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Every 2020 Super Bowl commercial with a tie to Philadelphia

Every 2020 Super Bowl commercial with a tie to Philadelphia

As the Super Bowl aired Sunday, we couldn't help but notice the amount of Philly ties that popped up during the commercials. So of course, we thoroughly went through every commercial once more to see if we missed any. Turns out, there were a few, as some were much more obvious than others.

Now, while you’re processing the end of another NFL season, take a look at what we found.

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The end of this commercial featured the famous Rocky steps and a runner in grey sweats just like the signature moment from the film. With the classic Twisted Sister song "I wanna rock," playing in the background, Chris Rock reveals himself to be the runner.

This had everyone instantly thinking about where Sly Stallone could be … and Facebook was one step ahead of us. Stallone makes his way into frame for a few seconds and it was the perfect amount of nostalgia for all of those Rocky fans out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0uYOOTz6kk

Carli Lloyd

Secret Deodorant’s ‘Kick Inequality’ ad surfaced on social media a few days before the Super Bowl but it turns out, they weren’t the only ones who were impressed with Lloyd's skills. In Facebook’s commercial previously mentioned, she is seen kicking yet another field goal.

And to think both were inspired by a field goal from the Delran native that took place following an Eagles practice.

Tide

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Charlie Day had quite an extensive amount of air time throughout the broadcast with Tide’s "Super Bowl now, Laundry later" commercials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPrLiNseyCc

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QASoewnOU0E&feature=youtu.be

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Hulu

This one has no ties to Philly aside from the fact the star of the commercial lost in Super Bowl LII to the Eagles with a final score of 41-33 … remember? I think you do.  

Tom Brady teased the commercial on his social media a few days prior to the big game and speculations of him retiring immediately surfaced. Was Brady really going to announce his retirement during a Super Bo-actually, I wouldn’t have been surprised. But like he says in the commercial … he isn’t going anywhere.

Basically, the internet broke because Brady posted an image to tease a commercial about Hulu having more than just live sports.

Jeep

When putting this together, it made me think about how Pennsylvania has more than one famous groundhog. Does any other state even have one? I don’t know what to do with this information.

Anyways, Jeep easily had one of the best commercials of the night starring Bill Murray. The commercial took us back to 1993 and the film "Groundhog Day," with a few modern twists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhzGUcENWo

And if you enjoyed the commercial that much, Jeep also released an extended version of the one that aired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QgBRvMmWk4

Genesis

The Hyundai-owned Genesis commercial featured power couple John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen.

But how does this commercial have anything to do with this post?

Well, Legend is an alumni of the University of Pennsylvania … so there you go.

Did you know that Legend was offered admission to Harvard and scholarships to Georgetown University as well? Goes to show you that no one can turn down the best place in the world, even if Harvard wants you.

Sabra Hummus

Sabra had quite an interesting cast … having just about every person who went viral in 2019 and then some. There was a quick cameo at the end of Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey and they were there to do what they do best, cause a scene and flip a table.   

I thought that would have been the closest thing to a Philadelphia tie in this commercial, but it didn’t end there. Kyle Giersdorf from Montgomery County made an appearance as well. Who is Giersdorf, you might ask? He’s none other than Fortnite's first solo world champion. After winning in the final round of "Fortnite: Battle Royale," this past summer, the teen took home a $3 million cash prize. Yes. $3 million.

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NFL players can be fined for high-risk COVID-19 conduct in 2020

NFL players can be fined for high-risk COVID-19 conduct in 2020

NFL players can be fined for high risk COVID-19 behavior during the 2020 season, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. 

The discipline schedule comes from the agreement between the NFL and NFLPA. 

According to the document, obtained by NFL Network, NFL teams may fine a player one week’s salary and/or suspend that player for up to four weeks for conduct detrimental to the team for engaging in what is considered high-risk COVID-19 behavior. 

There are no written warnings necessary before fines begin. 

According to the document, here are all the details about what constitutes as high-risk behavior: 

1. Attending an indoor night club unless player is wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) and there are no more than 10 people in the club. 

2. Attending an indoor bar (other than to pick up food) unless player is wearing PPE and there are no more than 10 people in the bar. 

a. For clarity, a “bar” does not include an establishment that offers food service and which a player attends primarily for food service even if the establishment also includes a full-service bar. 

3. House gatherings of more than 15 people without the player and all guests wearing masks or PPE or where social distancing for more than 10 people is impossible. 

4. Attending an indoor music concert/entertainment event. 

5. Attending a professional sporting event (other than applicable NFL games or events) unless the player is seated in a separate seating section, such as a suite or owner’s box, is wearing PPE, and there are no more than 10 people in that separate seating section. 

6. Attending an event that is prohibited by state and/or local regulation, executive order or law implemented due to COVID-19. 

It’s important to note that the report from NFL Network says that all Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees of teams are subject to comparable discipline if they violate those rules too. 

Furthermore, the report says Commissioner Goodell may discipline individual teams if they fail to discipline their players for these infractions. 

Without being in a bubble, the NFL is counting on its players acting responsibly to limit the spread of the coronavirus. While all of these things might seem obvious, the added incentive to not get fined might prevent some stupid behavior. 

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Eagles players finally learn NFL's opt-out deadline

Eagles players finally learn NFL's opt-out deadline

If any more Eagles are going to opt out of the 2020 season, they only have until Thursday afternoon to do it.

The NFL and NFLPA have finally settled on 4 p.m. Thursday as the deadline for players to opt out because of health concerns related to COVID-19, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday evening.

Later Monday evening, Schefter reported that the NFL and NFLPA finally jointly approved the CBA provision governing training camp protocols, which formally locks in that 4 p.m. Thursday deadline.

So far, only one Eagle has opted out. 

Wide receiver Marquis Goodwin, acquired in a draft-day trade with the 49ers, announced last Tuesday he was opting out.

League-wide, 48 players had opted out as of Monday evening, including former Eagles Patrick Chung, Chance Warmack and D.J. Killings.

NFL players who opt out who are considered at-risk because of a medical condition will receive a $350,000 stipend in place of their 2020 salary and will earn a year of pension credit toward free agency and benefits.

Players who are considered not at-risk receive a $150,000 advance and do not earn a year of pension credit. If players in this category are not on a roster next year, they will have to  pay back the $150,000. 

All players taking the opt out have their contracts frozen, picking up in 2021 if they remain on the roster.

Originally, the opt-out deadline was going to be seven days after the NFL and NFLPA officially agreed to CBA provisions governing training camp protocols. 

As that date continued to move forward, NFL officials moved to set a concrete date, which did not go over well with at least one prominent NFL player. Patriots safety Devin McCourty said, “It’s an absolute joke the NFL is changing the opt-out period, mainly because they don’t want to continue to see guys opt out,” McCourty told Patriots writers on a Zoom call. “I’m sure they’re shocked how many guys have opted out. I think it’s terrible. It’s BS that the league has changed that date.”

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