In my latest edition of the From the Bleachers podcast for BGN Radio, I took a slight break from my endless complaining (though there is a bit of that too to kick things off). Everyone needs coping mechanisms in life, particularly those that are healthy. Dealing with an Eagles season from hell, us Eagles fans need to find solace in the little moments in life to bring us joy instead of watching a putrid offensive attack.
Call these silver linings if you will.
I’m going to highlight a few here. For the entire list, check out the podcast itself!
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9. Listen to loud music
You always need to blast your favorite tunes to get through the hard moments in life. This is the hardest moment Eagles fans have faced in some time. Seminal nu-metal-band-turned-experimental-rock-gods Deftones released their latest album, Ohms, last week. I cranked that with the volume all the way up before the Bengals game, dancing around my living room with a Bloody Mary in my hand. I thought it was going to shake up the mojo with this team. I was mistaken there, but damn if it wasn’t cathartic.
You can always listen to a Philly-area act too. Dance (or mosh) like no one’s watching while listening to The Menzingers, The Wonder Years or The Hooters.
6. Watch a good football team with two good teams
The Eagles are a bad, bad football team, so this will never be the case for them this season. As for this weekend’s slate of sports, we have two college and two NFL matchups that could satiate your thirst for quality football.
In the college ranks, we have #7 Alabama against #13 Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m. today. Additionally, there’s a big time SEC game tonight between #7 Auburn and #4 Georgia at 7:30 p.m.
As for NFL action, we have a game that hits Eagles fans in the gut: the 3-0 Bears and Nick Foles against the 2-1 Colts and Frank Reich. With how disastrous this season has been, I’d be lying to myself if I said I didn’t wish these two dudes were still in Philly.
I originally mentioned the Chiefs and Patriots on the podcast, which I recorded on Wednesday, but with Cam Newton out after testing positive for COVID-19, this game probably won’t be too great!
How about Bills and Raiders then?
1. Pull a Carson Wentz
*very begrudgingly* Go Birds.