It is great to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan, but it comes at a cost. The 2014 season is here. The Eagles have one win under their belt. It seems like it is going to take a bigger effort for the team to get where it needs to go. They must remain calm, potent, and unassuming throughout the whole ride, and every ride.
In a town where baseball suffers, the Flyers are unsure, and the Sixers get valid pieces, the Philadelphia Eagles get to overcome a reality. They are the current focus. It is not something the Philadelphia Union gets to write. You look at the Union and they are writing that history for a team in the future. Congratulations on getting in the playoffs. The other teams must overcome past history.
Every team should try to, in every city. You break the past and you write your own future. If the Phillies, combine old players, and new additives, or add the right new players and win two World Series, consecutively, they do better than the teams before them. They rewrite success in the town, for the particular sport. The same for the Sixers, get that right mix of players and win, and Flyers, keep mixing lineups and push to that cup.
You hope the Eagles mix, have fun and push for perfection, but never get too full of gusto. You hope they see themselves there, with a relentless, guiltless, domination. Get that championship. Fill Broad Street and Frankford Avenue with jade exhilaration. Now you have to do it again, unconsciously. Open up the emotional well, the troubles, and strife when it is time to retire, to leave, or when a trade comes up. You, as fans, can only hope the team keeps it together, knows every opposing team is just another set of guys, no matter how dynamic, and can be beaten.
I see outside of Philly, a rival, the Washington Nationals, in baseball, has to overcome a history before them, in the Montreal Expos. They had decent teams, in the past, but had a history of bad squads. Fans have to believe once they see past this; the Nationals will write some new history. Monday Night, the Eagles write an undeniable, unstoppable history. Shift onward, repeat, beat the past, repeat, move forward, and do not stop. Go Eagles!