Are you ready for some Football???
If you’re like me, you have been counting the days until the very first flip of the coin at the Eagles home opener. 26 weeks and 4 days since we watched our “Underdogs” bring home The Big Win. Granted, it’s pre-season, but it’s still FOOTBALL. It’s also a perfect opportunity to score seats that are actually available and less costly than regular season tickets. (Thanks to The Pre-Season Snobs.) Bonus: no parka necessary! And if you live at the brand new apartments at Lincoln Square, you’ll already be on the same street as the game.
What could be more fun than watching The Reigning Super Bowl Champions take the field for the first time since capturing the Lombardi Trophy against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field? The Eagles will begin their preseason schedule on August 9 with The Battle of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh’s last regular season trip to Philadelphia didn’t go so well for them.
After opening at home against the Steelers, the Eagles will travel to New England for a Super Bowl LII rematch with the Patriots. The Eagles playing the Patriots in the preseason after beating them in February should be pretty fun!
The Eagles’ third preseason game, a road contest against the Cleveland Browns, will be televised nationally on FOX and is set for Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m. Will Carson Wentz be ready in time for the dress rehearsal game in Cleveland? He is probably too nice to do it, but he should remind the Browns that they’re 1-31 since passing on him.
The Eagles will round out their preseason schedule with a home game against the New York Jets. The Eagles and Jets have played each other in the fourth preseason game in every season dating back to 2001. The two teams have played in 32 of the last 33 preseasons.
What I know is, Doug Pederson is 6-2 in eight preseason games. He’s 23-12 in games that really matter (20-12 in the regular season, 3-0 in the playoffs). Doug just knows how to win. And, if you ask me, that’s just fun to watch no matter what the stakes are!