Eagles Tragic Loss: It Was Juiced They Said

Riley YapCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks down on the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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   The Philadelphia Eagles failed at their attempt to shut out the Dallas Cowboys for the Wild Card playoff game. The Cowboy's broke the bond that kept them out of the playoffs for over a decade in spectacular fashion.  The Eagle's did, however, perform better than the week before by putting some points up on the board.

   Now, I am not an Eagles, nor will I become one.  (I live in the Steeler Nation, but that's another story) My girlfriend is though, and so is her whole family.  Her family is amongst the most hardcore football fans I have come to know.  I have tremendous respect for them and their team, but I have never noticed the type of fans they were before the Wild Card game against the Cowboys.

   "It's juiced," they began to echo.  I have never heard so many blames on a referee.  The referees were constantly being blamed for the Eagles failure to make plays against the Cowboys by these Eagles fans.

   I became disgusted by the fact that they would blame the Eagles failure on what they thought were bad calls. A true fan would indeed see past the penalties and look into your team's play calls and strategy.

   The fact is your team, the Eagles, played a horrible game.  The Cowboys outplayed the Eagles and completely dominated on both sides of the ball.

   Get real. You can't possibly think that the four other games against the Cowboys this year were juiced also?

   I was in complete shock when they believed that most of the calls the refs made were against them for a reason.  This family of Eagles fans are seasoned fans.  They have stuck with the Eagles throughout the years, so it was amazing for me to see them create accusations like that.

   Toward the end of the game, I felt pity for this family and their tragic loss.  But, when it comes to being a fan, everything is in the hands of your team and their decisions.  

   As a fan, do not look for a reason in why you lost, other than your team was outplayed and played the wrong game.