Chase Utley Joins It’s Always Sunny Celebrating Super Bowl 2018 Bound Eagles — CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Phillies fan favorite, Chase Utley, knows what it’s like to celebrate with this city. The last National Championship parades held here were Villanova’s NCAA win in 2016 and the Phillies 2008 World Series victory. This week the Utley showed his love for this city joining “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s” Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson for a fun ‘Go Eagle’s’ video including the Rocky theme song:

via Chase Utley Joins It’s Always Sunny Celebrating Super Bowl 2018 Bound Eagles — CBS Philly

 

In Minnesota, Little Love for the Underdog Eagles (Or at Least for Their Fans) — Russell Rice

In Minnesota, Little Love for the Underdog Eagles (Or at Least for Their Fans)

Sports Illustrated

Ron Kill and his wife, Jane, might be the friendliest people in Minnesota, which is saying something. They’ve been Vikings season ticket holders for 15 years and have seen plenty of opposing fan bases come and go without much torment. But when their son and daughter-in-law went to the NFC championship game in Philadelphia two weeks ago and told them their personal horror stories—bottles thrown, foul language, intimidation and threats—it was too much to take.

Ron went downtown to the Xcel Energy Center and booed the Eagles on Super Bowl Opening Night. At least for a week, he’s a Patriots fan.

“They said it was horrible,” Ron says. “They got beat, big deal, that happens, but you know, when you can’t go out there and feel safe…”

via In Minnesota, Little Love for the Underdog Eagles (Or at Least for Their Fans) — Russell Rice

Trump Collapses From Exhaustion After Ninety Minutes of Faking Empathy — News, Politics, Opinion, Commentary, and Analysis

Andy Borowitz jokes that President Trump collapsed from exhaustion after pretending to be an empathetic human in his State of the Union address.

Donald J. Trump collapsed from exhaustion after approximately ninety minutes of pretending to be a human being with empathy, the White House doctor has confirmed.

“In all my years of practicing medicine, I have never met a patient as healthy and vigorous as President Trump,” Dr. Ronny Jackson said. “But the sustained effort of simulating compassion proved too much for someone who has never exercised that part of his brain before.”

Shortly after Trump spent a gruelling ninety minutes pretending to care about immigrants, the unemployed, and other people whom he normally dismisses as losers, aides noticed that he was turning from a bright orange to a slightly paler orange before crumpling to the ground in a giant heap.

via Trump Collapses From Exhaustion After Ninety Minutes of Faking Empathy — News, Politics, Opinion, Commentary, and Analysis

Father Of 3 Victims Tries To Attack Larry Nassar In Courtroom — CBS Los Angeles

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (CBSLA/AP) — A father of three victims of Larry Nassar rushed toward and tried to attack the disgraced former sports doctor during a sentencing hearing Friday, after the judge declined his request for “five minutes” alone with Nassar in a locked room. He was quickly tackled by bailiffs.

Two of the man’s daughters had just addressed the court, saying they and another sister had been sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment.

Their father, Randall Margraves, then told the judge he was a “distraught father.”

He looked at Nassar, shook his head and called him a profanity while speaking at the courtroom podium. The judge cautioned Margraves against using profanity. He then asked for “five minutes” alone with Nassar. When the judge said she couldn’t allow that, Margraves asked for one minute. The judge again declined.

via Father Of 3 Victims Tries To Attack Larry Nassar In Courtroom — CBS Los Angeles

Three Generations Of Eagles Fans Headed To Super Bowl After Decade-Old Family Pact

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/02/01/eagles-bet-super-bowl-2018/

WASHINGTON (CBS) – Three generations of Eagles fans are headed to the Super Bowl thanks to a family pact made 13 years ago.

Mike Brest, an intern for CBS affiliate WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., says he has one goal in mind: watch the Eagles win the Super Bowl with his dad and grandfather by his side.

The opportunity wouldn’t have been possible, though, without a simple wager.

“My grandfather made a deal with me after the last Eagles’ Super Bowl loss in 2004 – if they make it again in his lifetime, the two of us, and my dad, would go to it,” Brest writes.

And 13 years later, the Birds are making their third Super Bowl appearance.

Brest says his grandfather–who turns 90 next month–and dad pulled the trigger on buying the tickets during the middle of the season.

“Back in November, my dad and grandfather pulled the trigger and purchased Super Bowl tickets three months in advance,” said Brest. “While excited, it felt like a betrayal because I wasn’t sure if I could stomach going to the biggest sporting event in the country if my Eagles weren’t a participant in it.”

Luckily for them, the Eagles soared to victory despite obstacles along the way.

Brest is happy to be taking part in the experience of a lifetime, but they have to win!

“Friends and relatives keep mentioning what a great experience it will be but that’s not how we’re looking at it. We’re happy to be going, but we won’t be happy watching them lose,” he says.

Go Eagles!