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January 18, 2009, 02:37 PM
5. The impact of a Phillies title on the Eagles' season. It counteracts our collective Philly sports psychosis that hampers all of our teams.

4. Two consecutive lazer throws by Donovan...to his receiver's ankles. An overexcited McNabb loses his mechanics and takes longer to find his rhythm. Can't afford that in most big games.

3. The level of fear opposing defenses feel when it's third and long and "5" evades the first pass rusher.

2. The mojo of an Eagle team wearing road white jerseys with a Super Bowl trip on the line (always remember 1980 and we unexpectedly had 'the greatest show on turf' on the ropes on its own turf in 2001).

1. The ability of another bird of prey to screw up our dreams. Falcons: Steve Bartkowski/Tim Mazzetti knocked us off in 80 and could have hurt our playoff seeding. Ravens: crushing blow to our season this year, and won a friggin super bowl too friggin soon! Cardinals: How many times in the late 80s early 90s was did the Eagles beat Championship Redskin, Cowboy, or Giant teams ...and lose some wacky game out in the desert with the NFC East and a high seed within reach??

**bonus pick (-1) How big the fall will be when Andy Reid/Donovan McNabb are no longer here.

Gonna be a very very very tight, close, and well-played game today. Dawkins and Mikell are Huge! Go EAGLES!!!!!

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