Eagles 2017 season stumbles out of gate with 'committed' hype video


Eagles 2017 season stumbles out of gate with 'committed' hype video

You know what we're not interested in? Hype videos that ask us if we're interested.

Before we rip the Eagles too hard for a kind of lackluster hype video for the 2017 season, we've got to give them credit for the amazing hype videos of years past (2016). It's tough to bring the Brian Dawkins-level of intensity (2015) every single season. And Bradley Cooper isn't always available (2014), we're assuming.

So they've set the bar pretty high.

The Birds posted their 2017 hype video today and the idea is they don't want just "interested" fans, they want "committed" fans. And players. 

Maybe it's the voice-over or the lack of intense music, but it never really reaches the "hype" level we've come to expect.

"Thumb tack," is repeated in an attempt to elicit the emotion of bulletin board material, but it never really gets there.

It's fine. It's a video that could maybe get you pumped for the Eagles upcoming season. But you probably won't want to watch it repeatedly over the next few days leading up to kickoff like in years past.

Giants WR Brandon Marshall allegedly spit on Eagles fan

USA Today Images

Giants WR Brandon Marshall allegedly spit on Eagles fan

Odell Beckham pretended to urinate on the Eagles’ home field, but it was Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall who may have crossed the line with his use of bodily fluids on Sunday.

Video shows the unidentified Eagles fan accuse Marshall of spitting on him amid a heated verbal exchange during pregame warmups. It’s unclear what compelled a six-time Pro Bowl selection to have words with some guy wearing a Randall Cunningham throwback jersey, but if Marshall did spit, it was after he was repeatedly challenged to a fight.

There is no visual confirmation as to whether Marshall spit on the man, either, as the footage appears to be shot on the first smart phone ever made. Marshall’s head does make a forward motion as if he were spitting. Then again, some people just have trouble controlling their saliva when they’re yelling, too, leaving open the small-percentage chance this was accidental spittle.

You be the judge.

Spit or not spit, it will be interesting to see if the Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field rethink their policy on allowing fans on the field before certain games after this little – ahem – spat.

(h/t Sporting News)

The 4 best non-Joe Buck calls of Jake Elliott's walk-off field goal

USA Today Images

The 4 best non-Joe Buck calls of Jake Elliott's walk-off field goal

Sometimes the internet is a wonderful place.

Since basically, no one wants to listen to Joe Buck call a thrilling Eagles 61-yard game-winning field goal, we scoured the web to find four other amazing versions of Sunday’s sensational ending to the Eagles' 27-24 victory over the New York Giants.

1. Merrill Reese and Mike Quick on 94.1 WIP
The legendary voice of the Eagles since 1977, Reese, along with former Eagle Mike Quick, delivers a call that will shoot shivers up your spine.

2. Spanish Broadcaster Ricky Ricardo
A longtime voice of the Phillies and now the Spanish voice of the New York Yankees, Ricardo delivers with this enthusiastic call.

3. Celine-a-Scene
A phenomenon that has taken over the web, adding inspirational music from Titanic makes everything just a little bit better.

4. *Record Scratch* *Freeze Frame*
A staple movie cliché from the '80s and '90s, the record scratch, freeze frame plays itself perfectly in this moment.