Posted October 07, 2012

JUNE 27th, 2012 I wrote:

The Eagles play Cleveland and Arizona in 2 of their first 3 games. Even if they go 3-0, some people will question the legitimacy of those wins, just like they question the legitimacy of the final four weeks of last season. Even if they do start fast, the legitimacy will be shrugged at until probably the Bye Week.

So far I've absolutely nailed it! 

The team is 3-1 atop the division, and the fanbase is still somehow underwhelmed about the team they mostly expected to tank.

So here's the question: When in YOUR (individual) mind does this team turn the corner and become legitimate? And I mean legitimate for THE SEASON. Not the sort of legitimate where you brag when they win, then bail when they lose.

Fact is if they lose, folks will tear them a new one and hold the loss over their heads all year regardless of how well they do.

So would a 4-1 start be enough? Would beating the Steelers, be enough? 

Most of us expected a loss to the Ravens, and the EAGLES won. Last week we took a game away from a division rival. Every win has been a fist fight that required mental toughness, not only to beat the opponent, but to also not get down over their own mistakes and keep fighting.

These things have gone completely unnoticed, and that's sad considering that those are EXACTLY the qualities this city LOVES the character 'Rocky Balboa' for.

Do you only like fictional toughness? Can you not appreciate toughness in real life?

How many wins will it take before you get behind your team, and STAY there?


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