Eagles news: Norm Snead passes, astrophysicist analyzes the Brotherly Shove

A former Eagles QB passes and we hear an astrophysicist's explanation of Philly's most unstoppable play.

Norm Snead, Philadelphia Eagles
Norm Snead, Philadelphia Eagles / Focus On Sport/GettyImages
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It's been a long couple of weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles backed into the postseason. Much of the Philly media and Birds fans everywhere are worried. Hey, we accepted life as a Philly sports fan would be stressful a long time ago.

It's times like these when one must look around the news channels for a getaway. Unfortunately, we learned of the passing of an Eagles family member while doing so, but we also came across something you might find interesting.

Eagles news: The Eagles family mourns Norm Snead's passing.

There's some sad news to report. The Eagles family has lost one of its members. Norm Snead spent seven seasons as an Eagles quarterback before finishing his career with the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. He was 84 years of age.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Our hope is they find some comfort in knowing he lived a long and great life. If they're reading this, hopefully, this next story gives them a reason to smile.

More Eagles news: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a scientific take on the Eagles' Brotherly Shove.

Gone are the days of watching 'three yards and a cloud of dust' football. Passing attacks have evolved. Pro Football Focus grades anonymous guards while we obsess over their statistical engine and Next Gen Stats. Football is truly a thinking man's game. Good Morning Football took things to another level though.

Ahead of Philly's Wild Card Round game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NFL Network's flagship morning show sent one of their more popular analysts, Kyle Brandt to speak with an astrophysicist.

Brandt is a smart dude. He graduated from Princeton. Neil deGrasse Tyson is no slouch either, Try Harvard University (BA), the University of Texas at Austin (MA), and Columbia University on for size. Since 2003, he has been the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

He and Brandt sat down and shared a few moments to break down the Brotherly Shove. Take a look.

Hmmm. That was pretty cool. We feel smarter because we understand all of that. So it is deeper than Jalen Hurts being able to squat 600 pounds, huh?

Some say outlaw the play. Others state there's a reason why only one team is this dominant at a play every team has the option of running.

Here's we stand. Our stance hasn't changed much. If you hate the play so much, just ask your defense to stop it.

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