Last night, the Eagles fell flat on their face yet again. It was shocking in the beginning, maddening in the middle, and now that we've come to the end...its just plain embarrassing. Eagle fans who didn't even buy into the "Dream Team" hype are being subjected to taunts and jeers from every other kind of fan. To quote the late great Owen Hart...Enough is enough and its time for a change.
With a Washington Redskin victory this coming Sunday, the Eagles will be in sole possession of last place. No one could have possibly seen this coming. Even those who nearly OD'ed on Haterade didn't predict this season would be such an abject disaster. Blame has been passed around like my exes at a frat party...Andy, Juan, Michael, DeSean, Howie, Vince...it seems like every day is a round of Spin the Blame Bottle. The fact of the matter is...no one knows EXACTLY where it all went wrong, we just know it went wrong. Horrifically wrong. I have been quite impressed with the Eagles fans in South Jersey. Everyone knows how much the people of Philadelphia love Rocky, and this season fans of their football team have had to make like the Italian Stallion and pull their bodies up from the mat. But the team hasn't rewarded their loyalty. Poor play, poor play calling, poor decision making...the list goes on and on. The time is now for Eagles fans to rise up and let their voices be heard. Its no surprise that Andy Reid has looked decidedly more uncomfortable since the "FIRE ANDY" chants found their way to the Linc. But its time to take it step further and show this front office that you will NOT accept this kind of failure and that changes NEED to be made. It is time for a boycott. It will be difficult and it will sting, but no great changes come without revolution. The Eagles have been able to rest on their laurels for years because no matter how much their fans grouse and no matter how much the media tries to portray them as "THE WORST FANS EVAHHHH!", they are as loyal as labs. Jeffrey Lurie knows that no matter how many Birds fans call local talk radio to complain, the Linc will be full of people in Midnight Green eight Sundays a year. Maybe it is time to show him that won't always be the case. Now, I recognize it is difficult to just NOT USE your tickets; tickets you shelled out hard-earned money for. But you shelled out that money because you thought this organization deserved it. If you have tickets to the next Eagles home game (Dec 11th vs the Jets), don't use them. Show Jeffrey Lurie what an empty section looks like. If you can't swallow the loss of so much money (understandable), sell them to Jets fans. Odds are you know one, seeing as thousands came out of the woodwork as soon as the team started winning. It may hurt watching at home, but if those insufferable "J-E-T-S" chants echo throughout the stadium, the front office WILL take notice. Will they make a change at head coach? Who knows? But they will know that way business is done MUST change. They will know that the fans are mad as hell and they're not gonna take it anymore! Eagles fans, in my opinion, are some of the most loyal and passionate sports fans I've ever met. But the time has come to show the team that that loyalty and that passion is a privilege, not a right. Don't Occupy the Linc.