Today I return after a week or more. I spent the week doing meetings in Dallas.
I had intentions of watching the Houston-Philly game today but am instead listening to that game on SportsRadio 610 in Houston since our TV package is running the Dallas-Arizona match instead. The situation does not make me happy but neither does the Eagles leading the Texas by 7-0 with about 8:30 left in the first quarter.
The ESPN NFL Power Rankings put Philidelphia at No. 5 and Houston No. 21. Of course, no amount of ranking and second-guessing or soothsaying means anything come Sunday. With 3:11 left in the 1st, J.J. Watt hit QB Nick Foles causing an Eagles interception. Cornerback A.J. Bouye ran it 51 yards for a pick six, by the way. Texans-Eagles are now tied 7-7. Damn! I wish I could watch it. The drive after the kickoff has seen two sacks on Foles.
As I was about to say, anything can happy any given Sunday.
“On any given Sunday you’re gonna win or you’re gonna lose. The point is – can you win or lose like a man?” as Tony D’Amato, the Al Pacino pro football coach character says, in the 1999 sports flick “Any Given Sunday.”
And not just Sunday — although the Eagles are back 14-7 after Nick Foles went down with a shoulder injury and replacement QB Mark Sanchez tossed a pass from the 11 to Jordan Matthews for the score — led by a battered QB Tony Romo, 5-1 Dallas went down Monday night after the 3RD-string QB Colt McCoy-led a 2-4 Washington team to an overtime win against the Cowboys.
The Texans just intercepted Sanchez with about 6-something left in the Second Quarter.
Did I say I would like very much to be watching instead of just listening?
Oh crap! RB Arian Foster grabbed a pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to go 56 yards to tie the game at 14-14. That was with 3:58 left in the half.
Sanchez directed the Eagles close enough for a field goal just before the half. The Eagles lead 17-14. I won’t be live or semi-live blogging the remaining portion of the game.
Oh well, as the words from long ago by the still rocking Rolling Stones: