They did it. After 18 long weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have earned the right to play in Super Bowl LVII.
That’s good news for the fans of both teams. That’s not-so-good news for 31 other NFL cities. In fact, there’s quite a bit of disparity surrounding the big game and, by disparity, we’re not talking about the point spread that opened favoring the Chiefs but quickly flipped in favor of the Birds an hour or so later.
Let’s talk about brothers we love and another we may not love as much.
The Kelce brothers qualify as must-see television for Eagles fans… Jackson Mahomes not so much.
Travis and Jason Kelce are future Hall of Famers, each has a championship ring, and on January 25th, they’ll become the first brothers to play against each other in a Super Bowl. Not bad for two kids from Cleveland Heights, but imagine how their poor mother feels about the whole thing. Throw them in the best headliners category as New Heights is going to be must-see television for the next two weeks.
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That brings us to Jackson Mahomes.
While his older brother wins conference championships on sprained ankles, Jackson Mahomes annoys the world through social media. Even die-hard Chiefs fans disapprove of his Tik-Tok antics.
He’s been seen pouring water on fans, railing against local businesses and even dancing on the memorial for Washington Commanders safety Sean Taylor. Despicable. It doesn’t get much worse than this.
More of the best and worst for Eagles fans to look forward to.
This is pretty obvious. What’s better than partying on the night of football’s biggest game?
Best: Super Bowl parties
Want to throw a Super Bowl party without spending a fortune? Here’s good news. While the cost of food has skyrocketed this year, the cost of some party staples has actually gone down.
Avocado prices are down 20% and chicken wings are down from $3.38 per pound last year to $2.65 per pound this time around. Beer prices are up, but when did that ever stop anybody?
Worst: Super Bowl tickets
It’s hard to believe that tickets for the first Super Bowl went for $12. Adjusting for inflation, those tickets would cost $87 today.
According to frontofficesports.com, tickets for the Super Bowl are approaching $10,000 dollars. Adjusting for inflation, those tickets are a 2011 Toyota Camry.
Best: Fox Sports
Super Bowl LVII is on Fox this year, meaning Tony Romo of CBS will be watching at home, pointing out the obvious, just like the rest of us.
Worst: Fox Sports
How bad was Fox’s Terry Bradshaw when presenting the George Halas Trophy to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie? You know it’s not good when a rival fanbase feels bad for Philadelphia.
Rihanna is performing at halftime. Country star Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem. Babyface will sing ‘America the Beautiful’ and Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’
How can we not get behind this?
That’s a lot of singing for one football game. They’re all very talented, but some people have work in the morning. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST but don’t hold your breath. Die-hard fans can take their time finding a seat.
Best: The 2023 Pro Bowl
Two weeks between conference championships and the Super Bowl leaves plenty of time for the new and improved Pro Bowl Games. Flag football. Ray Lewis as a defensive coordinator? This could be fun.
Worst: The 2023 Pro Bowl
Again, two weeks between conference championships and the Super Bowl leaves plenty of time for the new and improved Pro Bowl games. Upon further review, this could be another catastrophe.