Chip Kelly at the Wing Bowl: 'Wow. I'm kind of speechless'

Chip Kelly at the Wing Bowl: 'Wow. I'm kind of speechless'
February 1, 2013, 1:30 pm
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During his introductory press conference last month, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made sure to mention Philly's annual tradition, the Wing Bowl.

"I know that the second most important bowl besides the Super Bowl, which is my goal, is the Wing Bowl," Kelly said.

Early Friday morning at the Wells Fargo Center, Kelly saw it firsthand.

"Wow. Wow," Kelly told Angelo Cataldi of 94 WIP, which hosts the event. "I wanted to get a feel for what Philadelphia was like. I'm kind of speechless."

As a member of the football staff at the University of New Hampshire, Kelly had become familiar with the area, but attending the Wing Bowl gave him a glimpse at least part of his new fan base.

"I had seen it from afar," Kelly said. "When I was at New Hampshire, I recruited a lot of kids from this area. It's evident. You look at this right now. I think it's 8 o'clock on a Friday. It's what makes this place so special."

It would be that much more special to deliver its first Super Bowl championship.

"Oh I want to do it, I'll tell you that," he said. "I'm a day-to-day guy though, so I'm not making any predictions. All I know is we're going to work hard and we're going to represent this city the way it should be represented."