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Minneapolis Airbnb users are anti-Eagles fans

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Minneapolis Airbnb users are anti-Eagles fans

Updated: 8:16 p.m.

Going to the Super Bowl? Well, we have bad news for Airbnb users.

Eagles fans' fiery reputation — and treatment towards Vikings fans at the NFC Championship Game — have caught up with them. 

According to Frontstunderel on Reddit, some Airbnb renters in Minneapolis have been ordered not to rent to Eagles fans for Super Bowl LII because of "concerns from the post game violence and vandalism" after the championship game. 

If fans can even find an owner that will rent to them, they'll have to pay historically high prices.

AirbnbWATCH, which is not associated with Airbnb but is an independent front group for hotels, released a report detailing extreme price gouging for rentals during Super Bowl weekend. A three-night stay in Minneapolis would normally cost a renter an average of $311. The same three-night stay during Super Bowl weekend would likely cost MORE THAN $15,000.

Don't want to splurge and stay the whole weekend? A one-night stay will still cost $5,000 at a two-bedroom apartment that normally rents for $75 a night. 

Maybe just watch the game at home.

Meanwhile, an Airbnb spokesperson released this statement to NBC Sports Philadelphia on Thursday night:

"Airbnb asks all hosts to follow their local rules and regulations, including their HOA. We have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind and we are excited to welcome football fans — for both the Patriots and Eagles — to Minneapolis next Sunday. We are always happy to help when plans change unexpectedly, and in this instance, we were able to rebook the guest in another listing."

Fan who ran into subway pole gets big surprise from the Eagles

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Fan who ran into subway pole gets big surprise from the Eagles

Here’s a story that has a happy ending.

Remember the guy who ran into the pole in the infamous viral video from before the NFC Championship Game? Of course you do. Well, things have turned out alright for Jigar Desai because he’s going to see his favorite football team play in London ... for free.

“From ‘mind the pillars’ to ‘Mind the Gap’… London, here we come!” Desai told the Associated Press.

Because of the wildly popular viral nature of the video, the NFL reached out to Desai and got him involved with a short film in which he returns to the scene of the crime, talks about his love for the Eagles, makes peace with the pillar he is famous for colliding with and is awarded free tickets to see the Eagles play in London from Swoop and the cheerleaders.

So, there you have it. We hope Jigar and his family have a great time in London and cheer the Eagles to victory. He posted a little more insight on social media in response to NBCSPhilly's tweet.

Have a safe trip.

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Former Phillie Erik Kratz admits to taking $2,000 dare

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Former Phillie Erik Kratz admits to taking $2,000 dare

Philly fans probably remember Erik Kratz most for his pretty funny commercials promoting Godshall's Quality Meats, specifically its turkey bacon.

But Kratz's name found its way back onto our radar this MLB postseason because of his surprising performance for the Milwaukee Brewers in the postseason.

We wrote about his unexpected turn in the spotlight this October about a week ago. You can check that out here. The Brew Crew face elimination this weekend at the hands of the Dodgers, but we're here to talk about a Kratz story that took place way back on opening day in 2016 down in Texas when Kratz played with the Houston Astros.

ESPN's Buster Olney posted the video today of Kratz stumbling out of the dugout, taking a header into the ground, and says it was on purpose. 

"Heard a classic story about the highly respected and greatly appreciated Erik Kratz today: When the Astros went through Opening Day intros in 2016, an Astro offered $1,000 to anybody who would do a face plant. Kratz: I'll do it."

Kratz responded to Olney's tweet pointing out that he actually did it for $2,000 but would have settled for $250.

Long live #TurkeyBacon.

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