In every great comedian, there’s an ability to take pain and discouragement and find a way to turn those moments into others that are more pleasurable. The best comedy helps us to make light of our lowest moments. What does that have to do with the Philadelphia Eagles you ask? It’s simple. The Birds have long stocked their cupboards with some of the liveliest characters that had tremendous character.
If you’re a tad hazy, think of the late, great Jerome Brown, and then, give a tip of the cap to Brian Dawkins and some of the more recent Eagles stars like Chris Long and Jason Kelce. If you’re ever looking for evidence of Kelce’s greatness, his impact in the locker room, and how he’s valued off of the playing field, just look at the way his teammates talk about him.
In terms of Chris Long, what other positive remarks can be made about this guy that hasn’t already been mentioned? How many times have you seen a professional athlete donate his entire year’s salary to benefit charity?
These days, Long mans the controls for his Green Light with Chris Long podcast, and in one of his recent broadcasts, he and Kelce tapped into the comedian that we’ve long known has lived in both of them. In true funny man fashion, they helped us put the pieces together following an embarrassing night that people can’t stop discussing.
Eagles legends Jason Kelce and Chris Long share their thoughts on the Will Smith/Chris Rock drama.
By now, everyone’s seen what transpired between Will Smith and Chris Rock even if you missed the Oscar’s live airing. Some have expressed outrage. Others have defended or condemned. Everyone has an opinion though.
Leave it to Kelce, Long, and Nate Collins to make us laugh. Only an NFL star could find a way to examine technique, and while these three hung out to discuss a moment America can’t stop discussing, that’s exactly what they did. Take a look.
What else can be said after that? We’ll try to sum this up as best we can. Chris Long is still must see television. Nate Collins is worth the price of admission every time. Who doesn’t love Jason Kelce? Again, you have to throw all three into the category of ‘characters with character’.
Nothing’s off limits with great comedians. They help us to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. Kelce and Long deserve a standing ovation for this one. They helped the Eagles to a Super Bowl once. Maybe they have a tag-team standup routine in their future?