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Two Philadelphia Eagles Fans Pulled Off the Ultimate Recreation of That Iconic WWII Kiss Photo - TIME
The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their Super Bowl victory with a parade that attracted an estimated millions of fans on Thursday, but for the Internet, there were two that stood out from the crowd. After Twitter user Shamus Clancy tweeted out the iconic picture of a World War II sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day with the caption, “me and your girl on Broad Street,” fellow Philly local Ashley Suder swooped in to offer him an opportunity to reenact the storied moment. “If you’re looking for a girl to recreate this during the parade I’m here for it,” she replied. Soon after, a viral photo for the ages was born.

Celebrating the best week in Philadelphia sports history - BGN
James, BLG, and Tra Thomas celebrate the best week in Philadelphia sports history. The guys recap an epic championship parade and how the city of Philadelphia shined again on the national stage. The crew also discusses some of their favorite moments from the Super Bowl, what the win means to the fans and the city, and much more. Most importantly, you’ll hear the phrase “Super Bowl champion Eagles” a lot, and it doesn’t any better than that.

Harlan Highlights -
Here’s some of Kevin Harlan’s great calls from the Super Bowl!

Eagles stay or go: Quarterback - PhillyVoice
The Eagles will pick 32nd in the 2018 NFL Draft, and then they won’t pick again until the end of the fourth round. They only have six draft picks overall. They have as little draft capital as they’ve had heading into a draft in recent memory. A trade of Foles would help restock their pipeline of young players.

Flipped - Iggles Blitz
If the Eagles want a more experienced person for the job, they could move WRs coach Mike Groh over to work with the QBs. Groh wants to be more than just a WRs coach, even though that is something he excels at. He was an offensive coordinator and QBs coach at the University of Virginia and wants to get back to one of those roles at the NFL level. Here is his bio. The Eagles could always move Groh to QBs and Taylor to WRs, giving both young coaches a promotion. Part of the challenge is rewarding your own coaches to keep them happy, while also making sure you are hiring the best candidates. The Eagles could look at outside possibilities. I tend to think they’ll focus on internal candidates for this position.

Roob’s 10 mind-boggling stats from Super Bowl LII - NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles last Sunday became the first team in NFL history — regular season or postseason — to win a game despite allowing 600 yards. Teams allowing 600 yards are now 1-41 in NFL history. The most yards a team had previously allowed in a win is 598 by the Bills in 1992 in a 34-31 win over the 49ers at Candlestick Park (and, yes, both teams have Frank Reich in common). The most yards a team had previously allowed in a playoff win is 545, which the Steelers gained in a 45-42 loss to the Jaguars last month at Heinz Field.

Photos: Philadelphia Eagles fans show their pride at Super Bowl parade - ESPN
Eagles fans lined the streets of Philadelphia to celebrate the team’s first Super Bowl title.

Nick Foles Understands What This Win Means To Eagles Fans -
“Ever since I got here, just being around the city, being around the people across the United States wherever I go, there are Eagles fans everywhere,” he said. “I was in Disney World and there were tens of thousands of Eagles fans down there just so excited. So yeah, trust me, we all know the magnitude of this for this city and for Philadelphia Eagles fans across the world. I have friends overseas that are watching with Eagles fans over there and it’s really cool the widespread of the fan base. Everyone loves the Eagles and everyone’s been waiting a really long time for this so now to be in this moment, we just all have to enjoy it. We all have been saying this is a long time coming so we’re blessed to be a part of it.”

Eagles offseason overview: Stacked roster returning, but fewer resources for upgrades - Inquirer
The Eagles are also tight on salary-cap space. They are projected to be over the salary cap in 2018, with little money to carry over from 2017. There will inevitably be roster maneuvering to free up cap space, and they can renegotiate contracts to defer money to future years. One of Roseman’s strengths has been salary-cap management, so the Eagles have planned for this predicament. But it’s unlikely the Eagles will be in position to be big free-agent spenders unless they can open significant cap space.

The top-10 sophomore standouts of the 2017 season - PFF
Carson Wentz is somehow not on this list.

Frank Reich Should be Colts Top Choice to Fill Head Coach Vacancy - Stampede Blue
We thought we were all done with this. Our wait was over. Well now we know that so much can change in a 12-hour span and, again, we’re looking for the next head coach for the Indianapolis Colts. A couple of candidates for the new process have set up interviews — Frank Reich and Dan Campbell — and there will likely be at least a couple more to come in the next 24-48 hours. Now, I know the Colts aren’t ‘competing’ with any team for the services of their candidates, but to this point I have to believe that the right guy for the job is pretty obvious. Reich isn’t the guy who will come in with a decade’s worth of play-calling on his resume, but he’s certainly got a decade of NFL coaching experience.

The Eagles damned the Patriots’ final Super Bowl drive with good kickoff coverage - SB Nation
But there was a third attempted by New England in the game, and while it was only a minor disaster in the grand scheme, it got the Pats’ final drive off to a rather inauspicious start. With 1:05 left for all the marbles, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ offense sat on the sidelines ready to go. The Pats would fail on their final drive, and a final pass attempt would fall incomplete, ending New England’s back-to-back Super Bowl dreams. But before that happened, there was a kickoff.


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