Cape Gazette

Thoughts From the Sidelines

Predictions are nothing more than hot air

By Sumner Spence | Nov 07, 2013

Who would have thought Nick Foles would come back from his recent concussion and pull off a great win for the Eagles against the Oakland Raiders? Foles tied the NFL record in the Nov. 3 win with seven touchdown passes in the game. The Eagles had a lot of help from the Oakland defense on at least two of the scoring drives. The final score of 49-20 made for a lopsided but sweet win. I just hope the Eagles can continue the momentum against Green Bay this week. They will get a huge break, no pun intended, with Green Bay's all-pro quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, out for a few weeks with a collarbone injury. Hopefully their backup quarterback won't pull a Foles.

I didn't think I would be able to be showering praise for the 76ers so early in this year's NBA season with the lousy projected win/lose ratio forecasted. The 76ers are actually 3-1 so far with victories over the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls, who are considered two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. It just goes to show you that predictions mean nothing. It's a matter of getting out on the floor and playing the game.

I'm glad so many of you enjoyed my superimposed Red Sox beard last week. Maybe I should keep that look for November?

As a note for local sports, I wanted to give a shout out to the Cape boys' soccer team. It's a shame they won't be able to play their first round game at home. Go, Cape!

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