One last look at Eagles Hall-of-Famer David Akers’ masterpiece in Dallas, reactions

David Akers #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
David Akers #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Revenge was sweet in Dallas, thanks to Eagles Hall-of-Fame kicker David Akers.

The Dallas Cowboys started it, and the Philadelphia Eagles ended it, thanks to ‘The Birds’ former kicker and their all-time leader in points scored, David Akers. In 2017, ‘The City of Brotherly Love’ served as a backdrop for the NFL Draft. One year later, the scene shifted to ‘Jerry’s World’ of all places.

If you thought the Eagles, their fans, or any of their current or former players forgot about what Drew Pearson did in Philly this time last year, you’re sadly mistaken.

Let’s get you caught up.

For those of you that may be a little hazy, here’s Drew Pearson announcing the Cowboys’ second-round pick in Philly at last year’s draft:

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Whatever dude. Several months later the Eagles took their rightful place on the NFL‘s throne. You best believe when it was the Eagles’ opportunity to turn the tables in Dallas there would be an appropriate answer.

Revenge was sweet:

Hats off to ‘Green Akers’!

Here’s what’s interesting. When Akers was chosen as the man who would announce Philly’s second-round draft selection, there was a bit of concern. Sure, he’s undoubtedly the toughest kicker in NFL history. Remember him making a special teams tackle and breaking his nose in the process? Still, one thing we all know about him is he’s one of the nicest guys ever.

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Some wondered if he’d be able to deliver an appropriate response. It appears he answered that question and did a great job of doing so.

Let’s see what some of the reaction was:

It appears to be unanimous. The nice guy brought it and everyone’s happy. Might this now be considered the second-best speech in Philadelphia sports history? You tell us.

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In the meantime, there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not Akers and Eagles center Jason Kelce have made themselves available for bookings to social gatherings. We’ll have to wait and see.