The Eagles gave Doug Pederson a Gatorade shower after Week 1 win: Yay or nay?

The Eagles gave Doug Pederson a Gatorade shower after Week 1 win: Yay or nay?

The Philadelphia Eagles have yet to win a Super Bowl under second-year head coach Doug Pederson. Heck, they've yet to even win a playoff game. Or even make the playoffs.

But Coach Pederson has received a Gatorade shower during his short tenure in Philly.

That drenching happened Sunday after the Eagles' Week 1 win over the Washington Redskins — a win that snapped a five-game losing streak against the division foe.

My immediate reaction to hearing about the bath? "That seems dumb," I tweeted.

You've literally won one game this season. Whatever happened to the "act like you've been there before" mantra?

But after giving it a day to settle, I'm less annoyed by the gesture. It clearly was something of a rough week for Coach Pederson after some in the media tore him apart for his lack of coaching bona fides.

That said, for whatever heat Doug is taking from some in the media, his players are clearly on his side. They've said all the right things in support of their coach in the lead up to and immediately following the season opener. And perhaps this little gesture of a Gatorade shower was a nice show of support and solidarity from the team with their coach. And, of course, there's probably some tongue-in-cheek nature to it that we all don't get to see up close. 

Fans at home didn't even get to see the shower in its entirety, simply the aftermath:

Pederson said following the game that he was "appreciative," albeit a little sticky.

ESPN's Tim McManus spoke to linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who along with defensive end Steven Means, were responsible for said shower.

"I saw Means go over there and grab it, and I was like, 'Hell yeah.' Huge win, divisional game, first game, so let's get it rolling," Grugier-Hill said. "Great job by Coach getting us ready and getting us prepared, and we're rolling now."

"He gets us prepared every week, he knows how to connect with us, he's been through it. I think personally he's a great coach. So whatever other people are saying, they can eff off, because this is our house and we're going to back him no matter what he does."

So I don't know. I didn't love the bath upon first hearing about it but after giving it some thought, and after a tough week for Pederson, I'm kind of glad his players are showing him some love. It's certainly better than them leaving him out to dry after the media attacks him.

As long as the Birds keep winning, the sideline antics don't really matter.

Kevin Hart uses curious recruiting tactic to get LeBron to Philly


Kevin Hart uses curious recruiting tactic to get LeBron to Philly

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.

Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey


Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey

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.