Rob Tornoe is the creator of Delaware Punchline and a sports cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. I like his work, and he seems real like a real nice guy.
Unlike many others in his line of work, he’s embraced social media and it’s brought him quite a few new fans.
As the final seconds of the fourth quarter tick away and the Birds shockingly have a chance of winning, here’s what Tornoe has drawn up already during the game.
And to cap off the win (since I was too slow putting this post together):
The 8-game losing streak is over, but the team still stinks.
(Today’s front cover of the Daily News)
The promise of Dropsies Brown!
Jim Washburn fired, although this tidbit about him being fired before the game is funny.
In honor of last night’s game, here’s the new Eagles fight song:
FLY EAGLES FLY
ON THE ROAD TO A MODERATELY HIGH DRAFT PICK
FIGHT EAGLES FIGHT
COUGH UP A TURNOVER 1-2-3 (TIMES EACH GAME)
HIT ‘EM HIGH
HIT ‘EM LOW
BUT NOT HARD ENOUGH BECAUSE NOW THEY’VE BROKEN THE TACKLE AND RUN ANOTHER 20 YARDS
FLY EAGLES FLY, ON THE ROAD TO MEDIOCRITY
(Tuesday 11/27/12 Daily News front page, as shared by @BoopStats)
Beating a dead horse seems to be the best way to describe the Eagles right now. I know they’re bad, you know they’re bad, and the team probably knows they’re bad. And while each loss may be awful, the team seems to eclipse it the following week with an even shittier performance. Congrats, Eagles, you managed to look fucking terrible against the Panthers, who are really bad.
The “Eagles are a terrible team” horse was beat once again. We get it, we really do.
This is a bad I haven’t seen in a long time, maybe not since my early college days (late ’90s). While the injuries to key players like Vick, McCoy, and now DeSean are largely unpredictable (well not with Vick), but everything else is not. Andy Reid, who is always looking to put his players in a position to win, has seen almost nothing go right.
I’ve got to do better, it’s all my fault, you can put the blame on me, I didn’t put my players in a position to win, etc, etc, etc, etc.
You know how people say that it always gets worse before it gets better. Today was the worse, and I hope we can look back and say it was the worst.
The cartoon is from the Inky’s Rob Tornoe.
I never thought I’d be excited to a romantic comedy, but alas, here I am.
I’m not really a movie guy. I like movies, but I don’t seek out films like I do with music. Hell, I didn’t even know who Jennifer Lawrence was until about a week ago. I’m not out of touch, it’s basically that I don’t care.
Now I do care. Delco native Bradley Cooper, who went to Germantown Academy* and has been in a bunch of movies (most of which I haven’t seen), stars alongside Lawrence and Robert DeNiro (a guy I know and respect) in Silver Linings Playbook, which is sort of about the Eagles, but also about some other stuff, including the budding romance of Cooper’s and Lawrence’s characters.
But it’s not your typical rom-com! And there’s Oscar buzz! And (most importantly) it was filmed in and around Philly. Look, there’s the “white trash” of Upper Darby! And the Llanerch Diner, where I almost plowed into a car driving sans headlights around 11pm years ago.
The previews look good, the reviews have been solid, and I’ve even heard that there’s some semblance of a real Philly accent used by the actors. We’ll see about that last one.
* – my wife, who also went there, likes to bring this up
The 3-5 Eagles welcome the 3-5 Cowboys to the Linc for a mesmerizing matchup between two underachieving and uninspiring football teams. But one only needs to look at the entire NFC East to know that the uninspired bug has bitten every team.
From Daily News reporter William Bender:
And then there’s this, courtesy of ESPN’s Sports Center Twitter:
So this is Dallas Week, huh? I can’t remember things being this quiet and ho-hum during Dallas Week in a very long time, and definitely not in the Andy Reid era. But it’s hard to stay excited about a team that keeps repeating dumb mistakes and looks like garbage each week on the field. And that doesn’t have anything to do with what type of fan someone is.
Does Andy need to go? What if the Eagles finish 9-7, or better? What if they somehow back into the playoffs and make the Super Bowl (unlikely, I know)?
As a former Andy Reid supporter – and one of the most vocal – he needs to go, at least from the sidelines. And so do most of the players, outside of guys like LeSean McCoy, Brent Celek, and some others. Very few guys should be a lock to stay.
Who’s the next head coach? I haven’t the faintest idea, but I am not a Gruden fan.
The game starts in an hour, so get your barf bags ready. If anything, the Eagles may suck this season (and probably next season, too), but at least that jitbag you went to high school with who’s still a Cowboys bandwagoner is also suffering.
Until the Eagles reel off a few good wins in a row, this is what we’re looking at – a shitty team whose season is essentially over.