I’m home sick, but watching the Philadelphia Eagles victory parade streaming live at thetimes-tribune.com. I’d rather be in Pittsburgh cheering on my beloved Steelers, but I’ve been to two of their six championship parades, and it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, no matter how many times it happens. Philly earned this celebration, and as their great coach Doug Pedersen said, fans should “get used to it.” This team has the potential to win many more championships.
So dilly, dilly, Philly! These Eagles were somehow underdogs, despite being one of the most formidable teams the NFL has seen in years. Carson Wentz is a monster, and when he went down to injury, your Eagles could have easily thrown in the towel. They didn’t, and a backup quarterback beat a living legend.
Nick Foles is in a victory parade today. Tom Brady is, well, who cares what Tom Brady is doing today? Brady is one of the best to ever play the game, a five-time champion and first-ballot Hall-of-Famer who beat the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Tom Brady is a great quarterback, but a woefully poor sportsman. His decision not to congratulate Nick Foles after a classic game shows that Brady is a Hall-of-Fame crybaby. This fact was amplified by Foles’ attempts to excuse Brady’s boorish behavior. He is a past champion, but a present chump.
That’s old news, however. The Philadelphia Eagles are world champs! Enjoy this day, Eagles fans everywhere. That the celebration culminates in the shadow of the Rocky statue is pure poetry. This Steelers fan is loving it almost as much as you are, but I still hate the Flyers.