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Jeffrey Lurie Wants to Host a Super Bowl

Kyle Scott - March 18, 2013

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Of course he does. 

Speaking to reporters today at the NFL meetings in Arizona – where Andy Reid once again appeared in a photo with Chip Kelly (I don’t know why I think that’s hilarious) – Jeffrey Lurie said that he wanted to maintain a stadium that Al Gore and feminists could be proud of host a Super Bowl… and he seemingly forgets about that little snow incident two years: [Philly.com]

"Growing up in Boston, I went to more great games in snow conditions," Lurie said during the lunch recess at the NFL Meetings at the Arizona Biltmore hotel. "Some of the most memorable games I've ever been to were very difficult and wonderful conditions. I would have no fear of it snowing — as long as there's no public safety issue that day, I think it would be great if it's snowing a bit."

Asked then if he would seek a roman-numeraled game for Philly, Lurie said. "I will. Yes, I will. If it's a success. New York will help us."

 

Obviously, this would be fantastic. Philly missed out on chances to host the 2016 Olympics and 2022 World Cup (instead we got the NHL Entry Draft and the Catholic Meeting of Families…), so hosting a hypothetical Super Bowl would be great… and I’m sure would provide the national media plenty of opportunities to write about how we’re all assholes.

Media: 97.5 The Fanatic Has a New Lineup, Super Bowl Ratings Highest in Eight Years in Philly

Kyle Scott - February 4, 2013

Some releases from local media outlets:

Changes to 97.5’s on-air lineup:

Current Fanatic hosts Jon Marks and Sean Brace will now host their own show from Noon-2PM (Monday-Friday). Current Fanatic host and NFL analyst, Brian Baldinger will host with Joe DeCamara, from 6-7PM (Monday-Friday).

Weekday Lineup:

6AM-10AM – Mike and Mike in the Morning

10AM-Noon – The Tony Bruno Show

Noon-2PM – Jon Marks and Sean Brace

2PM-6PM – The Mike Missanelli Show

6PM-7PM – Brian Baldinger and Joe DeCamara 

Jon Marks and Sean Brace's on air chemistry has been on display every Saturday morning for the past two years. The two young and up-and-coming sports talk hosts have created a fun and irreverent show that the Fanatic Philadelphia fans enjoy. 

 

Concur. I like Marks and Brace. 

Meanwhile, the Super Bowl was the most-watched in the Philly area since 2005, when Donovan McNabb threw up:

CBS 3’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the Baltimore Ravens 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers yesterday earned an average overnight household rating/share of 48.9/69, the highest-rated Super Bowl telecast in the Philadelphia market in eight years since the Eagles’ appearance in the 2005 Super Bowl.  More than 1.4 million local households tuned into the game last night.

 

Interestingingiginglylyly, Philly was only a hair below San Francisco, which wasn’t even in the top 10 markets last night.

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Your Complete Eagles and Saints Betting Guide

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles enter their matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend in a similar spot to what their previous opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, found themselves in a week ago. More than a touchdown underdog on the road against what’s believed to be a far superior team, the Eagles appear outclassed and overmatched. Most people figured they were tuning into the Cowboys’ funeral a week ago, and just as many, if

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Every New Jersey Sportsbook Promo You Need To Know This Weekend

Black Friday is just about a week away, and if you’re like me, you could probably use some extra spending money to take advantage of all the hot deals that will soon be out there. Good news. There will be plenty of betting opportunities to find some winners this weekend. It’s Week 11 in the NFL and the race for the playoffs is revving up. Every Top 25 college football team is in action. There’s

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Video: 60 Minutes Cameras Were Rolling in NFL Control Room When Power Went Out

Kyle Scott - February 4, 2013

Incredible timing.

via The Verge

Here’s the Kate Upton Mercedes Super Bowl Ad Because I Love Page Views

Kyle Scott - January 22, 2013



Hilarious that commenters on the video's YouTube page are calling this a horrible commercial.

Juan Castillo Will Coach in the Super Bowl

Kyle Scott - January 22, 2013

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In case you missed it late yesterday: The Baltimore Ravens announced that they have hired Juan Castillo to help them win the Super Bowl.

No, really.

John Harbaugh, who worked with Castillo in Philadelphia from 1998-2007, has brought on his old pal to serve as – ready for this? – the Ravens' “run-game coordinator” for the Super Bowl.

From NFL.com:

Castillo is an intriguing pickup. The Baltimore Sun reported he has spent time with the Ravens in recent weeks and will travel with them to Super Bowl XLVII in his new role. Not a bad turn of events for the man who was scapegoated in Philly just months ago. 

 

Add RGC to offensive line coach and defensive coordinator, and Castillo becomes a renaissance man, of sorts. The most interesting hombre in football, some say. While Andy Reid is searching for the best BBQ joint in KC and the Eagles are working on rebuilding their franchise, Castillo, who became a martyr last year, will coach in the Super Bowl. I’m sure he’s just so happy and proud to be given this opportunity by Mr. Harbaugh. 

Of course, this sounds like more of a token appointment, a hey, you got screwed by our old boss, so come get fitted for a ring hire if there even was one. But, since Castillo has now coached on both sides of the ball in the NFL, he might be able to help out. What a Junaderful story this is.

Hey Look, Jeffrey Lurie Talked About How Great Business Is

Kyle Scott - July 24, 2012

Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles are featured in a new book, Team Turnaround: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams. An excerpt was printed on FastCompany.com, with quotes from Lurie. It’s mostly stuff you know about how the Eagles were blah blah blah when Lurie took over, but have now risen to the level of blah blah blah no Super Bowl. 

Here’s a highlight:

In this early period of turning an organization around, a leader simply has to take stock of what's wrong. Lurie began by watching quietly and noting deficiencies in the facilities and the team dynamics as well as taking note of concerns with the larger culture. On the ground in Philadelphia, he attempted to understand why the organization was failing, but he also worked to define success by talking with Bill Walsh and the staff of the San Francisco 49ers. Lurie took hold of opposite ends of the performance spectrum, and he grasped the stark differences between the two. Eventually he worked to bridge the gap, but before taking action, he studied, watched, asked questions, and worked to define both what was wrong with the Eagles and what they should eventually be doing right.

The Eagles turned the corner in 2000 and have been one of the most dominant teams in the National Football League ever since. From 2000 through 2010, the Eagles have amassed 113 wins against only 62 losses. They have advanced to the playoffs nine times, to the NFC conference championship five times, and to the Super Bowl once. Their 2004 Super Bowl run ended in their loss of the championship game, but the Eagles have established themselves as a perennial Super Bowl contender and as a dramatically different organization from the one Lurie purchased in 1994.

 

One thing remains the same, however.  

Read the excerpt here.

H/T to (@PatWitts)

Video: LeSean McCoy Guarantees a Super Bowl Championship on SportsCenter

Kyle Scott - March 21, 2012

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Trying to find longer video, but here’s a short clip of LeSean McCoy’s appearance on SportsCenter this morning. He is one of the 32 finalists for the Madden 13 cover (jinx!), squaring off against Reggie Bush in the first round, and had this to say: 

“The Dream Team this year… [inaudible] guaranteeing a championship, and I would love to be on the Madden cover. I’ve played since I was a little boy, so vote for me.”

 

NBC Philadelphia heard: "I'm on the 'Dream Team,' this year we're guaranteeing a championship."

Many people quickly Tweeted about his “guarantee,” including ESPN producer Jason Romano, who deleted an initial Tweet and followed up with this: Talking to Shady, he says that the guarantee on SportsCenter was for the Madden Cover championship. Not the Super Bowl.”

Yeah, I’m not so sure. There’s no context in this video (yet), but you can judge for yourself. It certainly sounds like a Dream Team-Super Bowl guarantee double-combo power move if I’ve ever heard one, which will cause the rest of the league to just salivate. Great.

UPDATE: McCoy just retweeted this:

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I guess he was guaranteeing a Super Bowl. Take cover, Eagles fans.

Video after the jump.

H/T to (@theRobGreco

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Videos: Our Top 15 Super Bowl Commercials

Kyle Scott - February 6, 2012

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Because everybody else on the Internet is doing it, and because you’ll probably watch– here are our top 15 Super Bowl commercials from last night. There were a lot of horrible ones, but we countdown the videos from 15 to 1. And yes, we’re suckers for a teasing GoDaddy.com commercial. Every time.

After the jump for all 15. Might take a second to load.

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