Wake up, Philadelphia. It’s Monday, and a new week is upon us. Let’s get the links rolling.
Paul Domowitch says the Eagles made the grade, and Rich Hoffman breaks down a stout defensive effort and the stellar first game performance of one Mr. DeSean Jackson (Editor’s note: This man needs a nickname). The highlight of the piece, though, has to be this quote from Jackson:
“Sometimes you can hear the fans getting loud and getting crunk and things like that,” he said. (Editor’s note: Oh, it was crunking yesterday, baby – straight crunking).
Randy Miller on how the Phillies couldn’t quite sweep the Mets, but stayed within two after splitting their doubleheader yesterday. The athlete quotes are solid this morning – here’s an amusing quip from Grandpa Moyer, on winning his 243rd career win, tying him for 50th all-time with Juan Marichal:
“When I’m sitting in my rocking chair in about five or 10 years, maybe I’ll look back on this kind of stuff,” Moyer said.
This news may be good for the other teams in the NFL, but it is devastating to the Patriots: Tom Brady is likely done for the season with a knee injury. Really, this isn’t good for the NFL in general – Brady may be the game’s best player, and he is certainly one of the league’s poster boys. I think this quote over at Sports Illustrated, um, illustrates it best:
In the process, Brady has become one of the league’s biggest stars and a crossover cover boy who has met the Pope and the U.S. president, dated actresses and supermodels and set NFL records. (Editor’s note: Women want him, and men want to be him, blah blah blah).
I don’t want to laugh at the suffering of Patriots fans (Editor’s note: Um, yeah you do), but some of the blog posts Deadspin has compiled are pretty hilarious.