Jeffrey Clayton Riegel was a wonderful husband, uncle, brother, and son. He was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan with a pretty good sense of humor.
At least according to his obituary.
Mr. Riegel died on Aug. 18, 2017, at 56 but it appears he had enough time to have some fun on his way out.
His obituary reads relatively standard on the Wimberg Funeral Home website, naming all of the family he leaves behind as well as mentioning some of his favorite greetings for different people and some of his nicknames — some people called him "Toad."
But it's this part that will have Jeffrey smiling in the great beyond:
God gave Jeffrey the miracle of time to prepare which allowed him to verbalize his last wishes. He requested to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.
Touche, Mr. Riegel, touche.
Say hello to Reggie, Jerome, and Buddy for us. Maybe they haven't heard a boo in a while, who knows.
Nick Foles is new to Instagram but we're pretty sure he's not new to footwear.
The Super Bowl MVP joined Instagram over the weekend and his first photo was fantastic: Nick, his wife, his daughter, all posing in front of the beautiful Super Bowl display over at the NovaCare Complex.
It's pretty much perfect. Except if you look a little too closely. Nick appears to have some mismatched footwear on. What's the deal, Nick?
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Other things you can glean from Foles' insta: he has a cute dog and a Rocky statue and likes what we're assuming is country music. No ads for Uber just yet, but we expect them.
The rest of the sporting world is starting to recognize something Sixers fans have been realizing for weeks now.
This 76ers team is different.
Dwyane Wade, a future Hall of Famer, called them "special" after their hard-fought win in Game 4 in Miami on Saturday (see story).
“They’re good,” Wade said. “They’re special. They’re a good group. They put the right team together.”
Now, the stat-heads over at FiveThirtyEight are showing the love today in their updated prediction models.
The team with the highest percentage chance of winning the NBA title this season, according to their unique mix of team Elo ratings and player projections, is the Houston Rockets at a whopping 41percent. But you know who has the second-highest percentage chance of winning it all as of Monday morning? Not the Golden State Warriors. Not the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not the Toronto Raptors.
Your Philadelpha 76ers currently have a 14 percent chance of winning the NBA title this season, again, according to 538's unique projections. That is higher than all other NBA teams. The Warriors (10 percent) and Raptors (11) are the only other teams in double digits.
They also put a 40 percent chance the Sixers represent the East in the Finals. The Raptors (32), Cavaliers (12), Celtics (8), and Pacers (5) all follow.
The Sixers can end their opening-round series with the Heat with a win on Tuesday night and would await the winner of the Celtics-Bucks series which is currently tied at two wins apiece. The Sixers would have home-court advantage over the Bucks but not the Celtics in the next round.