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NFC Championship tickets are insanely expensive

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NFC Championship tickets are insanely expensive

Everybody wants to be at the Linc in person when the Birds make history but only 69,000 or so lucky souls will be sitting in the stands screaming their faces off on Sunday.

And if you want to be one of those fans to see the action live and in person and don't already have tickets, it's time to crack open that piggy bank -- and take out a second mortgage, really -- because tickets  to the NFC Championship Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings are crazy expensive.

Just how expensive? Try the most expensive resale price ever on the secondary market for a conference championship game, according to TicketIQ.

Some of their stats around the tickets for this game, from TicketIQ's Ralph Garcia:

"The NFC the Eagles vs Vikings Conference Championship at Lincoln Financial Field features an average asking price of $1,280 with cheapest available ticket $763. This average is up 62% since Philly's victory over the Falcons and is the most expensive Conference Championship game we've ever tracked."

"This price point is a significant increase from what Eagles fans are used to. It marks an 176% increase from the Divisional round's average price vs Atlanta, and a 300% increase from the regular season average price," Garcia writes.

    The fact that the weather is supposed to be relatively nice with temps well above freezing and no chance of a blizzard certainly makes attending more appealing. Maybe there are a lot of rich The Roots fans out there who want to see Black Thought and Quest up close in person?

    Similarly, on StubHub, the "get-in" price for just a standing room ticket is hovering around the $600 mark. You could buy a new 50-inch HD TV to watch the game on instead!

    Have fun at the game if you're going and maybe purchase one of those 50-50 raffle tickets so you can pay that second mortgage off.

    Cubs use Trey Burton's 1st pitch in attempt to smear 'Philly Special'

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    Cubs use Trey Burton's 1st pitch in attempt to smear 'Philly Special'

    In case you missed it, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl a few months ago.

    During the Eagles’ championship, elite-by-Joe-Flacco standards quarterback Nick Foles caught a touchdown pass on 4th-and-goal at the end of the first half. It later became known as the Philly Special and it’s arguably the greatest play in sports history.

    Fast forward to Saturday. Trey Burton, the former third-string Eagles tight end who threw the TD pass to Foles and is now with the Bears, threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field.

    The pitch itself wasn't too shabby and Burton did no wrong. That's when the Cubs' official Twitter account decided to stir the pot.

    What?

    Never mind the Philly Special was inspired by a play the Bears ran against the Vikings and borrowed from Clemson (see story). In Chicago's version, Matt Barkley (remember him?) caught the TD pass in a game far less meaningful.

    The Bears, well, they did not win the Super Bowl. They were a hot mess in 2017 as they tried to mimic the Eagles' blueprint by starting their No. 2 overall draft pick quarterback. Except Mitch Trubisky is no Carson Wentz. The only similarities are that both were No. 2 picks and both the Eagles and Bears traded up to draft both of them.

    It's a pretty good blueprint and while Foles won the Eagles the Super Bowl, they would not have been in the playoffs without Wentz. Professional sports are all about copycats. Howie Roseman's master plan was genius and other teams took notice.

    The Bears realized they desperately needed a franchise QB and traded up to draft Trubisky in 2017. Will it pay out? We'll see, but the seed was planted by Roseman.

    This offseason, the Bears decided they needed to take another page out of the Eagles' playbook and signed Burton. Best of luck to Trey in Chicago; he'll forever be linked to the Eagles' Super Bowl team.

    But on Saturday, the Cubs decided to turn Burton's first pitch into a publicity stunt and, predictably so, Philly Twitter did not take kindly. Just a few reactions:

    The Cubs lost to the Giants because, well, karma exists.

    Anyways, we'll sign off this post with this.

    Blue Jays bullpen overhears apparent breakup, tweets to offer help

    Blue Jays bullpen overhears apparent breakup, tweets to offer help

    There’s nothing like taking the person you love to a baseball game on a sunny, 80-degree night in Philadelphia. Unless you just so happen to break up with that person, in public and loud enough for the entire Toronto Blue Jays bullpen to hear you.

    Looks like you’ve got a chance to make up and get an outside opinion from several members of a professional baseball team!

    If you happen to know this couple, let them know that the Blue Jays are looking for them and a happily-ever-after ending could still be in reach.

    If not, there’s always "The Bachelor."