Philadelphia Eagles' Window Is Closed: Thanks for the Memories

chris klinknerSenior Writer INovember 16, 2008

It was one hell of a run. A big thank you to Reid and McNabb for turning this Eagles franchise around.

We will always have the memories. Myself, I actually got the chance to attend three NFC Championship games, including the Super Bowl appearance clincher. But now we must say goodbye. The ride is over. We are moving backwards. The Eagles are no longer an elite team.

What is the point of hoping for the playoffs? The Eagles aren't on the level of the Giants or the Panthers. It would just be one and done. Enough teasing us; it's time to blow this thing up.

Changes need to be made. "We gotta keep firing." Right on, Reid. Now which one of you gets fired? Is it Reid or is it McNabb? Or is it both? Mr. Pedal to the Metal, it's your call. The Eagles' franchise has become a joke and hated in the city. Yes, Mr. Lurie, it was you (not Biden) that we were booing last weekend.

The Phillies are the Gold Standard in this city. Despite it being football season, the Phillies remain the focus of the Philly sports fan. Hell, the Phillies were even able to announce a raise in ticket prices with zero backlash. What happens if the 'Sixers or Flyers follow the Phillies lead...Are we back to the days of the Kotite Eagles?

The one positive from today, at least this wasn't a home game. Can you imagine the boos echoing throughout the Linc? And give the Eagles credit for making the Cardinals game a black-out game (fans encouraged to wear black). A perfect funeral setting for the Reid/McNabb era.

Thanks for the memories.