Five Fast Facts about the Eagles:
-The Eagles were formed in the early 1970s by Don Henley and Glenn Frey (but not Joe Walsh) with the mission of making music for people who found the Steve Miller Band too avant garde.
-Coach Andy Reid has pledged that the Eagles will run the ball more this year. Perhaps even three times a game.
-The Eagles' backup running back is Correll Buckhalter, which means the Eagles' actual backup running back is Ryan Moats.
-Eagles players once drilled a hole in the locker room wall at the Vet to spy on showering cheerleaders. And that is fucking sweet.
-Backup QB Jeff Garcia hosts Karaoke Night every Tuesday night at the Blue Oyster bar. Admission is free if you bring the proof of purchase from your "Angels in America" DVD.
10 Yards of Awkwardness with: Dhani Jones
As part of our 2006 preview, I'll be sitting down for one final "chat", this time with a player from the Eagles. It's starting LB and "Colbert Report" guest Dhani Jones.
Big Daddy Drew: Dhani, thanks for taking the time to sit down with me.
Dhani Jones: No problem.
Drew: I love your bottled water. I know a lot of people prefer Evian, but to me that tastes like Marlon Brando's fromunda cheese.
Dhani: That's Dasani.
Drew: Whatever. Let's talk TO. Just how divisive a presence was his overly repressed homosexuality?
Dhani: TO isn't gay.
Drew: What's it like to be the only black man to wear a bow tie and not be a member of the Nation of Islam?
Dhani: It's all right.
Drew: Is Brian Westbrook injured yet?
Drew: How long do you give him? Isn't he the kind of guy that gets injured ordering an omelette?
Drew: Is Donte Stallworth the missing piece this team needs to get back to the Super Bowl and lose while showing absolutely no sense of urgency?
Dhani: Donte is great.
Drew: Shouldn't rookie tackle Winston Justice be a porn star/superhero with that name? Lightning could shoot right out his cock.
Drew: The Eagles' offensive philosophy is to pass 60 times a game to a group of subpar receivers. Why haven't other teams embraced this ingenious reverse psychology?
Dhani: I don't know.
Drew: What's it like to have seven seconds of rest between defensive series?
Dhani: We run the ball.
Drew: Is Donovan McNabb fat? Because sometimes, I swear it looks like he spends all day eating pie.
Drew: When he threw up during the Super Bowl, did pie come out?
Drew: Did French Silk ice cream come out?
Drew: When Todd Pinkston was released, did Len Pasquarelli walk into the locker room, find the rumpled jersey of his one true love, and wistfully take in its longing scent?
Drew: Shouldn't head coach Andy Reid be a cop? He looks like the asshole cop that tried to take credit for saving that one guy from the bus crash in "The Fugitive".
Drew: Does Donovan McNabb bring Andy Reid a shiny apple at every team meeting?
Drew: Last year, Philadelphia NACCP head Jerry Mondeshire said that McNabb was "mediocre at best". What has McNabb done to deserve that sort of praise?
Dhani: It wasn't praise.
Drew: Donovan McNabb has attracted the ire of both TO and Rush Limbaugh. Why is he such a Douchebag magnet? Is Jimmy Fallon next in line?
Dhani: I don't know.
Drew: I hear you like to write poetry. I have written this haiku about the Eagles:
Another year with
No skill position players
Drew: Will you kiss me? As you can tell by that poem, I'm a very sensitive guy.
Dhani: I'll think about it.
Drew: Dhani, this was fun. Have a great season.