We’re back with a new poll for this Friday’s quarantine watch party!
I want to preface by saying that I apologize for some of the technical issues with last week’s watch parties. We were still able draw an amazing crowd of over 1300 viewers, but, again, I’m sorry for those who unable to do so. Those settings issues will be rectified this week.
This week’s watch party will be on Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. EST. As a reminder:
The website we used to watch old games on YouTube is called Watch2Gether, where we can all do a live-running text thread discussing the game as the video plays. While there are a ton of old Birds games available to watch on YouTube, a lot of them are copyright-protected, meaning that we won’t be able to view them through Watch2Gether.
I’m going to use some past poll choices as nominees for this week. Here we go:
2004 Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens
On Halloween 2004, Philadelphia was at the peak of Terrell Owens mania. Against the second-best defense in the NFL according to DVOA, the Birds grinded towards a 15-10 win. Owens exploded with eight catches for 101 receiving yards and a touchdown, where he mocked Ray Lewis’ famous intro dance in the end zone afterwards. This victory put the Birds at 7-0 and solidified them as the top team in the NFC.
2002 Divisional Round against the Atlanta Falcons
In the last Eagles victory at Veterans Stadium, the Birds pulled off a 20-6 win to advance to the NFC Championship Game for the second-consecutive season. Cornerback Bobby Taylor got the Saturday night party started early with a huge first quarter pick 6. Brian Dawkins also memorably laid a vicious hit on Michael Vick that lives on to this day in highlight videos.
2004 Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings
In the first of many playoff wins over Minnesota in the 21st century, the Eagles advanced to their fourth-straight NFC Championship Game after beating the Vikings 27-14. Freddie Mitchell miraculously had two touchdowns in this game. This was the lone two-touchdown performance of FredEx’s incredibly odd career.
Thi win, obviously, was a stepping stone on the path towards the Birds’ first Super Bowl appearance since the 1980 season and is definitely a favorite of Eagles fans of all ages.
1979 Wild Card Round against the Chicago Bears
In the first playoff win of the Dick Vermeil era, the Eagles overcame a 17-10 halftime deficit, as they scored 17 unanswered points on their way to victory. Hall of Fame receiver Harold Carmichael balled out, hauling in six passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
What game should we watch?
This poll is closed
2004 vs. Ravens
2002 vs. Falcons
2004 vs. Vikings
1979 vs. Bears