The Philadelphia Eagles have never won a Super Bowl.
They have won 3 NFL Championships, including back-to-back wins in 1948 and 1949, as well as being the only team to beat Vince Lombardi in the playoffs in the 1960 title game. Since the inception of the proper Super Bowl in 1967, the Eagles have not won. In fact, they’ve only played in two, in 1981 and 2005. The photo above comes from media day prior to Super Bowl XXIX, where the sorely underrated Terrell Owens basically played on a broken leg and would have been the MVP if his team had won (and his QB hadn’t thrown up on the field).
Oh well. Maybe by Super Bowl 100 the Eagles will have a Lombardi trophy.
In other news, why isn’t Super Bowl Monday a holiday yet? Seriously, who would object? Most people do not have off for Presidents’ Day, so it’s not like there are any other February holidays. Or, fine, if the corporate overlords that control our lives and government don’t want to give us the day off, why not play the game on Saturday night? Playoff games happen on Saturday nights every year, so it’s not a new concept. Is the concern that people won’t watch? GTFOH. The Final Four is played on a Saturday night and that hasn’t been affected. I would argue that if it were on a Saturday more people would watch – either at home or when they went out.
A divorced guy in the office invited me to his annual party this year. He has a 103-inch projection in his media room and “only” a 70-inch TV in the living room. (I can’t wait to get divorced.) He’s expecting 40 – 50 people. There are a variety of reasons I can’t attend, but the fact that I’d have to drive 45 minutes each way on a Sunday night is a major factor. If it were a Saturday, I’d be much more inclined to go. Instead, I’ll be at home, watching it with my craft beer and salsa con queso while my kid keeps asking why we have to watch “bawring football” instead of Sofia the First.
Here’s what I wrote this week:
“My passer rating? It was four Super Bowls.”
– Terry Bradshaw
Enjoy the game!
Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.