Mike Francesa incensed over Kelce speech, calls for Eagles to cut him

Mike Francesa incensed over Kelce speech, calls for Eagles to cut him

Jason Kelce launched into one of the greatest championship celebration speeches ever a week ago today and Philadelphians loved every minute of it.

You know who didn't love it? Some guy from New York.

Longtime radio personality Mike Francesa, mostly known outside of New York for repeatedly falling asleep on the air, did not like Kelce's speech one bit and even called for Jeff Lurie to get rid of him because of it.

Francesa was talking with Sal Licata on something called the WOR Sports Zone earlier this week when he ripped into the Mummered One.

“Should have stayed home, the jerk," Francesa begins on Kelce. "Why is that I have to be in my car when these guys win championships, and they decide that they are going to grace the audience with this profanity-laced stupidity. You gotta turn it off, your kids can’t even listen it. He sounded like a total moron. How about going up there and acting like a champion and not acting like a total moron? I turn that stuff off. I’ve seen LeBron James do that, now I’ve seen him do that. You know what? It’s not the time or place. You ever heard of winning like a champion? Somebody should have taken a hook and pulled him off.”

The thing is, Kelce wasn't acting like a moron at all. Yes, he dropped an F-bomb or two towards the end of his speech for effect, but what he had to say was actually thoughtful, well-structured, heartfelt, and wonderfully delivered. One could even call his underdog message inspirational.

And as to why Francesa has to be in a car in the middle of a Thursday afternoon is unclear. Perhaps he hasn't figured out how seatbelt clips work.

“I was in the car when I heard it and people were replaying it like it was the greatest thing in the world. How dumb are you to replay that? I wouldn’t give that one second airtime. That’s embarrassing. That’s not the place or the time to do that. You got kids who take off from school, you got people who this is a life experience for them to be at a parade for a Super Bowl for a city, and you go up there and go into a 15-minute, profanity-laced tirade? It’s ridiculous. If I were the owner of the team, I’d cut him.”

Kelce's speech was not 15 minutes. It was 5 minutes and 30 seconds. And there wasn't any profanity until midway through the 4th minute.

Anyway, Mike Francesa doesn't like Jason Kelce. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess Jason Kelce doesn't care.

Cause he's from Philly. 

The best Valentine's Day cards from social media

The best Valentine's Day cards from social media

The internet went in on Valentine’s Day this year.

The Eagles winning the Super Bowl has made nearly every aspect of life better. What was once a day full of meaningless puns, lame poems and boring Valentines became another opportunity to bask in the glory of winning the Lombardi Trophy.

Here are some of the best Valentine’s Day cards we saw today, beginning with these hilarious cards posted to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Facebook page.

Happy Valentine's day, Eagles fans. #ValentinesDay

Posted by NBC Sports Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The one the Eagles posted this morning was simply perfect.

Then came the Valentine’s Day burns on the Patriots, who have now become an easy target of ridicule in Philadelphia despite the decade of winning.

There was this gem about the Cowboys.

This account did a great job with many of their Valentine’s, including the jab at the Vikings from the Eagles.

Wonder what will be on tap Thursday for Singles Awareness Day.

Some Eagles fans got tattoos of wrong diagram of Philly Special play

Some Eagles fans got tattoos of wrong diagram of Philly Special play

The Philly Special will live on in sports history forever. And on the bodies of some Eagles fans for as long as they live.

But many of those fans' memories of the play may be a little foggy. Perhaps they had a few too many cold ones.

Eagles-themed tattoos are all the rage following the Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. Jason Kelce as Mummer is my favorite. Corey Clement got an eagle. And a bunch of people got poorly-diagrammed Philly Special tats.

We're just glad the Eagles executed way better. Thanks, Nick.

As you can see in the above video and in the screencap below, Trey Burton was not out wide like those tattoos show.