Eagles super fan places insane wager on the next Super Bowl

Jeffrey Lurie (Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
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There’s excitement and those moments when adrenaline pushes one’s love of their team to outward expressions of affection that some might view as being, well, crazy. You’ve been to Lincoln Financial Field on Sundays, haven’t you? There isn’t a fan base, outside of maybe the Buffalo Bills or the members of Raider Nation that can claim to share the passion of Philadelphia Eagles fans. Our love for our beloved Birds forces us to tap into a few emotions that we may not have known existed.

Buying a jersey is one thing. Getting a tattoo is another. Placing bets on the next Super Bowl that equate to what some people earn annually at work is a whole new ball game.

We’re going to assume that an Eagles fan had to have placed this wager.

Hang around Eagles fans, and regardless of where you call home, you’re likely to hear many of the same conversations among the contingent. Can Jalen Hurts get it done? Is this finally the year in which the Eagles move ahead of the Dallas Cowboys and re-establish themselves as the class of the NFC East? Can this team make a serious playoff push?

Here’s something else that’s been asked though you don’t hear it as often. Can the Eagles win the next Super Bowl? Well, it appears that there’s at least one Birds fan that believes they can, and he or she is putting their money where their mouth is.

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Okay, let’s back up. Nothing in that proves that the person making the wager is a fan of Philadelphia Eagles football, but again, outside of the fan bases belonging to the Raiders and the Bills, who else would do this?

Here’s where we stand on it. We hope they’re right, and we hope they win!

You never know what might happen, right? After all, we weren’t expecting that first Super Bowl win almost five years ago. We thought Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, and the Birds might take the next step, and before you know it, we were buying dog masks and trying to find cheap flights to Minnesota. One thing is certain, however, and we all can agree on it.

If this bet pays off and the gamble leads to a $500,000 purse for this Eagles fan (we’re convinced that only an Eagles fan would do this), the second Sunday in February is going to feel like Christmas got a two-month extension.

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You know what? We’re actually pulling for the guy and our Philadelphia Eagles. No one is going to argue with a second Vince Lombardi Trophy being placed at the NovaCare Complex if that winds up being this team’s destiny.