I love what the Eagles (6-1) are doing. They were amazing on Monday night. Carson Wentz is an absolute stud and the hero Philadelphia deserves. Zach Ertz hasn’t quite been passed the torch from Rob Gronkowski, but he’s currently running the route and he’s open (like always). I love all of this. So please, Eagles fans, know that I love you. Know that if some dude was walking through a grocery store in an old-school No. 15 Eagles jersey, I would know it was an homage to Steve Van Buren. The pride of Honduras.
Take the Pittsburgh Steelers. We haven’t seen the best of that group yet. It’s the same for the Atlanta Falcons.
Last week was a tough week to pick games for everybody. With six teams on a bye this week, there are fewer games to mess up. I, for one, like that.
Joke was anything but during his epic run up to the finals. And then you have my guy Dubby and Tweez, who was sort of a Cinderella story. But I don’t want to make it seem like he wasn’t a great competitor. He took Skimbo to the limit (and overtime) but was ultimately felled by a coin toss.
Great tournament, which was held in the “classic” form, with the competitors on the couch next to each other instead of in isolation like it’s some 1980s game show. They had to play like we (or at least I) grew up playing. I might not have been the best game-planner or strategist. But I had a way to get into their minds, like a Madden version of Paul Heyman. When you get your opponent to play you, and not the fake Seahawks on the screen, you’ve already won.
It’s worth noting, however, that Newton did field questions for several minutes before ending the press conference, so we probably shouldn’t turn this into a giant controversy.
Newton did answer questions for several minutes before departing, but clearly took an all business approach today. No joking around.