#5 Vs. The City of Brotherly Love
A few weeks ago I wrote a highly trafficked blog post entitled “You are One of Them!” This post centered around the infamous reputation haunting Philadelphia sports fans, and how a handful of poor choices, made by a relatively small group of Philadelphia sports fans, have galvanized the nations collective opinion on Philadelphia sports “fan-dumb”. I went on to make the assertion that we, as Christians, are often painted in a negative light because of a relatively small group of “Christians” who do and say some really dumb things. What? It’s true.
Well, this Sunday Philadelphia will get an opportunity to give its image a much needed make-over. At 4:05 EST Donovan McNabb, the face of the Philadelphia Eagles franchise for more than a decade, will return to Lincoln Financial field as a Washington Redskin. Donovan holds a ton of records as a quarterback, but here are just a few of his Philadelphia Eagle franchise records:
- Most Career Attempts (4,303)
- Most Pass Completions (2534)
- Most Passing Yards (29,320)
- Most Passing Touchdowns (203)
- Most Single-Season Completions (345, 2008 season)
- Most Single-Season Yards (3,916, 2008 season)
- Most NFC Championship Appearances (5)
Like him or not, you can’t argue with the fact that Donovan has made it a lot of fun to be an Eagles fan for the last 10 years. My hope is that when he returns that Philadelphia will welcome him with arms wide open, and then they will turn around and Crush the Skins by 2 touchdowns, at least. What about you? Do you think Donovan will get more boos or cheers? Do you think Philadelphia owes him anything?
“You stay classy, Philadelphia.”