Great news, Eagles fans. The Dutch Destroyer's family will be at the Super Bowl.
Lukas Kusters' story of his unique relationship with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and the boy's battle with cancer hit Birds' fans hard when the special SportsCenter segment aired back in October.
Dutch Destroyer bracelets sold like hotcakes in Philadelphia. And Eagles fans showed tremendous support.
Wentz gave the Kusters' family a special gift after an Eagles win on Monday Night Football back in October. But now Wentz and the Eagles have given his family something every Eagles fan has dreamed of their entire lives: tickets to the Super Bowl.
ESPN anchor and Philly guy Kevin Negandhi shared the story on Twitter.
"Lukas Kusters Family visited Lukas at the cemetery before driving to Minneapolis. In the car ride, a pic of Lukas joined them. They’re going to the
#SuperBowl as Carson Wentz and the @Eagles provided the family w tixs," Negandhi wrote.
Wentz retweeted Negandhi's tweet with the praying emoji and #DutchDestroyer hashtag.
Eagles fans can sleep well knowing that the Dutch Destroyer's family and his wristbands will be in Minnesota cheering on the Eagles. You know he's up there pulling for the Birds this weekend.
Mike Francesa probably wears flip flops in the city in the middle of winter.
The former radio host absolutely tore into Jason Kelce last week for his legendary speech on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Francesa even went so far as to say Jeff Lurie should cut Kelce for it.
Now, Francesa did a total 180 on it.
Just to refresh, here's what he said last week:
“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.”
And here's what he had to say today as a guest on Angelo Cataldi's morning show on 94 WIP:
Bottom line is, I went back last night and watched the thing in its entirety, and I have to say, it was not as bad as I thought it was when I watched it and got to see it. I wish he hadn’t used any profanity because it would have been a classic, it was really well done, he did a great job. I thought it was one that would last and could be used a long time. I know it’s popular in Philly even with the profanity but to me those are such special moments that I wish they would raise their level. I’d like to see them do it so they can be used time and time again. Take the profanity out of it.
No. 1, I overreacted. I wouldn’t cut him. I take that back, I apologize to Kelce for that. No. 2, it was not as bad as I thought. I just wish he had raised his vocabulary a little. That was a great speech. He did a great job.
"Should have stayed home, the jerk!" to "That was a great speech. He did a great job." Okay.
I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem.
You can listen to the full interview here.
Lane Johnson went from underdog to Super Bowl champion this season and he sold a whole lot of dog masks along the way.
Johnon embraced the underdog role more literally than many of his teammates and wore a dog mask after the Eagles playoff victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jason Kelce helped elevate the underdog narrative to legendary status with his parade day speech about hungry dogs running faster.
The Eagles status as one of the greatest underdog champions of all time has been cemented.
You know who is not an underdog... ever? The New York Yankees. So when Lane saw the cover of today's New York Daily News with the Yankees in a dog masks, he was not having it.
In the Daily News' defense, the cover is playing up an article by Mike Mazzeo that says the Yankees can't really embrace an underdog card because they have a $200 million payroll. It's not #FakeNews, Lane, as much as it's poking fun at Yankees GM Brian Cashman attempting to paint the Bronx Bombers as the underdogs relative to the AL East division champs up in Boston. “We’re ‘The Little Engine That Could,’” Cashman told a New York radio station.
Yeah, the Little Engine on the Death Star maybe.
The Yankees were World Series favorite at 5/1, per Westgate, ahead of even the Astros last time we checked. So let the NYDN have their fun, just know that they're laughing along the way.