But this time, it actually matters for Philly, and Penn is getting in on the fun.
The conferences rotate which team is home every year, and for the February 4 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis that’s the AFC champion New England Patriots, who are 5.5-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com over the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles.
While it’s a rematch of 2005, but one team looks wildly different than the last time these two teams met in the Super Bowl.
“The New England Patriots find a way to make a play when no one else seems to be able to do that”, Theismann said.
“I think why the Patriots are so good is because they capitalize off people making those mistakes”, Johnson said.
Then there are some of the more philanthropic fans out there who are probably at the point where they just want someone else to have a turn at winning a championship.
“I think he’s got a great personality and a way about him”, Tom Brady said. “We’ll stick to football this week, too”. If Foles can get into a rhythm and get comfortable and give his defense a lead, the Eagles have a chance. Had Minnesota actually showed up for the NFC Championship Game, New York would be draped in purple and gold right now.
Foles, who took over as Philadelphia’s quarterback last, completed 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards as the Eagles scored 38 unanswered points in a rout.
At the Wilson Sporting Goods booth, they’re bringing part of their factory in OH to you, showing every step of the process to make a game ball.
It just doesn’t feel like a party here, and for some it never will.
“People here love this team more than anything”.
“You’ve got to play a damn near ideal game against them”, lamented Jaguars safety Jarrod Wilson.
Merrill Reese is a legendary voice in the National Football League, yet after 41 years of calling Philadelphia Eagles games on the radio, he’s never been able to say, “the Eagles win the Super Bowl”. His prediction: a two-touchdown Eagles victory.
“There’s no better game, there’s nothing after the Super Bowl”. “Eagles 27, Patriots 13”.
Many of those Vikings fans are now looking to re-sell their tickets.
Students not at the game can still easily join in on the revelry. New Jersey had the most recent one four years ago, the only northern Super Bowl played outside to date. “He has our back; we’ve got his back”.
For other students, like Jones, the game has a personal touch.
In this space, I routinely ridicule fans and cities of upcoming Patriot opponents, mocking the pitiful goobers from the yahoo towns, harpooning a chorus line of tomato can fans from tomato can cities. It’s being called “Super Bowl Live”, and it’ll have Minnesota-themed activities booths, winter sports, even free concerts-Idina Menzel will sing from the movie “Frozen” at Friday night’s opening celebration.
“It’s pretty insane. It’s fantastic to be on a team that wins games this way”.