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The Eagles season is officially over

January 1, 2021
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles lost in very disappointing fashion to the Dallas Cowboys by the score of 37-17 to eliminate themselves from playoff contention. This week the defense was nonexistent. The Cowboys passed the ball up-and-down the field for most of the game. The Eagles actually led 14-3 in the first quarter, and it went downhill from there. It could be a good thing, that the team did not sneak into the playoffs. I don’t think they would have gotten very far. Doug Pederson should get another year to try and fix the team's many problems. One bad year should not lead to the head coach being fired. The Eagles have made the playoffs for the three past years before this season, so I think he should get one more shot. We will see what happens after the season is over next week.
 
  1. In surprising baseball news, the Tampa Bay Rays decided to trade their star pitcher Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres. He was a big reason the Rays made it to the World Series this year. I hope this is not the start of a fire sale, like what happened in 1998 after the Florida Marlins won the world series in 1997. It is clear that the Padres are going for it this year, since they also traded for pitcher Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs.
I think the best case scenario this year for the Phillies is to be in the hunt for one of the wildcard positions to make the playoffs. So far there has been no announcement of when the season is supposed to start or how many games there are going to be. We will see.
I am wishing everyone a safe and happy new year. Enjoy the College football games over the weekend. Thank you to everyone for their support this year.
  • 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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