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Good game, unfortunate outcome!

December 14, 2017

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams. It was very high-scoring game, 43-35. It's a good thing the Eagles offense played so well, because until late in the 4th quarter of the game, the defense played their worst game of the entire season. With this victory, the team clinched the NFC East Division Championship.

This win turned out to be good timing since Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, suffered a season ending ACL knee injury. Until this occurred, the Eagles were going to be one of the favorites from the NFC Conference to make it to the Super Bowl.

Nick Foles is now the starting quarterback and his relief effort on Sunday has him looking like he can take on that role. He is a very experienced backup quarterback. I believe the last time a backup quarterback won the Super Bowl was back in 1990 by the New York Giants Jeff Hostetler. It's going to be tougher now with Wentz out of the picture, but I believe the Eagles can still do it. Do you?

In baseball news, the Miami Marlins decided to trade their MVP starting outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton, to the New York Yankees. It appears that they made the trade so they don't have to continue paying his crazy contract of almost $300,000,000 over 10 years. I assume this means the Marlins are having serious money issues.

As a Phillies fan, I am very happy about this trade because Stanton is no longer in the National League. With him and Aaron Judge (and hopefully some better pitching,) the Yankees have to be one of the favorites to win the World Series for 2018.

In local sports, I have to say thank you to Coach Re and the rest of the Cape Henlopen boys basketball team for inviting me to become a honorary member of their staff. In Tuesday's game, they beat Polytech by 48 points, 81 to 33! With their senior leadership, this team may be going places.

 

  • 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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