LET me share something with you. On an average day Eaglemaniacal.com gets about 40 visitors and 68 views. The site itself is little older than a month old, and those numbers (at this stage) are actually pretty solid.
When I posted the LeSean McCoy story I was (of course), hoping for better than my average day. What I could not have anticipated was the 500+ views and all the responses the story got. At first I was happy. I was up all night responding to your individual takes on the situation. (Mostly on Facebook because for some reason you guys won’t post comments on the website itself.) But by the time I got to 250 hits, something in my gut began to sink.
I realized that people were clicking the link or reading the story not from curiosity like I’d hoped, but with a sense of dread. A sort of “Oh no, not again!” was sitting in the back of your minds, because this has happened to you before. And it has happened you TOO OFTEN.
It was never my intention to freak you out, but the idea that fans couldn’t just dismiss the idea of the Eagles moving McCoy, speaks volumes about fan’s trust regarding how our team handles our favorite players.
To be clear: I HAVE NOT HEARD OR READ THAT LESEAN MCCOY IS GOING ANYWHERE. It was just fan conversation.
But it brings up a very interesting point.
I created Eaglemaniacal.com so that fans could BE HEARD. I’m not a journalist, I’m just a regular fan. But I got HEARD, didn’t I? You too can get heard. In fact, Dammit you SHOULD get heard!
Write something on here. Make it story about your favorite Eagles moment, or your favorite player. Or about the time you met________. Or about why you love tailgating, or your favorite tailgating spot. Make it about the sports bar where you watch the games, or that drink you invented (It’s called a Joe Banner: 3parts vodka, 1 part Kool-Aid.) Make it about anything. Just make sure we all hear YOU.