The road through Glendale

In typical Eagle fashion, the team that relied on a prayer, some luck and a whole lotta chance three weeks ago has somehow finagled a trip to the NFC championship game this Sunday. Against the Arizona Caridinals, no less. Yes, the 1 and 2 seeds are out, dethroned by the the Iggles and Cardinals, respectively, who will now meet head-to-head.

Once the Birds secured the win over the Giants, the Cardinals knew they’d be hosting the match-up this weekend and plans for ticket sales to holders of Arizona IDs was set to start at 3 p.m. local time Sunday and then go on sale to the population at large come Tuesday. According to a story posted on, the 70,000-seat stadium was sold out in six minutes. This from a team who needed an extension to sell all the tickets to their post-season opener against the Falcons.

No, Philadelphia is not immune to fair-weatherdom, but that’s quite the turn around. Unfortunately, as is the case with most of these things, I doubt many true fans on either side actually snagged seats. The scalper nation must have been on high alert, recognizing that an Eagle fan will fly far and wide when their team is on a roll. It’ll be interesting to see the jersey color scheme in the stands come Sunday.

I’d like to pretend it’s out of moral contention I denounce those making personal profits off the resale of their tickets, but I’d rather just be bribed. I’ll sit anywhere …


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