Thursday, August 8, 2013

The San Diego Chargers are going to win the Super Bowl?

This is a two part blog, and I'll get to the title shortly.  First off I just want to comment on the ridiculousness of ESPN's coverage leading up to the Eagles/Patriots pre-season opener tomorrow night; highlighted by Philadelphia's quarterback "controversy" (between Michael Vick and Nick Foles) regarding who is going to start the meaningless exhibition contest in which starters hardly play anyway.  From how it's being reported you'd think Philly was prepping for the Super Bowl this weekend.  I guess it's indicative of America's love of all things NFL, and the void of any major sports stories in mid summer.  In fact, just now as I was about to hit "publish," this tweet popped up in my feed:
I'm glad that's out of the way, hopefully I'll finally be able to sleep tonight...

And while I'm on the topic of the Eagles and the Super Bowl, here's the second part of today's post: In 2009 Philly lost their first home game 48-22 to the New Orleans Saints.  The Saints went on to win it all that year.  The Eagles following three home openers have been against Green Bay in 2010, the Giants in 2011, and Baltimore in 2012; all of them eventual Super Bowl champions.  So after a four-year run of starting their home schedule against the league's future title winners, the first team to visit Philadelphia this season will be the San Diego Chargers.  The Chargers finished 7-9 last year and are currently listed at 50-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, so it seems extremely unlikely that the Eagles bizarre streak will continue.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing piece of trivia Mark regarding the Eagles and SB champs.


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