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Killjoy Eagles Fan Wants Retroactive Sideline Penalty on Jackson Return

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    Oh, Giants fans, your tears taste so delicious. Don’t stop crying! I’m not through feasting upon the salty goodness spewing forth from your eyes. You know what will keep you good and sad all through the week? Hearing Eagles fan Brian Milne point out that sideline interference should have been called during DeSean Jackson’s walkoff punt return. Taste the bitterness:

    So I’m going to start this column out by admitting I’m an Eagles fan, so I’m in no way trying to take away from one of the greatest comebacks I’ve seen in the NFL or take a shot at the Eagles for any reason.

    In other words, please ignore what I’m about to say...

    As DeSean Jackson made that left turn about six yards shy of the end zone Sunday to showboat and/or run out the clock, many of the Eagles bench players and coaches came pouring onto the field before the play was officially over because Jackson lollygagged into the end zone…
    What's the big deal? The big deal is that it came just THREE DAYS after the NFL sent a memo to all 32 teams reiterating sideline rules and restrictions, and threatening 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after New York Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripped and injured Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a punt coverage play a week earlier.

    This is true. It’s also true that Alosi coordinated that behavior on the sideline specifically to interfere with a play, which the Eagles did not do. Also, and I cannot emphasize this enough, IT WAS A FREAKIN’ PUNT RETURN TOUCHDOWN WITH NO TIME LEFT ON THE CLOCK. Not only would I run onto the field as Jackson went into the end zone, I’d also take my pants off and dance until I was arrested or beaten. That’s just a natural human reaction to seeing something that astonishing. No ref with a soul would throw a flag for that. Hell, I bet the refs high-fived as they watched it. So don’t go ruining something awesome by comparing it to something malevolent, Brian Milne. YOU ARE A TURD IN THE PUNCH BOWL.