If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, by now you have probably seen or heard about the new t-shirts that players are wearing.
They say, “It’s Time”, and obviously represent the goal for the Eagles this season, which is winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl title.
To put it bluntly, I am not a fan of the shirts. I will not be buying one, should they become available to the public. I am not supportive of the shirts. I hate the shirts.
“It’s Time” will be the new Dream Team expression for the Eagles. It will be the moniker that lasts with the team throughout the entire season, successful or not. It will be cleverly used to symbolize other expressions, such as “It’s Time… to Fire Andy Reid” or “It’s Time… to Lose Again”.
There was absolutely no need for the Eagles to put any additional pressure on themselves this season. They are already not under the radar this year, despite missing the playoffs in 2011.
I will never understand the need for the Eagles players to talk so much when they haven’t accomplished anything worth talking about.
It’s like the Eagles think they are the only team in the NFL who has come close to winning a Super Bowl and hasn’t won it.
Vince Young called the Eagles a dream team and then proceeded to ruin the season when Michael Vick missed three games with broken ribs. Jason Babin tweeted that the Eagles are the Miami Heat of the NFL.
Vick said the Eagles had the potential to be a dynasty this offseason. I understand the desire to motivate your teammates, but there’s absolutely no reason to make such a bold remark when your team hasn’t won a playoff game since you joined. Vick’s comment was even worse than Young’s dream team comment.
I am tired of the players on the Eagles talking. The New York Giants do an awful lot of talking, and they go out and back it up on the field, whether it’s Plaxico Burress predicting a victory over the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, or Jason Pierre-Paul predicting that the Giants would hold the Patriots to 17 points in Super Bowl XLVI.
By the way, Burress caught the game-winning touchdown in the final minute, while Pierre-Paul helped the Giants hold the Patriots to exactly 17 points.
THAT is how you back up your predictions.
The Eagles haven’t won anything and they have absolutely no reason to talk. Put your shirts away, duct tape your mouths, and go win.
I’m tired of offseason championships and bold predictions. I want a Super Bowl.
This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.