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Old 04-23-2012   #41
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That like 5-6 miles. You guys must drive like old ladies.
It's really irrelevant whether it's 10, 15, or 20 minutes, since the point is that the city is spread out with no true "center."

But, you must be foreign to the traffic ITL. When I lived in the Heights it took me 25-30 minutes to drive the 7 mile drive to work in Greenway Plaza everyday.
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Default Re: Is Demeco pulling a Mario?

For all the tradition he talks about the Eagles having, they have the same number of Super Bowl trophies that we do.
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Old 04-23-2012   #43
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I think, too, that the new guy will try and reciprocate the love back to the fans of his new team.

It's like a coded signal to the fans that "Hey, I am glad to be here. Right back at ya'."

In trying to make his new fans feel loved, the player has to sort of get a dig into his old team. "I liked where I was at, but I am going to LOVE it here with you guys!" It's P.R. at its finest.

The payoff, for the player, is the day when he takes the field for his new team and all that P.R. work culminates into loud cheers.

We have a need to feel included, accepted, and the NFL player will go through adjustments in routine, living conditions, cultural mores, etc. Therefore, he's strutting and posing for his new neighbors and hoping they let him into the circle with open arms. It's like transferring from one elementary school to another...you have to figure out who the cool kids are, who the outcasts are, which teachers are strict, which teachers are not, etc.

I say this because he is obviously wondering what it's like in a new place, what it's like to practice with a different team. DeMeco is very smart. I think he was the smartest guy on the whole team, actually. He explained himself in a way that I think it would be hard to pick it apart...but you know he's standing his ground on his feelings, too.

JJ Watt, IMO, is now the new smartest guy in the Texans room. With 'Meco gone, it allows JJ Watt to enter into that full time role of leader of the D.
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Demeco may want to have this available for when he misses some key tackles in Philly. Flying bottles from the stands won't get through


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Wrong. There are a ton of Cowboys fans in Philly. I have lived in both places and can safely say he is going to start missing Texas. That historic area is nice when you visit however once that wears off you have to start living there.

Also he would be better off in the "burbs" in Philly tool. Pennsylvania has some real nice / pretty areas and downtown Philly is not one of them.
I don't know man, Downtown Philly was pretty cool when I went a few years ago. It's like a mini New York. A ton of redevelopment has gone on. But Meco is acting like Philly doesn't have suburbs either. People commute thirty plus minutes there, too. Houston has some cool things. It's just not an old dense city like Philly, even though areas like the Loop are getting that way. He didn't really say things that aren't true. Houston is a huge transplant city, so there are more fans from other teams here than in Philly. The Texans are definitely making their mark now.
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LOL if he had said:

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Philly fans? Yeah, they're pretty psycho. I'll be scared to be on the field when we are losing and will put my family into protective custody.

The city of Houston is the bomb, but, well, I guess I'm stuck in Philly, for now.
To reiterate, the article was not written for us.
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Default Re: Is Demeco pulling a Mario?

Most of the incendiary comments are from the author and not Demeco, so I don't fault him. But like others have said, he better be all and more than what they are expecting or the fans will turn on him in a heartbeat.
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Well damn! I logged onto this thread expecting you guys to rip Meco a new one, but, to my surprise, you didn't do that. CONGRATS to all of you for accepting the article at face value, which is nothing more than some sports guy from Philly trying to stir the pot!

Meco is a classy guy and doesn't need to be in the same sentence as Mario. He is embracing his new city, as he should, and moving on. I wish him the BEST!
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This article is written to make Philadelphians and Eagle fans feel better about themselves and to sell newspapers. No reason for us Texans or Texans fans to read it unless you want to get pissed off for some reason. DeMeco is going to say what makes his new fans happy. It is what it is. The only thing I even care to comment on is comparing fans of an 80 year franchise to a 10 year franchise. Did DeMeco really think everyone in Texas was going to instantly become a Texans fan? That takes generations.
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Default Re: Is Demeco pulling a Mario?

Oh well, its his personal opinion, while I dont agree with it... what are ya gonna do?

Edit: If he starts messing up, I have a feeling he wont have all this love for Philly.
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oi...houston fans and our inferiority complex
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Default Re: Is Demeco pulling a Mario?

If Demeco wants to commend the Eagles' management style for consistent playoff appearances, then he can't blame the Texans' FO for practicing the same shrewdness which got him traded.

The writer suggests that Demeco wasn't appreciated here. He either didn't do any research, or he willfully omitted the part where Smith re-signed Ryans to a big extension a year early.

I understand the rest of Demeco's comments, though. They are honest, and getting traded must be an ego-bruiser. A player needs to convince himself of greener pastures in order to keep his confidence up, and that sometimes requires devaluing the memories of your former home.

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Ryans, now 100 percent recovered from a 2010 ruptured Achilles, said he had a blast last week, the first week Eagles players were allowed to participate in supervised workouts at the NovaCare Complex, and he can’t wait to move forward in OTA’s, minicamps, training camp and -- in just over four months -- his first real game as a Philadelphia Eagle.
Thanks to CnD, most people who read these forums know that players recover from this injury 80% at best. So much for the knowledgeable Philly fanbase.
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Half of our stadium is yelling/cheering while our offense is on the field. That should tell you everything you need to know.
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Default Re: Is Demeco pulling a Mario?

Wish he would have said how much this city's fan base sucks ass. I'll take this tho.
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Ryans is right, a good number of fans in Houston are good with just making the playoffs. That's not good enough for Philly fans. I wish Texans fans held management to the same level of expectations that Philly fans do. I mean 9-7 was trumpeted as some sort of accomplihment by BoB/Rick/Gary. That would be considered a disappointment in Philly.

As far as living in Philthy-delphia good luck with that DeMeco. Hope you survive the random drive-bys,Cold weather/run down city experience.
How many Super Bowls has that gotten Philly?
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Says the guy from Bessemer, Alabama. He's an Eagle now. Like many have said, wait until he doesn't perform to Philly's expectations. They boo Santa Claus and cheer when injured players get hurt.


Good Luck in Philly DeMeco, I'll be rooting for you when you play the Cowboys.
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Saying Philly has the Liberty Bell and Houston has, uh, well, the Astrodome I guess.....c'mon, if that wasn't a backhanded comment.....

Also, as someone who lived in Philly, yeah, they have very passionate fans....uneducated and react at the wrong times about the wrong stuff and heym they had to have a jail in the old vet stadium so they must be better fans.......sorry, doing a certain motion to that notion.....

I'm not pissed or something necessarily, but IMO anyway, he wasn't making some pleasant observation with birds chirping and the sun shining...he knew what was being said between the lines. Time to clean the sand out over being dumped.
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Have fun with that snow Demeco.
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Hope he produces then.

Not sure what it is about the author though. Houston loves it's football...no it's not Greenbay crazy or even Cowboy crazy Or Steeler crazy but those teams have had a lot of success in the NFL...if these guys can win then it will come...still this city sells out all of the games and supports the team even through the bad years.
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