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This playoff run could be amazing. I’m talking about more amazing than any old run of the mill path to the Super Bowl. Picture if you will, at 4:30pm Saturday, the best coach in Eagles history, Andy Reid, faces the only coach to win a Super Bowl in Eagles history. Doug Pederson just also happens to be Andy’s former QB and assistant coach. Andy is also a big reason that Doug got the Eagles job in the first place. One of those 2 will move on to the AFC title game with the possibility of reaching the Super Bowl. After we watch the 2 former Eagles, we get to watch the Eagles beat down the Giants at home under the lights on a Saturday night. If that doesn’t get the juices flowing, allow me to continue. Now on Sunday Night we get to watch the most hated NFC East rival, Dallas Cowboys, take on the 49ers. If Dallas loses, great! What a joy to watch them lose.  If they win, can you imagine the energy in this city leading up to 3pm Sunday, January 29th at Lincoln Financial Field? Playing Dallas at home for a chance to go to the Super Bowl is the perfect Philadelphia football story. That would be like having 2 Super Bowls in a row for Philly sports fans. My bank account and my liver would cease to function. When the Eagles then go onto beat the Cowboys they could have 1 of their 2 former coaching greats waiting for them in Super Bowl 57.

So lets run this in list form:

Andy v Doug – doesn’t matter who wins.

Eagles host Giants- Birds win.

Cowboys @ 49ers – Dallas loses, great. They win and the energy in this city leading up to that NFC Championship game will be INSANE!

Andy or Doug in AFC Championship game.

Eagles host Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game. Eagles beat the Cowboys at home to go to the Super Bowl.

Eagles face Andy Reid or Doug Pederson – Super Bowl 57. The Eagles would have the chance to beat the coach that started this great era of Eagles football, or the coach that finally got the franchise over the Super Bowl hump (with a back up QB, and calling possibly the ballsiest play in Super Bowl History.)

I’m pretty sure it just moved as I reread this.

Go Birds!!!

NFL To Replace Pro Bowl With Multi-Day Skills Competition

The NFL announced that it will be replacing 2023’s Pro Bowl with a multi-day skills competition. The Pro Bowl, an all-star game pitting the best from the AFC against the NFC, will now become “The Pro Bowl Games.”

The traditional game at the end of Pro Bowl week will be replaced with a flag football game featuring the season’s Pro Bowlers. The event will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Pro Bowl week will also have “the addition of new challenges intended to showcase Pro Bowlers’ football and non-football skills in unique competitions,” the NFL stated.

“We’ve received invaluable feedback from players, teams and fans about reimagining the Pro Bowl, and as a result, we’re thrilled to use The Pro Bowl Games as a platform to spotlight Flag football as an integral part of the sport’s future while also introducing fun, new forms of competition and entertainment that will bring our players, their families and fans closer than ever before,” NFL Executive Vice President Peter O’Reilly said in a statement. “Building on the success of the 2022 Pro Bowl and 2022 Draft, as well as our strong partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas Raiders, we look forward to bringing The 2023 Pro Bowl Games to the capital of world-class sports and entertainment.”

The NFL is hoping that this will bring a “fresh take” on what fans have considered a stale event for quite some time. Flag football is also a part of the NFL’s participation and development strategy “due to its highly accessible and inclusive qualities,” according to their statement. The league’s inclusion of flag football is so that the players and fans can enjoy a highly skilled competition without the risks associated with a full-speed, full-contact football game.

Fan voting will remain during the Pro Bowl Games and honors given to players will also be treated the same as in previous years.

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