Super Bowl preview: Eagles and Patriots, who will be No. I?

With today being Super Bowl’s Sunday, it’s important to look at a few key items to prepare for the big game.

Here are a few interesting facts about this All American Super Bowl featuring Eagles and Patriots in the U.S. Bank Stadium.

  • The Eagles were founded in 1933 and took the place of the NFL’s Frankford Yellow Jackets, who won the NFL championship in 1926 but then went bankrupt and ceased operations in 1931. It’s a good lesson for all of us about staying humble no matter how successful we become and also how important it is to never invest in yellow jackets.
  • The New England Patriots franchise was founded in 1959 as part of the upstart American Football League. The team was originally named the Boston Patriots, but changed the name to New England in the 1970s when the team switched stadiums and no longer resided actually in Boston.
  • So in reality, this is a battle between Frankford and Boston.
  • If you rearrange the letters of New England, you can spell the word “Eagle.”
  • If you rearrange the letters of Philadelphia you can spell “Apple hill.”
  • Eagles can spot prey up to two miles away, or from several apple hills away.
  • New England Patriots coaches have been accused of using their keen eyesight to spy on their prey’s practices.
  • Eagles see five basic colors, while humans see three basic colors. I don’t understand this at all.
  • One of the earliest New England Patriots to leave as a free agent was Benedict Arnold, who switched over to the Loyalists.
  • Bald Eagles are not actually bald.
  • Some eagles are able to fly for hours without flapping their wings. They use columns of rising hot air to fly instead. I don’t understand how that works either.
  • Eagles sound awesome.
  • This is Super Bowl LII, which means 52.
  • 2018 in Roman numerals is MMXVIII.
  • Roman Numerals are more confusing than how eagles can see more colors than humans.
  • I bet eagles can understand Roman Numerals easily.
  • Eagles can fly at speeds up to 100 miles per hour while diving. That actually isn’t that impressive, as I think I could fall at a pretty fast speed, too.
  • U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis opened in 2016 and features a fixed, slanted roof that is 60 percent transparent allowing natural light to come in so you feel like you are outside. We call that “windows” at my house.
  • The stadium also includes a replica of a Viking ship as a symbol of the Minnesota Vikings football team and also as a symbol of wasting money on frivolous items.
  • The Patriots are favored to win the game, which would be their sixth Super Bowl victory.
  • The Eagles have not yet won a Super Bowl, but their speed, keen eyesight and diving could prove key. I say it will be a fun game, with an XXIX to XXVII victory for Frankford.

13 thoughts on “Super Bowl preview: Eagles and Patriots, who will be No. I?

  1. Very true that you shouldn’t invest on yellow jackets. It’s such a bright color it’s almost hubris. And then one day, as you walk on an apple hill, an eagle spots you and carries you up to its home and eats you. All that’s left of you is some naked bones and the yellow jacket. And this is what you get when you aren’t humble.
    Thank you for reminding us all,Nick!

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      1. Yes, they are very strong.
        Being carried away by an eagle wouldn’t be fun for you, of course. But it would be for your enemies. Which teaches us again to be humble and not make enemies.

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  2. Well, Pink’s got the flu, but she’s tough, so that will be OK. I’m picking the Patriots to win it with a late comeback and some hard-nosed defense to close the deal. Your score sounds about right, only the other way around. Go Panthers.


  3. Eagles win, there you go. My wife is overcome with an epic case of schadenfreude (pay attention here, because I don’t use words like “epic” very often) relating to the terrible sadness that will shroud Tom and Gisele’s hearts for oh, I don’t know, the rest of the weekend. It was a really good game, though it would have been better if the Panthers had won. Maybe next year.

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  4. In the UK, Super Bowl day used to pass with no one noticing at all.
    Now the BBC screen it live which, due to the rotation of the Earth or something technical, is during Sunday night when we are all asleep.
    So, now the Super Bowl passes by in the UK with generally no one noticing it but it would be on telly if you are over 50 and have to get up in the night.

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    1. Thanks! I doubt there is any scientific explanation for why it would be night time in the UK while it is still evening here. It’s interesting to hear that the BBC showed it live. We get a lot of UK soccer (or football) here now, too.


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