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The Eagles sneak into the playoffs

January 3, 2020

Last Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles completed their month-long mission to sneak into the playoffs this year by winning the mediocre NFC East division. They came back and beat the New York Giants by more than 10 points to clinch the division championship. They will now host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday for the first playoff game.

If the Eagles can beat the Seahawks, it will be quite an accomplishment, since the Seahawks have a lot more playoff experience. Their quarterback, Russell Wilson, has always been very good in the playoffs throughout his career. I don’t know how many points our makeshift offense will be able to score to keep the game competitive, but we will see.

I was able to go to 2 out of the 3 days of the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament. I got to watch a very close game between the Legacy Charter school from Greenville, South Carolina versus the Immaculate Conception school from Montclair, New Jersey. The Legacy school won by the score of 52-49 with some really amazing players on both teams. Both teams went up and down the court effortlessly and were extremely athletic for only being teenagers.

On Sunday, fans like myself were treated to seeing some very famous coaches who came to watch some of the games. Roy Williams from North Carolina and Patrick Ewing from Georgetown University were in the house. Their appearance really upped the credibility of the tournament. It's good for the players to see such high-level coaches who are interested in their playing abilities.

I watched a lot of college football on New Year's Day. Two games in particular are worth mentioning. The Alabama v Michigan game and the Rose Bowl game between Oregon and Wisconsin were great games. Both games were playoff quality, especially the Rose Bowl game, with a final score of 28-27. Go Ducks!

Now we have to wait until January 13 to watch Clemson challenge LSU for the National Championship. I’m thinking LSU will be the favorite since the game is in New Orleans this year.

Now I can look forward to watching lots of college basketball and waiting for baseball season to start. I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays and here's to 2020.

See you on the sidelines!!

 

  • 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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