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Minneapolis mayor disses Eagles fans

Minneapolis mayor disses Eagles fans

Jacob Frey seems like a nice guy.

The mayor or Minneapolis speaks eloquently and beautifully about the city hosting Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and Patriots.

In a video posted Tuesday by The Monday Morning Quarterback Twitter account, Frey introduces Minneapolis to all visitors coming for Sunday's big game.

"We've got it all here in Minneapolis," Frey said. "We've got the lakes that encircle our city, the Mississippi River runs right down the center of it. And by the way, when you're at the Mississippi River, make sure to check out the Stone Arch Bridge — it's absolutely miraculous."

Warm and hospitable, right?

Heck, the guy even makes the bitter days of winter sound somewhat appealing.

Then he gives a big welcome to both teams.

Well, one team at least …

"For the Eagles fans, don't worry, we're going to be greasing all the lampposts so you feel right at home," Frey said. "So come on out, have a great time and make sure you come back to visit us again."

But even Frey couldn't buy the end of his own message.

That was made clear right here ...

The Vikings' 38-7 NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles may have had something to do with this. Not sure, though.

But Frey and Minneapolis are obviously having some fun with the whole week.

Eagles fans are hoping their fun comes all the way back to Broad Street.

Eagles fans show off Super Bowl custom license plates on Twitter

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Eagles fans show off Super Bowl custom license plates on Twitter

The Eagles are still the reigning Super Bowl champs and these people want everyone driving behind them to know it.

Some people will decorate their house, others got tattoos, but people on Twitter started sharing their custom license plates today and they’re spectacular.

Here’s a few.

Bravo, Eagles fans.

If you have a license plate you’d like to show off, too, send it to us!

The Colony Meadery releases Joel Embiid-inspired Joel Em-Mead drink

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The Colony Meadery

The Colony Meadery releases Joel Embiid-inspired Joel Em-Mead drink

Here's a tip for any and all business owners out there: Come up with a solid Joel Embiid pun, base a product around it and watch your sales go through the roof.

We've seen it with Philly's own Evil Genius Beer Company and their Trust the Process and Phantom of the Process beers.

And now a local mead —a  honey-based alcoholic beverages — is catching on to the trend. 

The Colony Meadery in Allentown released Joel Em-Mead Saturday (an all-time great name), a nice 6.9 percent alcoholic drink with hints of cherry, pomegranate and ginger. The drink was, of course, inspired by Embiid's love of Shirley Temples.

Unsurprisingly, the thing sold like crazy, with half of the 76 cases selling out in the first 10 minutes the mead went online, according to PhillyVoice.

The 76 cases? That was just a very convenient coincidence, CEO and co-founder Greg Heller-Labelle of The Colony Meadery told PhillyVoice.

"When it came out at 76 cases, we considered that a sign from the basketball gods," Heller-Labelle said. "We said, 'Well, that’s just perfect.'"

The mead was such a hit that Heller-Labelle even got requests for cases from Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand.

With the help of the popular Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast, the mead was sold along with a sweet poster. 

If you missed out Saturday, there's still a chance to get your hands on some Joel Em-Mead.

Trust the (sales) process. 

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