Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wearing blue at the Linc is a sacrilege

By Steven Lienert
The Phanatic Magazine

What are the Eagles thinking?

Thank goodness the uniform switch is for just one game, because it, like their 75th anniversary logo, is terrible.

First, the uniform -- blue and gold? Ugh.

I realize that those were the colors that the original Eagles wore in 1933. It was as bad then as it is now.

Eagles fans wear green at the Linc. Yo, not for nothing, but the Detroit Lions, who the Eagles will be playing in their designated “throwback” game on September 23rd, wear blue and silver.

People that come to the Linc and wear blue usually leave with the chant ‘A$$-HOLE” ringing in their ears. Eagles fans do not wear blue. Why? Because Dallas sucks. Period.

That, in my opinion, should have been enough reason for the Birds to move on and, say, use the Buddy Ryan-era kelly green uni’s. Those jerseys have been on the shelf long enough for it to be a novelty and some fans still have some old merchandise in the closet they can pull out.

Instead, the fans got the Frankford Yellow Jackets.

It must be a happy day at the Bridge and Pratt El stop.

And the 75th anniversary logo – Wow.

Anybody see Borat?

Because the logo practically leaps off the jersey in celebration of 75 years of Eagles football! Pause. Not.

Rumor has it that C-Span has contacted the Eagles to see if they can use it after the season’s over.

A black circle surrounding the Eagles logo with a small silver ‘75’ underneath of it. Bo-ring.

I mean, how about blowing up the ‘75’ a bit or incorporating some sort of association to diamonds because, I don’t know, it’s the Diamond Anniversary?

What the Eagles fed the fan base today was weak. The 75th season has already gotten off on a sour note and it’s not even draft day yet.

Lienert moans and groans about this time on most Wednesdays. Contact him at slienert@phanaticmag.com.
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