It's a happy, happy day for Philadelphia 76ers fans.
They just selected Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and the future is bright.
Oh, and Joel Embiid gave the squad a new nickname: the FEDS.
That's Fultz, Embiid, Dario, and Simmons. Which is probably better than FESS, which it would be if you went all last names instead of selectively choosing Dario's first name. WHO CARES LOVE THESE GUYS.
Embiid is not shy about proclaiming nicknames. He even gave himself the nickname of "THE PROCESS" and people are down with it.
Embiid can do what he wants.
Some other reactions from the Sixers:
And other sports figures:
And the Phils ...
Somebody who works for the NFL jumped the gun this week in a promotion for Super Bowl LII.
This year's Super Bowl will feature either the Patriots or Jaguars taking on either the Eagles or Vikings. Unless there is some conspiracy afoot!
You see, the NFL posted an image promoting Super Bowl LII featuring only the Patriots and Vikings along with some head-scratching text. Just another attempt to disrespect the Birds!
The Facebook post you see a screen shot of below has since been deleted. It included the following text:
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So are the conference championship games fixed?!? Unlikely. What is more likely is some NFL employee in some marketing department jumped the gun and posted some planned copy before it was actually appropriate to post.
Dog masks at Eagles games? Are they good or bad? It's tough to say.
But many Philadelphia fans are into it, so we're running with it on Sunday when the Birds take on the Vikings in the NFC Championship game at the Linc.
Eagles center Jason Kelce joined Angelo Cataldi on the 94 WIP morning show and talked about what it was like to witness the wild 4th down stand to win the game against the Falcons last week. But he also spoke about the big game this coming Sunday with the Vikings.
Fans wearing dog masks in the stadium came up after a few of the Eagles adopted the underdog mentality quite literally.
Kelce had a message for fans with masks inside the Linc.
"A quieter crowd is always beneficial to the offense," Kelce said.
"Take the dog masks off when the [Eagles'] defense is on the field. We need as much noise out there as we can get."
"If you really want to see a home field advantage, all you have to do is look at how much better a defense is at home or away. Our defense has been great everywhere for the most part but I think they've been averaging something like less than 13 points at home. Something crazy. The noise level affects offenses more. The fact that our crowd gets so into it when our defense is on the field it's hard for opposing offenses to function. We even got a little of that up at MetLife Stadium when Eli Manning was complaining."
You can listen to Kelce's full interview below (via CBS) and start training your screaming voice for Sunday now. Gonna be loud at the Linc.