Real-time visualization of Eagles Super Bowl merch sales is beautiful

Real-time visualization of Eagles Super Bowl merch sales is beautiful

There aren't a lot of words needed for this video. It's simply beautiful to look at.

Fanatics describes it as "a minute-by-minute heat map of Philadelphia Eagles sales across the Fanatics network after their first-ever Super Bowl title."

10:18 PM on February 4, 2018... what a time to be alive. Watch those t-shirts and hats go:

Eagles fans were dropping cash unlike any other championship team in NFL history at Fanatics sites. ESPN's Arash Markazi said Birds fans spent 60% more than Patriots fans over a similar period after last year's Super Bowl.

The Chicago Cubs were the only other championship team to best them.

"It was also Fanatics second biggest event in company history (including sales across Fanatics network such as behind the Chicago Cubs’ World Series victory in 2016," according to Ad Week.

Online shops are obviously not the only ones cashing in on Birds-mania. Lines at local Modell's as well as the Eagles official Pro Shop have been insane all week.

Check out this line for Eagles Super Bowl gear over in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

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Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

Colin Cowherd was worried about Sixers fans blowing up his Twitter account.

Really, his chief concern should have been Joel Embiid.

"The minute that game's over," Cowherd said, "my Twitter account's going to literally be in flames."

Embiid, a social media virtuoso, made certain Cowherd's nightmare came true.

You see, the Sixers on Wednesday night won their 40th game of the season by blasting the 19-win Grizzlies, 119-105, at the Wells Fargo Center (see observations).

Prior to the season's start, Cowherd, a host of the FS1 show "The Herd," lambasted the thought of Brett Brown's team achieving such a feat.

So a little wager was made:

"You know what I don't like about this, I don't like a couple of pro athletes … suddenly ganging up on me," Cowherd said, joking around. "I'm not a big fan of this."

That's too bad.

Embiid and Simmons felt no sympathy after the victory.

COLIN COWARD.... Coach deserves a lot of credit #40wins #TheProcess

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Now, Philly just needs to get the guy his jersey.

Maybe Embiid can sign it for him: "Trust the Process."

Meanwhile, these guys have 40 wins ... and they're not done yet.

Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four


Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four

The Philadelphia area — Villanova is not located *in* Philly proper — is being blasted by a huge snowstorm on Wednesday.

Could it keep the Wildcats from getting off campus and out of Philadelphia for the big NCAA Tournament game on Friday against West Virginia up in Boston?

It could! Check out the footage of their bus getting caught on the ice:

But the answer to the above question is probably "no." Jay Wright said they made it out OK.

The key takeaway here? The road to the Final Four needs to be properly plowed and salted.