Empire State Building shows its Patriots, Eagles colors
Perhaps it’s a subtle commentary on the state of the Giants and Jets or maybe it’s just a way to capitalize on the biggest sporting event of the year.
Either way, it seems strange the Empire State Building would want to remind New Yorkers that the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will be playing in the Super Bowl in two weeks.
The skyline light show certainly has some flair to it, but it seems mind-boggling that such an iconic New York symbol would be giving props to two teams that are rivals to the the Empire State’s three representatives — the Giants, Jets and Bills.
Tom Brady proved polarizing, emerging as both the most and least liked quarterback when given the options of him, Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson and, for some reason, Tim Tebow. When asked who they thought would actually win the Super Bowl, most respondents went with the Patriots (52 percent to 36 percent over the Falcons).
After their victory, Eagles OT Lane Johnson walked around the field wearing a dog mask to signify that they were underdogs. Fans who saw Johnson wearing his dog mask made sure to purchase their own before the NFC Championship game.
In the NFC Championship game, with the outstanding play of QB Nick Foles, the Eagles took down the Vikings, 38-7, to advance to the Super Bowl. For the third time in the Eagles history, they are headed to the big game, however, for the third time this postseason, they will be the underdog.
Porzingis has averaged 20.5 points on the first four games of the trip and almost surely will be named among the seven Eastern Conference reserves when the full All-Star Game rosters are officially announced shortly before Tuesday’s tip-off.
Curry, as the leading vote-getter in the Western Conference, will join LeBron James as captains for the game. Under a new format, they will pick their teams from the 24 selected All-Stars, with James getting first pick among the starters.