Former Pennsylvania Governor Compares Eagles Resurgence Effort To 9/11's Flight 93

Ed Rendell

Add Pennsylvania’s former governor to the list of people publicly piling on the Philadelphia Eagles paltry 1-3 start.

Except Ed Rendell’s comments are making news for the wrong reasons. On a postgame show Sunday night, he referenced Flight 93 – the airline that crashed in a Pennsylvania field on 9/11 – when comparing what Eagles’ players must do to turn their season around.

“Somebody’s got to make a big hit. And then turn to everybody else and say, ‘Come on!’ When you’re taking a hill, someone looks back and says, ‘Let’s go.’ On Flight 93, that guy said – it will live in immortality – ‘Let’s roll.’ Somebody’s got to say that…”

One may presume Rendell meant nothing insensitive by the comparison. But the fact remains; there will never be a proper time to compare the acts of those brave passengers to athletes playing a game.

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