Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Redskins fans can breathe a sigh of relief as it's just been announced that assistant head coach for defense Gregg Williams has renewed his contract for another 3 years, reportedly worth $8 million. (Yes, the one great thing about owner Daniel Snyder is his money. It's clearly no object. Case in point: his desire to purchase the ailing Six Flags amusement park franchise.) Earlier it was rumored Williams was a top candidate for the head coaching jobs at St. Louis and Kansas City.

Thanks to Galley readers who clarified the city-to-city wager and Mayor Williams's offer of chili dogs--a respectable bet considering that venerable institution, Ben's Chili Bowl. Props to "utron" for suggesting a barrel of pork.

But it was blogger Duane who took us down memory lane by linking to an age-old post, dating back to last April, by fellow Galley slave Jonathan Last, who envisioned a 16-0 season for his beloved Eagles. This was clearly before the departure of T.O. (for good) and McNabb and the ascendancy of Dettmer and McMahon. One anonymous reader had then predicted the Eagles would lose twice to the Skins. Kudos to him as well as Duane.

The other travesty of last Sunday's game in Philly I had forgotten to mention was the tossing of beer at Clinton Portis's mother (who supposedly fought back before ending up on the sideline). Fans then turned their rage against Eagles coach Andy Reid, who needed security to help him out of the stadium.


Anonymous said...

Phila fans: worst fans ever. You could have shot a cannon into the stands at the Vet and not hit a Phillies fan during Bowa's first season ('02, I think), a season in which the Phillies were competitive until September, even though everyone figured them to be a last-place team. But these things won't stop Phila residents from patting themselves on the back for being the best fans out there. Unfortunately, Phila. fans mistake being obnoxious for being loyal supporters. For proof, all you have to do is listen to WIP, the worst major-market sports radio station in the country. It makes one itch and long for Jim Rome. Anyway, it's a shame that this is Phila's public face, because the town produces fine cheesesteaks (Jim's on South St), roast beef sandwiches (Nick's), and arguably the best sliced pork sandwich in these United States (Tony Luc's).

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:55, you are mistaken in one point, that being WIP. WIP is absolutley fantastic and it really reinforces your point that Philly fans are brutal and vicious thugs.

That Dude said...

I think this whole Portis mom storyis bogus. Do u mean to tell me she punched a fan AND made it our alive? Cmon, this sounds like that old Steibrenner story where he kicked two dodger's fans asses in an elevator.