The Philadelphia Eagles arrived at their team hotel in
San Francisco Santa Clara late afternoon on Saturday, September 27.
Some players grabbed a snack before settling in for the night.
Probably tired and jet-lagged from traveling on a long plane ride out west, the team went to sleep to get rested for a big game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Everything was peaceful and quiet. Until 2 AM PDT rolled around...
Which cruel cruel Niners fan pulled the fire alarm at our hotel?!— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) September 28, 2014
Make it stopppp "@thEMANacho: Which cruel cruel Niners fan pulled the fire alarm at our hotel?!"— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) September 28, 2014
Fire alarm at Eagles hotel in SF went off at about 2:00 am PT. Nothing like an early morning fire alarm on the day of.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2014
The desperate 49ers are clearly seeking any edge to knock off this mighty 3-0 Eagles team. San Francisco knows Chip Kelly's sports science program puts a strict emphasis on the importance of sleep.
On the other hand, perhaps this stunt will backfire and only make the Eagles more angry and motivated to win.
Or maybe it was just a meaningless coincidence.
UPDATE (11:30 AM EST) - It appears sabotage was really the case here.
Ran into Merrill Reese, who said fire alarms were going off all night in team hotel. When team returned to rooms, alarm would go off again.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) September 28, 2014