From time to time, I've posted sports-themed posts on my other blogs, DiscConnected (music reviews and news) or Back In The USSR (political).

I decided to see if I could give ESPN 8 (The Ocho) a run for their money and started this blog.

I lifted the title from John DeBella's Philadelphia morning radio show back in the eighties.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


How many times have you heard something like this on ESPN?

Detroit's loss catapulted the Bears (8-6) into sole possession of first place and put them in control of their own destiny


The Eagles are a team of destiny

Now while I may wish it were my destiny to date one of the Eagles cheerleaders...

I doubt that destiny has much to do with the National Football League.

After all, what is destiny?

Destiny is a predetermined course of events.

So to say you control your destiny, while it sounds nice, is fallacy. If the events are predetermined, you cannot control them.

So the Bears were not in control of their own destiny when the Eagles gave them a full can of whup-ass on Sunday night.

They just lost the game.

But were the Eagles a team of destiny?

I would give them the same odds of me being destined to date the cheerleader. Slim and none.

If there is such a thing as destiny, it is set by either God, some other higher being, or the cosmos.

And I doubt that God, or some other being, or the cosmos, are paying that much attention to football.

That's Las Vegas' job.

So sorry Eagle's fans, and Eagles cheerleader fantasizers, there's no destiny going on here.

Merry Christmas, Eagles fans! The Birds are still in the hunt, and get to play Dallas for a playoff spot. From where they started the season, it may noit be destiny, but it's a heckuva run!

The Eagles may yet win the super bowl if they play well and are lucky.

But destiny will have nothing to do with it.

And as for me....well I never dated a cheerleader when I was a yewt, and at this point, I wouldn't want to date anyone who is not my side of forty.

But heck, I'm old, not blind! And I needed a picture on this post and isn't she way cuter than the average Santa-booing Eagle's fan?

Well....except maybe this fan...

Merry Christmas everyone!

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