Monthly Archives: September 2012

Eagles fall (2-1)

This week, the eagles lost. Again, the biggest story of the game was turnovers. The Eagles committed too many, and the Cardinal defense played lights out, and didn’t allow a Eagle TD. Philly stayed in it though, until the last few seconds of the 1st half. When Vick was sack/stripped (which was returned for a touchdown). The momentum shifted, and the Eagles didn’t look the same again.

Vick was harassed all day, he didn’t get enough time some plays, then he took too much time other plays, which resulted in way too many hits on the quarterback.

After the loss, Reid didn’t give Vick a firm backing, which has caused some uproar. As I’ve said in earlier weeks, if the Eagles and Vick don’t limit those turnovers, they aren’t going to win very many games. And if that’s the case, Reid won’t have a job very much longer.

Arizona 27 Philadelphia 6

Next week is the Giants at home.

-sg

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Eagles Win again!

It’s Eagle Wednesday!

Another week, another win, another sloppy game.

The Eagles looked great on the first drive as I watched in the break room at work. Vick drove the team right down the field into the endzone, then threw an interception. I thought to myself, here we go again. It happened 2 more times for a total of 3 redzone turnovers. The week before we beat Cleveland after committing 5 turnovers, surely that was a one time thing, I thought to myself. But again, Vick showed his true colors in the 4th quarter leading the Eagles to another comeback victory.

The story of this game however, had nothing to do with the players. The Refs were terrible, god awful. The game was slow, multiple fights, and pushing matches were going on after almost every other play. And the biggest flaw to me (Biased of course) was the blown call with 1:55 left on the clock. Vick through an incomplete pass that was incorrectly ruled a fumble. I mean this one wasn’t even close. However, the officiating was terrible all around. Both team had some lousy calls, both teams got away with a lot. Most glaring was DeSean Jackson thrown punch. That is usually an automatic ejected. Yet, the refs let it go. Poor game, but an acceptable result.

Eagles 24 Ravens 23

Again this week, they need to clean up the turnover problem. They can’t keep winning this way.

And here’s my Photo of the game. Brent Celek hurdles Ed Reed. Reed is the best Safety in the game today, if not ever to play the game. Needless to say, this type of thing doesn’t happen to him all that often. (and he intercepted a pass on the next play).

Next week Philly plays at Arizona. They play the Kolb, whom they traded to the Cardinals in return for a Defensive Starter (DRC) and an 2nd round draft pick. Arizona’s Defense has been very good as of late. DeSean will have his hand’s full with Arizona’s corners, most notably, Patrick Peterson.

I think Eagles clean up their turnover problem and advance to 3-0.

Eagles win 31-17

See ya next week.

-sg

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Doggy Door Project

One thing Britt and I wanted to make sure of when we were apartment hunting a few months back, was that we had a fenced yard, so both of our minds were at ease with the boys (Maclin and Axel).

We did find a place, but the fenced yard was more of a sideyard, and didn’t have an access door. So Britt and I decided to build a Window doggy door.

First off, you need to understand the layout of our apartment. We live in an old house in Genesee, This particular house was split into two apartments, one upper, one lower. We live in the lower apartment. We have stairs leading up to a window, that is then walled off, because it used to be an old staircase from before the house split into two living units.

Ok! So we started by buying a big piece 5/8″ plywood and cut it to the size of our window. From there we made a cutout to fit the doggy door (just a standard $30 doggy door). Then had to add an outline of wood, so that the doggy door would fit properly. From there we threw some paint at it.

Then we screwed on the doggy door, and placed it into the window. 

We just calked the seams, so we didn’t have any water or air come in. As you can see in the picture, we had to sand part of the inside. When we painted it, the wood swelled enough it didn’t fit in the groove of the window. And some of you may be asking how the dogs get from the door to the ground outside? The window is actually only a foot or so from the ground. So we built some stairs out of some cement blocks and gorilla glued them into place.

It’s worked pretty good for our pups the last few months. and was a fun, quick little project.

-sg

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Mailbox Project

So a few months ago, I fixed our mailbox. When we moved in it looked like this…

It’s pretty cool looking, but has seen it’s years and thousands of pieces of mail.

So I wanted to do something nice for our landlord, so I fixed it. No, not fixed I guess, replaced. So I went and bought a new mailbox and some wood. and this is what I ended with.

As you can see, totally revamped it. The only regret, is that I put too big of numbers on the side.

Until next time.

-sg

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Eagles Win!

The Eagles played the Browns this week. The best part of this game was the Defense, the Eagles played lights out. They forced B. Weeden into bad situations and 4 interceptions. However, the Browns were still in it up until the final minutes because M. Vick matched Weeden’s 4 INTs.  It was Kurt Coleman’s second interception of the game, in the final minute that sealed it for the Eagles.

Eagles over the Browns 17-16

 

Next week the Eagles play the Ravens. The Ravens looked unstoppable Monday, while crushing the Bengals. If Mike Vick plays like he did against the Bengals, it will get ugly, early. The Matchup for me to watch will be Eagles new MLB D. Ryans vs. Ravens Pro Bowl RB R. Rice.

We shall see.

In other quick news. My Fantasy team lead by B. Green-Ellis, B.Marshall, and LeSean McCoy won.

-sg

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