5. Rewatch Super Bowl LII.
Some things never get old. What Eagles fan will ever forget watching the “Birds” come charging out to Meek Mill? Who can forget those runs by LeGarrette Blount versus his former team, Alshon Jeffery’s pirouette in the end zone, Corey Clement’s catch and run, his toe tap in the back of the end zone, or the “Philly Special”.
Who can forget the most famous strip-sack in the history of the Super Bowl, the final Hail Mary from Tom Brady that fell harmlessly to the turf, or seeing that Gatorade dumped on Doug Pederson as he and Chris Wilson embraced?
Super Bowl 52 wouldn’t have been the same had it been played versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. It would have been appreciated, but it wouldn’t have been as special. Philly had to go through the New England Patriots. Why? It’s simple. They’re a dynasty within a dynasty, and they’ve dominated football for a generation.
So yes, the Lombardi Trophy would have shined just as much, but it wouldn’t have been the same had the Eagles beaten the Jags. It had to be New England on the other sideline.
Philly had to avenge the loss in Super Bowl 39, one where the Pats probably cheated. They had to beat the greatest coach and quarterback in NFL history. They had to get it done versus the best in their first-ever Super Bowl win.
It just makes for a better story, a story most of us have watched over and over and a story that gets better every time we view it. It doesn’t matter that we already know how it ends. Nothing says entertainment like reliving the biggest win most of us have ever seen.