My hometown Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl for the fourth time. It’s only been five years since their last trip to the big game, which was also the only time they won it.
While we’ve had our share of good teams in Philly over the years, the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers all have losing records in the finals or championship game of their respective sports. Hopefully the Birds will get to .500 in less than two weeks. It can be extremely frustrating to get close and fall short.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts didn’t have a great passing game against the 49ers, but he exhibited his trademark composure and avoided making any costly mistakes in leading the team to the NFC title. On a side note, I recommend that he refrain from singing in public going forward.
Perhaps the most interesting storyline of the Super Bowl matchup is that their opponents – the Kansas City Chiefs – are coached by longtime Eagles coach, Andy Reid. He built a consistent winner in Philly, but didn’t get over the hump and win a title until he got to K.C. I’d hate for the Eagles to lose to him with a championship on the line.
The big non-football issue for me is whether I’ll be able to enjoy food that is suitable to such an occasion while watching the Super Bowl on February 12. It’s been a couple weeks since my last post due to a minor health issue that has kept me on a light diet longer than I anticipated. I hope to be back with something by the end of this week but am not making any guarantees.
In the meantime, Go Birds!
8 thoughts on “Back to the Bowl”
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No mention of the Kelce family storyline?
I should have sent it to you for pre-approval. I didn’t think of it.
I’m sure we’re going to hear plenty about it in the next 2 weeks. I’m guessing that they’ll both be part of the coin flip and the cameras will cover them from 20 different angles during the postgame handshake, and we’ll certainly see multiple shots of the parents during the game.
I was thinking about it more last night. The Kelce story is probably bigger nationally, but in the Philly area, I think the Reid story is the one. We don’t really have any connection to Jason’s brother. I still should have mentioned it though.
Go Eagles! I’m a huge Jean Hurts fan. He’s a very admirable person in addition to his football skills.
I’m sorry to hear about the minor health issue. Think of yourself as one of the many banged and bruised players: You have two weeks to get in shape for the big game.
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That’s a great way to look at it.
That’s why he changed his name to Jalen Helps!