Eagles Pro Shop at the Linc somewhat lacking in Super Bowl swag


Eagles Pro Shop at the Linc somewhat lacking in Super Bowl swag

If you're a Philadelphia Eagles fan reading this right now, then you've likely spent some time over the past few days clicking around on the Eagles official web store or to see what kind of sweet Eagles Super Bowl LII swag you can pick up prior to Sunday's big game against the New England Patriots.

It's for times like these that god invented credit cards, am I right?

But ordering something the week of the Super Bowl and hoping it arrives on time is a gamble I wasn't willing to take. So I headed on down on Tuesday afternoon to the Eagles Pro Shop at Lincoln Financial Field to get the goods directly from the mouth of the beast.

[PHOTO GALLERY: Eagles Super Bowl swag at the Linc's Pro Shop]

The results were somewhat disappointing.

What I really wanted was the Nick Foles shirsey with the Super Bowl LII "patch" on it. They had them on the NFL Shop online. This is obviously a timeless item. Eagles win the Super Bowl, Nick Foles is a legend forever. Eagles lose the Super Bowl, a Nick Foles' SB patch shirsey will be totally en vogue at a music festival in ten years. It's a sound investment.

Only they didn't have any of the Super Bowl shirseys. In fact, the SB-specific gear was somewhat lacking. You could get a jersey with the patch, but I'm not much of a jersey guy.

There was plenty of NFC Championship gear, but again, I'm not really looking to celebrate a conference championship. I wanted the Super Bowl LII logo swag which there wasn't a ton of.

There was the dog motif in children's t-shirts as well as adult hoodies. But I haven't been aboard the dog train this whole ride.

Perhaps the dopest item was the Nike warmup jackets that the players wore on Opening Night on Monday in Minnesota. But I wasn't prepared to drop two-hundo plus on one of those.

I wanted some Super Bowl logo swag: like koozies or pint glasses or anything beer-related. All they really had were pins and flags with SB LII logos on them. There was one or two solid SB t-shirts but none that made me want to purchase them.

So I picked up the "PHILADELPHIA" hat Eagles players were wearing on Media Night for a steep $40, an official Super Bowl program for $18, a Super Bowl child's size football for myself for my nephew for $20, and just some other random non-SB stuff I couldn't pass up, like the hat Black Thought rocked at the NFC Championship halftime show.

Check out our full Eagles Super Bowl swag photo gallery right here.

This was my final score. Bye, bye $141.04, I'll miss you.

We've found the 1 thing that scares Joel Embiid

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We've found the 1 thing that scares Joel Embiid

We've found the one thing Joel Embiid is afraid of.

It's not an opposing big man. 

It's water.

We all know Embiid would have no qualms about sliding into Rihanna's DMs, but prior to those pictures, it was difficult for his mates to get him down a slide in the Bahamas. As evidenced by this hilarious video from Sixers minority owner Michael Rubin.

@joelembiid is not a fan of water slides 😂 (@michaelgrubin)

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Hey, as long as he doesn't have to face-up Hassan Whiteside in a pool, the Sixers should be OK.

In all seriousness though, Sixers fans would probably prefer that Embiid stays as far as possible from any type of contraption that could potentially lead to a freak injury.

Two former Eagles to compete on the Bachelorette

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Two former Eagles to compete on the Bachelorette

On the last season of The Bachelor, Becca Kufrin, aka Becca K., won the show by ending up with former racecar driver Arie Luyendyk, aka Arie, only to have him call off the engagement and wedding on national TV and propose to the show’s runner-up, Lauren Burnham, aka Lauren B.

Let’s hope these former athletes treat her a little better.

Today on their Facebook page, The Bachelor revealed the men that would be vying for the heart of the once-scorn show contestant and two of them stood out, former Eagles TEs Clay Harbor and Colton Underwood.

Harbor probably doesn’t require as much googling as Underwood because he was drafted by the Eagles in 2010 in the fourth round and pulled in 114 catches and nearly 1,200 yards with eight scores in his career for four teams. He won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2016.

Underwood was literally on the Eagles’ practice squad for six days in 2014 and was on the practice squad for two other teams without appearing in an NFL game.

If you already watch the show, a few former NFL players could be an interesting wrinkle to the house dynamic, but if you’re not a fan, I’m not sure these names, even as Eagles fans, will pull you in.

The show kicks off on May 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC.