You know what we're not interested in? Hype videos that ask us if we're interested.
Before we rip the Eagles too hard for a kind of lackluster hype video for the 2017 season, we've got to give them credit for the amazing hype videos of years past (2016). It's tough to bring the Brian Dawkins-level of intensity (2015) every single season. And Bradley Cooper isn't always available (2014), we're assuming.
So they've set the bar pretty high.
The Birds posted their 2017 hype video today and the idea is they don't want just "interested" fans, they want "committed" fans. And players.
Maybe it's the voice-over or the lack of intense music, but it never really reaches the "hype" level we've come to expect.
"Thumb tack," is repeated in an attempt to elicit the emotion of bulletin board material, but it never really gets there.
It's fine. It's a video that could maybe get you pumped for the Eagles upcoming season. But you probably won't want to watch it repeatedly over the next few days leading up to kickoff like in years past.
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.