ANGRY BIRDS: Eagles fight past Ravens

In a contest heated at its core,
the Eagles defeated B-more.
They trailed at the half
but got the last laugh
after Mike Vick’s game-winning score.

ALIVE AND KICKING: An Ode to David Akers and the former Eagle’s NFL record-setting field goal

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There once was a kicker named Akers,
the leader of long field goal makers.
He put on a show
Week One at Lambeau.
His 63 yards?  Record breakers.

Dave Akers once had a bad day,
as an Eagle versus Green Bay.
With two playoff misses,
he earned goodbye kisses
and settled in San Fran to play.

 But Eagles fans, many a whiner,
still claim they’ve seen no player finer
than the kicking machine
who once wore midnight green
and now makes history as a ‘Niner.

ONE AND … OH, NO: Eagles survive season-opening scare at upset-hungry Cleveland

In spite of four picks from Mike Vick,
the Birds pulled escape artists’ trick.
They looked one-loss bound
before the Dawg Pound,
but they scored a TD in time’s nick.

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A NEW ATTITUDE: ‘Unloaded’ Phillies handle Nats

On a day had felt rather dark,
Jimmy Rollins went inside the park
to highlight Phillies’ bats
against the first-place Nats
in a win that turned into a lark.

DIRGE FOR THE PURGE: Phillies deal on deadline

In a year that surprised fortune tellers,
The 2012 Phils turned to sellers.
Both Victorino
and Pence had to go
at the deadline, those poor outfield fellers.
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