PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 08: Center Jason Kelce speaks at a ceremony honoring the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
One day after Jason Kelce played in his 100th game for the Philadelphia Eagles, we remember his epic rant at their victory parade following Super Bowl LII.
Never again will the name Jason Kelce be said in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ or around any Philadelphia Eagles fans without creating some smiles. Philly made Kelce the 191st selection of 2011’s NFL Draft. Seven years later, we’re still in the midst of a run that’s now taken us past 100 games.
A little over eight months ago, following the first Super Bowl victory in team history, the Eagles brought the Lombardi Trophy back home, and what occurred was a victory parade to rival all victory parades.
Something happened on that day. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, let’s get you caught up. Don’t worry. It’s the clean version:
Video courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube page
Kelce becomes a folk hero.
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In less than ten minutes, Kelce went from being a guy on this team to being one of the guys we’ll always think about when we think of the first time the Eagles won the Super Bowl. In a moment, Mr. Kelce became a folk hero.
In a little less than ten minutes, Kelce became a fan favorite and one of Philly’s adopted sons. Why? It’s simple.
He simply walked up to the podium and said exactly what you and I would have said if you and I would have said had we been given the opportunity to do so.
On the Sunday preceding Philly’s victory parade, ‘The Birds’ erased decades of frustration for everyone who’s ever cheered for the team. On the Thursday that followed, they threw a party, invited an entire city and everyone showed up.
Then, Kelce threw on his Mummers outfit, hit the dance floor and danced his way into our hearts forever.