Eagles fans had a celebration for the ages Sunday night after their team’s win in the NFC championship, with some climbing greased street poles, and one even riding a dune buggy up the iconic Rocky steps.
I’m happy for the city of Philadelphia, Barkely told NBC 10. I’ve been here since 1984 and the Sixers have been great a couple of times, the Phillies have won a World Championship, but this is an Eagles city.
Philadelphia is headed to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2004 season and will face the Patriots, who beat them in Super Bowl 39. Barkley said no one saw this year’s Super Bowl run coming when quarterback Carson Wentz’s MVP-caliber season was derailed by a season-ending ACL injury in Week 14.
A veterans organization, AMVETS, submitted a one-page ad for the NFL’s Super Bowl program, however the league decided against running it.
The Super Bowl game program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams and the Super Bowl, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA Today.
It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement. The NFL has long supported the military and veterans and will again salute our service members in the Super Bowl with memorable on-field moments that will be televised as part of the game.
The executive director of AMVETS, Joe Chenelly, defended their reasoning behind placing the ad and said they only wanted to exercise their free speech, just like the players who kneel during the national anthem.