Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
|photo credit Dan McQuade|
I have been a member of Team Reid, but Sunday afternoon sitting in Ralph Wilson Stadium that all changed. While sitting in section 316 it hit me, this is not a football game but rather a funeral for a once proud coach. My buddy looked at me at the time and was like "I know its over if you are not supporting him anymore."
Reid has been a fantastic coach for the Birds. He led the Eagles to five NFC championship games, including four consecutive appearances from 2001-2004 and to Super Bowl in 2004. His career record is 119-71-1 with 7 division titles. The only thing lacking from his resume is a Super Bowl ring and in Philly that is the only thing that matters.
Despite his success, Reid will never been truly loved by the football mad fans of Philly. Most fans want a guy, like Rex Ryan, that gives great sound bits during press conference. That was never Reid, his classic: "I have to do a better job preparing my team" comment is mocked all around the Eagles Nations. Its gotten so bad that his press conference are now subject of drinking games because he says the same thing week after week.
At the start of the season, the Bird went all in to win a Super Bowl and now it appears they went all in with nothing. The season is turning into a train wreck and has made Reid look like he has lost the team. So after 13 years of coaching this team its time for a change. I think that Andy can still coach, but its time for him to move on just like what happened with Tony Dungy in Tampa. There comes a time when it's just not working anymore and we have gotten there. I'm so much in support of the getting rid of Andy Reid that I joined the "Andy Reid Must Go" and "Fire Andy Reid" groups on Facebook, something a couple of months ago I would have never thought of.
If Andy gets another job and returns to Linc, I would be one of the first people to stand up and give him the standing ovation that he deserves for his time here. Its sad that it has come to this. Its time to swing for the fences and go out and get either Jon Gruden or Jeff Fisher to coach this team.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
After taking in the Rutgers game on Saturday, the OTWT Tailgating crew head up to Western New York for the Bills and Eagles game. As an Eagles fan it was a disaster with them going down 31-24 and falling to 1-4. The game made me realize that its time for a change its sad it only took driving 7 hours to see that.
It's a lot different then tailgating in Philly
Ralph Wilson Stadium, very old, very white.
A lot of Eagles fan made the 7 hour trip
Large horse will scare anyone
It's a big day out for most in Buffalo, take a look at all of the limos parked at the stadium
Monday, October 10, 2011
The OTWT Tailgating crew had a real interesting weekend. Our first stop off the weekend was New Brunswick for the Rutgers vs. Pitt. Rutgers decided to change things up and came out in an all black uniform. The uniforms and the Rutgers defense powered them to the win to move them to 2-0 in conference.
Lots of Pitt fans went home unhappy
Rutgers nice all black uniforms.
Rutgers takes the field in their new black uniforms
The setting sun at Rutgers Stadium