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Friday, January 13, 2006
Eagles Only 9th on Misery Index?
This was the most disappointing Eagles season ever, some sports-talkers have said. And it follows gut-wrenching losses in a Super Bowl and several conference title games. Golly, count your blessings you're not in Cleveland, says a very debatable ranking at ESPN.com. The Browns score perfect 10s for "historic pain" and "intangible misery" on their way to 50 out of a possible 60 points. The Eagles are only ninth, inexplicably getting 2.0 for "recent despair" despite 9.0 for "recent pain." Huh? C'mon. This overlooks the fan factor: We're experts at misery, which is compounded by the failures of our other teams. Man, how depressing! We can't even get triumph at suffering! Where's my Eagles hairshirt?
At least, Cowboys finished dead last. No, wait. That means their fans are happy. Bummer City.