given Sunday,” but that’s just me. Because that speech is friggin’ awesome. But anyway, here’s how The Pundit would fire up ‘dem Birds).

Men…how in the hell did we get here?

(Pause here, hoping very much for laughter).

Whew (wipes brow)…it’s sure has been one hell of a ride, right?

In all sincerity, though, it has been a rocky path at times. We’ve been up, and we’ve been down. We’ve fought through adversity and injury, defeat and doubt. We were left for dead, but we kept on fighting. And why?

Because we are a team. And because this team never stopped believing in itself. Continue reading

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Don’t jinx our Birds. The Pundit’s pregame speech (to the fans)

The day is upon us. We’ve been waiting all week for this, and it’s finally here. By now, the beer should be chilled. The course (of food) should be set. The pregame outfit should be washed, or left dirty; it should be pressed, or left wrinkled. Faces must be painted – houses must be decorated. As fans, we have but one duty to our Eagles:

Maintain the routine. Continue reading


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