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First, grow up. Second, shut up. A restaurant owner has warned it’s staff about Eagles fans who may be making the trek out to Arizona to watch their Eagles team curb stomp the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57.

Not sure what the restaurant is (also don’t care), but the owner Bob Mayo alerted his workers to a few things that are definitely true about Philadelphia Eagles fans:

1. “They are very passionate and love their sports and teams.” Correct.

2. “will be here to bask in the moment.” Damn right we’ll be basking!

3. “Blue collar, hardworking people.” Yes.

That seems completely reasonable right? Yea, problem is those words came after Bob did the name calling. He did go out of his way to cushion the blow for any staff members who may be former Philadelphians by saying, “if any of you are from Philly, please don’t take this the wrong way”. How very Ricky Bobby of you Robert, ‘Now I say this with all due respect….’ Cmon Mayo! He went on to say “Philly fans are some of the most obnoxious and rude fans in the country.” That is hurtful Bob.

Sometimes we need to be aware of our truths, and maybe we are a bit rude and/or obnoxious, but that is in the parking lot and/or the stadium for a game. We don’t go into random restaurants looking for some opposing team’s fans to fight. We aren’t chanting A-hole at the bartender. Eagles fans won’t give one of your waitress the double bird because she put onions on his bourbon steak when he specifically asked for no onions! We might be passionate Eagles fans, but we’re still human beings. The people making the trip to Arizona are there for a good time with family and friends, and they spent a damn lot of money to be there.

Now, Bob, if your restaurant is inside the stadium this is a different story entirely. You might hear a couple A-hole chants if they see a person in KC jersey, but remember that’s only because they had 13-15 beers in the parking lot, while basking in the Arizona sun, getting ready watch their team bring home the Lombardi for the 2nd time in 5 seasons! If you’re just a regular food and drink establishment in Arizona, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Toss on the midnight (or kelly) green and hop aboard the bandwagon. I promise it’s a lot of fun. We’re a very welcoming fanbase when you’re on our side.

Go Birds!

Artists Who Should Be the Super Bowl 57 Halftime Show

Journey is/was (depending on when you’re reading this) playing the Concert for Legends at the NFL Hall of Fame induction weekend. In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Journey’s Jonathan Cain talked about hoping the NFL would realize that the band has never played the Super Bowl Halftime show, and maybe they should offer them the slot. After all they are approaching their 50th anniversary of the band. That got me to thinking who I would really like to see do this year’s Halftime show that has never done it before.

  • Foo Fighters

    Foo Fighters

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    These guys should have already had their chance especially since things are a bit different now with the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins. I’m not sure it can be done, especially because of how viciously he plays the drums, but could Dave Grohl front the band from behind the drum kit? If it is possible Dave can probably do it. Imagine him going bonkers while somehow screaming his head off for 20 minutes. It helps the bands case that Dave Grohl is the most sought after rocker to work with at the moment and that they have so many radio friendly songs for people who aren’t hardcore Foos fans.

  • Metallica


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    What better way to capitalize on the popularity of the show Stranger Things and the rebirth of Master of Puppets. 1 week after the Stranger Things season finale the song had 17.5 million downloads. Due to its newfound popularity Master of Puppets entered the Billboard Hot 100 for the 1st time… 36 years after its release. If the NFL announced Metallica was going to play the Super Bowl halftime show, to quote Dustin, “Dude, most metal ever!”

  • Billy Joel

    Billy Joel

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    No need to write much here. A guy who can sell out Madison Square Garden 86 times should be on the short list for a Super Bowl halftime performance. That’s 20,789 seats filled each time he plays MSG. 86 times! He’s had just under 2 million people go see his show over the last 9 years.

  • Garth Brooks

    Garth Brooks

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    A powerhouse in concert. A country artist that puts on a rock show. I mentioned the number of tickets Billy Joel has sold for his 86 show (and counting) MSG residency. During Brooks’ world tour in 2017 he sold 5 million tickets in 60 shows. He’s already had a television special reach 25-30 million viewers so why not add 82.3 million more for what would be an awesome halftime show.

  • AC/DC


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    AC/DC – There have been some great entrances, openings and moments to past halftime shows. When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played the Super Bowl the stage was lit and moved so it looked like the arrow was piercing the heart to create the Heartbreakers logo. Katie Perry entered on some 40-foot-tall lion. Lady Gaga jumping from the top of the stadium, Bruce power sliding so hard that he slid right into the camera crotch first and of course that time Justin Timberlake pulled out Janet Jackson’s nipple. Imagine seeing Brian Johnson sprint 40 yards, jump on the long rope hanging from the big bell to kick off Hells Bells, then prepare yourself for a whole new push from the FCC once Angus starts stripping on stage.