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Super Bowl ticket prices are plummeting since Vikings loss

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:29:30 GMT

When the Minnesota Vikings scored the first touchdown in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday to go up 7-0 over the Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl ticket prices on secondary-market site Tickpick shot up to $5,700. The problem: Minnesota fans had been driving the market ever since the Vikings won their divisional game on Jan. 14. The Vikings looked likely to be the first team ever to play in the Super Bowl in their own home stadium, and attendance at a home Super Bowl would naturally be dominated by fans of the home team.

Giants announce Pat Shurmur as head coach, and he seems like a good fit

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:05:53 GMT

Sometimes the head coach is so busy with everything else he has give up play-calling, which is how he got the job in the first place. Calling the offense and running a team seemed to become too much for him, and he did neither well by the end of his short tenure with the New York Giants. As was reported before the Minnesota Vikings were eliminated from the playoffs, Shurmur is the Giants’ next head coach.

Mike Trout predicts Super Bowl pain for Tom Brady

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:27:42 GMT

Mike Trout hasn't decided if he will travel to Minneapolis to watch his beloved Eagles play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Trout said he enjoys staying at home and watching the game on television with his family. The same one he wore at Lincoln Financial Field during the Eagles' trouncing of the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Vikings fans didn't have the best experience at the Eagles game

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:01:37 GMT

After the Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC title on Sunday, the entire city exploded in an exuberant celebration, complete with pole climbing, car surfing and a dune-buggy driving up the Art Museum steps.

A Super Bowl victory still wouldn't make Zach Ertz the most accomplished athlete in his own house

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:02:28 GMT

As the clock ticked down to the fairy tale moment Zach Ertz and his wife had imagined together, his Philadelphia Eagles teammates’ families flooded from the tunnel under Lincoln Financial Field onto the turf. There were wives and kids and babies, all there to celebrate a Super Bowl berth. For Zach, though, it was a little bittersweet.

Eagles' Lane Johnson wants to dethrone 'pretty boy' Tom Brady

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:03:42 GMT

The Philadelphia Eagles have completely embraced their underdog status this postseason – right down to the creepy dog masks – and they’re not letting the fact that they’re facing the GOAT in Super Bowl LII change that. After their surprising takedown of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, setting up a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, Eagles players declared themselves ready to face five-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Told that Las Vegas had once again installed Philadelphia as the underdogs, right tackle Lane Johnson said, “I know.

Former Eagles assistant named Giants head coach

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:09:35 GMT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. The Giants announced the hiring late Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Shurmur and the Vikings were beaten by the Eagles in the NFC title game. The 52-year-old Shurmur replaces Ben McAdoo, who was fired in early December with the team mired with a 2-10 record and owners and fans upset with his handling of the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

2018 Super Bowl LII: When is the 52nd NFL showpiece, what time does it start and who is the half-time performer?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:27:58 GMT

American Football's showpiece event. This will be the 52nd edition and will be played between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis at the US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. Justin Timberlake will headline Super Bowl LII.

Few arrests as Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:48:07 GMT

Philadelphia police say few arrests have been made amid celebrations following the Eagles' NFC championship game victory. The arrests came as thousands of fans took to the streets following the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. The Eagles advanced to their first Super Bowl since 2005, against the AFC champion New England Patriots.

Eagles: How Fill-In Nick Foles Beat Up Vikings' Vaunted Defence in NFC Championship Blowout

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:24:59 GMT

Embracing their underdog standing, the Philadelphia Eagles will get to play the role once more, in the Super Bowl. Nick Foles tossed three touchdown passes, and the Eagles scored 38 unanswered points en route to a 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. LeGarrette Blount rushed for a touchdown, the Philadelphia defense forced two turnovers, and the Eagles advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2004 season, when they lost the title to the New England Patriots.

Nick Foles vs. Tom Brady is Super Bowl battle of ghost vs. GOAT

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:27:41 GMT

As the NFL season whittled down to one last game, the league’s playoff attrition left us with the guy we all saw coming versus the guy whose career we all left for dead. In a game long defined (and longer remembered) by marquee quarterback matchups, the Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 on Sunday night and delivered the quintessential mismatch. On one side, the New England Patriots’ Brady, whose career has been defined by Super Bowl hardware.

Patriots, Eagles ready for Super Bowl showdown

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:09:32 GMT

The reigning NFL champion Patriots overcame a stubborn Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game, while the Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC decider to set up a Feb. 4 clash in Minneapolis. New England enjoyed the upper hand when the two last contested an NFL title game in 2005, winning 24-21, and should the favored Patriots repeat that triumph, they will secure a record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory.

Super Bowl 2018: How to Buy the Last Eagles vs. Patriots Tickets on Sale

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:17:04 GMT

Tickets for Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4 are still available. As of the afternoon of Tuesday January 23, the cheapest seats were going for $3,504 apiece, for the upper sections of the Minnesota Vikings’ home. Yahoo Finance reported Tuesday that resale ticket prices have continued to fall from a peak of $5,700 since it became clear that the Vikings wouldn’t be the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

Super Bowl Singer Pink Ecstatic Her Eagles Are Playing In Game

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:28:59 GMT

Pink can’t get over that her team in green will make the Super Bowl scene. The singer, who will be performing the national anthem at Super Bowl LII next month, is doubly thrilled that her Philadelphia Eagles are joining her.

Bill Cosby Sets Live Show For Tonight As Retrial Jury Selection Scheduled

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:12:15 GMT

With more than two months until jury selection starts in his retrial for the alleged 2004 rape of Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby intends to take to the stage tonight for a live show. Scheduled to run from 5:30 – 9 PM ET on Monday, the ticketed show will take place with the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet at the Lorosa Jazz Club in the City of Brotherly Love, according to Cosby’s reps. This comes after the usually now reclusive and self proclaimed legally blind Cosby put up photos of himself online out and about around Philly and playing to the locals on Sunday in wearing gear of the now Super Bowl bound Eagles.

Minnesota Vikings' US Bank Stadium features sustainable design, but it has proven deadly for birds

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:37 GMT

The Minnesota Vikings will host upwards of 70,000 visitors for Super Bowl 52 in their two-year-old U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4. The state-of-the-art stadium is known for being environmentally friendly, but the design has proved to be a threat to birds. U.S. Bank Stadium is the second NFL stadium to received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Want to See the Patriots Play the Eagles in Super Bowl LII? Tickets Run As High As $66,500

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:32:35 GMT

The Super Bowl is always a hot ticket, but Super Bowl LII was almost molten. Minnesota Vikings fans were hoping to see their home team play in the big game at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, but Sunday’s 38-7 shellacking by the Philadelphia Eagles means tickets on the resale market aren’t quite as insanely priced—though they’re hardly cheap. On VividSeats, the average price for a ticket to the Super Bowl now stands at $5,694, the company says.

Dream night for Eagles fans included lost diamond and dune buggy ride up Rocky steps

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:15:50 GMT

Amy Ritter was back in her Center City hotel when she realized she had lost the four-carat diamond from her wedding ring at Lincoln Financial Field. Such is the sudden, boundless joy of the Eagles fan. Amy Ritter says the diamond on her ring got lost amid the joy at Sunday’s Eagles game.

TV Ratings: NFC Championship Game Tops Primetime, Dips From Last Year

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:56:45 GMT

The NFC championship matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles easily topped Sunday’s primetime lineup, though the game was down in metered market households from last year’s primetime game. Airing on Fox, the NFC championship game drew a 24.4 rating in metered market households. The AFC championship game this year aired in the early time slot on Sunday and drew a 27.3 rating in metered market households.

Pats open as heavy Super Bowl favorite

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:40:40 GMT

The defending champion New England Patriots are the team to beat in the Super Bowl, according to Las Vegas' sports books. The AFC champion Patriots opened as a 5 1/2-point to 6 1/2-point favorite for their matchup with the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles fan who slammed into pole in subway says he's OK

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:23:32 GMT

A Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers for a playoff game ended with him running into a concrete pole says he's doing OK and a viral video shows the ''passion'' of Philly fans. Jigar Desai said his pain eased with the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game Sunday night. The mishap occurred while Desai was heading to the game after having a few drinks while watching the New England Patriots defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game.

The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:30:39 GMT

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday. Starting his 36th playoff game, Brady shook off an injury to his right hand and the loss of top target Rob Gronkowski to rally the Patriots to their record 10th Super Bowl appearance.

United Airlines expanding service for Super Bowl in Minneapolis

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:25:09 GMT

United Airlines is going to super lengths to accommodate 2018 Super Bowl crowds. At United, new routes and expansion of service on existing routes normally are organized and announced months in advance. But not when it comes to the Super Bowl, which this year will feature the New England Patriots facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb 4. In fewer than 24 hours after it became clear which teams would be playing in football's biggest game, United today had organized and announced 16 additional flights it is adding to its existing schedule to get football fans to Minneapolis, where the Super Bowl will be played. As is now also clear, the Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis

Pat Shurmur named head coach of Giants

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:05:55 GMT

The New York Giants hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the 18th head coach in Giants history on Monday afternoon. Shurmur has a strong history of working with and developing quarterbacks. He succeeds Ben McAdoo, who was fired last month with four games remaining in a 3-13 season. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Shurmur received a five-year contract. The former Cleveland Browns head coach became available after the Vikings were shellacked 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night in Philadelphia. Shurmur opted after the game to avoid talking much about his future, saying there was "another time and place for that." "I want to thank [co-owners] John Mara

Running Eagles Fan Slams Into Subway Pole

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:12:31 GMT

A Philadelphia Eagles fan on Sunday went viral in the worst way on the night his team advanced to the Super Bowl. At least he presumably got to enjoy his team’s 38-7 home victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.

NFL Giants name Vikings assistant Shurmur as new coach

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:56:58 GMT

Minnesota Vikings offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur was hired as coach of the New York Giants on Monday, a day after his team was routed by Philadelphia in the NFL playoffs. Shurmur spent the past two seasons guiding the attack of the Vikings, who were one game from playing the Super Bowl in their home stadium before losing 38-7 at Philadelphia on Sunday, abruptly ending Shurmur's tenure at Minnesota.

Weekend Sports in Brief

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:26:26 GMT

PRO FOOTBALL Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They'll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth

Giants tab Shurmur as head coach

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:58:31 GMT

The New York Giants officially hired Pat Shurmur as head coach on Monday. Shurmur had been rumored as the club's top choice but was unable to accept the position until the Minnesota Vikings' season ended. Shurmur was offensive coordinator for the Vikings, who lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's NFC Championship game.

How The Eagles Embarrassed The Vikings

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:13 GMT

While the rowdy Lincoln Financial Field fans embraced the Philadelphia Eagles’ underdog status Sunday night, the Eagles played like they always believed they were the better team. Over the course of their 38-7 NFC Championship Game win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Eagles did everything they weren’t supposed to be able to do without injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz — and they forced the Vikings to do almost everything badly. Offensively, the Eagles were better running the ball, far more effective passing downfield and devastating on third down. Their defense upstaged the Vikings’ vaunted unit and made quarterback Case Keenum look like the undrafted journeyman backup he’d been his entire

Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:35:03 GMT

Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the stage for malfeasance at the NFC championship game had to expect the boos, the four-letter words, the obscene gestures, the shouts to go home, the, well, the misconduct list goes on for churlish Eagles fans. As in fans opened coolers, plucked cheap beers and chucked unopened cans at Vikings fans.

Giants hire Shurmur as next head coach

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:21:22 GMT

The New York Giants have hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their new head coach. Shurmur was appointed after the Vikings' season came to an end with a 38-7 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. This is Shurmur's second stint as a head coach.

Lane Johnson: Eagles looking to 'dethrone' Tom Brady, Patriots

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:29:13 GMT

PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles aren't putting Tom Brady or the New England Patriots on a pedestal. Right tackle Lane Johnson made that perfectly clear moments after their 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game. According to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Patriots were installed as 5.5-point favorites in Super Bowl LII. "I know," said Johnson. "Hey, Tom Brady. Pretty boy Tom Brady. He's the best quarterback of all time, so, nothing I'd like to do more than dethrone that guy." The Eagles were underdogs in both the divisional round and the NFC Championship Game and overcame the odds to punch their ticket to Minneapolis. There was no sense in the locker room late Sunday night that

Beside The Points For Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:51:47 GMT

Things That Caught My Eye The Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52, and New England is the slight favorite: Our Elo model gives them a 58 percent chance of winning the game and Tom Brady winning a sixth ring. The Patriots had an 18 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl at the start of the season, a figure which rose to 31 percent by the start of the playoffs. [FiveThirtyEight, ESPN] Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and federal child pornography charges related to his capacity as the U.S. Gymnastics team doctor, has heard pre-sentencing from over 100 of his victims speaking out about the impact his molestation