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Aug
03
2011

A Philadelphia Sports Fan Dream; Eagles and Phillies winning it all.

I would like to welcome to the newest contributing writer to the AllSportsDiscussion writing team, Chet Cashley. Chet runs his own site www.chetcashley.com where he covers a wide range of topics from politics and religion to health and sports, so please check that out. In his articles for us Chet will be focusing on the Philadelphia sports he loves, and writing some pieces on individual athletes.

AllSportsDiscussion is still primarily an ACC Site, that won’t change; in fact I got my ACC football season predictions coming out soon. HokieGuru and I are working on a series of articles where we preview the ACC season with some our ACC friends on twitter.

We still like to mix things up a bit, so we’re glad to have Chet aboard. Here is his first article. I’m pretty sure Philly fans would enjoy this scenario of dual championships by the Phillies and Eagles. It could happen The Phillies have the best record in baseball and Eagles signed the equivalent of a dream team secondary, and yea Michael Vick is there too. Enjoy…

Still hungover from the thrilling Phillies’ World Series Championship in November, the City of Brotherly Love once again entered the state of celebratory bliss that takes over a city after its team wins a major professional sports championship.

Philadelphians acted as only Philadelphians could, flipping news vans, throwing cheesesteaks at police cars, hanging from traffic lights, and to put it simply: acting Philadelphian.

The man of the hour was Michael Vick.  The crowds on Broad Street have apparently caught the 2012 election fever, breaking into “Vote for Vick” chants frequently throughout the night.  Hundreds of fans carried faux “Hope” signs from the 2008 Presidential election, with the Super Bowl MVP’s face replacing President Obama’s, and the word, “Hope,” replaced with “Vick.”

And after his performance on Sunday night, who could blame them?  I’ll vote for him, too, if his name ends up on the ballot.

DeSean Jackson would most certainly have to be his running mate.  The pair connected for three touchdowns and over 160 yards in an all-out aerial assault on a Patriots’ defense that could be better described as defenseless.  In addition, Jackson’s phenomenal punt returns put the Eagles’ offense in scoring position twice, both times starting drives from within the Pat’s 40-yard line.

The Eagles’ secondary, reminiscent of the days of Brian Dawkins, Bobby Taylor, and Troy Vincent, only better, completely paralyzed the Patriot offense.  Tom Brady left the game early, suffering a concussion after Nnamdi Asomugha’s controversial sack on a cornerback blitz, half-way through the first quarter.  Asomugha was initially penalized, but after a quick discussion between officials, the hit was determined legal, and the flag was picked up.

Michael Vick’s performance was nothing short of historic.  The fully-matured Vick capped off a perfect 16-0 season with a 437 yard, 5 touchdown passing performance, while sprinkling an extra 75 yards on the ground just to add some flavor.

Philadelphia’s Super Bowl victory was twice as sweet, coming just months after the Phillies paraded down Broad Street wearing their World Series Championship rings, holding a trophy of their own.

The past year has been a great one for the fans of Philadelphia sports.  After years of catching just the faintest scent of victory, the city finally got a taste of what it’s like to be the championship capital of the world.

This article originally posted at www.ChetCashley.com


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