Once again, congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles, and their fans, for beating Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
However, as often as that phrase has been said over the past six months, Eagles fans have to chill out, at least just a little bit.
On Monday, a billboard that is sure to make some New Englanders unhappy went up on the only road towards Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The board depicts quarterback Nick Foles making his famous "Philly Special" touchdown play, while former Patriots running back Dion Lewis (who wore number 33) is getting tackled on the right. A fancy version of the well-known Eagles "underdog" character was right smack in the middle of the sign.
Due to potential conflicts / a request from the billboard company, the billboard text has been changed ! It is up and running ! 礪 #gobirds #celebrate #worldchamps @SportsRadioWIP @975TheFanatic @GinaMarie0125 pic.twitter.com/XZnZAdQK3P— SpectorArt (@Spector_Art) August 13, 2018
The billboard was designed and commissioned by Jordan Spector, a Philadelphia-based sports artist. As you can imagine, Spector has created countless amounts of Eagles art since their Super Bowl win.
The design was officially unveiled on CBS' local Philadelphia station on Wednesday, but the Patriots will actually host the Eagles in a preseason home game on Thursday night, so fans of both teams will definitely pass by the sign on the way there.
Eagles fans: again, congratulations, but consider yourself warned. When Patriots fans kept saying "28-3" all of last season, it ended up not working out for them. It's a new season, and teams will be hungry.
We appreciate the loyalty and excitement, but don't take it too far just yet.