Two people were stabbed during the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia Thursday, the Associated Press reported. The victims are expected to survive.
While there were also four police cars dented by people climbing on them, an assault by a woman on a police officer, two arrests for assault and a damaged Jumbotron, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross characterized the foul play as minor.
So there was no more fitting way for the 2017 NFL season to end than with those Eagles hoisting the Lombardi Trophy — with the same passion that several of them thrust their fists in the air, and launched themselves into negotiations with owners about supporting their causes, and declared their intent to put their money, time and minds where their fists (and shoulder clasps) were.
It’s not about football. Kaepernick has taken a team to a Super Bowl. He had 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions last season. He has not yet turned 30. No, he is not an MVP-caliber player. Maybe he never was. Perhaps he is not even starting-quality now. But he certainly belongs on a roster.
The ’90s Cowboys were loved or loathed, and “The Playmaker” was at the front of all that. Irvin was arrested on charges of drug possession in 1996, and everybody remembers Irvin showing up for the hearing in a full-length mink coat.
Irvin became the go-to for guys who couldn’t wait for the Cowboys’ dynasty to fall, and Eagles fans booed Irvin when he was carted off the field after suffering a career-ending injury.
Peterson faced charges of felony child abuse before he pleaded no Cheap NFL Jerseys USA contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault, and he was NFL Jerseys Nike suspended for the remainder of the 2014 season as a result. Peterson returned in 2015 and rushed for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns, but the suspension was still fresh in mind.
That made me wonder what Girard, who died in 2007 at 74 — after 21 years on WPIX he resigned in 1995 never again to be seen on TV when he wouldn’t accept a no-good-reason demotion to weekends — would do today with NFL highlights on Monday nights.