6 Days of Super Eagles … Days: 3

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3 is an awesome number.  It’s our favorite score in golf (always a par, birdie, or eagle), the number of the greatest player in baseball history (Il Bambino, George Herman Ruth), the time of day that happy hour starts at the primatomma offices, and the number of days until the Eagles reach Vindication Day!  Like you, we’ve seen every Eagles’ hype video and every comparison to Rocky possible.  All we can say is “keep ’em coming”! The energy is palpable and the mojo is heavily in the ‘Birds favor as Vegas is a great indicator of rooting interest (HEAVY action on the Eagles).

Today’s reasoning for Eagle Super Bowl LII victory delves into the karmic, dare we say super-natural.  But first our “3 more days of agony” jersey choice:

Day 3 Jersey:  Brian Westbrook (jersey credit to primaParty)

This diminutive running back is the epitome of why Philadelphians love their Eagles.  Only 5’8″ and slightly regarded coming from then Division 1AA (now “NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision” … don’t ask me why) Villanova, Westbrook played larger than most of his contemporaries.  Westbrook played 8 hugely productive seasons for the Birds, and did just about everything.  He returned kicks and punts, ran the rock with aplomb, and was arguably the greatest receiving running back in NFL history.  B-West resides among the legends in the Eagles Hall of Fame and his underdog grit translates perfectly to the nature of the 2017 NFC Champions.

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Day 3 Reason for Eagle Victory:  Karma

We take a respite from the X’s and O’s to call attention to a sign from the Ether pointing to certain Eagles’ victory in 3 days.

Jerome Brown was destined to be an all-time great defensive tackle for the ‘Birds when his promising career was cut short by a tragic car accident.  Brown was just 27 years old when his life ended far too soon, just entering the prime of his career – all 5 seasons of which with the Eagles.  He was Warren Sapp and Fletcher Cox wrapped up in one.  Buddy Ryan famously quipped, “if you had 45 Jerome Browns, you would win every game.”

Here’s the connection to Jerome and this Sunday that cannot be ignored (credit to primaLerry) … brace yourself:  This Sunday is Super Bowl LII (that’s 52 for you non-Googlers – as NOBODY understands these woe begotten Greek numerals).  This Sunday is Jerome Brown’s birthday.  Guess what year of his life he would be completing? (Hint:  It’s the same as the number of NFL seasons this Sunday’s Super Bowl concludes.)

  1.  Karmic Advantage:  EAGLES

Until tomorrow… the time is yours.

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6 Days of Super Eagles … Days: 5

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5 more days.  5 more days until we find ourselves on the RIGHT side of history.  On the right side of sending the Evil Empire packing for good.  A change of the guard is upon us. Much like a young Tom Brady beating the Greatest Show on Turf in the ’01 season Bowl, kicking off almost two decades of excellence, the Eagles find themselves in a similar spot this Sunday.  Brady is 40, still at the top if his game, but Father Time takes a major tick this weekend.  The Eagles have an MVP QB … who ISN’T EVEN PLAYING THIS WEEKEND!  And a coach that will grow with him.  Bright days ahead, boys and girls.

Day 6 Jersey:  Hugh Douglas

Hugh Lamont Douglas played 6 seasons for the ‘Birds, culminating in a final Swann song in the failed Super Bowl run of 2004.  But Hugh is most important for another reason for which he earns a finalist slot in our 6 Days of Super Eagles, Day 5 Jersey:  He reversed the curse of inept pass rushers that the Eagles tried in vain to acquire ever since the heralded Reggie White days.  How can we forget such luminaries as Brandon Whiting, Juqua Parker, Jerome McDougal, Jon Harris, and the epitome of the era, Mike “Almost Got There” Mamula?  With the brief exception of William Fuller, the position was a dumpster fire by anyone’s standards.  The Hughster reversed this trend, and was arguably THE catalyst to a revamped defense that took us to the precipice of greatness 13 years ago.

 

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Day 5 Reason for Eagle Victory:  Familiarity

This reason could end with one sentence:  Each side has two players that has played with the other team – the Eagles have Legarrette Blount and Chris Long … two MAJOR pieces of the ‘Birds success in ’17; the Pats have Patrick Chung and Eric Rowe – two Jabrones that the Eagles cut due to SUCKING!  Add the fact that Blount (offense) and Long (defense) have both sides of the field covered, you cannot deny, Advantage:  EAGLES

You can’t underestimate the importance of knowing the ins and outs of your opponent.  It’s why inter-division games are always so close as the talent gap shrinks due to knowledge of the other side’s personnel and planning.  Look back at the ’02 Super Bowl, won by the Tampa Bay Bucs and new head coach Jon Gruden, beating the Oakland Raiders … who Gruden coached for the previous 4 seasons!  So this is important, REALLY important.  And bet your last dollar that both Long and Blount are front and center of team meetings ever since the trashing of the crying Vikings.

Back tomorrow.  Time is yours.

 

6 Days of Super Eagles … Days: 6

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If it’s not abundantly clear, the primatomma staff are 100% Eagles fans.  So if that’s a turn off to any evil empire Patriot fans, then go back to your cheating, criminal, anti-American ways while 99% of the country enjoys this post.

With the longest week EVER to endure for Eagles fans upon us, we offer you a brief respite from your anxiety leading up to Super Bowl LII.  Over the next 6 days, we will share with you the jerseys we have considered donning in the biggest game of our lives, Super Bowl LII.  Culminating with the winning jersey that virtually GUARANTEES a ‘Birds victory this Sunday!  And as a bonus, each day will feature the reasons why the Eagles will take home the Lombardi trophy.  These reasons are steeped in analytics, objectivity, and – we are under advisement – have been divinely inspired. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

Day 6 Jersey:  Custom

As a rule, primatomma is adamantly opposed to personalizing your jersey with your own name.  Can you say, “narcissistic”?  But that violation is shelved for any customized jersey with special meaning.  So our Day 6 Eagles jersey is an homage to our primaFounder’s 40th birthday (thus the “40”).  Shout out to primaFrenchie for this kind gesture.  Always a crowd-pleaser in your own home, but for the love of Pete, don’t wear your own name on your team’s jersey to the stadium or you deserve a beer shower.

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Day 6 Reason for Eagle Victory:  Offensive Line

Its been said that football games are won in the trenches.  When looking at offensive line effectiveness, you have to look beyond the ranking of each unit by this season’s stats, which ranks both O-lines as a virtual tie.  If both teams have performed comparably, next level analysis focuses on two areas:  1) Experience of the unit, and 2) expected performance vs. opposing team’s Defensive Line.

  • The Eagles have a combined 343 career regular season starts, with the most starts being this season.  The Pats lag with 250 starts. Advantage:  Eagles
  • Looking at the D-Lines both offenses will be facing, the Pats are the 20th ranked run defense in the league.  They give up 4.7 yards per carry… 2nd worse in the NFL!  The Eagles love to run the ball.  Do the math… the Eagles by comparison give up almost a FULL YARD less per carry at 3.8 … which is huge.  While the Pats aren’t as run heavy as the Eagles, they are middle of the pack in terms of sacks allowed.  Translation:  The team that runs the ball better has a decided edge.  Advantage: Eagles

Back tomorrow with more insight.  The time is yours.