It's now been two weeks since the Eagles finally won their first Super Bowl. In that time, I've re-watched the game five times, re-watched the parade 15 times, and purchased six Super Bowl champions t-shirts, four sweatshirts and five hats. And that's just from the next morning.
We won, like I've always wanted. We're Super Bowl champs. It wasn't a dream. I was led to believe that once the impossible happened and we reached the promised land, I'd have nothing more to worry about, ever again.
So how come I'm still not happy?
I'll tell you why: It's because of Cris Collinsworth's bias. And the unfair coverage of our celebrations; the national media won't tell you this, but once the Super Bowl was over, not a single Eagles fan punched a horse.
There were the ridiculous crowd-size estimates. And Mike Francesa objecting to Jason Kelce's language and calling for him to be cut. And the oddsmakers putting our Super Bowl odds below the Patriots'. And Duracell, for that tweet about Philly fans throwing batteries. Disgraceful. From now on, I'm only throwing Energizers. I've also yet to hear an apology from Donovan McNabb, Andy Reid or Joe Banner for not winning us a Super Bowl before now.
At the parade, as we all remember, Jason Kelce sang "no one likes us, we don't care!" But he was wrong. I care.
Maybe I'm not used to the feeling yet. Maybe it's because I've been chasing this my whole life, and at this point, what else is there to chase? Maybe this sort of existential despair is what I've been fearing all along.
Nah, who am I kidding. It's Cris Collinsworth.
Anyway, here's my solution for the quarterback thing: Play Carson Wentz, AND Nick Foles. At the same time. Defenses won't know what hit them, and besides, I've got a feeling if it comes down to it, Foles would make a hell of a wide receiver.
So don't trade Foles. But DO trade Nate Sudfeld. I bet Cleveland would give up a 1 and a 4.
Other Philly sports takes:
- I'll tell you what, Markelle Fultz caught a break. If not for the Eagles making a Super Bowl run and winning, he'd be all we had to talk about for the past month.
- The Michael Carter-Williams trade was three years ago this week, and let me tell you, I'm still mad about that.
- Jason Kelce appeared in Clearwater for the start of the Phillies' spring training this week. I just wish he'd go through the entire Phils roster and list everyone's faults and weaknesses.
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