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Phila. Eagles Fight Song Makes no Sense November 29, 2009

Posted by Master Shake in General blog.
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I love the Eagles almost as much as I hate them. The ecstasy and agony of watching the Phillies win and lose a world series is nothing compared to the utter anguish of watching the Eagles week in and week out, followed by the inevitable “that was my responsibility” and “we need to do a better job” post-game speech that Big Red has given after every loss (and win) for lo these many seasons.

Which brings me to the Eagles “fight song”. This is a relatively new concoction, in the vein of the Washington’s “Hail to the Redskins”, but with that peculiar Philly flair for butchering (in this case, metaphoric) language. It goes a little something like this:

Fly Eagles Fly, On The Road To Victory.
Fight Eagles Fight, Score A Touchdown 1-2-3.
Hit ‘Em Low.
Hit ‘Em High.
And We’ll Watch Our Eagles Fly.
Fly Eagles Fly, On The Road To Victory.
E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!!!

Of course you need to add-in the iconic Philly accent for a more realistic experience.

Have you spotted the gaffe? WHY ARE THE EAGLES FLYING ON A ROAD? To victory, no less?

Wouldn’t it be more appropriate literally and figuratively to have the Eagles “fly on the wings of victory”? It makes me cringe every time I hear that the Eagles are going to fly down a road. And not necessarily to victory, either.

That is all.