Ed Rendell's Eagles rant is stupid

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Ed Rendell's Eagles rant is stupid

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Ed Rendell, you are ridiculous.

It's fine if you're mad at the NFL for moving the Eagles game with Minnesota from Sunday night to Tuesday. Nobody likes when his or her television schedule get messed with.

And we understand that, as governor of Pennsylvania, your first priority is making sure the Eagles only play on one of three socially sanctioned weekdays. What else are you going to do with your day? Somehow work to make Philly suck less? Impossible.

Perhaps, moving a game for threat of a blizzard dumping more than a foot of snow on the open-air stadium made so much sense that it caused you to become suspicious of a conspiracy. No? You're just nuts? Word.

Let's review the stupider comments said Monday on Philly radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. The fun happens when WGS commentary explains why you're wrong. NOTE: This is fun for us and not for you.
It goes against everything that football is all about."

Weird. I thought football was about gaining yardage and scoring points. Wait, you were speaking metaphorically? In that case, I'd say football is all about overcoming obstacles to achieve an ultimate goal. Not really seeing where snow factors in, buddy. Is it an obstacle? Can be. Don't think it's written in the NFL rulebook, though. Maybe it's in YOUR rulebook. NOTES: 1) The Gov's rulebook contains Rendell quotes like this: "Do you think I would ever use the words 'soul mate' or 'love of my life? Ed Rendell would never enunciate those phrases." 2) His rulebook isn't real and doesn't count.
I think the fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open, and other fans would have stayed home....

You're probably right about this, Ed. Even if 2 of fans died or got injured trying to get to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night, that's only 1382.88 deadhurt people. And that's full capacity with standing room! Take out SRO and you've got only 1370.64 casualties to deal with. Peanuts.

I, for one, was looking forward to sitting in the stands throughout the snow and seeing an old-time football game.

The governor of Pennsylvania was going to sit outside in a blizzard? Oh. Come. On.

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My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country. I think we've become wussies. We've become a nation of wusses.

I know a U.S. Navy SEAL Special Ops Agent who would disagree. This is going to blow your little brain, but I'd rather judge the backbone of America on guys like him than by the NFL schedule.

I, too, mourn the country's cupcake-love for Miley Cyrus, Biebs, and Taylor Swift. But the word 'wuss' is harsh. And inaccurate. Isn't the fact that we Americans now have an NFL game on TV FIVE nights in a row this week one of the most testosterone-driven testaments to awesomeness you've ever heard of? It is. Don't believe me and I'll send the SEAL after you.

The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.
Hey! There ya' go -- some good old fashioned family racism. That's the best route to travel when you're really trying to hammer a point home. But bad move going after The People's Republic of China. "Those people" gon' be so mad! Stay in your homes! Commie Calculator Chaos is coming!

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Jared Goff, Todd Gurley explode in shootout win vs. 49ers

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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Jared Goff, Todd Gurley explode in shootout win vs. 49ers

Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Todd Gurley ran for two TDs and caught another to help the Los Angeles Rams put up another big offensive performance with a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night.

The NFL's lowest-scoring team last year looks like a completely different outfit this season under first-year coach Sean McVay thanks to vastly improved play by Goff after a rough rookie season as the No. 1 overall pick.

The Rams (2-1) have also been helped by the additions of receivers Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods and the play-calling of McVay as they have scored 107 points through three games. That's the second-most in franchise history, trailing only the 119 by "The Greatest Show on Turf" squad in 2000.

This win didn't come easy as the Rams nearly blew a 15-point lead, giving up two late touchdowns, fumbling a kickoff return and failing to recover an onside kick. But Los Angeles managed to stop a potential game-tying 2-point conversion and then used an offensive pass interference penalty against Trent Taylor and a fourth-down sack by Aaron Donald to stop the Niners after the onside kick.

The 49ers (0-3) scored five touchdowns after failing to get any the first two weeks but still came up short in part because a missed extra point by Robbie Gould forced them to try for 2 on their late touchdown.

This time it was a tired defense that hurt San Francisco. After facing 79 plays in a 12-9 loss at Seattle on Sunday, the 49ers appeared to run out of gas on the short week as Goff frequently had wide-open receivers, especially on third down.

All three of Goff's touchdown passes came on third down, including a 13-yard pass to Watkins early in the fourth quarter that gave Los Angeles a 41-26 lead.

The Rams needed all that offense on a night where Brian Hoyer threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score.

QUICK START: The Rams took just 12 seconds to get on the board as Nickell Robey-Coleman intercepted Hoyer on the first play from scrimmage and returned it to the 3-yard line. Gurley ran it in on the next play to give the Rams a 7-0 lead.

DROUGHT BUSTER: The 49ers came into the game without a touchdown on the season but broke through in the first quarter with some help from the Rams. After Blake Countess jumped offside on a punt, the Niners took advantage of the second opportunity and drove to score on Hoyer's 9-yard run 126:43 into the season. That was the longest it took a team to score its first TD since 2006 when both Tampa Bay (143:03) and Oakland (127:10) took more time.

FOURTH DOWN CALLS: Both teams drove to the opposing 1 on their opening drives of the second half with help from a Willie Mays-style basket catch by Watkins and a perfect toe drag on the sideline by San Francisco's Pierre Garcon. But the Rams opted to kick a short field goal, while the 49ers went for it and converted on Carlos Hyde's 1-yard run that cut Los Angeles' lead to 27-20. Hyde added a second 1-yard run on fourth down in the fourth quarter.

INJURIES: Rams S Lamarcus Joyner left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury. ... Los Angeles C John Sullivan injured his groin in the second half and Watkins and Tavon Austin left with concussions. ... 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt (concussion), FB Kyle Juszczyk (neck), DL Tank Carradine (ankle) and LB Brock Coyle (concussion) all left with injuries in the second half.

UP NEXT: The Rams travel to Dallas on Oct. 1. The 49ers visit Arizona.

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