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The Eagles need to play a 60 minute game

September 29, 2017

Last Sunday, the Eagles got lucky to defeat the New York Giants. They let the Giants hang around even with their nonexistent offense for the first three quarters. The Birds' offense could not capitalize on very good field position for most of the game.

So much for my preview thoughts of what the Eagles defensive line was going to do to the Giants offensive line. That group of players had a very disappointing game.

In the fourth quarter, both teams started to score a lot of points. I was very impressed with the Eagles response to the Giants scoring 21 straight points so fast. Congratulations to the Eagles new field-goal kicker Jake Elliott for setting a new Eagles record with the game-winning 61 yard field goal as time expired. What a way to end the game!

For all intents and purposes, the PGA golf season will be over after this week. The Presidents cup is happening at Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey. The course has great views of the Statue of Liberty from a number of the holes.

It looks like the weather will be very good for the entire weekend. The United States is a significant favorite in this event, winning nine out of the eleven times it has been played. This competition is basically like the Ryder Cup for international players outside of Europe. I expect the U.S. to win but would like to see it as close as it was two years ago in South Korea.

That always makes for better viewing interest for those of you who are not as entertained by the sport as I am.

Last week, Justin Thomas, a 24 year old professional golfer, won the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize! This prize is based upon points earned all year and Justin scorched his competition with a five tour win. He's my player of the year with his season-long performances, including the PGA Championship.

I personally would like to see this Florida resident use some of the money to support relief efforts in Florida or any of the areas affected by the devastating hurricanes.

 

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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