Eagles Thrash Giants at the Linc

My husband and I love football. Especially the Eagles. I used to be a Buffalo girl so I love them too but now that I live near Philly, the eagles are my team. We don't usually get to attend games being they are so expensive, but for our 19 year anniversary, I got us club level tickets for this division rivalry game. Coming off the incredible blowout against the Redskins last week, we, the fans were more than excited to see this matchup. It was so much fun walking through the tailgating people at in the parking lots, smelling the charcoal cooking food, hearing music blasting and people yelling with excitement. Our seats were in the West Club area, but seeing how the layout of the parking lots and the stadium made no sense (the West Club entrance and seats are actually on the East side of the Stadium), we ended up walking about 1 mile to our entrance. That was ok though because even though it was a chilly 47 degrees, we were walking fast enough that it didn't bother us. Once inside, the club area, it felt sedate next to what we had experienced in the parking lot. It was a very beautiful large lounge with pub tables, couches, big screen TV's, several bars and stations serving restaurant quality food. Well, it didn't stay that way for long as the fans started piling in the level of excitement grew inside as well. My hubby and I enjoyed roast beef and fingerling potatoes with cauliflower out of our plastic containers at the bar and generally hung out for two hours in our warm tailgate spot before the game. When we took our seats outside, the stadium looked just beautiful all lit up with fireworks going and the fans on fire. I looked to my left where there was a large banner with reggie Whites picture immortalized on it and it made me miss him. He was a lovely man. The game was great though it felt like a little bit of a sleeper (due to the Giants defense) in comparison to last weeks trouncing o the Redskins. But in the 4th quarter in the last 4 minutes there ere some exciting plays including a turnover by Eli Manning which put the birds in a non stop position. The final score of 27-17 put the Eagles in 1st place in the NFC East. I know many people are still angry with Michael Vick, but I feel that the man did his time and was humbled by the experience. He is someone who has had to start over from no where and is truly working to turn his life around. I got a lot of great pictures but can't post them all. The one I really love
is of what you never see on television, the players from both teams on their knees after the game praying together. After just being on the field with one goal in mind-to pummel the other players, these men go before the throne together in His grace. Awesome.....
Karen O'Lone-Hahn2 Comments