There was a time when we listened to compact discs, paid less than 2 dollars for a gallon of gas, and when the NFC East rules the NFL landscape. It seemed every Sunday, Pat Summerall and John Madden were calling a titanic, heavyweight battle from a raucous RFK Stadium, The Vet, Giants Stadium, and yes even that library called Texas Stadium. You knew at the end of the day that if you wanted to be somebody in the NFC East, you were going to have to earn it. Fast forward to today, we see Dallas and Philly tied at the top with 2-3 records, the defending NFC East champ Redskins still looking to find their footing at 1-3, and the New York Football Giants sitting in the basement at an unimaginable 0-6 while being the laughing stock of their city much to their good buddies the Jets’ delight. Each team has glaring issues but guess what, someone has to win the division and whomever that is, they will get to HOST a 1st round playoff game!! Maybe someone rises from the depths of ugliness and represents this once proud division with some dignity. The Cowboys can score but seem to think that defense is simply an option. The Eagles’ Chip Kelly will not be going into Canton despite the opening night performance against Washington. The Redskins are soon or later going to have to take the training wheels off of RGIII 2.0, and the Giants, well I only have some much space to take up. The road to the Super Bowl used to go through the NFC East, now it’s just an old dirt road with tumbleweeds rolling around. If only the Panthers could slide over to the East, they could win the division going away……..or not.