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Connor Barwin had conflicted feelings about Eagles winning Super Bowl

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Connor Barwin had conflicted feelings about Eagles winning Super Bowl

One of my favorite aspects of the Eagles finally winning the Super Bowl was the feeling among Philly fans that this 2017 Birds team won it for all of the players to put on the green uniforms before them.

The current Super Bowl champs even paid homage to some of the Eagles all-time greats to pave the way before them as they rode down Broad Street.

But what about more recent guys who played for the Eagles as recently as last season and had to watch as a player still in the league who got beat by the Birds? What was watching this championship like for them?

GQ caught up with former fan favorite and generally great citizen of Earth, Connor Barwin, to get his feelings on watching the Eagles win it all. He was somewhat ambivalent. 

After they won, “I was in a weird state for a couple of days,” he said. It was two opposite feelings: “I was kind of bummed out that I wasn't part of it.” But he was also happy for his friends on the team, and for the city, where he still mostly lives in the offseason. After a few days feeling sorry for himself, he watched the team’s victory parade on television, and saw how happy everyone was, and exhaled. “I was like, man, I'm over any personal weird feelings I'm having. I’m just happy for everybody involved”—even guys like me, barging into his home in barely concealed glee over something that ultimately didn’t have much to do with him.

Birds fans may remember Jason Kelce chilling on Barwin's deck out in Malibu, California just days after his legendary speech on the Art Museum steps. Barwin spoke with him and Brent Celek about their experience. Not a lot was all that different aside from some good luck.

“What was most interesting to me about what they said was, there was nothing that happened this year that made them such a better team. There wasn’t this special motivator or something. But Celek said it was so weird this year because all season, any time they needed to make a play or they needed the ball to bounce their way, it just did.”

So there you have it, Birds fans, sometimes you just need some good old fashioned football gods looking down on you.

>>Connor Barwin Watched The Eagles Win the Super Bowl Without Him [GQ]

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

This is taking food delivery a bit too far.

A woman suffered facial injuries when the Phillie Phanatic fired a hot dog into the crowd with his cannon during Monday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park.

“And then the next thing I know he shot it in our direction, and bam! It hit me like a ton of bricks. My glasses flew,” Kathy McVay, a Plymouth Meeting resident, originally told 6 ABC’s Sarah Bloomquist about the incident.

McVay said she went to a hospital and underwent a CAT scan to make sure that she didn't suffer a concussion.

“I have a small hematoma in my eye,” McVay said. “And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better. It's going to go down the side of my face.”

Per the report, the Phillies did reach out to McVay to apologize and “the Phanatic feels terrible about what happened” (although we’re not exactly sure how he explained that sentiment).

To her credit, McVay understands the ridiculous nature of her injury and is taking it all in stride.

"When I tell my brothers, they started laughing," she said to NBC10. "It's funny, it's a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful. Because you would think you'd get hit by a baseball instead of a flying hot dog."

Now that people know she’s OK, McVay can bank on people getting a decent laugh out of this one.

Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

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Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

The latest chapter in the Rocky Balboa saga is coming to theatres this Thanksgiving and the trailer for it dropped this morning.

Creed II picks up with Michael B. Jordan reprising his role as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, coming to grips with fighting someone with the last name Drago — clearly a flashback to his father getting killed in the ring at the hands of Russian Ivan Drago.

Sly Stallone returns as the old and wise Rocky Balboa, dropping knowledge bombs instead of left hooks.

At least part of the movie takes place in Philadelphia, with a skyline shot showing up in the trailer. The first Creed movie had plenty of Philly flavor, so we're hoping we'll get a bit more in the sequel.