FINALLY, That’s all we can say, FINALLY
The Philadelphia Eagles, the UnderDogs once again, took on the favored New England Patriots, the 5 Times Super Bowl Champs, and it happened, FINALLY! The team that did not get the respect due a NFC Champ, the team that this blue-collared, loyal, in your face devotion, and most disrepected fan base in the NFL, took on those those seemingly perfect Patriots, showing no fear, are now THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS. FINALLY!
This was a Super Bowl for the ages. The never quit Eagles, who had lost star quarterback, Caron Wentz in week 14, found their faith restored with the come back king, quarterback Nick Foles. Foles had been with the Eagles in 2012, where he shattered passing records and he became the second quarterback to post a perfect passer rating (158.3) while passing for more than 400 yards, and also the first quarterback in NFL history to post a perfect passer rating and throw seven touchdowns in a single game. Only to be traded by Chip Kelly, Foles played with the Rams and KC Chiefs. Foles even speculated that he should retire but then the call came, the Eagles wanted him back. Now he can add Super Bowl MVP to his achievements. So much for retirement.
This team, this year, was meant to be for all of the fans who always believed. This team was considered DOA after Carson Wentz went down. Wentz told us no, Coach Pederson said nope, we aren’t giving up and the fans they never stopped believing.
There will be plenty of columns written about the plays that were called, the defense that stopped another Brady miracle and the yards gained. No, that is not this column. This is a love letter of sorts. You are the hard knocks life fans but we never, ever gave up. Year after year, week after week, even coach after coach, You never gave up. The Eagles will tell you, they knew that, they believed in you, too. They shared with you their admiration for your truth telling, for your football knowledge, and for always believing it could happen. Most importantly, every day of the week, not just Sunday, that energy became the bloodline that drove this team.
So for all of you, all you crazy in love with your Philadelphia Eagles, THEY DID IT! FINALLY