Former Pennsylvania governor reacts to Eagles loss with bag on his head
Ed Rendell, tell us how you really feel.
The Philadelphia Eagles were an embarrassment on Sunday, losing 45-17 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was their third loss in four games. It is so bad that not even Philadelphia’s former mayor has any brotherly love for a team that is the heartbeat of this city.
A former mayor of Philadelphia and governor of Pennsylvania, Rendell now has a pundit role on Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia, chiming in on the station’s postgame coverage of the Eagles. And Rendell, who frequently talked about government waste when he was a politician, clearly believes he saw some garbage on the field from his beloved “Iggles.”
He clearly wanted to veto this latest performance, appearing on camera wearing a bag over his head, the universal sign for apathy and shame for sports fans the world over.
The loss is the worst for the franchise since Week 11 of last year, a 53-20 defeat to the Green Bay Packers.
In the home loss, the Eagles allowed a rookie quarterback, Jameis Winston, to throw a career-high five touchdowns and the Buccaneers to gain more than 500 yards. The loss dropped the Eagles to 4-6 and brought about another round of criticism for coach Chip Kelly. The huge margin was atypical for an Eagles team whose previous five losses came by a combined 27 points. Three of those losses were by three points or less.
So perhaps Rendell is hyperventilating over nothing. Shocking, considering politicians never overreact to anything.
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Kristian R. Dyer writes for Metro New York and is a contributor to Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter @KristianRDyer. Email him at [email protected]ahoo.com