Sunday, September 17, 2006

Eagles, Patriots and Bishops, Oh My!

"Fly, Eagles, Fly, on the road to victory...."

Happy Home Opener to one and all from the heart of Birds' Nation. Another autumn, another season, 46 years since the last NFL Championship, two Super Bowl appearances... and still no trace of the definitive, long-coveted sign of God's love for Philadelphia: The Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Elsewhere, though, in the trenches of Patsland, the patron prelate in exile of the Terrible Toweling masses has yet again done up the house -- sans eight-foot blow-up doll, at least for now.

Luckily for Tobin, there'll be no Steelers-Patriots showdown this year. Given the current state of things ecclesiastical in the 'Burgh, however, whether the decorations are meant to speak to something beyond the NFL's on-field moves is grounds for some curiosity....

Speaking of which, after a wait of almost 18 months, Youngstown can expect its new bishop shortly.