It was only about three seconds of a program that lasted for more than four hours, but everyone saw it. Everyone will remember where they were when they did. No one will ever forget the feeling that they had when it happened. Do us a favor. As best you can, forget the heartache that you felt when that final field goal attempt by the Kansas City Chiefs went through the uprights and the Philadelphia Eagles broke your heart again. Forget the second half. Clear your mind.
Think about that moment when Chris Stapleton sang the national anthem and the camera panned over to Nick Sirianni as the tears were streaming down his face. Remember that? It was beautiful, wasn’t it?
Here’s a refresher if you missed it!
That was the moment we were all ready for some football. Sure, things didn’t work out as planned. That loss is one that we’ll remember forever. For some of you, it was the worst Eagles loss that you have ever been a part of, but for the rest of us who are a little older, we remember some of the others. Trust us on this one. The sun will rise again.
Recently, Nick Sirianni put his emotions into words.
"I’ve dreamed about this since I’ve been two years old. I said to our guys, ‘Some of you guys have been dreaming about this since you’ve been two, some of you since you’ve been in peewee football, some of you since high school, college, or even when you got to the pros. But we’ve all been dreaming of it.’ So it’s just emotional in that moment knowing where we were at that moment."
Something tells us that this team will be back. Unfortunately, we have to wait, but this only delays the process some.
More Eagles news: Chris Maragos receives a huge payday in a medical negligence lawsuit.
Former Eagles special teams captain Chris Maragos was awarded $43.5 million on Monday according to People thanks to a medical negligence lawsuit following a lawsuit alleging that Dr. James Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics Institute ignored prior damage to Maragos’ meniscus while surgically repairing and rehabbing a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Chris’ legal team argued that the error led to a premature end to his professional career and ongoing knee issues. It’s a sad way to end a career and one’s life dream, but we hope that this settlement brings him some joy. As insensitive as this may sound, it would most certainly bring a little joy to some of us.
There are other ways to get rich. Many of you have inventions locked inside of you. Others of you are on a collision course with your dream jobs. Hopefully, you’ll never have to endure the type of heartache that Chris has had to deal with during this process, but something tells us that Maragos has about 43.5 million reasons to smile. Something tells us he will be okay soon.