Hey, have you heard the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in last season’s Super Bowl?
It’s hard to forget with all the reminders. With the Eagles traveling to New England for a preseason game on Thursday night, it seemed like a perfect time for the Eagles and their fans to remind the Patriots who hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. Like they forgot.
First, Eagles fans put up a billboard near Gillette Stadium that showed some key moments from Super Bowl LII. That cost $5,000. And if that was the only time it was mentioned all week, that would be pretty funny. But the Eagles weren’t done.
An Eagles banner flew over Gillette Stadium
Most notably, a lifelong Eagles fan paid $1,000 for a plane to fly over Gillette Stadium before Thursday’s game with a banner that had the score from the Super Bowl, according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 16, 2018
It’s bad enough to lose a Super Bowl. It’s worse to get reminded of it for a full week in August by the team that beat you.
Eagles players trolled the Patriots too
The banner flying over the stadium wasn’t all. As Eagles players hit the field to warm up, they noticed there was a blank space where the Patriots’ championship banners go. Cornerback Jalen Mills and guard Stefen Wisniewski both gleefully pointed it out on Twitter.
That’s the most beautiful blank space I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/gJb33WvPQ0
— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) August 16, 2018
Ouch. The Eagles players, most notably offensive tackle Lane Johnson, were fine with the role of villain in Foxborough.
“Oh yeah. I hope so. I hope they raise hell,” Johnson, who has been critical of the Patriots organization in the past, said according to ESPN. “They can cuss me, they can say whatever they want. At the end of the day, I’m not blocking them, I’m blocking guys on the edge, so it really doesn’t matter what they say.”
Philly won’t let you forget
Nobody is feeling bad for Patriots fans. Let’s say they’ve let their voices be heard plenty of times over the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.
So while the Eagles gloating over their Super Bowl win before a preseason game might be obnoxious to some, since it’s at the expense of the Patriots it’ll get some laughs.
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