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Eagles fans booing Dak Prescott while accepting the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award was the most Philly moment of Super Bowl LVII

February 13, 2023

Philadelphia sports fans are hurting right now. After dominating the first half of Super Bowl LVII, the Eagles were caught and passed in the waning moments by the Mahomes Express (with a little help from the refs), falling 38-35 on a late field goal. The loss was not only the Birds’ third all-time bowl failure, but the third championship loss by Philly sports teams—following the Phillies' loss to the Astros in the World Series and the Soul’s loss to LAFC in the MLS Cup—in the last six months. We don’t care how cynical and soulless you are, that’s gotta sting.

That said, Eagles fans can hold their heads high this week. Jalen Hurts proved to be the real deal, logging a Super Bowl performance for the ages; phenom coaches Nick Sirianni and Shane Steichen called a great game; and the Philly faithful showed up in force, making themselves heard from the word go. Actually, from before the word go if you count this …

100% pure, uncut Philly. Sure, Birds backers had their wings clipped, but they can take solace in the fact that despite their heartbreaking loss on Sunday, they were still able to boo a member of the Dallas Cowboys back to the Cretaceous Period. And not just any Dallas Cowboys player. Starting quarterback Dak Prescott, while accepting the award for being the NFL’s best human being. If that isn’t the most Philly thing since Cheez Whiz, ‘Rocky,’ and pelting Santa with snowballs, we don’t know what is.