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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


The Eagles ended their season on a four-game winning streak.

They beat bad teams, in lackluster settings, to improve only to .500.

Still, they won games. Put it this way: If they'd lost all four, they'd be getting ridiculed.

Instead, give them this: A last, deserved blast of pride.

"We wanted to make a statement," Brent Celek said, "and show we were a good football team and that we are going to be a team to reckon with next year."

They should have been a team to reckon with this year.

But at least they have next year. That, they did earn.

Check out my column on Andy Reid's stale act after a 34-10 victory over the Redskins in the Daily Times Monday and, as always, on


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