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    I was standing on the deck this morning and a big black eagle flew overhead....... it was big with something like a 5 foot wing span....

    I came back in and looked it up in my bird guide and it turns out to be a Turkey Vulture. I found this funny.
    Perhaps it is a sign..... who knows.....
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  • #2
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    Yeah...that means the buzzards are already circling over St. Louis in preparation of the disappointing loss the Rams will have Monday night. They sure aren't circling over the 13-1 Eagles!

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    • #3
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      They are circiling over the 13-1 eagles... cause they aint gonna do s-h-i-t in the playoffs without owens

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      • #4
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        You are obviously not a birder, Utter. Mistaking a turkey vulture for an eagle (bald or golden). Sheesh!

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by AvengerRam
          You are obviously not a birder, Utter. Mistaking a turkey vulture for an eagle (bald or golden). Sheesh!
          I only saw it from underneath, and it was too big to be a hawk. It was impressive looking.

          JTrotter, this vulture is no where near St Louis. It is actually much closer to Eagle territory. The 13-1 Eagles could use a loss right about now to knock them down a little in preparation for a decent playoff run.
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          • #6
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            I think he might have been circling over Martz' house!

            LOL.


            Seahawks, Eagles, Cardinals... I hate birds.

            (Although some are yummy).

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            • DJRamFan
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              ESPN.com news services


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            • RamWraith
              And about this Philly crap!!!
              by RamWraith
              f I here one more media/football guru say how Philly gave us the game on Monday night I am going to puke and maybe even go postal!!

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              So put that in your pipe and smoke it!!
              -01-09-2005, 09:02 AM
            • Rambos
              The Eagles should have beaten us on Monday night.
              by Rambos
              This could really come back and bit them. We are not the same team we where then just three weeks ago, not sure we belonged with the best of the best. But after the Eagles played soft against us and we won that game, here we are. We are a young, healthy, confident playoff team that has really just one two-playoff game in a row. We have momentum and we are getting better every week. The Eagles had the chance but decided to rest player. I’m not sure but we have won a big game ot two and with no TO hmmmm.
              -01-09-2005, 07:01 AM
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