Originally posted on Player Perspective  |  Last updated 10/23/12
Every time we get to the point in the season where the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles have to face each other I face a week of anxiety! I’ve mentioned this many times before — I’m a fan of both teams. And the past two weeks have been very nauseating since both teams had a bye the same week AND they’re playing each other right after it. As much as people criticize liking two teams — two football teams especially — as some way of cheating sadness, it’s actually way more stressful if you care about both teams. I became a fan of the Falcons and Eagles long before I knew what a division or conference was or cared what people thought about it. I was kid who was a FANATIC about the NBA and caught the NFL when I could. And like many casual fans I stocked up on paraphernalia over the years and I’m still known to wear one red Falcons leg warmer and one green Eagles leg warmer just to bring a sense of balance to my life. Later, I fell in love with the NFL and couldn’t choose between the two teams and resigned myself to being stuck with both of them. I thought that when I moved to Philadelphia and got sucked into Philly sports culture my love for the Falcons would have diminished. But it didn’t. I continued to “rise up” and fall with the highs and lows of both teams including having to re-learn to tolerate Michael Vick after he unexpectedly ended up with the Eagles. This season presents another great example of why liking two teams is no fun. I’d love for the Falcons to go 7-0 and show everyone they’re gonna continue to roll despite how many writers push out articles about how they’re not the real deal…but I’d also hate to see the Eagles lose cause that would trash their already embarrassing ass season even more. As a kid, I never thought there would be a day like last week when I could call former Falcons RB Jamal Anderson  and yell “WE 6-0 HELL YEAHHHHHH” rather than stating a simple “hello.” But yes that did happen. As a kid, I never thought there would be a day when I could call former Eagles CB Troy Vincent a friend, but he absolutely is. A lot of things have changed since I first became a fan of both teams but one thing hasn’t — my refusal to watch the Falcons and Eagles play each other. I have never done it. I don’t think I will ever do it. The  one year that I gave it serious consideration, Falcons CB Dunta Robinson nearly ended WR Desean Jackson’s life. I was so glad I missed that moment. That’s not the kind of entertainment (read: horrifying moment) I need in my life. So this week, while millions of people tune at 1pm to enjoy what probably should be the primetime game Sunday night I will either go to the gym, take my dog to the park, paint my toenails or do something else non-football related. I was so upset when the standing weekly  Sunday brunch I have with my girlfriends (that I obviously miss almost every week during football season) was switched to Saturday just for this week. This is the ONE Sunday where I do NOT want to be near a TV early on in the day and would have appreciated something else to do. If this post strikes you as overly emotional I would like to use the vagina card. I’M A GIRL. **** off. So what’s my wish for week 8? The same wish I have every week – that both of my teams remain healthy and competitive.   Related Posts:Why I’m Ignoring All Eagles Playoffs ScenariosPhiladelphia Eagles Draft One of The Team’s Biggest Fans — Vinny CurryUndefeated Atlanta Falcons striving to be special not just goodThe Atlanta Falcons Offensive Linemen Are Football’s “Mean Girls”Cowboys and Eagles Should Sit Romo and Vick This Week
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Suns not buying Bledsoe's excuse for eyebrow-raising tweet

Winners and losers from 'Monday Night Football' in Week 7

Eight things the college football polls got wrong for Week 9

Dwight Freeney set to meet with Seahawks, take physical

Draymond Green taunts Dennis Smith after denying dunk attempt

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Metta World Peace hired by G-League team as assistant coach

Hue Jackson: Kizer's night out won't affect QB decision

Watch video of Duke basketball’s weird pep rally, with players dancing and more

Steph Curry consoles Devin Harris’ nephew, who lost father in car accident

Dodgers/Astros could be a World Series for the ages

Marcin Gortat fires back at LaVar Ball, defends John Wall

Dodgers, Astros top all-time postseason highlights

The 'Best offense is a good defense' quiz

Path to the 2017 World Series - Houston Astros

MLS Decision Day: East to be a rumble while West up for grabs

Most prominent sports bans on the 5th anniversary of the Lance Armstrong ban

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cubs owner up for Heritage Foundation post

The 'Like Mike, only better' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Dodgers finish Cubs while Astros find pain in the Bronx

The 'Some call me the Rocket, some people call me Maurice' quiz

Kyrie Irving must lead Celtics through a disaster in search for happiness

Jacoby Brissett: The forgotten up-and-comer

NFL Week 7 Predictions

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Path to the 2017 World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers

Path to the 2017 World Series - Houston Astros

Dodgers, Astros top all-time postseason highlights

The 'Best offense is a good defense' quiz

MLS Decision Day: East to be a rumble while West up for grabs

Most prominent sports bans on the 5th anniversary of the Lance Armstrong ban

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cubs owner up for Heritage Foundation post

The 'Like Mike, only better' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Dodgers finish Cubs while Astros find pain in the Bronx

The 'Some call me the Rocket, some people call me Maurice' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker