December 25 is a big day in Philadelphia this year.
Not only is Santa burrying the hatchet with a snowball after 50 years (that's Bradley Cooper's voice!) but there are also two big games on the schedule. The Sixers play the New York Knicks at the Garden early and the Eagles host the Oakland Raiders at the Linc later in the evening. Joel Embiid during breakfast and Nick Foles during desert. Sounds festive!
And you know the Eagles are excited about it. Well, the rookies at least.
Thanks to the Instagram accounts of a couple of vets like Beau Allen, Rodney McLeod, Donnel Pumphrey, and Malcolm Jenkins, fans were treated to a locker room look at Eagles rookies getting into the holiday spirit with some ugly Christmas onesies. There were even some Christmas carols sung.
You can check out some of that footage above.
There even appears to have been a little show of sorts:
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.