Too close for comfort

December 22, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles should have lost the game against New York Giants on Sunday, but the Giants bailed them out by failing to score a go ahead touchdown at the very end of the game. The Eagles defense is playing like it needs a second Bye week! We all know that's not gonna happen. The offense played extraordinarily well considering it was Nick Foles first game. They scored a number of touchdowns on a weak New York Giants defense.

The Eagles last two games are against the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. If they can win both games, the Birds will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

I have to get this off my chest. I think it is completely ridiculous that Kobe Bryant was allowed to have two of his numbers retired by the Los Angeles Lakers. As far as I know, he is the first person in the entire history of organized team sports to have this done for him. He wore number 8 and 24 during his career. He should be forced to pick one number and be happy with that!

In baseball news, the Philadelphia Phillies surprised a lot of people by signing the Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (not the famous guitarist) to a three-year contract. He was a very good first baseman for the Indians, but I was personally surprised because I thought Rhys Hoskins was going to be the Phils first baseman for a long time. I hope Rhys is very good in left field.

The front office also decided to trade shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres so that the young star, J.P. Crawford can play shortstop. Freddy was an extraordinarily good defender and very fun to watch. I hope Crawford is as good as the Phillies front office thinks he is. He will definitely get his chance to show us this year.

By the way, if you are fan of basketball, you need to go see the Cape Boys team play. They really play well as a team. You can catch them and lots of other good teams at Cape High next week as part of the annual Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all. Go Eagles!

  • 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