NFC championship: Eagles fan takes big hit from train platform pillar
Fresh information emerged Monday: Deadspin reported the incident took place before the game and the fan was trying to pump up the crowd on the train.
We hope this Eagles fan will be ready for Super Bowl 52 in two weeks. We also hope he gets home by then.
The fellow earned himself a bruise when he failed to account for a pillar that stopped him in his . . . well, his tracks as he raced alongside a Philly train Sunday night.
It stings, Keenum said of the loss to Philadelphia. Like I said last night, it’s going to take a while to process. A little more perspective this morning after sleeping on it, not getting much sleep. I watched the film and it still sucks.
The Patriots and Eagles had a combined 10 Pro Bowl players.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who led the NFL with 4,577 passing yards, was replaced by Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as Brady plays in his eighth Super Bowl. Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix replaces New England’s James Develin on the AFC roster. Colts tight end Jack Doyle will replace Rob Gronkowski. Titans safety Brynden Trawick is replacing Patriots receiver Matthew Slater as the AFC special teams player.
But most people have just been tweeting the still image of an official smiling after a Pats TD, which completely takes the moment out of context. Very few showed the video of what happened with the official and the Patriots to show why he was smiling.