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Old 11-21-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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Good Lord, kyb, you really are a native Philadelphian. The Eagles just won the championship last season for the first time in almost 60 years and after a half season, we are settling in for "years of losing agin". Yeesh.
You can clearly see that most eagles fans are ungrateful.
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Good Lord, kyb, you really are a native Philadelphian. The Eagles just won the championship last season for the first time in almost 60 years and after a half season, we are settling in for "years of losing agin". Yeesh.
Dunno how old you are, of course, but people of a certain, ahem, vintage have witnessed losing sports franchises in the Phila. area for years. Unfortunately it's more normal than not.

Did anyone expect the Eagles to do this badly after such an amazing prior season even after losing Wentz?
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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Dunno how old you are, of course, but people of a certain, ahem, vintage have witnessed losing sports franchises in the Phila. area for years. Unfortunately it's more normal than not.

Did anyone expect the Eagles to do this badly after such an amazing prior season even after losing Wentz?

Since 1990, NFL teams who the SB have only repeated 2 times

Cowboys-1992 and 1993

Pats-2004 and 2005
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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Believe it or not, with the injury to Alex Smith, the Redskins will fall and the Eagles could still win the division. I can see two or even three teams finishing 8-8, which of course would come down to the divisional record. One last chance; that hopefully the shellacking by the Saints serves as a wake-up call. One can only hope. Other then that the Cowboys will win the division, which I absolutely hate.
Tell me, please, why the heck, in the name of people who can read maps, are the Cowboys in the same division with the Eagles?
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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Tell me, please, why the heck, in the name of people who can read maps, are the Cowboys in the same division with the Eagles?
I would like to know too
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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I would like to know too
Geographically, which the divisions are allegedly based on, Carolina should be in the east & Dallas should be in the South.

The current placement makes as much sense as when MLB had Atlanta in the west.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:53 AM
 
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When the Saints were added as an expansion team in 1967, the NFL went to four divisions within an eastern and western conference. Dallas team executives had been instrumental in bringing about the merger with the AFL and got themselves placed in the eastern conference, even though there were more teams in the east and Atlanta and Baltimore were placed in the west. When the merger happened and there was a lot of shuffling of teams, there were actually several proposals including some that had Dallas stay in the east to maintain the division rivalries that were being established. The St. Louis Cardinals were also in the division in the proposal that was picked, even after they moved to Arizona. When they reshuffled to four divisions in 2002, they just kept the NFC East rivalries.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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When the Saints were added as an expansion team in 1967, the NFL went to four divisions within an eastern and western conference. Dallas team executives had been instrumental in bringing about the merger with the AFL and got themselves placed in the eastern conference, even though there were more teams in the east and Atlanta and Baltimore were placed in the west. When the merger happened and there was a lot of shuffling of teams, there were actually several proposals including some that had Dallas stay in the east to maintain the division rivalries that were being established. The St. Louis Cardinals were also in the division in the proposal that was picked, even after they moved to Arizona. When they reshuffled to four divisions in 2002, they just kept the NFC East rivalries.
I think it was going to be skins, steelers, eagles and giants but they decided to leave the cowboys
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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You can clearly see that most eagles fans are ungrateful.
We are grateful. But, heavens, why did they turn into such a bad team in the very next season?
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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Since 1990, NFL teams who the SB have only repeated 2 times

Cowboys-1992 and 1993

Pats-2004 and 2005
Don't think anyone expected a back to back SB appearance though.
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