Andy Reid and his shirt get huge ovation at Super Bowl Opening Night

Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

We’re still days away from game time, and depending on the circles hang out in, your brain is probably on overload because you’ve had to hear over and over that, for the Philadelphia Eagles to hoist their second Vince Lombardi Trophy, they’ll have to tackle their former head coach and the Kansas City Chiefs to do so. Don’t look now, but we’re back to discussing Andy Reid again.

His legacy in the City of Brotherly Love is well known. 14 years as Eagles head coach earned him more wins than any other head coach in franchise history, but he never won the big one. Sure, his era was one of the most successful that the organization has ever seen, but when he finally calls it a career, he’ll enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

That’s okay. At least they didn’t take Dick Vermeil from us. Let’s just hope that Andy is smart enough to let Tammy pick his outfit.

Super Bowl Opening Night: Andy Reid strikes out with his choice of attire.

There are certain moments in sports that we show up to see, moments that always seemingly move the meter and fuel the adrenaline rush: the alley-oop/slam dunk in basketball, the home run in baseball, the goal in soccer. On Super Bowl Opening Night, Big Red didn’t give us any of those.

Reid showed up to the festivities in a shirt that, honestly, made us dizzy while looking at it. Don’t take our word for it. Check it out for yourselves. Something tells us that Polo won’t be calling him for any runway shows anytime soon.

That sound you’re hearing may vary depending on location, but it sounds like the ball clanging off of the rim or the home-plate umpire screaming ‘STRIKE THREE’. The alley-oop didn’t find its mark. The slapshot carried wide of the mark.

We, on the other hand, just reminded ourselves of one of the things we loved most about Big Red’s time in Philly. He always wore all black. That was much easier on the eyes. We’re going to insist that Andy burns this shirt forever.