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Rendell’s Inartful Flight 93 Comment

By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

Ed Rendell’s enthusiasm for Philadelphia sports – and overflowing willingness to comment on the same – are one of his most charming attributes. But he may have gone a bit too far when discussing the Eagles’ disappointing Sunday loss.

The former Governor said the Birds, who fell to the 49ers on Sunday, needed leadership akin to that of the United Flight 93 passengers.

“Somebody’s got to get angry, 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 and it looked like there’s just no fire out there from the fans’ standpoint,” Rendell said.

The Philly sports blog Crossing Broad transcribed the audio of Rendell’s post-game interview on Eagles Postgame Live on CSN (h/t SB Nation).

Here’s the audio:

Rendell Flight 93 by crossingbroad

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