This was a TEAM loss and this TEAM/FRANCHISE has been doing this for 48 years and probably counting.
Nothing new. Same old stuff. Should we have expected more? Probably and we did. We thought maybe this year was different, times have changed.
Well, they have not.
Ron Jaworski still has no Super Bowl ring.
Randall Cunningham still has no Super Bowl ring.
Buddy Ryan still has not won a playoff game.
Norman Braman is still being stingy and not signing his players when they are free agents.
Richie Kotite has not replaced his play sheet and is still trying to fiddle around with the rain-soaked ones.
Ray Rhodes is still hollering at his underachieving players.
Mike Mamula is still a bum.
Bobby Hoying is still a bum.
Andy Reid still hasn't said anything during his press conferences.
Donovan McNabb still has not had that spectacular two-minute drive late in the fourth quarter to win the big game.
This team once again lost another NFC Championship Game and most importantly...
...the Eagles will once again not be crowned Super Bowl Champions.
With the way we got into the playoffs and the way we beat the Giants, I thought this was going to be the year. I didn't look past this game because I knew it would be tough and I knew it is one game at a time, but I really believed that the Eagles fortunes have changed.
I was wrong.
Well, I won't be wrong about this statement and I will stay by this statement unless it actually happens.
The Philadelphia Eagles, a franchise of 76 years, who wear green and white, play in Lincoln Financial Field and have the most loyal fans in America...WILL NEVER WIN A SUPER BOWL.
The Phillies may repeat as World Champions.
The Flyers may win a Stanley Cup after over 30 years of not doing so.
The Sixers...yes the Sixers...may somehow win an NBA Championship.
...the Philadelphia Eagles WILL NEVER win a Super Bowl.
It's nobody's fault. There is nothing you can do about it. They fact is, it just won't happen.
Will I still watch every game and cheer my brains out? ABSOLUTELY!
But, that does not change the fact that the Lombardi Trophy will never be in a parade down Broad Street.
I have expected that fact and you should too.