DJs Maddy Fore and Daryn Blackwell have hosted their last radio show before the Superbowl on February 12th. Representing the Eagles as their local team, Fore and Blackwell naturally had a lot to say on their upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles are set to enter the 57th Superbowl in Glendale, Arizona for only the second time ever. This came after their 31-7 win against the San Francisco 49ers. The light poles in Philadelphia are being greased as we speak.
Fore discusses that, despite the usual competitive nature of teams in the Superbowl, the Eagles and the Chiefs as teams have a mutual respect for one anothers’ performances.
Another twist to this game is the dynamic of the Kelce brothers, who are set to play for the two opposing sides: Travis Kelce for the Chiefs and Jason Kelce for the Eagles. Some are already referring to this game as the “Kelce-bowl”.
Blackwell himself can’t hate the Chiefs, and believes that this relationship will only make the game more exciting due to how well-liked and talented both teams are.
Fore says that, while many of the star players on the Chiefs team are still overcoming injuries, they still can pose a threat to the Eagles. This includes the Chiefs’ main quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who’s ankle injury is unlikely to slow him down this Sunday. Mahomes remains a worthy matchup to Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, whose immense growth over a seemingly new playing career is definitely something to behold. Fore would like to, in the future, spend an entire episode highlighting Hurts’s career so far.
In Fore’s opinion, the starting defense will make or break the outcome of the game on the Eagles’ end. She claims that the performance of Josh Sweat on the defensive end is what allowed the Eagles to beat the 49ers. While he’s not a Philadelphia native, his Temple alum status allows him to be accepted as such.
Blackwell, on the other hand, believes more in the Eagles’ “explosive” offense. He brings up the ‘middle eight’ rule, where the last four minutes of the second quarter and the first four minutes of the third quarter (before and after the halftime event) can be the turning point of the game for whichever team has the upper hand.
A few episodes ago, Fore and Blackwell believed that the Eagles were performing the best they ever have. During the 2017 Superbowl, they mention that none of the receivers had more than one thousand yards to their names, but now they have nearly twice that much. Considering the Eagles win that year, Fore and Blackwell are confident in the Eagles taking another Superbowl win this Sunday. But if not, they’ll agree to a good game against the Chiefs.
The Superbowl LVII begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12th. And tune in to Fore Philly Sports on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. for The Huddle for more sports talk on ESU’s WESS 90.3 FM radio station.
Fly Eagles, fly!