The Eagles swear they've moved on from Super Bowl LII, but fans? Yeah, that's never going to happen.
With the Super Bowl rematch just two days away and the Birds heading up to Foxboro, Massachusetts, Eagles fans are making sure the Patriots and their fans remember who won the Super Bowl just a few months ago.
Gina Lewis, a Massachusetts-based Birds fan, erected a billboard at the intersection of Route 1 and North Street, which is about one mile outside of Gillette Stadium.
Another view. pic.twitter.com/fKZ9sRq0nn— Gina Marie (@Gina_Marie215) August 13, 2018
So folks driving to Gillette Stadium from Boston, and even up from Philly, will see the billboard as they head to the Eagles-Patriots preseason game Thursday.
In terms of billboards, it's not exactly the prettiest. The idea was fantastic, but the execution could have been better. The notion that Patriots fans will have to be reminded that the Eagles beat New England, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII is brilliant.
That's not a knock on the person who designed the billboard, though. Jordan Spector is a Philadelphia-based artist who designed the billboard.
The original text on the billboard was supposed to be: "No one likes us and we don’t care." But the billboard company forced them to change it.
Due to potential conflicts / a request from the billboard company, the billboard text has been changed ! It is up and running ! 🦅 #gobirds #celebrate #worldchamps @SportsRadioWIP @975TheFanatic @GinaMarie0125 pic.twitter.com/XZnZAdQK3P— Spector Sports Art (@Spector_Art) August 13, 2018
To be fair to Spector, the actual design of the billboard is crisper than the one that went up. You can support Spector's work (you should because art is fun) here.
Some background as to how the billboard came to be a thing. Back in June, Lewis tweeted this:
It doesn't appear the coworker came through on his promise, but that doesn't really matter. Lewis started a GoFundMe, which remains active, to raise the $5,000 to pay for the billboard.
After it reached its goal, the GoFundMe remains active and the next $5,000 will be donated to Carson Wentz's AO1 Foundation. At the time of this posting, it's raised $6,530 out of its $10,000 goal.
If you're obliged to donate, you can here.