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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.

PA lawmakers have no idea how to do an E-A-G-L-E-S chant

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Mike DeNardo

PA lawmakers have no idea how to do an E-A-G-L-E-S chant

This is... this is just embarrassing.

Maybe we'd be better off with Joe Lunchpail from the 700 level running Washington.

And Tony Williams should know better as he represents parts of South and West Philadelphia in his senate district.

We can probably give the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, a pass? Maybe? 

I don't know. This is just bad form.

This video from KYW's Mike DeNardo comes from an opening of a grocery store in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. The politicos were trying to show some team spirit with the Eagles hosting the Vikings this week in the NFC Championship game. Hopefully, that game goes much better than this horrific chant attempt.

Philly police preparing for potential Super Bowl madness

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Philly police preparing for potential Super Bowl madness

Be prepared.

That’s the Boy Scout's motto, but it’s also the motto for the Philadelphia Police Department heading into this weekend’s NFC Championship Game at the Linc between the Eagles and Vikings.

Win or lose, there’s going to be a big reaction from fans once the game goes final and one of the locations the police expect a lot of activity is in the area of Frankford and Cottman Avenues.

Here’s the notice that was sent two days ago that was posted on the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook Page.

Hopefully the fans will be out in full force to celebrate after the game this Sunday, but either way, we hope no people, property, or horses are harmed. However, it’s good to take these steps to be ready.