In American Pie 2, there is a scene where Jim superglues himself to…himself.
Eugene Levy, playing Jim’s father, tells his kid in the middle of the hospital that despite supergluing his hand to his penis that “it’s been a good news day, son.” You know, because his penis will only be out of commission for a few weeks.
That’s sort of like what today has been like as a fan of the Eagles. I’d imagine watching this team stumble through three straight losses is the football fan pain equivalent of gluing my hand to my wang.
Then, as you sit there wounded, embarrassed and disgusted, Andy Reid then stands up, pats you on the ass, and tells you that it’s all going to be okay. Trent Cole is only going to miss a month, Antonio Dixon is done for the season, and Jason Peters now may miss a substantial amount of time with a strained left hamstring. But that’s okay because the Eagles have King Dunlap, so at least there is that.
In fact, Peters, a perrenial Pro Bowler is easily replaceable, according to Reid.
“I expect other guys to step up and play. If somebody goes down, the next guy steps in and let’s go,” he said.
Yep. Three straight choke jobs, the potential lengthy loss of two Pro Bowlers, and a trip to injured reserve for a valuable defensive tackle.
It’s been a good news day, son. A good news day, indeed.