CSN blessed the Internet -- or, rather, Eagles fans blessed the Internet and CSN just happened to be there -- with a Vine of a group burning a DeSean Jackson Eagles jersey outside of Lincoln Financial Field before Saturday night’s game against Washington.
After the Redskins got the 38-24 win and clinched the NFC East, you might be taking a second look at it. There’s a lot to digest there. There are flames, there is yelling, there are inaccurate assessments of where one team ranks within the division.
So let’s take it step by step and break down the five best things about CSN’s burning jersey Vine. First, let’s embed the Vine itself so you can refer back to it as needed:
Now, the list.
1) The pants worn by the guy behind the burning jersey
It’s the day after Christmas. You’re digging through your dresser for something to wear to the Eagles-Redskins game, then you finally find it. Nothing goes more perfectly with what looks like a DeMarco Murray jersey than tropical pants.
Little did you know that you’d carve out a special place on the Internet that day. But so it was.
The placement makes them almost unavoidable. They’re right behind the main event, that burning jersey. Right there in all of their glory.
2) The coincidental Wells Fargo ad placement
You’ve become skeptical of advertising on the Internet. That’s understandable. What’s an ad and what’s not? Believe us, though. No money changing hands here. We’re not even sure that this fine financial institution really wants to appear in the background of our Vine -- but wrong place, wrong time.
For what it’s worth, the guy who eventually pops into the bottom right corner of the shot lets out a yell like he just got a heck of a deal on his dream home. Also, the guy to his right seems to be indicating that Wells Fargo is, in fact, No. 1 for all your financial service needs (maybe?). We'll revisit him in a bit.
3) The quick glance
We’re not sure how it was decided who would actually hold the flaming polyester blend, but our hero in the North Face steps up to the plate. They go through the whole motion of the “E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!” chant, but you can tell he’s rushing through that bad boy because he’s not sure how fast the burn rate is on this thing.
Look at the subtle glance downward as he’s finishing up “EAGLES!” Then some relief as he realizes he won’t be burning any fingers today -- most likely.
4) The genesis of the battle cry
Our protagonist enters the film late, coming in from stage left to occupy a prime spot in the lower corner of the Vine and wearing a white Eagles jersey over a white sweatshirt.
He backs into the frame, seemingly mid-scream, then winds up for the big one. Shoulders rise, shoulders fall, and out comes the sound. But this is no ordinary battle cry. This one rings the Liberty Bell, reverberating up his spine until it leaves his body so violently that his head has no choice but to shake from side to side.
5) The factual error
Throwback Randall Cunningham enters from the left side of the screen as the battle crier makes his way into the frame. He is making a sign indicating that someone is No. 1. If it’s not Wells Fargo -- as we mentioned earlier -- he must be referring to the Eagles.
The latest look at said standings show us that, in fact, Washington is No. 1 in the NFC East and Philadelphia is No. 3. Just setting the record straight.