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|Eagles QB Mike Ma-honey could have used some sci-fi powers against the Seahawks during Monday night's blowout.|
Obviously, the turnovers and the touchdown returns were huge. But I was irritated from the very first Seahawks drive. I knew it would be a tough night when the ref called a phantom illegal contact penalty against Jeremiah Trotter in the end zone -- thereby negating Quintin Mikell's INT, keeping Seattle's drive alive and leading to a touchdown three plays later. I'm telling you, Jeremiah didn't even touch the guy. And that got us off on the wrong foot.
This week, everyone will be talking about the quarterback position. As readers might recall, my friend Mike McMahon joined me as a guest film critic in one of my previous reviews. If your memory is fuzzy, he was the one salivating over Keira Knightley's physique -- and uh, performance -- in "Domino." Well, lately he's been wearing a different hat to work -- that of the Eagles' starting quarterback.
Starter or not, we like to call McMahon, "Mah-Honey." I'm not quite sure who came up with it, but I know it's based on '80s comedy star Steve Guttenberg's "Police Academy" character, Officer Mahoney (if you squint, you'll see a resemblance). Nevertheless, Mah-Honey is experiencing some growing pains and on Monday night, coach Andy Reid gave him the hook, replacing him with Koy Detmer after Mike tossed a few INTs.
Detmer is a wily vet who's been in that position before and is comfortable with the system. Mah-Honey is a young, exciting player who can bring a running dimension to the position. I have no idea who will get the start next week, but I think both quarterbacks give us a chance to win.
And this much is certain: We all better be ready to play because we host the New York Giants next Sunday, and our playoff chances are starting to look bleak. Some players love to crunch numbers and give a prediction. I'm not a big math guy, but I'll drop a teammate's metaphor: For a while, the window looked like it was closing. Recently, we jammed a stick in there -- but now there's a crack in the stick and one more loss will likely snap it -- and end our season. Yup, it was a terrible end to a terrible week that was further encumbered by a sexy female assassin named ... ***** DHANI'S REEL REVIEW *****
|Charlize Theron was the only one keeping you awake in the Sci-Fi flick.|
"First Down": Moves the chains.
"Sacked": Lost yards. Not good.
"Fumble": Doesn't get any worse.
Ideal date: (1) Girlfriend (2) Cheerleader (3) Teammate (4) The kids (5) Coach
MATT McCOY'S CALL
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What made the experience even more painful were the throngs of "Aeon" cult fans who provided us with a little more entertainment than we could handle. With devotion rivaling that of "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings" supporters, these Flux'ers were amped (with outfits, gear . . . you name it). And they likely went home disappointed. Now, it's important to note that I'm a fan of the original TV series and came to the theater excited and optimistic. I had a pencil and paper in hand so that I wouldn't miss a beat. So, there we were, Matt McCoy and I, staring into a bleak future that saw disease wipe out all but a lucky 1 percent of society. So far, so good. Then the plot kicked in and the fun ended. In fact, I offer to you my notes, taken verbatim from my notepad during the movie: 1. "Beautiful 'Aeon Flux' [Theron] demonstrates her reflexes by catching her eyelash."
|It's not all about sports for Eagles LB Dhani Jones.|
Player in a Contract Year: Finding a worthy actor for this special award was nearly impossible. However, after exhaustively searching through this messy movie (and our own souls), we managed to find someone who gave a surprisingly strong performance. We call him "The Unknown Soldier" because, well, the soldier didn't have a name. But he followed orders well and was very effective in protecting Goodchild from the revolutionaries. Nice work, soldier.Benched: Sure, MTV's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and "Hustle and Flow" were excellent movies, but the MTV execs should take a seat for destroying the legacy of the original "Aeon Flux" animated series. Some programs should stay on the small screen. These crooks robbed me of my fond memories. GAME BALL