Eagles star DeVonta Smith not a fan of cold-weather games

DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

As great as the NFL is, there may be one issue with their product and business model (and if it is an issue, it’s the only one that they have). Their product is so good on television that it can sometimes make one wonder if there’s any benefit to going to a Philadelphia Eagles game if you don’t have to. Why brave the elements and pay for parking if we can watch guys like DeVonta Smith on television from the comfort of our own homes, right?

We haven’t asked DeVonta this, but following what he had to endure in Week 4 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, one might be able to make an argument that he would have rather played his most recent NFL game in a dome.

Take a look at this one. Hopefully, this puts a smile on your face.

We’re with DeVonta Smith. Clear skies and sunny weather would have been just fine with us.

Now, don’t read what hasn’t been written or hear what hasn’t been stated. There’s nothing like NFL game days. As often as possible we’d like to venture out to Lincoln Financial Field or follow them on the road to watch them play in hostile territory in an opposing team’s stadium, but again, why get drenched, when the living room is climate controlled, we don’t have to struggle to find sufficient parking, and the food and beverages are free.

It’s a thought, and it’s only a thought, but look at it this way. The Minnesota Vikings used to play outdoors as well. You do, however, notice that those last two stadiums they’ve played in have been enclosed right?

Maybe Eliot Schorr-Parks was right. Yeah, football is supposed to be played outdoors, but maybe it wouldn’t hurt to put a dome or a retractable roof over the next stadium the Eagles build to play in.