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Rendell roots for the "Steagles"...for now
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | January 13, 2009 5 :56 AM | Salena Zito

Posted on 01/13/2009 8:06:39 AM PST by Salena Zito

This coming Sunday, Gov. Edward G. Rendell will be all out for both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers in their NFL conference championship games.

But if both teams happen to win, well, then it is all Eagles.

Rendell told the New York Times that he has to be loyal. “If it costs me some political points, that’s life.”

Rendell is a rabid Eagles fan, and is pretty sure that rabid Steelers fans would understand his Eagle loyalty. “The casual fans might be upset, but I don’t care,” he said.

During World War II, the Steelers and the Eagles briefly were one team, known simply as the “Steagles.” The hybrid team lasted one year -- 1943 -- and was created because both teams had lost the bulk of their players to military service.

The NFL never did register the temp team name “Steagles,” but they are on the official record books that way.

If both the Steelers and the Eagles make it to the Super Bowl, the atmosphere in Pennsylvania will be like the Pennsylvania Primary all over again -- Hillary vs. Barack on steroids, with Rendell certainly in the middle with something probably wildly inappropriate to say for Steeler fans' ears.

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1 posted on 01/13/2009 8:06:39 AM PST by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito
My Raven thugs will free Rendell from that dilemma.

Third time's a charm.
2 posted on 01/13/2009 8:15:52 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Salena Zito

Not the “Ealers”


3 posted on 01/13/2009 8:16:55 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Thrownatbirth

The Cardinals are one of the last 4 teams? How the h*ll did that happen?

I like Kurt Warner. He is an older guy now and it would be nice for him to get another Super Bowl ring.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 8:20:15 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Salena Zito
lol...."Steagle". How long have I remembered THAT from "Gremlins".

"STEA-gle. Steagle, Steagle, Steagle"

5 posted on 01/13/2009 8:20:19 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Salena Zito

I understand the support both teams enjoy...it’s just a shame that the Cardinals will be dashing the Eagles’ hopes come next weekend...!


6 posted on 01/13/2009 8:20:58 AM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: Thrownatbirth

I was hoping my Giant thugs would get a rematch against your
thugs. Go Cardinals!


7 posted on 01/13/2009 8:23:29 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Frantzie
I'm rooting for Kurt and the Cards. From stacking cans at a Hy Vee grocery in Cedar Falls, Iowa, he's always been a standout. Bet the Rams wish they still had him.
8 posted on 01/13/2009 8:23:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Thrownatbirth

No, fast Eddie. What we Steeler fans don’t like is the fact that you are a thug, criminal politician.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 8:24:00 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Salena Zito; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

10 posted on 01/13/2009 8:32:19 AM PST by scott says
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To: Salena Zito

I, for one, would enjoy a Pa Turnpike Super Bowl


11 posted on 01/13/2009 8:35:00 AM PST by NRA1995 ("You improvise, you adapt, you overcome" (Gunny from "Heartbreak Ridge"))
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To: Salena Zito; Tribune7; TAdams8591; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; wireman; Mr. Binnacle; brityank; ...
**** Philly Metro/Delaware Valley Ping ****



I am rooting for a Keystone Super Bowl but for some reason I think the kid from Audubon may pull it out for the Ravens.

Independence Hall Pictures, Images and Photos
12 posted on 01/13/2009 8:46:21 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Bet the Rams wish they still had him.

There'd be no point until we get a better offensive line and set of coaches. By 2003, bad draft picks and free agent moves resulted in an o-line composed largely of turnstiles.

Poor Warner got to play the part of the ball in a driving range.
13 posted on 01/13/2009 8:52:29 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Salena Zito

A more equitable amalgamation of the nicknames would be- Steegles


14 posted on 01/13/2009 9:56:33 AM PST by mikrofon (Go AFC)
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To: NRA1995
I, for one, would like to get Rendell to make a bet should it turn out to be a PA Turnpike Super Bowl:
  1. Steelers win, Philadelphia gets kicked out of the state and petitions to join New Jersey.
  2. Eagles win, and the Steelers part of Pennsylvania gets kicked out of the state and becomes Westsylvania as we should have done during the Whiskey Rebellion.

15 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Thrownatbirth

“My Raven thugs will free Rendell from that dilemma.”

I sure hope you’re right, I’m a Ravens fan first.

If it comes down to the Ravens-Eagles I would be torn, but not with McNabb on the Eagles. Ravens all the way.

Still the Steelers aren’t going to just hand the win over to the Ravens, but I wouldn’t mind if they did.


16 posted on 01/13/2009 10:59:57 AM PST by Eagles2003
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To: Salena Zito

The Steagles were the WWII team that combined the Eagles and Steelers. I think I have an avi file of that somewhere.


17 posted on 01/13/2009 11:26:28 AM PST by Eagles2003
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To: Kid Shelleen

That backdrop just looks so wrong. That building should be out in the country somewhere, with rolling hills and a small town behind it.

18 posted on 01/13/2009 11:43:40 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: Eagles2003

When the playoffs started, I predicted a RAVENS/PANTHERS Super Bowl.

I picked the Ravens and I’m sticking to it. Remember those 23 points scored in Nashville Saturday? Use that as your over/under and you get the picture.

If Samari Rolle isn’t near 100% physically, Ravens are in big trouble. If he is, and Ben is forced to put it in the air, they certainly can send the Stillers home sad.....

RAVENS 14 STILLERS 7

As for the more entertaining of the 2 games, if anyone bet money on a EAGLES/CARDINALS Championship game, I may lean on you for financial advice. I don’t know where to call this one, but warning to you Iggle fans. If Anquain is healthy and ready to go, I would worry, A LOT. Do I think Kurt has 1 last hurrah in him, yep. Is Larry Fitzgerald the best receiver in the NFL bar none? You bet ya!! Do the Cards have to have some sort of running game to have any chance? SI!!
And does Donovan McNabb want the chance to shut up all the naysayers, once and for all? Yep. Is Brian Westbrook on a serious roll right now, save last week? No doubt. Do the Iggles have some young talented receivers capable of making big plays? Yes sir. And finally, is that Iggle defense playing as well as both the Ravens and Stillers right now , no doubt about it!!

So in the end my head tells me EAGLES 27 CARDINALS 21......

But my heart says CARDINALS 30 EAGLES 24 IN OT.......

My Pat Tillman jersey came today but that won’t play a final role in what I think happens. Fact of the matter is it should be a great game!!


19 posted on 01/13/2009 12:12:01 PM PST by cleveland gop (Jack Bauer is back!!! Are you in a FLANK 2 position???)
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To: cleveland gop

Ravens-Steelers is gonna be a hard hitting game, like the last two it should be close, Parker is back for the Steelers.

I think Rolle is out, but we’ll see.

First NFL game I ever attended was Eagles-Cardinals at Franklin Field in Philly. Cards won, we froze, Eagles put all three QBs on the field because we boo’d the first two off.

Snead was the first one. His idea of offense was to throw a deep interception on 3rd down and sit on the bench. That interception was intentional by Normy.

He was traded 1-1 for Sonny Jurgenson, I know darn well the Eagles owner took money under the table for that bad deal.

Cards have the receivers and they look much better running the ball.

It will be a great SB, but I predict an AFC victory, pick one, I hope it’s the Ravens.


20 posted on 01/13/2009 12:44:40 PM PST by Eagles2003
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To: Thrownatbirth

Steelers will roll your ratbirds...


21 posted on 01/13/2009 1:21:12 PM PST by GregB (Palin for President in 2012. Let's start now!!!!!)
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To: Salena Zito; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: Steagles Super Bowl

I cannot even begin to think... how long I would hurl if that comes about!

22 posted on 01/13/2009 3:46:53 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Kid Shelleen

If we get the Eagles versus Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, we’re going to get arguments about the merits of the classic Philly cheesesteak versus the Primanti Brothers cheesesteak just for starters.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 9:22:41 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: Kid Shelleen
An all Pennsylvania Super Bowl would be great for the spirits of the residents of the Commonwealth. That being said, let's just get by Arizona this Sunday. Rendell is a horse's arse who but for the Grace of God, and a hesitant Legislature, hasn't run PA into the ditch by now.
24 posted on 01/14/2009 4:11:49 AM PST by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: RayChuang88
Philly will be favored in that one.
25 posted on 01/14/2009 8:31:05 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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To: Salena Zito

26 posted on 01/14/2009 9:19:41 AM PST by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Bender2

I’m rooting for the Red Birds, to win it all. >:-}

I don’t have a favorite team these days, that all depends what how Jim Mora does with the Seahawks, which is the closest NFL team to where I live.

The next closest are the Raiders and 49er’s. Which used to my fav’s when I lived in the SF Bay Area for 40 years, before I moved here in ‘90.


27 posted on 01/14/2009 9:57:21 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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