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Eagles roast Fox Sports’ Nick Wright before starting parade

A parade and celebration honoring the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots is scheduled for Thursday.
A parade and celebration honoring the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots is scheduled for Thursday. The Associated Press

Winning’s fun, right? Particularly when you’re the underdog.

That was the case with the Eagles, who were not favored to win any of their three playoff games, even though they were the top seed in the NFC.

The Eagles fed off that lack of respect and things turned out so well that there is a parade Thursday in Philadelphia.

Yep, the Eagles are Super Bowl LII champions, but before heading out to be feted by fans, the team took a shot at one its biggest detractors: Nick Wright of Fox Sports.

People in Kansas City may remember Wright, because he got his start at KCSP (610 AM).

Heading into the last week of the regular season, Wright thought the Eagles were the only team in the NFC without a chance to make it to the Super Bowl.

Whoops.

The Eagles didn’t forget that and on Thursday they tweeted: “A quick #tbt before we get on the parade buses.” It included the clip of Wright dismissing the Eagles’ chances.

Simple, but savage, right? When you’re the champs, you can get payback on those who doubted you.

If you can’t see it, here is the video of Wright’s blown call:

Wright tried to make amends.

He tweeted: “Yo @Eagles, I thought we were all good?!?” That tweet included a video of Wright, who apologized (and poked fun at the Chiefs) after the Eagles won the NFC Championship Game:

And if you can’t see Wright’s mea culpa, here the video. It includes him saying that Lincoln Financial Field during the NFC title game was louder than any Chiefs game he attended at Arrowhead Stadium:

Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans took to the streets of Philadelphia to celebrate their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 4, 2018. There was a lot of climbing going on: some scaled the gates of Philadelphia

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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