But make no mistake about it, they’re talking. Oh yes, talking a blue streak.
Away from the normal work routines people were left to their own devices. Rather than shuffling papers around on a desk or spending too much time sending e-mails, the snowbound had plenty of time for all those diversions without that pesky work getting in the way.
Let someone else shovel, there’s poking to do on Facebook.
Be that as it may, for sports fans in Philadelphia things were as quiet as a snowflake landing gently in a big field (how’s that for imagery). Instead of planning a Super Bowl party or fretting over the NBA All-Star Game roster (ha-ha!), what was there to talk about?
How about talk? Let’s talk about talk.
In that regard we have two items aired on Comcast SportsNet when Eagles president Joe Banner rapped with Michael Barkann about the state of the team. And based on the reviews of the talk in the papers, well, Banner’s answers weren’t what some wanted to hear. Apparently, some want the Eagles to change simply for the sake of change. They want Andy Reid out or Donovan McNabb sent to another team, which is fine. Mixing things up every now and again is fun. Even the staunchest conservative has to admit that much.
But let’s give Banner some credit. At least he didn’t punt when Barkann asked the questions. He answered them without hemming and hawing or giving some dressed up rhetoric that really isn’t an answer to anything. He didn’t even stop to clear his voice and tick off the team’s injuries. Instead, he answered the questions. How novel a concept is that?