Recent Eagles success galvanizes Hill fanbase 


Media: Quintin Craig ’23

Asterino ’23, Basile ’23, White ’23, and Craig ’23 attend an Eagles game.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ strong start for the year places them within striking for the playoffs. The recent success of the team invigorated the local fanbase, including students and faculty on Hill’s campus.

Currently, the team has a 12-1 record and the single best record in the NFL.

They have done this with the coaching of Nick Sirriani, and the playing of dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts, along with newly signed receiver A.J. Brown from the Titans who is “the best signing by the team in recent history” according to Reagan Basile ’23.

“It’s great! They’ve been getting better over the year so it’s encouraging,” Instructor of Mathematics Ernest Higginbotham said.

The Eagles have the sixth-ranked offense with Hurts, Brown, and Devonta Smith just behind the LSU duo of Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase-led Cincinnati Bengals and ahead of their division rival Dallas Cowboys led by Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb. The Eagles bolster the third-best defense led by Fletcher Cox, Darius Slay, and free agent signing Hassan Reddick. Their defense is only behind Micah Parson’s Dallas Cowboys, and Nick Bosa’s San Francisco 49ers.

The team’s prospects for this year look good. Statistically, this year’s Eagles team is better than the one led by Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, which hoisted the Lombardi in Minnesota after beating New England in the Super Bowl. At that time, they had the fourth-best defense and the seventeenth-ranked offense.

As Hill is just an hour from Philadelphia, many students and faculty are excited about the recent success of the team. Eagles fans are not bashful in general about their love for their team as they “bleed green” according to Jake Voynar ’23.

The Eagles fans can be found across America and the world as Gavin Grady ‘23 who is from Jacksonville, Florida remarked that his “whole family is from the Philly area, so I naturally fell in love with the team.”

Anthony McMullan ’23 hopes that the Eagles will be able to bring back a trophy to Philadelphia, especially after the city’s recent championship disappointments in baseball and soccer. In particular, McMullan feels that the “World Series was rigged,” referencing the Houston Astros’ historical legacy of cheating in past events. No evidence, however, has been found of the Astros cheating during their current World Series win.

    After the Eagles reigned victorious over the Giants last weekend, they clinched their fourth berth and their third NFC East title since their last major championship.

“I don’t think I’ve been as excited for this team since 2017,” Jake Voynar ’23 said.