July 16, 2024

Super Bowl Opening Night 2023: Eagles vs. Chiefs recap

The Super Bowl has been a game of choreographed chaos. On Monday night the NFC Champion, Philadelphia Eagles, and AFC champs, Kansas City Chiefs, had kicked off 4 days of media madness with the Super Bowl Opening Night at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona which is a few miles from State Farm Stadium in Glendale which will host Super Bowl LVll on Sunday.

Nick Sirianni had answered questions about Rocky, Santa Claus and many more.

Head coach Nick Sirianni

The circus atmosphere kicked off the NFL’s biggest week that returned Monday for the first time since 2020. COVID-19 forced teams to meet media on video conferences for the past 2 seasons.

Sirianni and the Eagles took the stage at Footprint Center. “Fly Eagles Fly” chants greeted the team and coaches spent an hour answering wide-ranging questions, from more than 2,000 media members.

“I live and coach in the greatest sports town in America.” Sirianni said. “It means so much to everybody there. That’s what you want. When you’re a little kid playing in a peewee football game, you want everyone to see you. You want your fans to love it You want them to be there. You want them wearing green on Friday. You want them to be throwing snowballs at Santa Claus. You want to put talent on display in front of the greatest sports towns in America. I love the fact that my kids are growing up in a sports town where football means so much because football means to much to me.”

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts drew the largest crowd. Reporters staked him out before the event even started. The first question came from Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin.

Jalen Hurts

“I feel like it’s not a time to reflect. We came here to finish the job.”

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