Andrew Sendejo will serve as the Philadelphia Eagles sixth captain when ‘The Birds’ meet the Vikings in Minneapolis. If you think this is ‘just another game’ you’re crazy.
All we ever hear is ‘it’s just another game’ and ‘those things don’t matter now’, but they do. Football is a game that’s built largely on emotions. It always has been, so how can the Philadelphia Eagles say it’s ‘just another game’ when they head back to Minneapolis, the site of their first-ever Super Bowl victory? How can this be ‘just another game’ to Andrew Sendejo?
The answer is simple. That’s all a bunch of ‘bull hickey’! Every Eagles fan appreciates the professionalism, but come on. These are human beings. If Eagles fans were on cloud nine after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII, how do you think the guys that actually played in the game felt? Of course, this game means something.
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Andrew Sendejo spent eight seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and made quite the name for himself, but that all ended on March 11th of 2019. The Vikings declined the option on his deal, and that made him a free agent.
He’d land with the Eagles, but as fate would have it, sitting on the Eagles schedule in Week 6 of the 2019 season was Minnesota.
Now, in a game that’s just supposed to be just like any other, the Eagles announced a little over 90 minutes before kickoff that Sendejo would serve as their sixth captain in Minneapolis.
Are we supposed to believe that’s for no reason? Are we supposed to believe that this game has no more significance to Sendejo than any of the other 100 games he’s played in?
If you believe that, you’re crazy. Of course, he wants to win. Of course, he wants to play well. He wouldn’t be human if that wasn’t the case. Hopefully, both of those wishes are granted in Week 6.