WEEK 10, I said that we should invite the Playoffs to Philly. I spoke of hosting the NFC Championship game here. It’s clear that my readers shared that article, and helped to put those good vibes out there, because that is exactly where we are today. To those of you who helped spread the word, Eagles Nation owes you one.
We were fortunate enough to have our invitation honored. Now with a little luck, we’ll get an invitation to put on a display for the world. Because make no mistake, the world will be watching, and it needs to see us.
Our display will be a tribute to passion and respect for the game, to teamwork, to perseverance in the face of adversity, and to our players keeping our noses clean, off the field, as private citizens. Given the state of the world today, these are all aspects that our world needs to see.
We’ve seen some teams having parties on boats, instead practicing for playoff games. We’ve seen some players stealing cologne and underwear. We’ve seen some organizations treating players like Rent-A-Center furniture.
Meanwhile, the Eagles players are requesting to practice for playoff games in pads. The organization is investing long-term in players who have performed well. The team is holding baptisms conducted by in-team minister TE Trey Burton, with many being led to faith by QB Carson Wentz.
I myself am not a religious man. However, given all the things our players could be up to, it’s good to see them supporting each other in doing something meant to improve their lives, while also creating a positive culture amongst themselves.
The world needs to see these Eagles. Kids could use heroes worthy of looking up to. Parents could use examples to point to. People need a beacon of positivity and unity, to guide them in from an ocean of negativity and division. The visibility of a Super Bowl win will do that.
Don’t wish for a Super Bowl win. Don’t merely hope for one. Don’t assume a victory in one. Instead, put out the vibe that the world needs the Eagles, THESE Eagles, to win it for ALL OF US.
Pass it along.