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Time’s Yours Podcast: Eagles 2013, Missed Opportunity Or Excited For The Future?


The Eagles season is over, and we’re bummed.

Is the end result of the 2013 Eagles a missed opportunity, or a sign of great things to come? Is it both?

We talk about the game, the season, Andy Reid’s choke, Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick, and of course next year.

It’s been a great season, thank you for listening. We’ll be back near the draft.

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The Degenerate Podcast: NFL Playoff Teaser And Playoff Props


There are only four games, no way Fantasource can come up with a three team teaser, can he?


A playoff NFL teaser and we talk some playoff props.

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Time’s Yours Podcast: Bring On The Cowboys


There are two questions that must be answered in today’s podcast.

Will Lee admit the Eagles are good?

Will Spike admit Nick Foles is good?

Wait.. three questions!

What are the best two vegetables to serve at Christmas dinner?

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Time’s Yours Podcast: Eagles Blow It Vs. The Vikings

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There weren’t too many people who expected that game yesterday. Well except maybe this guy:

On today’s show, Spike and Lee discuss the loss, Chip Kelly’s decisions, Nick Foles’ performance, DeSean Jackson’s comments, and the playoff prospects.

Chris Johnson asks some tough questions in Warm It Up about quarterbacks, baseball, and Chip Kelly in college.

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My Sort Of Pro-Nick Foles Chip Kelly Email

I’ve gotten a lot of heat over the last several weeks, and perhaps deservedly so, for being negative about Nick Foles.

I’ve got to be honest, I’m generally more negative about the people that insist Nick Foles is Joe Montana or Tom Brady than I am about Nick Foles.

He is playing much better than I ever imagined. It’s been impressive. There is still something about the “eye test” and his arm that don’t pass the sniff test to me, especially given how immobile he is, but time will likely prove me right or wrong on that.

In any case…

Kenny Brock is currently the producer of The DA Show on CBS Sports Radio (can be heard locally on 610AM). Kenny used to work here at WIP, where he would write some things for CBS Philly dot com.

In November of 2012, Kenny wrote a prophetic piece on Chip Kelly being the next Eagles coach. We went through several revisions, but one sticking point was that Kenny believed Michael Vick HAD to be the quarterback. I tried to back him off that stance. Otherwise the article has proven to be SPOT ON.

Kenny actually found the email, and I thought it was pretty funny given the current situation.

You can follow Kenny on Twitter @KBrockJr. You can read his great college football stuff HERE. 

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Photoshop With Matt Mac: J-Bo In The Snow Bowl

Since Matt Mac is all super busy with his REAL job these days, it’s a real treat and a surprise when I get a new image from him.

He was inspired by Sunday’s Eagles win in the snow, and managed to find a photo no one else did. Mr. Storm Of The Century himself was actually PLAYING on Sunday.

There was apparently a cat on the field as well.

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Time’s Yours Podcast: Eagles Win Fifth In A Row In The Snow Bowl

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This is the worst game ever! Why are they even playing!?


The Eagles won their fifth straight, and again I insist they are a “good team.” Lee says no, and explains why.

We talk Eagles Lions, the new NFL rules, Nick Foles’ lies and whether the Eagles can win a home playoff game. Chris Johnson Jr. chimes in during Warm It Up with three questions to stick it to Russakoff.

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Time’s Yours Podcast: Eagles Vs. Lions Preview (Are The Eagles Good?)


Better late than never, right?

Time’s Yours is on Thursday this week, rather than Monday. Sorry for the delay!

Spike and Lee discuss the Eagles second half offensive struggles, whether or not they’re ‘good’, the progress of Nick Foles, and just how many of the remaining four games they’ll win.

Warm It Up with Chris Johnson is great as always, with some Johnny Football and McNabb talk.

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Conroy: The Eagles Have Cancelled the Apocalypse

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Michael Conroy is a freelance sportswriter and Flyers fan, and a guest writer for Spike Eskin Dot Com. You can find him on Twitter @MichaelConroyPM.

By now, the Eagles’ victory over the Washington (Professional Football Team) last Sunday has been covered from every conceivable angle. While the outcome was sweet for Philadelphia fans everywhere, I can’t shake this feeling that we’ve all missed out on something special; absolutely horrifying, but special.

When Brandon Boykin came down in the endzone with an errant Robert Griffin III throw, I exhaled for the first time in about 27 minutes. While a cool wave of overwhelming relief washed over me, I felt as if something disappeared from a hundred polaroid photos, somewhere, à la Back to the Future. I think it’s time we take a moment to mourn the loss of a week that might have been, had RGIII completed his improbable comeback.

If you really think about it, what happened in the fourth quarter of last week’s game could have been the biggest swing in the NFL’s recent history. I think about all of the consequences that might have unfolded following an overtime Eagles loss and am truly mesmerized. Think I’m being melodramatic? Let’s examine the possibilities together, shall we?

What If the Eagles Had Lost?

Chip Kelly’s system isn’t right for the NFL…again

Oh, sure the Eagles had another game where they piled up yards like calories in soda cans. Those calories, much like the Eagles’ brand of yards are a bit hollow and offer very little in the way of substance. I mean really think about it: Are the team’s bevy of 20+ yard plays truly leading to points on a consistent enough basis? Games are won on the scoreboard, not the stat sheet and Chip Kelly’s proven that he’s got it where it doesn’t count.

Another glaring hole in his strategy is his inability to run this offense with a lead. Time and time again this season, we’ve seen him close up shop and head home early in the 3rd quarter. That’s simply unacceptable at the professional level. NFL games are quite literally won and lost in the second half. His team now sports a slightly lucky 5-6 record and he’ll be coaching USC before you know it.

Nick Foles is not a “closer”

We’ve seen Nickfolean Dynamite light up the sky in the first halves of meaningless games against bad teams. That doesn’t prove anything in the NFL. What Foles HAS proven, if anything in his young career, is this: When faced with an big game in which the meticulously constructed “plan” is no longer effective, he’s got nothing else to offer.

Nick Foles has benefited from a new system and it’s many cheap gimmicks on his way to a farce of a three game stretch. The arm strength, IQ and mobility just aren’t there to bail out the offense when things don’t go according to plan.

Billy Davis loses his job

That’s all she wrote, folks. Billy Davis’s defense yielded yet again in a crucial moment, proving just how fluky the preceding performances against inferior opponents were. His blitzes are ill-timed and he just doesn’t have a strong understanding of the personnel he’s working with. You can’t leave Roc Carmichael on an island with constant blitzes all game long and watch a 24 point 4th quarter lead melt away.

More than likely, Chip Kelly looks for a replacement in the offseason. The Eagles use Davis just as they used Sean McDermott as their proverbial scapegoat at the end of the year. Sorry, Bill, we just don’t “trust you” anymore.

The locker room falls apart

You think that the —skins are rotting from within right now? Think about the finger pointing that would have gone on had the Eagles come away losers last Sunday. What leadership would step up and inspire the team to overcome their strife? Who would silence the chaos in the locker room?

Nick Foles isn’t the leader of this team. He’s not standing up on a table and rallying the troops. Demeco Ryans has made it clear that he leads by example. I don’t expect the team to honor his silence and workmanlike attitude in the wake of this collapse.

LeSean McCoy is a fiery guy and might just be the most outraged member of an all-around angry team. Couldn’t you see him totally pulling an Andre Johnson routine? Desean Jackson probably would have decided this season isn’t worth getting hurt over when the —skins made it 24-24. (okay, okay. That was unfair. DJacc’s been balling out this season.)

436 days and counting

This loss would have guaranteed Philadelphia at least another 14 days of “…since the Eagles have won a home game” material and I, for one, simply hadn’t had enough of that yet. Think of the possibilities: “10,000,000 babies have been born since the Eagles have won a home game.” “x amount of Marvel movies have been released since the Eagles have won a home game.” On second thought, maybe we’ll file this one under things we can be glad we missed out on.

Angelo Cataldi retires

Would the morning show on 94WIP ever be better than it was that Monday morning? Would Angelo ever be able to achieve such a euphoria for the rest of his career? I seriously doubt it.

He’d have former players, drunk fans, mayors, governors and presidents of foreign countries on the line. He’d drag damning criticisms our of reluctant writers and reporters until they physically removed him from the studio. Angelo would break a guinness world record for staging the largest organized profane sign smuggling event in the history of America. This, I have to admit is my greatest regret from Sunday.

Spike Eskin eats his cat

Understandably, Spike was going to bolt the doors and hold up in his home until the end of the world had blown over. As he had forgotten to go shopping for food prior to the game, it looked like there might be feline casualties. It was just something he’d have to live with and I respect that. Luckily for the cat and decent, animal loving human beings everywhere, this situation was avoided. Thank god Brandon Boykin can catch.


As I’ve said, the win was nice to have, and it’s one we absolutely had to have, but there’s no denying the fact that we’ve all missed out on something truly remarkable. Philadelphia might never see a quarter of football as potentially damaging as the one they escaped on Sunday. At the very least, we won’t before our next Super Bowl run. We’re all just stranded here in some strange limbo, a world created only in the absence of a destined sports apocalypse that never was. For now, I can only sit and wonder what might have been.


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