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In case the Packer fans think they can win in Philly

Postby BigJWalt » December 30th, 2003, 3:36 am

In case you're scared that the Packers might be "on a mission" because of the whole Brett Favre situation, you might want to find out what a loaf of bread and a gallon of gas cost the last time Green Bay won in Philadelphia - because it was in 1962!

But more than mere history is involved: According to the legend, in the 1962 game, the Packers were ahead 42-0 and scored a TD with few seconds left to make the final score 49-0. A Haitian immigrant concessionaire happened to be working the game, and he put a voodoo curse on the Packers, the terms of the curse being that the Packers would never again win a game in Philadelphia.

Not only have the Packers not won here since then, but several events that have taken place in their five subsequent visits would tend to confirm the existence of something supernatural being responsible:

1974: A 6-5 Packers team came to Philly as a 7 1/2-point favorite to beat a 4-7 Eagles team that had lost six in a row. In a game played under near-monsoon conditions, with heavy rain and gale-force winds, Green Bay fumbled seven times in the first half and lost 36-14; the Packers would not win again that season and finished 6-8 while the Eagles didn't lose again and finished 7-7.

1978: Packers punter David Beverly missed the ball on a punt, his foot never striking the ball, leading to a turnover. Green Bay nearly tripled the Eagles' total yardage output but lost 10-3. The Packers, 7-2 entering the game, would finish 8-7-1 and miss the playoffs; the Eagles, 4-5 going in, would finish 9-7 and earn an NFC wild-card berth, their first of four consecutive playoff appearances under Dick Vermeil.

1990: Backup Anthony Dilweg had to quarterback the Packers because Don Majkowski, the starter, was in a Philadelphia hospital suffering from Moldavian food poisoning, a rare (and frequently fatal) viral infection that, according to the Philadelphia Department of Health, had not been reported in the city since 1905. The Packers lost 31-0.

1994: Reggie White makes his first return to the Vet as an ex-Eagle, and the Packers lost 13-7 in a week where all 28 NFL teams wore special "throwback" uniforms in observance of the league's 75th anniversary.

1997: Ryan Longwell lines up for a game-winning 28-yard field goal attempt. The kick is up ..... NO GOOOOD! Eagles win, 10-9 - and Longwell has not missed a single FG from less than 35 yards out since.
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Postby kawicat » December 30th, 2003, 3:42 am

all curses end some day :)
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Postby BigJWalt » December 30th, 2003, 3:44 am

LOL, I know, I just think this is pretty cool that someone put this together. Look at T.B. winning in Philly last year under 40 degrees.
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Postby SUPERDUTY-MXZ8 » December 30th, 2003, 3:57 am

I hope the Packers CRUSH the BEAGLES! Even if they do by chance beat G.B., there is no way they'll win the Super Bowl!

Sorry BigJ.......K.C. is goin' all the way this year!
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Postby BigJWalt » December 30th, 2003, 3:58 am

Superduty, I give you credit for sticking with your pick. I dont think K.C. can beat N.E.
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Postby Icehole » December 30th, 2003, 4:02 am

Packers 27 Philly 10
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Postby SUPERDUTY-MXZ8 » December 30th, 2003, 4:05 am

N.E. got lucky and got a [b]"HUGE BREAK[/b] a few years ago when they beat the Raiders. It's going to take A LOT more than s $hitty call by the Refs for them to Win this year! :R


G.B. 24 Philly 17
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Postby BigJWalt » December 30th, 2003, 4:08 am

Superduty, That was the proper call by the refs. The rule sucks. I thought they were going to change that rule 2 years after it happenned. And it still hasnt changed yet. FYI, they cant change it 1 year later, because that admits the rule sucks.
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Postby SUPERDUTY-MXZ8 » December 30th, 2003, 4:14 am

That was one of the WORST calls in the History of FOOTBALL!
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Postby BigJWalt » December 30th, 2003, 4:19 am

Think how the Raiders feel.
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