Friday, October 17, 2008
The Eagles Can't Lose This Weekend
The Eagles are guaranteed not to lose this weekend....this is the hated bye weekend on the schedule. Yeah, I know these players, who routinely get into collisions every week comparable to an auto accident, need some time off. Frankly, if it wasn't for having a rooting interest in college football and the ubiquity of fantasy football leagues, I'm not sure how I would get through the weekend.
But if you don't have a rooting interest in college football or if you are one of the five sports fans left NOT in a fantasy football league, the following is a list of suggestions to get you through the weekend:
1.) Buy that Halloween pumpkin. I went last weekend, but this weekend is probably the last, best time to go. I spent about $70 all together, between the hayride for me, my wife, and kid, the pumpkins we picked, and all of the other halloween stuff we typically buy. Next weekend, not only do the Eagles play next Sunday, but it's the last weekend before Halloween. The places that sell pumpkins will be crazy crowded and all the good pumpkins will be picked over. Knock this task out this weekend; you'll look like a real mensch to your significant other and your kids.
2.) Negotiate for Phillies World Series tickets. The cheapest general admission tickets on StubHub as of this AM? $425. Per Ticket. And guess what? That's probably what I'll be paying as I didn't get picked in the ticket lottery.
3.) The Flyin' Hawaiian! Wanna meet Shane Victorino? Apparently, he'll be signing autographs this Sunday at the Forman Mills on Grant Avenue from 4pm to 6pm on Sunday.
4.) Check out UPenn Football. The University of Pennsylvania will be playing Columbia at historic Franklin Field on Saturday at 1pm. If you've never been to Franklin Field, you should check it out. It's the site of the Eagles' 1960 NFL Championship victory and as historic of a sports landmark as we have in the city.
5.) Homecoming in Happy Valley. Don't care for Ivy League ball? Head on up to beautiful State College, PA to watch the Penn State Nittany Lions curb stomp Big 10 rival Michigan. It is Homecoming at Penn State this weekend, so hotel rooms will be tough to come by, but it will be a perfect fall day in State College this weekend and great football weather.
I'll actually be heading up to Penn State for the weekend to go to the game and meet up with some old friends, get called "sir" by co-eds young enough to be my daughter, and tell the same 5 dick jokes we've been telling each other for the past 15 years.