Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Heat Fail to Live Up To Expectations of Brash Nickname
Before any media, players, Twitter posts, PR people or anyone else starts referring to a collection of sports stars a “Dream Team,” perhaps they should actually let them play some games.
Or, more importantly, win something. The Philadelphia Eagles are latest to be crowned with the title before the season. This on the heels of the Miami Heat last year.
And after losing – at home, to back-up quarterback named John Skelton – in mid-November the Eagles dropped to 3-6. With division games against the Giants and Cowboys, the dream may end up being a nightmare if they don’t even make the playoffs.
The Heat did not exactly fall on their faces, but they were supposed to melt any opponent in their way. Yet they stumbled from the start of the season and after making it to the NBA Finals, themselves melted under the pressure and lost to the Dallas Mavericks.
It’s as if having that name attached is like the infamous “SI Jinx” in which a player or team put on the cover of the sports magazine suddenly stumbles, loses, gets injured or some has some other pin-in-the-voodoo doll happen to them or him (or her).
The only Dream Teams that have truly excited in name and performance are the USA Men’s Basketball Olympic squads.
For now, let’s leave it at that, too. When a squad filled with stars wins a championship, then go ahead and call them a Dream Team. Until that time, how about just calling them, say, the Philadelphia Eagles.