Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Eagles Camp ... or the Jersey Shore

It costs me me about $65 to fill my gas tank, too, so when it comes to day trips it really pays to pick your spots.

There's been a lot of talk about why fans aren't flocking to Lehigh as in years past but it'spretty obvious. Eagles fans are tired of Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb, and their 10-year marriage. There's just not a lot of excitement and energy as in years past. But if you appreciate football you can watch some pretty cool drills - the linemen battles are the best - and you even get to see some real tackling. Is it worth the time and the money compared to say, the Jersey Shore?

Eagles training camp at Lehigh University or the Jersey Shore?

Training camp: Hot, humid, buggy. The Shore: Hot, breezy, bugs only when you get the bay breeze. Training camp: Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, Lito Sheppard, Andy Reid and injuries. Jersey Shore: Bikinis, bikini bodies, suntans and sunburns. Training camp: Park here (free), not there, walk here, not there, sit here not there, cheer this, not that, feel the sweat run into places you forgot you had. And sorry but you literally have to win the lottery to stand in line for an autograph. Jersey Shore: Buy a beach badge, pay for parking, go for a swim, a walk, a walk-and-talk and read, read, read amid the pounding of the waves. Training camp: Buy cheap gas ($3.78 gallon) on the 1-hour, 20-minute ride home. Jersey Shore: Buy cheaper gas ($3.74/gallon) on the 2-hour, 10-minute drive home.

Training camp or the Jersey Shore? For my money, for a day, you can't go wrong with training camp. But if I'm bringing company it's not even close - the Shore.


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