Steve Oakley and I saw our first Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field. A friend of mine, Van Morris, called me late Friday and asked if I wanted some free tickets to see the Eagles last game of the season. It was the Eagles chance to play the part of the spolier and keep the Redskins out of the playoffs. The first half was pretty good. The Eagles held their own and the 'Skins looked like they were choking on eagles feathers. The second half the Skins turned it around and ended up winning and advancing to the playoffs. The Eagles finished the season 6-10 and went 0-6 in the NFC East in 2005, the second time in team history they've not won a game in the division. The other season was in 1973, when they went 0-7-1 in the NFC East and finished 5-8-1 in the season.
More exciting than the game were our seats. Van hooked us up with two tickets in the Chrysler Premier Club. Steve and I agreed that if we were going to go to a bullshit game then this was the way to go: private entrance, drinks and food are served to you while you watch the game, exclusive club lounge, premium bars and flat screens everywhere. Thanks Van.