Activities for Eagles fans to try during Wild Card games, bye week

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After failing to achieve the goal in consecutive weeks, the third time was the charm. The Philadelphia Eagles wanted to earn the bye week so badly. Their fans wanted the bye week for them, and during the regular-season finale versus the New Orleans Saints, they got it done. Now what? What do we do with this free time?

This weekend, Super Wild Card Weekend goes down, and six other NFC teams take the field to represent their cities and fans. We made it! The NFL Playoffs are here. Philadelphia sits idle though. While many of you will be watching the competition, we realize some of you will take breaks and enjoy bye weeks of your own. Don’t worry. Inside The Iggles has you covered.

Eagles fans don’t need a game featuring their foes in the NFC to keep themselves entertained.

Are you looking to get out of the house this weekend and stretch your legs? Don’t worry. You aren’t alone. A lot of Eagles fans agree.

Fortunately, the City of Brotherly Love has much more to view than some of the towns that are home to our conference rivals. Here are a handful of ideas that should keep you busy.


San Francisco is famous for their cable cars, but Philadelphia had them first. Trolleys appeared in San Francisco 18 years after running in Philadelphia.

People mostly rely on subways and buses now, but SEPTA still has five active trolley lines throughout the city. You can’t take the scenic Powell-Mason Line to get some delicious sourdough bread, but there’s plenty of gum under the seats.

Ice skate at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink

Eagles fans lucky enough to see Super Bowl LII in person will tell you they were luckier to get out of Minnesota without hypothermia. The game was indoors, but the temperature was two degrees at kickoff, making this iteration of football’s biggest game the coldest in the event’s history.

It doesn’t get that cold at Philadelphia’s most popular outdoor skating rink, but it’s close enough. You can reminisce about Philadelphia’s frigid Super Bowl victory with an E-A-G-L-E-S cheer while trying not to fall on your butt.

Play Doctor with Tom Brady

Head to South Philly and visit Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard. Tampa Bay’s quarterback recently opened the TB12 Performance and Recovery Center with his longtime body coach Alex Guererro.

Why Brady would open a facility in Philadelphia is anybody’s guess, but you can ask the doctors to guess how many cheesesteaks you’ve eaten. Be sure to get your avocado ice cream ‘wiz wit’.

Learn about the TRUE ‘America’s Team’

Sorry Cowboys fans. The name never really fit you anyway! The true America’s Team belongs to the 56-man roster that appears at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence.

Visit Independence Hall to see where Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin called an audible on Great Britain by writing the playbook for America.

Visit the Rocky Statue

New York has the Statue of Liberty. If you want to see a real American icon, however, look no further than the Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Yo Adrian, did they make six movies about Lady Liberty? Hey, we didn’t even count the three films that make up the Creed franchise!

Lady Liberty didn’t assist in opening Lincoln Financial Field either. Sylvester Stallone may be from New York, but Rocky Balboa is Philly to the core.

Visit the Reading Terminal Market

Fish may fly courtesy of the fishmongers at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Throwing food would never fly at the Reading Terminal Market though. Someone might flip you the bird, but the fish stay put in this historic venue.

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