It was a big weekend for Philadelphia. The city helped decide the presidential election. A local landscaping company was thrust into the news, oh and there were sports that went on as well. Lets start off with football.
Since Temple is the only college football team located in the city I will start with them, and only them when it comes to college football (although if youre a Rutgers or Penn State fan you probably dont want me mentioning you anyway.) Temple came into Saturday’s game as a heavy underdog facing #18 SMU. SMU was a door mat for a long time after they tried to dig themselves out of the “death penalty” of 1987. It appears head coach Sonny Dykes finally realized “hey I’m in this football hotbed of Texas and Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, and TCU cant take EVERYONE. Theyve got a really good QB in Shane Buechele who is going to be one of the first few QB’s drafted. So its pretty understandable that the Owls entered the game as 17.5 point underdogs at home. So it was pretty surprising that the Owls entered the half with a 13-10 lead. And Temple fans will always have the first half.
Because in the second half SMU blew the doors off the Owls and finished with a 47-23 win. And it wasn’t even that close. The Owls scored a touchdown in the final seconds which cost me $5. But hey at least they went out on a high note!
The Owls fell to 1-4 on the season and still have an outside shot of getting Trevor Lawrence in the draft. They will now prepare for UCF this Saturday on the road.
Ok LETS GET TO THE GOOD STUFF!
The Eagles lead in the NFC East didnt shrink. Somehow after 9 weeks a 3-4-1 record is still good enough for first place and its all thanks to the other 3 teams being dumpster fires. The Cowboys lost to the Steelers in a game that was probably closer than many thought. But a loss is a loss. The Giants defeated the Washington Football Team as Washington lost their starting QB Kyle Allen.
So right now the Eagles 3-4-1 record is the best in the division. The Washington football team is tied for 2nd. Which is how many wins they have (2-6) and the Cowboys and Giants are tied for last at 2-7.
The Giants are the Eagles next opponent and the best thing people can say about the Giants is “they play hard.” Which is adorable when youre talking pee-wee soccer. With that said, it wouldn’t shock anyone if the Eagles lost this upcoming Sunday, although it looks like Lane Johnson will be back, which would be a big boost to the Eagles O-Line.
and finally there’s The Union. The Union picked up a big 2-0 win against the New England Revolution on Sunday but in the process they won “The Supporters Shield” which is given to the team with the best record in the MLS at the end of the year. Beating New England for trophies is sort of what Philly does (see below)
This is the first trophy in franchise history and a testament to the youth academy thats bred such stars as Brenden Aaronson. The Union have also clinched a spot in the Concacaf Champions League.