The Eagles Finally Win A Super Bowl

Which means we use the best eagle gif ever:

That eagle clearly has superior taste.

Open thread!

85 replies
  1. 1
    Patricia Kayden says:

    Yay! Trump’s team lost.

  2. 2
    Nicole says:

    I’m so glad my husband and my son and I took the time this summer to visit historic downtown Philadelphia before it was destroyed.

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    B.B.A. says:

    @Patricia Kayden: The New Jersey Generals were playing?

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    RobertDSC-Mac Mini says:

    Congrats to the Eagles. They earned it.

    My Pats have to regroup and win it again next year.

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    Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et Al.) says:

    A lot of people I grew up with are going to be awfully happy. I don’t give a shit about football, other than that I’m glad Tяump’s friend’s team lost, but I’m happy for the town I was born in.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Nicole: Survived the British and the colonial Tories in the 1770s and JEB Stuart in 1863. Destroyed by locals in 2017.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @B.B.A.: Are you back to trolling?

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    Jeffro says:


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    WaterGirl says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Did he ever stop?

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    The Dangerman says:

    The Ernst (sp?) TD was a TD…

    …but the Clement (?) TD was bogus. As I said in the dead thread, the Patriots got screwed by a call. About time.

    I didn’t think the Eagles had a chance and missed almost all the first half. Fine game all I saw. Money throws by Foles.

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    No One You Know says:

    I’m so happy, I could start mummering. And that’s a verb, in my hometown!

    Very happy for Foles. The Rams trade was absurd.

    Also happy to see Brady get taken down a peg. InflateGate is the first thing I think of when I see his name.

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    Doug! says:

    What a game.

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    sacrablue says:

    My SIL just called from Five Points. We couldn’t hear anything she said. The screaming drunks were out of control. It sounded just like the Stanley Cup win in 1975. Fuck Tom Brady and Donald Fucking Trump!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @WaterGirl: He said he did.

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    JR says:

    @No One You Know: I think concussion water and being a complete weirdo

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    West of the Rockies (been a while) says:

    @Patricia Kayden:

    That’s my take, too.

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    Jeffro says:

    Oh hey FOX news dot com is running an in depth review of Whitewater…coincidence??

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Jeffro: good lord…. “news”

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    B.B.A. says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: If a snarky reference to a football team that Trump drove out of business 30-odd years ago (along with its entire league) is trolling, the term has lost all meaning.

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    GregB says:

    The Trump Curse is kicking in.

    Wait until the stock markets shit another 666 point bed tomorrow.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    Can’t get my head around Nick Foles with a super bowl ring. Nonetheless, bear down!

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    West of the Rockies (been a while) says:

    @RobertDSC-Mac Mini:

    Sincere props to you, sir. Losing with grace is not easy. Your Patriots have enjoyed quite a run. They may yet make more noise.

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    lamh36 says:

    Tom Brady’s MAGA azz lost, JT halftime show was underwhelming and #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay was #1 trending for most of the day…all I need now is for Robert Mueller to drop some bomb azz indictments/charges on Monday, and this will be a great start to my Black History Feb leading up to #BlackPanther

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @GregB: Apparently the Asian markets did not do well today.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    Watching “American Made” with Tom Cruise playing Barry Seal. Got to the part where Reagan is bloviating about how the Sandinista are an “outlaw regime”, running drugs. Irony died that day.

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    japa21 says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Didn’t know you were a Chicago Bears fan. Feel sorry for you.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @B.B.A.: You are still on probation in my mind. You may choose not to give a shit about it. I have no power here.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Bear down? Really?

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    Another Scott says:

    I’d seen the .gif many times before, but hadn’t really noticed that the chair doesn’t move. He simply, somehow, slides to the right. Weird. :-)

    Only saw a couple of minutes of the game, including the stupid trick play with Brady being a receiver. :-/ . He’s had an amazing career, but they deserved to have that blow up in their faces.

    J’s sad, but not too broken up. She stopped watching after the hit on Cooks. :-(

    Congratulations to the city of Philly.

    But the NFL really needs to go away.


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    Nicole says:

    The NY Daily News cover is pretty funny. You can see it on their home page.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Another Scott: damn, you’re right he just kind of slides like there’s no arm on the chair, I wonder if he hell off and they cut it

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @japa21: I am a Chicago native, but

    @Omnes Omnibus: one of my kids went to Arizona

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷: have seen bits and pieces on airplanes while my seatmates watch it. No interest in watching Tom Cruise ever again, and can’t suspend disbelief enough to see him with a woman.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: I am sorry.

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    patrick II says:

    The refs voted for

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    and can’t suspend disbelief enough to see him with a woman.

    Why’s that?

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    japa21 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Ditto, and that comes from someone who lives in Chicago area.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: hey, it’s not like I’m from Cleveland and she went to Arizona State!

  40. 40
    Steve in the ATL says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷: meditate on it for a while and see if you can answer your own question….

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    Ruckus says:

    @Steve in the ATL:
    drumpf supposedly has been with a woman and I’d think he’s far more repellent to actual humans than Tom C. Although Tom is a scientologist, so that’s a bunch of points off there. But then I don’t run that way so my opinion counts for zero. As usual.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Ruckus: I’m sure there are millions of women who would willingly have intimate relations with Cruise. Perhaps that’s not the issue?

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    Ruckus says:

    @Another Scott:
    I don’t see arms on the chair. Not that I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt or that it’s not shopped but…..

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    Adam L Silverman says:


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    Adam L Silverman says:

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Tick Tock!

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    Ruckus says:

    @Steve in the ATL:
    I considered that’s the direction you were going but, and this isn’t an excuse of any kind but hasn’t he been married? And to female persons for reasonable lengths of time…… My understanding was that he’s fairly deep into the scientology lifestyle and bringing up children more normally was an issue.
    Or am I missing something else altogether? This is possible, I try to avoid any and all issues about anything to do with scientology as much as I can, which I’d like to be zero but due to family history and current conditions I can not quite get to zero at this moment and I consider him to be a rather useless but not necessarily dangerous human, as opposed to half our current political class.

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    catclub says:

    @Another Scott: I think the chair rotates

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Wittes needs to stop Mensching and either bring it or STFU.

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    Ruckus says:

    It seems to to me, to the right, away from the crazy eagle that seems for some strange reason to draw blood. Doesn’t he know he could catch something?

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    Another Scott says:

    @catclub: A little, sure.

    I’m sure it’s just a perspective issue and he really didn’t float away from the eagle, but it sure looks weird.


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    Ruckus says:

    @Another Scott:
    Of course it looks weird, it’s got drumpf in it.
    And really that fat fuck is going to float? As in sting like a bee, float like a butterfly?

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Steve in the ATL:
    Is he gay?

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    OGJamie says:

    As a Giants fan I hate the Eagles but hate Tom Brady more. Happy for Foles and that trick play, that the Pats couldn’t pull off, was great. Manning/Odell best ad ever. Dinklage/Freeman close second. (Never watched GoT…Dinklage bad guy from X-Men to me)

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    West of the Rockies (been a while) says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    I hope it is something of consequence. I love how when Trump achieves some minor success (not shitting himself during the SOTU), it is almost immediately followed by some new travesty.

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    patrick II says:

    @patrick II:

    I was disconnected. The refs were hillary voters.

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    Schlemazel says:

    This was the video I thought of:

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    Jay S says:

    @Steve in the ATL: I got the impression that the Scientology breeding program was worried about his sex life with hints that he might be gay or bi but probably just indiscriminate and not interested in whether he had kids that could be part of the “family”. @Ruckus:

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    lamh36 says:

    Best commercial…need I even say it? If you know me, then you know how I feel about Dirty Dancing!

    Worst commercial…Dodge Ram truck w/that MLK voiceover…the less said about that shitty ad, the better…

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    catclub says:

    @Adam L Silverman: What do you think of the anti-US fervor in Turkey – backing their invasion of Syria?
    There was a WaPo article.

    I think it will be another opportunity to disappoint the kurds. (The Kurds do not control the access to the Black Sea).

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    Jay S says:

    @Corner Stone: Baby steps, Wittes has at least sworn off ticking and booming.

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    NotMax says:

    New kitchen faucet, including new flex hoses from the shut-off valves, installed and water turned back on. Nothing dripping; still have to wait 24 hours for the super strength Loctite sealant to set.

    What should have taken 90 minutes took 3+ hours. The old age bod doesn’t wiggle in, around, and out of tight spaces while on the back nor reach and stretch like it used to, so some breaks to un-pain and recover from occasional temporary dizziness were necessary. Plus getting some of the nuts on the old faucet loosened was a bear and a half, their having sat untouched since being installed 49 years ago. Normally could finesse that with what is in the toolbox but instead made a command decision to run out to the nearby hardware store and buy a basin wrench, as will also be doing a replacement for the bathroom sink faucet later on.

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    Jay S says:

    @NotMax: What did you Locktite? Are you setting up the next poor soul to deal with the plumbing?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Adam L Silverman: a team of us at @lawfareblog have been working on for a while—with a lot of help from … my lawyers.

    so he’s gonna sue somebody?

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    Taking Out Enough To Win says:

    The Hyundai ad touting the company’s donations to that cancer charity? I definitely ground away some enamel from cringing so intensely, like if it weren’t for Elantras, cancer’s death count would be so much higher.

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    eclare says:

    @lamh36: Agree with both your best and worst picks, could not believe that horrific use of MLK’s sermon.

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    NotMax says:

    @Jay S

    Only used it on the separate undercover of the faucet unit, not on the nuts. Because of the condition of the surface under the original faucet, it was a more suitable choice.

    Next sucker can spend an extra 10 minutes tapping a putty knife with a hammer around the edges to release it.

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    Another Scott says:

    @NotMax: Less than 4 hours isn’t bad!

    I hate plumbing. I always need some other fitting no matter how well I think I’ve planned ahead, it’s always a contortion to get to the bits that need wrenching or soldering, etc., etc.

    Good plumbers earn their pay.


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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Steve in the ATL:
    First I’ve ever heard of this

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    Corner Stone says:

    Wittes needs to put up or shut up. Like all these other four leaf clover motherfuckers.

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    NotMax says:

    @Jay S

    Will add it’s Loctite caulk, so not quite as deleterious as one might think.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Were there any commercials during this SB? Seems like $500M down the drain.

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    Jay S says:

    @NotMax: OK, I was envisioning something entirely different from your description. Carry on.

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    dww44 says:

    @NotMax: Having just hired a plumber to replace our leaking kitchen faucet, I am genuinely impressed with your skills and efforts. My figurative hat is doffed.

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    Jay S says:

    @Corner Stone: Four leaf clover MF?

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    NotMax says:

    @Jay S

    Goes on white, dries clear!

    Should anyone give a hoot, this is the the unit. Got it at a lower price during a sale sometime around Black Friday. Snazzy looking, IMHO.

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    Jay S says:

    @NotMax: I thought you were linking to the Locktite. Yes, that’s a fine looking faucet you’ve got there.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Jay S: Somebody talking about a fantasy resolution that’s going to rid us of this meddlesome orange asshole.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Buckle up, people! There is a bunch of nasty shit coming soon that will help our union remove this orange boil off our ass.
    I’m not going to tell you what it is. And not where it’s coming from. Or even a way so you can think it’s possible. But it’s coming!

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    Ruckus says:

    @Jay S:
    I understood that the kid issue was coming from one of the exes. But anything that interferes with the scientology image is very strongly discussed and all hatches are battened down by all converts in any way connected. Dirty laundry of any kind is not allowed to be public. Someone might think it’s a cult.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Ruckus: And they’d be right!

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    Ruckus says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    Yes, yes they would.

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    J R in WV says:

    I put in one a lot like that, but with a spray tool also. I think mine is a Delta I got at Ferguson in town. It too took 2 or 3 hours and a basin wrench. Didn’t use Loktite, tho.

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    NorthLeft12 says:

    @Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et Al.): Trump’s friend’s team lost? All of those NFL owners are Trumps “friends”.

    I actually read some articles about Mr. Lurie and he actually seems like a half way decent human being. But I would still be surprised if he did not support Deadbeat Donald in the 2016 election.

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