While I have bad mouthed the state once or twice (who hasn't)... this post, which is also my first, has nothing to do with that. My problems concern picking a jersey.. mainly which player should I support, who's number should I wear. Please read my woes after the jump, and help.
I will admit that I was quick to request a TO jersey for Christmas one year, only to have it turn sour well before any left over fruit cake. I went without updating for a while, supported the team with other wearables (hats).. and a loud voice while watching games. Just before last season, when I was back in Philly for my cousin's wedding (I'm from Philly, but currently living in Florida), I decided to take the plunge.. many numbers were available, and #5 was everywhere for cheap... but my relatives assured me that everyone in the city was certain he'd be out soon... and I did not want to be stuck with 2 jersey's of ex-Eagles. So my wife got her Westie jersey (only one she could find, lucky).. and to not be matching, I went with the guy that I will always view as a true Eagle for life, and grabbed myself a number 20. I'm sure you saw that coming a few sentences ago... unfortunately I require glasses so my foresight last summer is much incredibly worse than your hindsight.
If Brian Dawkins had left by retiring an Eagle, I would wear the jersey til the midnight green was a throw-back look and then continue until it could continue no more. Here I stand.. with Dawks still playing, but in Denver and me wanting something else... until (fingers crossed) Brian comes back for his last season then retires his number with our team.
As for new jerseys... my choices still include 5 & 36. The new 2 year deal Donovan McNabb signed does make that #5 more appealing then it was last year. Also, I think I would be alright with matching my wife's 36, but with my luck of picking 'soon-to-be-ex-Eagles'... and Brian Westbrook's current injury situation, I feel I should stay away.. he doesn't need my help. I'm currently leaning towards others such as 10 or 22. DeSean Jackson is running hot, and since he's new, in theory he will be around long enough to break my jersey to season record of 1 and done. As for Samuel, I'm a UCF grad, and I got to see him in action before he went pro. Wearing his number would support both my college and professional teams.
Maybe I should just get a Cunningham or something older? I'm open to other suggestions.