With the Washington Redskins in town this evening for the Monday Night Football extravaganza, I thought I'd ask D.C.'s two brightest sports minds what they thought about the matchup. Nope, not Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser. We'll get plenty of Tony K. tonight.
An in depth look at the game tonight with these two television stars, after the jump.
Dan Steinberg and Jamie Mottram are the stars of Comcast's hit television show Blog Show! You can watch past episodes here. Dan and Jamie do their work at The Washington Post's D.C. Sports Bog and Mister Irrelevant, respectively.
Enrico: We Eagles fans are used to looking down towards the bottom of the
standings to see how the Redskins are doing. Going into the Monday
Night Football game this week, the Birds are 0-1 while the Skins are
1-0. I don't like it. How do you feel about being tied for the NFC
East lead after one week of football?
Jamie: You Eagles fans are also used to looking around and seeing
a lot of insufferable assholes wearing green, so, all things
considered, I think you'll be just fine. Anyway, how do I feel about the
Skins being in first? I feel like they opened with a W over a five-win
team at home (in OT no less), but that won't diminish the rippling beer muscles
I'll be throwing around come Monday Night.
Dan: Oh snap! Except
I think the Dolphins had six wins last year. Maybe not.
Enrico: I couldn't agree more. I really can't stand the Saint Patties day festivities in Philadelphia.
Dan: Anyhow, I'm not
a Redskins fan, despite the fact that I live in D.C., but living here
and interacting with the people with whom I interact, it's impossible
not to believe that the world will end if the Skins don't finish 16-0,
and that God is on their side.
you guys actually have a decent quarterback for the first time in a few
years and Antwaan Randel El put up some huge numbers in week one. With
Lito Sheppard going down and the weaker Will James stepping in, is that
something you expect the Skins to exploit?
odd thing no one's pointing out about Randle El is that his day went
from "above average" to "huge" because he caught a tipped hail mary at
the end of regulation. Also, that B-Lloyd was invisible, and that
Cooley and Moss didn't do much. This team won't succeed with Randle El
as its offensive weapon. I'm expecting a ton more Cooley this week, but
yeah, sure they'll test James. Wait, who am I, Mort? I have no idea.
I'm just trying to make fun of Eagles fans in the parking lot.
Jamie: JC 17 is the first QB in DC able to really throw the ball downfield
since a certain Super Bowl hero named Mark Rypien. The problem in Week 1,
however, is that Campbell was deadly inaccurate. Plus, 'Tana Moss dropped
two easy downfield passes and Captain Chaos stayed in to help on pass
protection after Jon Jansen went down in a twisted heap of agony early on. So,
yeah, McNabb won't be the only QB with something to prove on Monday Night,
and Sheppard being out will only help.
Enrico: Wow. Mark Rypien. I forgot about that guy. So, big game Monday night
in Philly. Would either of you two care to make a wager? I was
thinking I could mail you a Geno's cheesesteak if the Skins win and you
guys could mail me... um? A foreign diplomat? What are you guys famous
for in DC? A Ben's Chili Bowl half smoke? I hear Bill Cosby is a fan. Seriously though, how bout
a ticket to the Nationals/Phils game this weekend? Steinz prob gets
them for free anyway, that way if the Eagles win, I won't really have
Jamie: How about a Geno's cheesesteak vs. an Eagles visor (don't ask, but I have
Jamie: How about a cheesesteak vs. me not kicking your ass? For real, Steinz and I will stomp the yard on that ass!
Enrico: Okay, Jamie's lost his marbles. I'll end this weak attempt at football
analysis with my pick. I'm predicting a huge night from McNabb, maybe
3 TD tosses. Eagles 34 Redskins 13. How do you like that beatdown?
Jamie: McNabb better have a huge night, or you know what time it is
... it's Kevin Kolb time. Prediction: Redskins win a close one on the strength of their
running game and defense. Get ready for the grind, Philly. It's gonna be
like Eric Nies up in this bitch!
the only impartial member of this email thread, I think I'm obviously
closest to the truth. Eagles win but, most importantly, do not cover.
Call it 20-19 or something like that. How 'bout the Eagles score on a
second-half turnover, just to get extra specific.
Enrico: Alright! Many thanks to the DC folk for sharing their thoughts. Go Birds!