Pic via Matt Lombardo
Here you stare at the assembled media as they sit(!) at the Novacare Complex and watch the first open Eagles practice of the Chip Kelly era. You’ll notice Tim McManus in the foreground, Les Bowen and Rich Hoffman behind him, John Gonzalez, John Clark, and even the sweater vest G Cobb wore in his car cam video. They enthusiastically watched as Kelly showed off his funhouse on the field.
What’s different? Well, for starters, reporters are now allowed to sit on the concrete bleachers (a real treat!), something that was outlawed under Andy Reid. There are no huddles anymore– huddles are for the weary. And now practice includes a soundtrack that appears to be a strange hybrid of Jock Jams and Now, Volume 602…
… and a recorded voice instructing players where to go next like something out of a futuristic Tom Cruise movie:
Frightening. Eery. Awesomely ridiculous, Chip’s funhouse is.
Kelly spoke with the media after practice and already dropped goofy scientific shit… some of which actually makes sense:
Why the music in practice?
“There’s a lot of science behind it. I got 12 minutes left in this thing, so I can’t really get into the details.”
I think he was serious.
On the short bursts of up-tempo practicing:
“Football is really an anaerobic sport, when you look at it. Hard 5-6 seconds, take a break.”
Annnnnd with those two quotes Chip Kelly just explained the gym habits of Jersey Shore cast members. Or a very sad sex life. Next up for Eagles players: tanning, laundry.
With the help of Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) and other Eagles scriptuals on Twitter, here’s the practice soundtrack for Chip Kelly’s Funhouse. Listen to it and see the full (24) song list after the jump.
On Fire, Young Dro
Panama, Van Halen
Crazy Train, Ozzie
Hungry Like a Wolf, Duran Duran
Stronger, Kanye West
Rock You Like a Hurricane, Scorpion
California Love, 2Pac
Chasing The Sun, The Wanted
Pound The Alarm, Nicki Minaj
Get It Started, Pitbull
Goin’ It, Jennifer Lopez
Good Feeling, Flo Rida
Shipping Up To Boston, Dropkick Murphys
Turn Me On, David Guetta
Starships, Nicki Minaj
What Is Love, Haddaway
Chasing Summers, Tiesto
We Will Rock You, Queen
Foreign Exchange Student, XV
Party Rock, LMFAO
I Love It, Icona Pop
Don’t You Worry Now, Swedish House Mafia