Eric Nelson

SPORTS NUGGETS: No joy of six for Patriots thanks to Eagles epic effort

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By Eric Nelson
February 7, 2018
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MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from Super Sota…

•Philly’s Apex: Forget about Rocky. Forget about the Liberty Bell. Forget about the Declaration of Independence. The new pinnacle moment in Philadelphia history is the Eagles winning Super Bowl LII…

•Uncharted Waters: For the first time in franchise history Philadelphia is a Super Bowl champ. After waiting for decades, the Eagles finally took a confetti shower Sunday night after their dramatic 41-33 win over New England at US Bank Stadium…

•Epic Eagles: Philadelphia QB Nick Foles was the unlikely Super Bowl MVP. Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, and also had a TD catch. Foles put an exclamation mark on a storybook season with his performance. In a span of two months Foles went from back up to Super Bowl champ. Foles is a real-life Rocky who quickly achieved legendary status in Philly. He shined in the Super spotlight, and now the Eagles are on top of the NFL mountain…

•Super Spectacle: If you are a fan of explosive, chunk plays then this Super Bowl was a dream game. The Eagles and Patriots put up cartoon-like numbers, combining for an NFL record 1,151 yards. This was non-stop, fast break football…

•Super Denial: Going into the game it was all about the joy of six for the Patriots who were trying to win their sixth Super Bowl. Of course, the Eagles kept that from happening and Pittsburgh is still the only team with six Lombardi Trophy’s…

•Cameo Appearance: It was cool seeing the Lombardi Trophy in the Twin Cities, but for Viking fans it’s a cruel tease. This is only the second time the iconic hardware has been on Minnesota soil. The other was in 1992 when Super Bowl XXVI was played at the Metrodome. The Vikings are one of 12 teams who have never won the Lombardi Trophy…

Philadelphia HC Doug Pederson with Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach, Doug Pederson, hoists the hard-earned hardware

•Philly Fanatics: There were clearly more Philadelphia fans than New England supporters at USBS. Eagle fans were loud and proud – making their presence known throughout the game…

•Good Job: Kudos to the Twin Cities for rising to the occasion and putting on a fabulous show. Super Bowl LII went off with no major glitches. Crew 52 Volunteers were incredibly friendly, security was visible and efficient, and there were plenty of cool indoor and outdoor options for everyone – from Minneapolis to St. Paul to the Mall of America…

•Cash Cow: Clearly MOA got a huge Super Bowl bounce. The Eagles and Patriots both stayed at hotels connected to MOA, radio row was located there and the ginormous shopping mecca was a warming house for fans who wanted no part of the arctic cold. No doubt this boosted business and profits at MOA…

•Price Gouging: Parking prices for some ramps on Super Sunday were as high as $85 – and that was still a few blocks from USBS. Hardly a bargain when you are walking in 2 degree temps…

•Georgia-Bound: Atlanta is now on the clock. Super Bowl LIII will be played in the ATL next season. Atlanta has hosted two previous Super Bowls…

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