Um, so I guess Andy Reid didn't get the internal e-mail I forwarded him (the one that said that all his best players considered the Giants their biggest rivals in the NFC East)? Because according to former Eagles coach and current Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Andy Reid went out of his way to offer tips and advice to Spags in the weeks before last February's Super Bowl:
Did you hear from Andy or Jim after the Super Bowl?
Oh yeah. They were great. They were both really happy. Both of them called. I talked with Andy a couple of times actually before the Super Bowl. We had gone through it in ’04 together and he had a couple of things, ‘Hey, remember this Steve, remember what happened here,’ we talked a lot about how long the pregame was. He was great. I remember him saying, ‘just keep firing at him, just keep staying aggressive.’ That was his advice and they were certainly tremendous after it is over.
WHAAAAA???? While I was writing completely jealous and deranged things like this, Andy Reid was sharing tips on how to manage pregame stretching? This is a betrayal of the first order! Are we to believe that the actual personal relationships that these men maintain might trump the imagined-manufactured-and-marketed rivalries between the green team and the blue team? DON'T THEY KNOW HOW MUCH I DISLIKE THE BLUE TEAM?
Another, more delicious, angle here might be an anti-Belichick/ anti-Patriots thing. As in, Andy Reid might have harbored some lingering resentments in re: what happened in Jacksonville, and was more than happy to see Belichick and the Pats stumble at the end of their then-perfect season. To which I can only say, "Yeah, f*ck those guys."
(But also f*ck the G-Men. To be clear.)