Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles, who did the unexpected and beat the Minnesota Vikings at home on Sunday to earn a berth in Super Bowl LII (52). After the win, the streets were flooded with fans of all levels of inebriation, celebrating the unlikely win. It was truly a thing of impressive, spontaneous beauty - and yes, some determined pole climbing. But in my opinion, it's a wonderful thing to have an entire city so united behind a single thing - to be part of something much, much larger than one's self. Football has problems to be sure, but if Sunday was any indication, it's that people still want it to matter, and that it matters very much to them.
This is a shorter post than usual due to me being under the weather and also prepping for a trip to Orlando to attend the USA Football Conference. I hope to learn a great deal about how the National governing body of the sport intends to continue making the sport safer while maintaining the physicality that drew me to it and continues to draw me to it today. So, next week there will be no blog post, but expect a big one in a few weeks recapping my trip and other things floating around my mind!
General thoughts and musings about the work SSC Solutions does and other things happening in and around Philadelphia