Super Bowl LII

Nick Foles can't even go to Whole Foods anymore

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Nick Foles can't even go to Whole Foods anymore

The Nick Foles World Tour continued on Thursday night as the Super Bowl MVP appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The comedian and the backup-turned-Super-Bowl-MVP chatted about the newfound fame that had Foles in Los Angeles for this appearance and has had him seemingly everywhere since the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Nothing is sacred anymore for Foles. 

"It's a little bit different," Foles said. "My safe spot to go was always Whole Foods. No one cared, no one recognized. But I can't go into Whole Foods now and I love going there. I knew things had changed when I went in there and got recognized."

Whole Foods had a suggestion for Foles.

Kimmel then noted how many Eagles fans are in L.A. (Remember when the Eagles basically had home games twice there this season?) Kimmel asked Foles if he's been seeing a lot of Birds fans while in L.A. 

Foles: "Everywhere. Everywhere we've been there's been a ton of Philly fans, which is awesome." 

Kimmel: "What do they do when they see you?"

Foles: "Most of the time it's ... cry. It starts off as a normal conversation, then it turns into tears. And everyone asks me, 'What do you do?'"

Kimmel: "Yeah, what do you do?" 

Foles: "I simply just say, 'I understand. I get it.' Trust me, I've been in Philly. I get it. I get it; I know. And it means a lot. And the fact that the whole city cried, it was so emotional, that's what was so special to us. To be a part of winning this thing and bringing it back home to where it hasn't been. That's what was so special. And if you look at the parade and everything that went on, all the fans, all the speeches players gave, Jason Kelce gave. If you haven't watched that speech, watch Jason Kelce's speech." 

Kimmel: "That was a beautiful speech. That was right up there with Dr. Martin Luther King. That was some speech and some outfit he was wearing." 

From there, Foles tried to explain Kelce's speech and what he was saying about Eagles fans. He, of course, noted Kelce did it with a little bit different language. 

Then Kimmel asked Foles about being a backup. The host noted that there's no way Foles could go back to being a backup, right? Well, what Kimmel might not know is that Foles is under contract in Philly for 2018 and Carson Wentz is still recovering from a torn ACL and LCL. 

"We love Philly," Foles said. "You know, that stuff's out of my control. My agents, they handle all that. But we love Philly, we love the situation. And we'll worry about it when that time comes."

Finally, Kimmel asked Foles if he's heard from Tom Brady since the end of the game. Foles said not yet. Foles did offer that after the Super Bowl ends, there's chaos on the field and it's hard to move or get anywhere.

Kimmel came up with a solid solution. Brady should send Foles a pair of Ugg boots ... with a pebble inside. 

Here's the full appearance: 

Torrey Smith's adorable 3-year-old son is just like you

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Torrey Smith's adorable 3-year-old son is just like you

Eagles fans, get to know T.J. Smith.

He's soaking in the Super Bowl victory just like you โ€ฆ and it's awesome.

T.J. (Torrey Jeremiah) is the adorable 3-year-old son of Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Showing excellent camera presence and professionalism, T.J. sat down with the NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes for an interview that aired Thursday on NFL Total Access.

T.J. was asked about the Super Bowl, the championship parade and football.

And, beautifully, he used his answers as an opportunity to take some subtle but perfect shots at the Patriots.

When asked about the Patriots, the little guy made this face and firmly said he only likes the Eagles.

Great answer.

And the interview got only better from there.

Here are some of the highlights, while you can watch it all below.

No Patriots bus, just Eagles bus. I was sitting at the top.

- T.J. when asked if he liked the parade

The Patriots' quarterback never caught the ball. Well, Nick Foles caught the ball and scored a touchdown.

- T.J. when asked for the best part of the Super Bowl and if he had fun

Here's T.J. hanging out with his dad, his brother Kameron and Carson Wentz after the 38-7 NFC Championship Game win over the Vikings.


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He's clearly the man and ready to take down the Patriots.

Mission accomplished.

Grace period for the Eagles? Let's be realistic here

Grace period for the Eagles? Let's be realistic here

Don't believe the hype. Don't fall into the trap. Don't be one of the ones to get sucked in. What hype? What trap? What suck, you ask? The Eagles' grace period farce that some folks will perpetuate in the upcoming months.

As in, "Hey, whatever happens next year with the Eagles, I'm good since they've won a championship." Hogwash, I say. This is Philadelphia. That's an easy, comfortable stance to take right now in the aftermath of that Mona Lisa of a season the Eagles just completed. And you're not wrong for feeling that way right now. The entire Delaware Valley is riding the high and basking in the afterglow of what the 2017 Birds accomplished. You should allow yourself time to reflect and truly soak this in. Scream from the highest mountain top, beat your chest, put on your favorite Mummers costume, throw on your dog mask and bark for all to hear: "The Philadelphia Eagles are the Super Bowl Champs."

This isn't about February through September. It's about Week 1 of the upcoming season and beyond. We like to think that finally winning that chip will change the mindset. But fast-forward to say, early December next season, and imagine it's Game 13 and the Eagles lose when they should have won. In the process, they turn the ball over three times, Jake Elliott misses a PAT, Pederson doesn't challenge something he should have, whatever, and they lose by one. Eagles fans are going to be fine with it? Instead of your natural, gut reaction, there will be a collective step back to look at the big picture?

Take it a step further, a first-round, home playoff loss to a lesser opponent in January. Season's over. If you think the large majority of Eagles fans are going to be exiting the Linc, holding hands, singing Bob Marley songs and quoting Dr. Phil ...

I'm not saying people are going to be calling for Pederson's head after one loss or booing Carson Wentz after a pick. The city will forever have and cherish that first Super Bowl title. We may even lose some of our Philadelphia sporting paranoia and that is great and needed. And it will certainly take the sting out of some future sports heartaches. I'm just not buying the carryover into a new season in a big moment.

I recall Cole Hamels getting off to a slow start in 2009 and getting booed ... a season after the Phillies won their first World Series in 28 years and Hamels took home both the World Series and NLCS MVP. 

It doesn't mean you're not appreciative or loyal. It's just human nature as a fan to live in the moment.