Eagles fan heads to Super Bowl in honor of late father

But all of that sort of stuff is just the build-up to the real thing, the games, and as we sit here, we have just one game left, the Super Bowl, Super Bowl LII, and just two teams remaining: the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady could set several records during the game. It's their fourth Super Bowl appearance in the past decade, and they're the first team to reach 10 appearances in total (5 wins, 4 defeats). His lone win in a Browns uniform came against none other than Belichick and the Patriots on November 12 of that year.

Not only are sports apparel and memorabilia stores getting ready for the big game. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV (N'Sync) and XXXVIII (solo). "Gronk will be SB MVP".

The Patriots won the next day, 24-21. Meanwhile, Nick Foles has shown he can be good enough to make plays, especially against a suspect New England defense.

You can nearly pencil them into this game every year even before the season begins. Though where it truly counts, on the scoreboard, the two defenses were among the best in the National Football League with the Eagles giving up 18.4 points per game and the Patriots right behind them at 18.5. Philadelphia must pressure quarterback Tom Brady to have a chance against him, and Cox, a three-time Pro Bowl, will lead the defensive push up front. It's a bad matchup for me because - of course, as a Bostonian.

"Having been in different roles, starter, backup, I think having someone that can step up and fill in is crucial", Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer said. SCORE: 30-27 Patriots.

The Pats come into the match as defending champions after their sensational overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons previous year. I believe the running game will stabilize the Philly offense and the birds keep it close throughout. "I hope the Eagles win, but I think the Patriots will win". Only a handful of New England states and North Dakota will be pulling for the favored Patriots in Sunday's big game.

Alex Donno: "There's no substitute for experience".

"I'm quite enjoying it".

The Eagles cruised to a 38-7 victory over the fancied Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game.

Both men said they'll be watching the game at home and mostly alone. I've got to go inside every now and then just to warm up, but yea, it's good. I should mention, my family is from Philadelphia.

"He's the most humble guy you come across", Pederson said. "We have the Rob Gronkowski, Danny, Edelman, Brandin Cooks", said owner Michael Manni.

THE moniker GOAT (greatest of all time) perhaps gets bandied about a bit too much nowadays. But I also went to Temple University in Philadelphia. I'm sure Doug Pederson has learned from Atlanta's mistakes last year and Jacksonville's mistakes this year.

The time has finally come.

There you have it.... seven votes for the Pats and two for the Eagles.

  • Carolyn Briggs